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The Agrarian and Military Order of
Christ the King
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The Agrarian and Military Order of Christ the King

The Order

The Order is agrarian by choice and, in these challenging times, military by necessity. As a collective entity it is apolitical, non-confrontational and only wishes to live quietly according to its ways but, if confronted, it will defend itself.

Simply put the Brothers and Sisters of the Order are Christians who choose to live as free men and women joined together, bound by their Oath and obedient to their Rule.

None shall be coerced into joining with us and none shall be constrained if they choose to leave, so thus it is incumbent upon all postulants to consider
their
faith,conviction and commitment before taking their Oath.
The Organisation & Governance of the Order, the Oath and the Rule can be found further below.

Brother Antony, Grand Master, September 16th 2016.

Statement of Faith

The Christian 'church' has been fragmented since its inception. The organic first Century church consisted of many sects and eventually was consolidated under Constantine into the state church of empire. The Gnostics and other minority sects were abolished under the Universal (Catholic) Church which then split between the Western and Eastern factions. Then came the Reformation and the Protestants emerged. From them there came one split after another over doctrinal issues.

Today we have Catholic and Protestant and under the Protestants denominations as diverse as Episcopalians and Baptists, all claiming to be the 'one true church'. The inference being that only their way is the right way; only their way leads to heaven. We, in the Order, hold that this division has weakened us unnecessarily.

'Doctrines' are developed by men and are subject to the errors of men. Doctrines allow for control of Christ’s flock. Doctrines have divided us. The Apostle Paul wrote to the Ephesians (4:11-14) 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: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; (emphasis added).

Paul wrote to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 1:10) Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment (emphasis added).

To be Christian means, by definition, to be a Christ follower; to believe in and agree with the teachings of Christ and attempt to emulate the Christ of the New Testament

Paul admonished us to be 'joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment'. Our Order holds that we are 'joined together in the same mind' by meeting the simple definition of 'Christian' as just explained. We believe that we are 'in the same judgment' in that each of us is responsible to determine the truth of doctrinal claims based on our own individual study but we never allow them to divide us.

We are free to attend whatever Christian church we desire, or not attend any. In order to avoid division, we require only that members of the Order are observant of the teachings of Christ found in the New Testament. To be a 'Christian' is not to be Catholic or Protestant, Presbyterian or Moravian, it is to be a follower of Christ. That is our standard and way of life.

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
For Brethren to dwell together in unity!
It is like the precious ointment upon the head,
That ran down upon the beard,
Even Aarons beard:
That went down to the skirts of his garments;
As the dew of Herman,
And as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion:
For there the LORD commanded the blessing,
Even life for evermore.”

Psalm 133

Brother Robert, Chaplain of the Order, September 15th 2016.