The following is a brief article that explains the origin of the cross/crown symbol. It is not a consideration of the ‘cross’ nor of ‘crowns’; but of this particular symbol depicting a gold prince’s crown hung over a cross (red in particular)
Many have quickly embraced these symbols only seeing a cross and a crown and assumed that these must be in honor of Christ. Many who desire to be identified as Christian disciples use these symbols as depicted in the illustration as a cover photo on their Facebook pages without fully knowing their origin.
MASONIC AND EASTERN STAR SYMBOLS by Ray Denslow
One Masonic symbol that appears to be Christian is the cross and the crown emblem. However, this is not the case.
Masonic author, Ray Denslow, reveals:
“The Cross and Crown may be said to be confined almost exclusively to the historical degrees in Masonry as exemplified in the various orders of knighthood of York and Scottish rites. In Gaul we find the cross to have been a solar symbol when it had equal arms and angles; to the Phoenicians it was an instrument of sacrifice to their God, Baal; and to the Egyptians, the crux ansata was his symbol of eternal life.”’
In The Masonic Report we find more about this emblem:
“Question: What does Masonry’s emblem of the ’Cross and Crown’ actually symbolize?
“Answer: The ’Cross’ of Freemasonry is a philosophic- al cross, according to Albert Pike, ’Morals and Dogma,’ p. 771. It is philosophical in the sense that it represents the generating fecundating principle by the perpendicular shaft, and the matrix or womb of nature, the female producing principle. by the horizontal shaft. The philosophy of the Masonic cross is totally phallic.
“The ’Crown’ of this Masonic emblems is also phallic, it being the first emanation of the Cabalistic Sephiroth….”
A former Mason also explains:
“The other York Rite jewelry you may see is the Templar symbol….It is a large Maltese cross with a circle in the center. Inside the circle is a red Latin cross within a crown. Around the arms of the cross is the Commandery motto, ’In Hoc Signo Vinces.’ (In this sign, conquer!)
“Although this may seem harmless enough, the motto is originally attributed to the emperor Constantine, who used it in conjunction with a supposedly heavenly vision to begin the subversion and politicization of Biblical Christianity into the false, apostate Alexandrian cult….
“A similar shell game is played with the word ’sign.’… The sign Constantine referred to was NOT a Christian cross, but a kind of ’X’ which had both Christian and pagan associations. In modern magic, it is the sign of the slain and risen Egyptian god, Osiris (another version of the ’slain and risen’ Hiram Abif).
Again Masonry has downgraded Jesus and replaced Him with its own ‘christ’.”
Two other groups (both with Masonic connections) use the cross and crown. Charles Taze Russell was a Mason who started the Jehovah Witnesses. He used the red cross and other distinctive features of the Knights Templar logo.’”
He also used the Masonic symbol of the winged sun-disk with snakes and he is ”buried near a pyramid with masonic symbols on its capstone.”
The other group that uses the cross and crown emblem is Christian Science. This group was founded by Mary Baker Eddy in Massachusetts but Mason Henry Steele Olcott, who was co- founder of the Theosophical Society with Helena Petrovna Blavatsky,’” was an associate of Mary Baker Eddy.’”
Some Eddy Brothers held seances and it was at these seances that Blavatsky met Col. Henry Steele Olcott.’” Mary Baker Eddy herself had married a Mason and this was the only secret society which she allowed other Christian Science members to join.’” She even had some of her material published in the Freemason’s Monthly Magazine. Several people connected with Christian Science such as directors and board members and a number of the editors of The Christian Science Monitor were Masons.’” Even the presidents of the Mother Church in 1922-23 and 1923-24 were Masons.’”
“False messiahs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.” Matthew 24:24
As was stated previously, some have used this symbol unwittingly while others have deliberately introduced this symbol in order to subvert and politicize Biblical Christianity into the false, apostate worship.
Bro You preach this. Acts 7:56 and John 17:3. You will be blessed.
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I’m already blessed Liziamma. Of course you wouldn’t know that.
I’ve been preaching the Biblical message for over sixty years and have experienced the blessing of my Father and my Lord since I was a small child. Of course you wouldn’t know that.
