thought that Jesus was a thief that he ostensibly stole something sacred from
Holy Holiest, but, when he was on the crucifixion, he repented, and Mighty One
forgave him. Therefore the form of the application in the Order was: “I ask
the God, which can forgive our sins, as he has forgiven St. Mary Magdalene and
thief on a cross...”
we see, the doctrine of the Templars has changed, but the essence remained the
same: if earlier recognizing the divine essence of Jesus, they thought of him
ailing and useless, unable to change anything, later
they began to deny Jesus as having divine essence, and even began to express
contempt for him, calling Him thief.
the merge with the Mason movement many philosophical principles of the Order of
Templars were taken by mason lodges.
“The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed” (Ps. 2:2).
Templars were accused of spitting on Christ and denying God at their receptions,
of gross obscenities, conversations with female devils, and the worship of a
monstrous idol. The end of the drama is well known, and how Jacques de Molai and
his fellows perished in the flames. But before his execution, the chief of the
doomed order organized and instituted what afterward came to be called the
Occult, Hermetic, or Scottish Masonry" *.
The occult science of the ancient Magi was concealed under the shadow of the
ancient mysteries... and it is found enveloped in enigmas that seem impenetrable
in the rites of the highest Masonry "**.
the conventional theorist of the Masonry, the mason of the 33rd
degree, A. Pike specified the connection of the Masonry with the Satanist order
of the knights of the temple and with ancient occult sciences, which are also
various Satanist doctrines.
has very ancient roots. It is as old as human arrogance and oppositeness to the
God. According to the legend, Lamech (the
great-grandson of Cain), who lived before the Great Flood, had four children
(Gen. 4:19-22). The oldest son Jabal, who was, as is told in the Bible, the
father of all living in tents with herds, ostensibly, was first who made house
of stone and wood and discovered the Geometry science. His brother Jubal
invented science of music, the third brother Tubal-Cain was the first instructor
of every craftsman in bronze and iron; and the daughter, ostensibly, invented
the craft of weaving. These children were the founders of all sciences. They
learned that God was going to revenge people for their sins, therefore they
wrote down the sciences on stone poles.
Pike “Morals and Dogma”, р.820.