The Bible and the Mysterious Masonic Symbol ‘G’ by Nate Beck
Guest Post by Nate Beck
The Bible and the Mysterious Masonic Symbol ‘G’
Freemasonry is a subject with many mysteries and secrets that I enjoy exploring. I have, at least in my opinion, solved and explained many of those secrets with the Bible many times in the course of my research.
Many other Christians see Masonic symbolism as nothing but occult or worse, plain evil. However, I do not share in this opinion. One should keep in mind that the early founders of Freemasonry, such as the Rev. James Anderson (1680-1739) and John Theophilus Desaguliers (1683-1744), were Christian men who knew the Bible much better than most today.
I would like to offer what I believe to be another Biblical key to another Masonic Mystery: that of the Letter ‘G’.
THE CENTER OF THE CIRCLE
In the Bible, Isaiah 40:22 KJV says of God: “It is He that sitteth upon the circle of the earth.”
I might add that it was God who created the geometry of the earth, so this means to me that geometry is a divine science!
It can also be said that God sits on the Center of this Circle. Notice in the famous Masonic emblem above, that the letter ‘G’ is in the center of the Square and Compass. And we all know what the Compass is used for.
THE DIVINE NUMBER 7
It doesn’t take the reader of the Bible much time to realize that there is something special to God about the number 7. From resting on the seventh day after Creation to the Seven Seals of the Book of Revelation, this number is emphasized and set apart as holy and divine. So, I think it fitting that the letter ‘G’ is the seventh letter of the English alphabet. I would like to now show how the number 7 is linked to builders tools:
There are many references to God as Geometer in the Bible, such as Him using a compass in Proverbs 8:27 KJV.. However, for my purpose here, I would like to focus on one passage in particular, that of the Book of Zechariah 4:9-10 KJV, we read:
The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto you. For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the Lord, which run to and fro through the whole earth.
This passage is a reference to the Judaean governor Zerubbabel rebuilding the City of Jerusalem after the Babylonian Captivity. In his hands is a plummet, which is another name for a building tool known as a plumbline, spoken of in the Book of Amos 7:7. In the passage we also see another reference to the number 7 associated with the eyes of the Lord, which means that God will be with the builders of Jerusalem. Again, God is in the building business. In Exodus 27:1, we also see God giving instructions to Moses to build a square altar.
I would like the reader to notice in the Square and Compass symbol above that there are three corners on the compass and three on the square, making six points, which would indicate the center ‘G’ as the seventh point!
So, in my opinion, the letter ‘G’ in the center of the Square and Compass is an awesome and multifaceted emblem that represents God, Geometry as Sacred Science and the Divine Number 7 all at the same time!!! It simply is not a matter of Either/Or, but both!
So we see, the Bible always links the square and compass with God!
Behold! The Letter G, is the Almighty He!
He who Was, and Is, and Is to Come, the Almighty.
The King James Bible of 1611
Sacred Secrets: Freemasonry, the Bible and Christian Faith by Mike Neville. England: The History Press, 2013.
Guest Post by Nate Beck
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