Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Jeffrey D Ward
Ministry, Freemasonry, Discipleship, Religion
Mozingo, John Carl, "Freemasonry and Evangelical Christianity: Are They Compatible?" (2020). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2741.
Since 1717 there has been a formalized organization known as the Freemasons. Currently, there are over six-million members worldwide, with over 18% of those members residing in the United States. The Freemasons have been controversial since their inception due to their secret nature. There are claims that the organization is anti-Christian as well as claims that support its compatibility with the church, indicating that there are Freemasons on the rolls of our Evangelical Churches. Therefore, using observation and participant research as well as secondary data analysis and archival study, this paper will seek to determine if Freemasonry is compatible with Evangelical Christianity. In order to determine this conclusion, this paper will look to understand the history, religious overtone, and philosophy of Freemasonry. Then, based on the conclusion of these findings, a pastor will be better prepared to provide education and counseling to Freemasons and those contemplating Freemasonry within their churches.