Other humans can attempt to instruct me as to what messages to preach. But the Lord is my instructor and it is HIS voice that I listen to. If you feel the need, then you preach the Scriptures you cite. My hope is that you will do so accurately.
Your behavior is that of an internet troll who desire to disrupt discussion of certain topics by getting conversations off track. This article is about a specific topic (the cross/crown symbol) but you refused to acknowledge or address it as you did in your Facebook comments. And here you are again trolling.
I have copied over your Facebook comments and my replies re this article so that other readers will get a sense of what I am talking about when I say your comments are nothing more than a distraction from its topic:
Liziamma Thomas No point in accusing, FATHER YAHOVA and YASHUA knows everything happening on the earth. When everyone gets right understanding everyone will come to the MOST HOLY. Acts 7:56.
Christ is dawn. Revelation 21: 16. I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.( Dawn or morning star). So star has meaning.
Revelation 12: 1. And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
So the star sun is very important. The name of Star also says, Sun. She is wearing Sun, her head has a crown of 12 stars.
Richard Weathers Liziamma Thomas-This comment has absolutely nothing to do with this post.
Liziamma Thomas Richard Weathers . You said about stars, that’s why I mentioned
(Note: Liziamma is referring to the title of the article I reference in this post, “MASONIC AND EASTERN STAR SYMBOLS” which pointedly refers to Eastern star symbols. So her comment about stars in general or ‘stars’ as mentioned in the Bible has no relevance to this discussion. And, the article is about the Masonic crown/cross symbol.) This is an argumentative ‘strawman’ tactic.
Liziamma Thomas Heaven is Sun, angels are coming from there.
You can see a SARAF flying down to Isiah on earth, Isiah 6: 6. Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:
You can see that alter in Tabernacle too. So heaven is Sun. From there all angels are coming down. We can see Isiah is seing GOD ALMIGHTY YAHOVA is sitting on highly exhalted throne.Isiah 6:1.
So don’t avoid stars.
Richard Weathers Liziamma Thomas-And this comment has absolutely nothing to do with this post either. Its like you can’t defend yourself but had to write something to rebuff.
Liziamma Thomas Cross symbol. It gives everyone a good attitude towards ransom of Christ.
Richard Weathers Liziamma Thomas-You simply deny every truth presented that doesn’t conform to what you choose to beliieve. The evidence is right in front of your face. The image illustrated is identified as Masonic. I didn’t make it up. “Quit mixing” A discrete Christian would stay away from this symbol so there would be no confusion as to their identity.
Richard Weathers Liziamma Thomas-The cross is also used by the KKK and other godless people.
Liziamma Thomas Richard Weathers In the kingdom complete everyone will remove all these. Because they will see messengers are coming from Sun (John 1:51). Now there are old serpent and his group is there. This cross will be a separation from other symbols. We were also in the unbelievers before. The MOST HOLY will clear everyone thoroughly. What we have to do is clear everyone from the Trinity and bring everyone to the MOST HOLY FAITH. Everyone must understand John 17:3.
Liziamma Thomas Richard Weathers The MOST HOLY will change everyone to John 17:3. Let us work together for the MOST HOLY.Acts 7:56.
Richard Weathers So you think it wise to just stay silent and ignore these things? We are NOT in the kingdom now are we Lizamma? This is now and everyone isn’t obedient. Its hard to believe you are a mental health worker as thus far you have shown no ability to be reasonable. Christians have an obligation to bear witness to truth. You seek to hide or ignore it.
Liziamma Thomas Richard Weathers . AABBA YAHOVA did not kill satan yet, why? He wants everyone must understand the scriptures RIGHT. Our duty is make a clear understanding of the MOST HOLY VISION. Acts 7:56. You make everyone understand John 17:3. Please, Please.
Richard Weathers Lizamma Thomas
You misquote what John 1;51 states. You have ‘mixed’ the words ‘son’ and ‘sun’ substituting one for the other to confuse.
51 Then He said, “I assure you: You will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”
You twist the Scripture to your will.
Our discussion is over. I recognize what you are.