Eyewitness Account: John Macarthur Officiated a "Provost Ceremony" with a Sword
A former student at John Macarthur's The Masters College has stated that he witnessed John Macarthur officiate a "Provost ceremony" in the college's gymnasium. According to the former student:
"I did witness a weird ceremony once called a 'provost' ceremony that MacArthur did to Tatlock where he did something that looked like a knighting ceremony with MacArthur babbling something and touching Tatlock on each shoulder with a large sword. I was told it was to promote Tatlock, who was already the vice president [of The Masters College], to the office of 'Provost'..."
This Provost ceremony witnessed by this former Masters College student provides more evidence that John Macarthur is a Freemason. Freemasonry has many Knighthood degrees and 7th degree in Scottish Rite Freemasonry is called "Provost and Judge."
"OPENING.—Thrice Illustrious knocks three. Marshal rises. Thrice Illustrious says, 'Brother Grand Marshal, are we all Provosts and Judges?"
And under the subtitle "THE HOLY AND THRICE ILLUSTRIOUS ORDER OF THE CROSS, CALLED A COUNCIL":
"The Worthy Herald bows and approaches the Most Worshipful Provost, where he bows thrice, faces about and gives a blast with his horn, and after the Knights have filed out by threes without the door..."
And under the subtitle "KNIGHT TEMPLAR, AND KNIGHT OF MALTA":
"Q. What followed? A. The Grand Commander then directed me to kneel, and said by virtue of the high power in me vested, as the successor and representative of Hugh De Paganis, and Geoffrey, of St. Omers, I now dub and create you Knight Templar, Knight of Malta, of the Holy Order of St. John of Jerusalem. [This is repeated three times, at the same time laying the blade of the sword first upon the right shoulder, then upon the head, and then upon the left shoulder of the candidate.]
And under the subtitle "Knights of the Red Cross":
"Q. What followed? A. The Sovereign Master then directed me to kneel, and said, By virtue of the high power in me vested, as the successor and representative of Darius, King of Persia, I now constitute you a Knight of the illustrious Order of the Red Cross (at the same time laying the blade of his sword first upon the right shoulder, then upon the head, and then upon the left shoulder of the candidate).