What you can do about all the problems of the world? Nothing, because the prophey of the Holy Bible is playing itself out. However, what you can do is lead more people to the cross, by explaining to friends, family and loved ones that religion--Catholic or Protestant is NOT Christianity.
As my pastor explained at church one Sunday, many people go to church thinking that because they do good things and are generally good people that that makes them a Christian and that they will go to heaven...that is NOT true.
Christianity is all about people believing in Jesus Christ and accepting Him as your personal Savior and Lord of your life.
Christianity stems from God's grace through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ who paid the price and penalty for original sin and all the sins of mankind, which was death. Moreover because of the Fall of Mankind, our days were numbered to 120 years, and after that we were to die and that was it. Because God loved us so much, He sent us Christ to pay the price for sin and to conquer death, so that after we die, we resurrect to life eternal as Jesus Christ did.
Now all who believe in Jesus have the gift of salvation and promise of eternal life to look forward to.
As author Rick Warren outlines in his book, The Purpose Driven Life: What On Earth Am I Here For, life is a temporary assignment and test. Will you worship only God (Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and Exodus 20)? Will you practice true discipleship by following Christ's example and teachings so you can know the Truth (John 8:31-21)? Will you fellowship with believers who believe that the ONLY doctrine of God is the Holy Bible, and edify other believers with your time, talent and treasure? Will study the Word of God, and get involved with your ministry to proclaim and rightly divide the Word of Truth (2 Timothy 2:15)? Will you go outside your church and carry on the mission of Jesus Christ to set the captives (indoctrinated and spiritually confused people) free?
I. ABOUT XP KNIGHTS
Please understand what it means to be a true XP Knight. There is no secret handshake, mantra, rituals, or induction ceremony to become an XP Knight.
When I was a Knight of Columbus, I made all my degree ceremonies in the dark each time on my knees and pledged allegiance to protect the Pope and clergy. But I did not realize at the time that I was pledging to men instead of Christ. Looking back, I now realize that it was strange that the men conducting these degree ceremonies wore all black and had us recite religious prayers and rituals.
There is no mysticism involved in becoming an XP Knight. However, our monogram is the Christogram. The Greek letter Χ combined with the letter Ρ represents the first two letters of Christ (ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ) and is one of the most ancient symbols for Christianity, known as the Chi-Rho.
In the 4th Century AD, Emperor Constantine used the XP on his armies' armor.
Constantine also made secret alliances with the bishops in Rome to gain control of the First Century Christian movement and supplanted the word, Christian, with the word catholic. Constantine's bishops held a conference at the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD and made themselves the self-proclaimed autocrats of the early Christian church. This adulterated arrangement and corruption of God's Word eventually became the papacy.
Constantine built the early palaces for the popes and built the Shrines around the discovery site of Jesus' tomb. Many of the early churches and shrines are still in Jerusalem today.
In the 5th Century AD, Augustine allegorized all Scripture and the early church followed his teachings.
In the 11th Century AD, the XP was used by the Poor Knights of Christ, the original band of Knights Templar (or Knights of Solomon's Temple) who vowed to protect Christian pilgrims traveling to and from the Holy Land. The early church corrupted the Knights Templar and tricked them into fighting the ungodly Crusades. Pope Urban told medieval knights that they could gain salvation by fighting for the despotic rule of the church and its dominance over the world.
In recent times, the Knights Templar became the 33rd degree rank of the secret society of Freemasonry. Above Freemasonry is the Shriners (Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine). These masons and shriners honor King Solomon, not Christ. But Solomon built Mystic Shrines to the gods of his many wives. Solomon's heart was turned from God (see 1 Kings 11:1-13).
The Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm, also known as The Grotto, is a connected body of Freemasonry. These organizations hide behind their philanthropic deeds, the fact that they seek to control the entire world. There is a power struggle between religious (supposed Christian) and secular Masons. The Grand Orient de Francelodge of Freemasonry admits atheists and Zionists and is against all religions.
The Grand Encampment of Knights Templar profess to be an esoteric and strict form of "Christian Templary." This form of military Freemasonry is growing globally and the world is becoming a military State.
Read Jim Marrs book, Rise of Fourth Reich: The Secret Societies That Threaten to Takeover America.
The Chi-Rho and word Chrestos or Chrestes was often confused in antiquity for the word Christos or Christ, and the Chi-Rho was also an ancient pagan Greek scribe symbol at one time, pre-dating its Christian use. Chrestes is one who expounds or explains oracles, "a prophet, a soothsayer." The ancient Chi-Rho symbol is believed to have represented the one who portends the power behind the coming antichrist. Today, all you need is the Holy Bible and you can read the book of Daniel, Matthew 24, 2 Thessalonians 2, and the books of 2 Peter 2, Jude and Revelation to find out about the power behind the antichrist(s).
a. God is the supreme power and trumps all earthly power as well as Satan.
The devil has no power over Christians who adhere to God's Word. We also have Free Will so we cannot use the excuse, "the devil made me do it."
English Standard Version (ESV)
"7 Submit yourselves therefore to God.
Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."
II. MISSION OF XP KNIGHTS
Today, we use the XP to make a statement that men of valor have replaced the Poor Knights of Christ with the Poor Knights for Christ. The Poor Knights of Christ was an oxymoron because Jesus did not have a group of warriors and physical fighting knights. Therefore these medieval knights were doomed to become corrupt before they started, and this is corruption led to Freemasonry.
a. We are in a spiritual war (Ephesians 6:12)
The weapons of our warfare are NOT carnal, they are mighty in God for the pulling down of strongholds and false doctrines (2 Corinthians 10:3-5). We rebuke in the name of the Lord false religious teachers (1 Timothy 5:17-22).
