The Knights Templar
The Knight's Templar degree - along with the 18th degree 'Rose Croix' and the Knights of Malta degree - are (uniquely in Freemasonry) based on the New Testament and are sometimes referred to as the 'Christian degrees' (thereby confirming of course that the many preceding degrees are certainly not)
The Latin motto 'IN HOC SIGNO VINCES' means 'In this sign we will conquer'. It was the motto of Constantine the Great.
'The sign Constantine referred to was NOT a Christian cross, but a kind of 'X' which had both Christian and pagan associations. In modern magic it is the sign of the slain and risen Egyptian god Osiris (another version of the slain and risen Hiram Abiff)' - page 120, Masonry beyond the Light' Wm. Schnoebelen
'The ancient Pharaohs, when they were buried, had their legs crossed in the form of an 'X' as a sign of devotion to Osiris. And it is true, too, that during the medieval period in Europe, many of the Knight's Templar and later the Freemasons also had their legs crossed in the casket.'- page 156, Dark Majesty, Texe Marrs
Many of the Knight's Templar gravestones now stored in various Abbeys in Scotland have the skull with the crossed leg bones below.
The principles of Templar masonry are to teach Christian life in action to 'demonstrate devotion and love for mankind by actions as well as words'. They are instructed to live in accordance with the precepts taught by Jesus. This has the deadly effect of assuaging a Christian's conscience about Freemasonry.
However there is nothing Christian about the degree, bar the Christian gloss over the surface. (Indeed a man claiming to be a templar wrote in the guest book when this was available on the web site "..You are the true devils of this earth. You pride yourself in fooling man. It is too bad you will soon have to answer to the God of truth")
The Christian Restoration Freemasonry Databank
This is a databank resource designed to make information on Freemasonry freely and easily available to churches in order to demonstrate the spiritual dangers of permitting the kingdom of Freemasonry to exist within the church.
MASONRY PROVEN CONCLUSIVELY TO BE WORSHIP OF LUCIFER, SATAN!
Subtitle: Now, from their own words and symbols, Freemasonry is proven, beyond a shadow of a doubt, to be Satanic to the core! You can be deceived no longer.
Most of the article on Freemasonry below has been taken from Masonic books that have been published by Masonic Publishing Companies, and most of them were formerly very, very secret. We further have taken the Biblical admonition carefully, comparing Masonic teachings to the Holy Bible. In 1 John 4:1, we see this command to all Christians: "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try (test) the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world." Thus we see that any religious teaching that does not conform to Scripture is from a "false prophet".
Our son's hip healedNote: This is not only a personal family testimony, but it is also the means by which God drew me into studying the potential spiritual effects of Freemasonry on Masons and their families.