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"As that great authority and initiate of the Mysteries, St. Paul, taught, we can only attain to the Master's resurrection by 'being made conformable unto His death', and we 'must die with Him if we are to be raised like Him' and it is in virtue of that conformity, in virtue of being individually made to imitate the Grand Master in His death, that we are made worthy of certain 'points of fellowship' with Him: for the 'five points of fellowship' of the third degree are the five wounds of Christ." - The Hermetic Library Blog
The Deeper Symbolism of Freemasonry from The Meaning of Masonry by Walter Leslie Wilmshurst. “As that great authority and initiate of the Mysteries, St. Paul, taught, we can only attain to the Master’s resurrection by ‘being made conformable unto His death’, and we ‘must die with Him if we are to be raised like Him’ …