We preach the Word, rebuke and reprove with all longsuffering (2 Timothy 4:1-2). The time has come when people will no longer listen to sound doctrine (which is ONLY the Holy Bible), but will rather seek religious teachers and clergy who will tell them what they want to hear (2 Timothy 4:3-5).
b. Today, people want to make Christianity a cafteria-style religion
In today's world, people either reject the notion of God, or seek to make up their own concept of God. Many want a God who will align His will to their liking and desires, instead of submitting to His statutes as outlined in the Holy Bible.
c. XP Knights work to PROMOTE the sole supremacy of Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the ONLY head of the universal church (Ephesians 5:23).
XP Knights proclaim the Truth of God versus manmade religion, indoctrination, dogma and Tradition(s) of men. The Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, and English sovereign of the Anglican Communion (Church of England and its colony, and Episcopal churches) do NOT head up Jesus Christ's universal church and have no rule over the individual believer's heart and mind.
On the other hand, if you have a pastor who teaches only God's Word---the Holy Bible (without manmade rituals and Tradition(s) of men), respect them. As long as a pastor is not trying to stiffen you from teaching and proclaiming the Truth of God's Word as guided by the Holy Spirit, then you should submit to them (Hebrews 13:17; 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22). Today proclaiming the Word of God is prophesying and both men and women, boys and girls can proclaim the Word of God (see Acts 2:16-21).
III. PUT ON THE FULL ARMOR OF GOD
We must put on the Full Armor of God to cast of the ways of this world and the temptation of Satan (Ephesians 6:10-18).
All those who consider themselves disciples of Jesus and keep His Word by recognizing the Holy Bible as the ONLY doctrine of God, can consider themself an XP Knight, and start this mission work to rightly divide the Word of Truth.
a. You will Never Do This Work Perfectly or Be Perfect Yourself
Do not be discouraged and think that you cannot do this work because your life is not together the way that you think it should be. The apostles were not perfect men. Even Peter cut of the guard's ear when they came to arrest Christ. You just must be willing to study God's Word, apply it to your life, and inspire others to be convicted by God's Word. We will never be perfect, but we can always repent of our slips and trust in 1 John 1:9.
b. You do not need to go to Orthodox "Confession".
A priest cannot absolve you of your sins. Jesus Christ already died for your sins. But Christ wants us to find other Christians that we trust to confess our sins in the witness of another believer for prayer and edification. Plus telling on ourselves to someone we can confide in helps us to be responsible to change (truly repent).
"Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working" (James 5:16 ESV).
c. Meet regularly with other evangelical Christians
If you feel the calling to become an XP Knight upon your life. Find men and women you trust and who you know personally love the Lord and believe the Holy Bible is the ONLY doctrine of God. Discuss how best you can debug the myths of Orthodox religion and lead people away from false religions and apostate churches to the Truth---a personal relationship with Jesus---who is the ONLY way to the Father (John 14:6).
d. Hand Out the Newsletters, Publish, Broadcast and Blog
We believe that one of the best ways that we can accomplish our mission is to anonymously hand out newsletters by leaving them in places where Roman Catholics and other spiritually confused people wil find them. But sometimes you must be careful.
Catholic Traditionalists in South America and the Jesuits world-wide have been known to go to any extreme to stop evangelical Christians from proclaiming and teaching the Truth of the Holy Bible.
You can share this Blog on your Facebook page, if you are bold enough to do so, and/or send a link by E-mail to your friends and loved ones. You can also publish your own evangelical newsletter, broadcast a Podcast and Blog...However, I recommend that you spend years as many of us have studying the Scriptures before you publish a newsletter, Blog or Podcast.
2 Timothy 2:15
King James Version (KJV)
"15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."
Most Roman Catholics will put up a shield of defense if you try to proselytize them to worship in a church where they can focus only on the supremacy of Christ, and learn about Jesus unadulterated.
Because of the alure of the Roman Catholic religion and its mysticism, as well as the indoctrination of CCD, devout Catholics will read religious materials. This is how the newsletters and Blog (that you will find here and on our Web site: www.xpknights.net) works.
When a Catholic or another spiritually confused person picks up or downloads any of the newsletters on our site, it is between them and the Holy Spirit whether or not they read it and are convicted that their religion contradicts the Holy Bible.
All we can do is be messengers with a mission to evangelize and proselytize would-be believers to a personal relationship with God's written Word and Truth, which is Jesus Christ. "For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus," (1 Timothy 2:5).
Most importantly, we must have compassion, sympathy and patience for spiritually confused people. We do not know when the Holy Spirit will convict the hearts of those who think their religion makes them a Christian. But as we continue to proclaim the Truth of God and live holy lives as best we can (by imitating Christ to the best of our ability), we will be true disciples of Christ and He will never leave us nor forsake us (John 14:18-19).
Do Not Love Money or Posessions
English Standard Version (ESV)
"5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
6 So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”
Do Not Love the World
1 John 2:15-17
English Standard Version (ESV)
"15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world— the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life[a]—is not from the Father but is from the world. 17 And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever."
Footnotes: 1 John 2:16 Or pride in possessions
Therefore become an XP Knight and...
Be unmovable in our mission
1 Corinthians 15:58
English Standard Version (ESV)
"58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain."
Godspeed, love and peace be with you,
Brother Johnson, XU
Editor of XPKnights.net
Editor of www.thegodpress.blogspot.com
P.s. Please keep yourself without personal recognition for this work, because it is all about giving the credit to the grace of God, ministry, mission and discipleship of Jesus Christ. "And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:" (Ephesians 4:11-12 KJV). All believers are saints!