The Order of Former Freemasons (O.F.F.) is an evangelical,
discipleship crusade of Christian men who were once members of a
Masonic Lodge, or one of the appended bodies such as, the Order of
the Eastern Star, the York Rite, the Scottish Rite, or the Nobles of
the Mystic Shrine.
We have left Freemasonry because of our commitment to Jesus
Christ and a realization that the religious principles taught by the
Masonic Lodge are not consistent with Biblical principles, which
support the Christian faith. We have found that participation in
Freemasonry interferes with a close relationship with Jesus Christ.
It is very important to note, however, that we do not renounce
the man or woman involved in Freemasonry; on the contrary, our heart
felt love goes out to each and every one of them. Why, because we
recognize that he or she has been deceived. As such, they are either
a brother or sister in Christ (if they are truly Christian), or they
are candidates for eternal salvation (if they are not Christian).
Therefore, our purpose is to make it very clear, that our issue is
against the religious teachings of Freemasonry, not its members.
Our prayer is for Masons to be led into
an accurate and saving knowledge of Jesus Christ as Lord of their
lives, and Savior of their souls. Our desire
is to encourage them to renounce Masonic principles and through
Biblical education, help them develop a Christian worldview. Our
hope is that they may become Disciples of Christ, and that
their lives reflect Him, while they fulfill the Great Commandment,
and the Great Commission – to know and love God, and to share His
love within their sphere of influence.
Finally, since we have been conferred the rights, lights, and
benefits bestowed upon members of the Craft, yet now choose to
renounce the teachings of Freemasonry and be "OFF" rather
than "from", in order to proclaim the truth of Jesus
Christ and His Word, it stands to reason that we would be called the
Order of Former Freemasons (O.F.F.) and Ex-Masons for Jesus. So if
ever asked again, "will you be off or
from?" our answer will be, "I'll