-A Fraternal Organization
-With a Strong Social Purpose
- Whose Members have high moral standards and work to the benefit of others.
Freemasonry is the doctrine by which morality is taught through the visible symbols and instructive traditions associated with the construction of King Solomon's Temple some 3 ,000 years ago. Like every domain of knowledge and stable institution Freemasonry is built on certain conceded principles. They include the belief in a Supreme Being, a true God, the revelation of His Will, the resurrection of the body, and the immortality of the souls. When Masons say "one God," they refer to whatsoever Supreme and Benevolent Being in which a man place its ultimate trust. Freemasonry accepts men of all faith, even those who don’t practice a religion but believe in a Creator of Earth and men. It denies no man his particular theological or secular believes but rather compliment and fulfills those beliefs.
Originally an association of operatives stonemasons and builders, whose monuments still adorn every part of the old world, the hands of time have brought those operative labors to a close. The everlasting principles upon which the Craft was founded are as intact as today as they were when it emerged from the very shadows of Middle Ages. Thus, over the centuries, as the demand for builders of physical temples has subsided, Freemasons have transitioned their efforts to building "spiritual temples" in the hearts of men.
Freemasonry is a broad system of Morals and Ethics whose principles are accepted by all religions as essential to human excellence. The cornerstone of these principles rests upon the
recognition of a Divine Truth that mankind has a common origin and a common destiny; and that God is the Creator and Father of all of us. Out of that relationship with Deity grows the Brotherhood of Man. Freemasonry teaches love, faith, and duty, unites man in the embrace of fraternal fellowship, and induces emulation of who can best work and best agree. Freemasonry becomes a system of spiritul educatio wnherein is taught not only the virtues but also the useful lessons of everyday life.