Man made traditions are deeply rooted into our lives and culture. For some reason people love them more than the voice of reason or better stated – the Holy Spirit. Friday the 13th is yet another famous superstition to be worshiped by many folks around the world.
Let me explain briefly the origins of this Unlucky Day and I’ll let you decide if it has anything to do with you.
History tell us exactly what occurred during this legendary Friday. First, a little bit of background. “Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon” who were also called the Knights Templar were one of the most wealthy people on Earth in the Middle Ages. Officially, Templars were endorsed by the Roman Catholic Church around 1129. They weren’t only guarding the path to Jerusalem for pilgrims from around the globe, but they also mastered many financial techniques that today we are call banking. The “Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ” became wealthier than the world kings and the Pope himself. The Templar’s pride and self centered motives grew more and more and soon they had created their own anti christian doctrine. King Phillip IV of France as well as Pope Clement V had their reasons to be finished with the Templars. The King of France began pressing the Pope to take serious actions against the Templars. It is worth mentioning what many historians said during that era, that King Phillip IV was indebted to Templars in very large sums.
The next thing you know, the Templar Knights were charged of heresy and much more…
On October Friday the 13, 1307 King Philip IV ordered the arrest of the Templar Grand Master Jacques de Molay, and several thousand of his fellow members – knights, sergeants, priests, and serving brethren. The arrest warrant started with the phrase:
“Dieu n’est pas content, nous avons des ennemis de la foi dans le Royaume” [“God is not pleased. We have enemies of the faith in the kingdom”] – “Les derniers jours des Templiers”. Science et Avenir: 52–61. July 2010.
Many accusations were made of Templars, that they were encouraging homosexual practices, that knights were forced to spit on the cross of Jesus Christ as well deny that Jesus is the Saviour and only God.
Templars were accused of idolatry and worshiping a figure of Baphomet, as well as worshipping a mummified head that supposedly belonged to John the Baptist. They also were charged with financial fraud and secrecy. Under torture many of the Templars admitted to the accusations which later caused scandal.