Rubbish of the Temple

The legend of the "rubbish of the Temple" has been preserved by Freemasonry; no reference is found in the Scriptures. Hindrances to the workmen on the Temple by this rubbish represent the material and worldly things of earth which retard moral and spiritual growth in the building of that spiritual edifice which is the supreme end of Freemasonry. Hindrances in the moral and spiritual life should be avoided or removed… — ( Matthew 19:22 - Hebrews 12:1 - 1 Peter 2:1 )


Biblical References

Matthew 19:22

But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

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Hebrews 12:1

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

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1 Peter 2:1

Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, all evil speakings,

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