Loyalty to Gouvernment

Foremost in the first charge given to an Apprenticed Mason is the solemn requirement: "In the State, you are to be a quiet and peaceful subject, true to your government, and just to your country; you are not to countenance disloyalty or rebellion, but patiently submit to legal authority, and conform with cheerfulness to the government of the country in which you live." In all the progressive degrees of Freemasonry, this charge is reinforced and strengthened. — ( Ezra 7:26 - Titus 3:1 )

Biblical References

Ezra 7:26

And whosoever will not do the law of thy God, and the law of the king, let judgment be executed speedily upon him, whether it be unto death, or to banishment, or to confiscation of goods, or to imprisonment.

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Titus 3:1

Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,

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