For full reports and exact statements of the denomination's position on a particular issue, the reader should look to the references provided.

Position

There is an irreconcilable conflict between the teachings and practices of the lodge and those of biblical Christianity; therefore simultaneous membership in the lodge and in the church of Jesus Christ is incompatible with and contrary to Scripture.

History

From its beginning the CRC has held a strong position against lodge membership. In fact, it was one of the issues that caused the CRC to separate from the Dutch Reformed Church. In 1900 a report on lodge membership was adopted; another was adopted in 1977.

References to Agendas and Acts of Synod

Acts of Synod 1900, pp. 96-101
Acts of Synod 1958, pp. 67-68, 416-22
Acts of Synod 1974, pp. 58-60, 504-67
Acts of Synod 1975, pp. 101, 547-69
Acts of Synod 1977, pp. 102-6, 575-96