The Masonic symbolism of the stone is very much the same as it was in Hebrew literature and mysteries — the symbolism of faith and truth. More broadly, the rough or unhewn stone is emblematic of man's evil and corrupt nature, while the hewn stone, or perfect stone, is emblematic of man in his improved and perfected nature. "A rock" figurative of basic truth… — ( Matthew 16:16-18 )

Biblical Reference

Matthew 16:16-18

16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. 18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

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