The Sword

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


Ephesians 6

10 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 righteousness;
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 the wicked.
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.