The sword worn by the Knights is symbolical of the spirit
with which to employ and attack the temptations and wiles of the devil.
Knights Templar are pledged to defend the holy Christian faith and to fight
with the sword in defence of the cross against all infidels and unbelievers.
The cross of Christ is being attacked in various ways. Today's removal of
the lord's prayer from schools, television and movies that promote
profanity, violence, and illicit sex to name a few. If there ever was a time
for Christian men to maintain the faith of our fathers and to stand up in
defence of Christian tenets and principals, it is now! This is even more
marked when we see leaders in all levels of government, federal and
provincial and municipal, opening up ways and means to allow people to
desecrate God's Commandments
R. Em. Kt. Carl Sherwood
The Beauseant Dec. 2003
courtesy Rt. E. Kt. Ted Jenkins
Finally, my brethren, be strong in
the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Put on the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle not against flesh
and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the
rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness
in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole
armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and
having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having your loins
girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of
And your feet shod with the
preparation of the gospel of peace;
Above all, taking the shield of
faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of
And take the helmet of salvation,
and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Praying always with all prayer and
supplication in the Spirit, and watching there unto with all
perseverance and supplication for all saints;
And for me, that utterance may be
given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the
mystery of the gospel,
For which I am an ambassador in
bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.