True Masonry


Excerpt from a lecture ‘Latter-day Saints and Freemasonry’ (2005): 1

Q: Wouldn’t it be more correct to say that Masonry came out of the endowment?

KEARNEY: It would be if you believed that Freemasonry has a continuous historical line from King Solomon’s Temple to the current. Unfortunately, there is no historical evidence to support a continuous functioning line from Solomon’s Temple to the present. We know what went on in Solomon’s Temple; it’s the ritualistic slaughter of animals.

Excerpt from ‘Manuscript History of Brigham Young’, 13 November, 1858, Church Archives: 2

“We have the true Masonry. The Masonry of today is received from the apostasy which took place in the days of Solomon, and David. They have now and then a thing that is correct, but we have the real thing.”


1 The Message and the Messenger: Latter-day Saints and Freemasonry –
2 ‘Heber C. Kimball and Family, The Nauvoo Years’, Stanley B. Kimball –