Rome invaded Jerusalem in 70 A.D. The Romans burned the sacred house of God. By Divine Providence, it appears that Church got an inkling of this impending disaster. In 69 A.D., the church hierarchy had the treasures of the Church buried underneath the Church.
In the course of time, religious order of the Church was organized. This came to be known as the Knights of the Temple of King Solomon, or the Knights Templar for short. When the Templars asked the approval of the Pope for their charter, they said that their function will be to provide protection for Christian pilgrims from all over Europe to go on pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
It turned out that the Knights Templar were descendents of the Jews who were members of the Jerusalem Church. It was their ancestors who revealed to them the secret of the buried treasures of the Jerusalem Church. Instead of serving as protectors of the Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land, they dug underneath the Church to retrieve the buried treasures. It took then nine years to do the execution.
Their job in retrieving the treasures was successful. There is a chapel in Scotland known as the Rossylyn chapel. This is said to be an exact replica of the original Jerusalem church. It was underneath this chapel where the treasures retrieved by the Knights Templar were buried for safe keeping.
The Knights Templar became wealthy and powerful. But it was their wealth that proved to be their undoing. They kept their treasure in a preceptory in Paris, France. The Knights Templar were Frenchmen. King Philippe of France learned of the wealth of the Knights Templar.
For undertaking a 30 year war with England, the French treasury went bankrupt. The king coveted the wealth of the Knights Templar. And so did the Pope. King and Pope connived to declare the Knights Templars heretics. The Pope dissolved the templar order. When Pope and King swooped down on the Knights Templar treasury, the treasure was gone. The templars got win of the King’s covetousness and hid the treasure.
The top leaders of the templars were arrested, imprisoned and punished. Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Templars, was burned at the stake. The rest of the Templars went underground.
After several years underground, they underwent transformation to adjust to the realities of the time. The emerged from underground in Londeo on June 24, 1717 as Freemasons. Freemasonry is rooted in the Jerusalem Church that was sacked by Rome in 70 A.D.