A Pastor’s Shocking Awakening To Freemasonry

In January of 1969, at the ripe age of 23, I left seminary to take my first full-time pastorate.  My wife and I moved from...
In January of 1969, at the ripe age of 23, I left seminary to take my first full-time pastorate.  My wife and I moved from Ft. Worth, Texas to Hartsville, Tennessee where I had been called to pastor First Baptist Church. Quite a few FBC members were active in the local Masonic Lodge, Harstville Lodge #113.  Many of their wives were active in the Order of the Eastern Star.  My wife and I were often invited to monthly potluck dinners at the Lodge, provided, of course, by the Eastern Star ladies. Once we had our fill, they would kindly invite...