The Knights Of True North



  The Knights of True North

"The way forward is back"

“Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said,

We will not walk therein.”

(Jeremiah 6:16)

The Knights of True North is a Christian order of knights that is spiritual, historical, social, and martial.

Every society across time has had a way of marking the passage of boys toward manhood, including Jewish, and subsequent Christian cultures.

This rite of passage prepares for and marks the putting away of childish things…

“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”

(1 Corinthians 13:11)

And the donning of adult activity. Without this passage boys are left without means, method, path or destination. So frustrated, and disempowered it is no wonder that we see no end of mischiefs or pathologies. Not the least of which is an absence of leadership.

In any conflict a sure way of victory is to attack leadership in any way that effectually makes them absent, useless, or out of communication with the main battle group.

It is our belief that this is not an incidental effect, but rather the direct intent of Satan. While belief in a personal Devil is even less fashionable than a personal Savior, we do not find truth to be determined in committee and therefore take our lead from Holy Writ, in the belief that an eternal God cannot write a book that goes out of date.

Being so led, and convinced we are assured by faith, and experience that ignoring the Spiritual War does not insulate us or our progeny from its effects. Additionally we will enjoy, or suffer from our relative effectiveness in the spiritual realm.

We believe and hold to a literal, grammatical, historical, and contextual method of interpretation of the King James Bible (for English speaking people), with charity for brothers who dissent.

We find ourselves to be sinful beneficiaries of God’s grace by faith alone in Christ alone, and purpose to live our lives righteously, by His Spirits empowerment out of gratitude for his unmerited favor, and as example to the encouragement of our brethren, and the winning of the lost.

“Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons;”

(Deuteronomy 4:9)

We are a Christian order of Knights that finds our authority in a less worthy “father” than what we aspire to be. However, as per Romans 13, King George III of England being of Royal Blood, and having offspring that are with us to this day have received the honor of Knighthood by his seed, and their knights.

Having been given this honor in friendship to those knights who would not offend or restrain our conscience with their liberty we were given, early in those conversations the charge to form a Knightly Order which would conform in every way to our own conscience with respect to God’s own word. Such is the friend ship between this order and those before it that we are under no obligation or oath of fealty except the affections owed a continuing friendship.

We have patterned our organization after that of the church, not in replacement, rather in honor, and submission to the former. Each chapter shall be independent, local, and autonomous, allowing for freedom of conscience, and the securing of familial affection by absence of strife, contention, or over lordship.

The mentoring of Son’s and the guidance of Daughters occurs through social contact, meetings formal, and informal; organized, and impromptu, at every opportunity to retake that which has been lost. We understand that character is not primarily taught, but caught, and therefore endeavor to be the example of Christian character before our children, and reject the old philosophy of “Do as I say, not as I do.” We assert and believe that encouraging our offspring to values we ourselves make no effort toward is devilish and that such hypocrisy must be rooted out of our own breast at every occurrence, if we are to secure God’s continued blessing, mercy, and forbearance toward our failings.

As knights we are martial, but not military. With respect to those who serve in the militaries we oppose no God ordained government in obedience to Romans chapter 13. We being martial in nature, beyond providing for our families material needs, we feel constrained to provide for their defense, and so discipline our bodies, and minds so as to facilitate their safety, even as Christ stood between our helpless condition, and all of hell’s fury, sacrificing Himself for the sake of His love for us. We make it our aim that many evil men, then ourselves must fall before our families should suffer harm from the lawless ones.

“Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.”

(Luke 22:36)

However believing as we do that pacifism, and passivity is profitable only to tyrants, and devils, activism, and meaningful labor ought always to be encouraged, and that the mischief of idleness be not known amongst our number.

In summary, we seek to bring ourselves into continuing conformity to the image of Christ, as our understanding allows, and to labor always to advance our knowledge of the same.

Sermon: Making Scratch

(apologies for bad audio will post again with better audio)