Great article to read (click link): Can you be a Christian and Greek? by Jordan L. Rice
Why you should denounce?
There are numerous reasons to denounce secret societies/fraternities/sororities, the main and most important is to FULLY submit, serve, worship, and honor The One and ONLY True and Living God (Scriptures to read: Mark 12:30, Exodus 20:3-5, 2 Corinthians 6:14-18, 1 Corinthians 10:21, Matthew 6:24). We tend to focus on Christians in black greek-lettered Organizations (BGLOs), because we were once members ourselves; however, the overall message and some of the information, does apply to ALL secret societies/greek-lettered organizations. We fully stand on the fact those who are in Christ, are NOT to be of this world (1 John 2:15-16, Romans 12:2), therefore we should not be in ANY type of secret society, fraternity, sorority, social club (even ones that attempt to call themselves Christian), etc.
The Lord says in Hosea 4:6, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge;" therefore we are sharing the truth of God in order help those understand the sinfulness of being in these organizations, and prayerfully plant seeds that lead to repentance, restoration and salvation in Jesus Christ. We will always refer back to The Bible because that is what we’re to live by, and also what we will be judged by. With that, we will expose some of the darkness and why you should denounce...
These ARE secret societies. Secret societies are organizations whose members are sworn to secrecy about its activities, and there many types. There are secret rituals/ceremonies, often directed by way of a ritual book. EVERY member participates in a ritual of some type. And a ritual by definition is a, religious or solemn ceremony consisting of a series of actions performed according to a prescribed order. Most all ceremonies involve a dark room or lighting of candles, kneeling down on a pillow (or something else) at a constructed altar. There can be hazing as a rite of passage to prove the man or women is worthy of being in the organization. Not everyone participates in hazing, but many do. Hazing activities can include, beatings (including “wood”, which is paddling), restricted from sleep, forced to eat certain things, required to give money or buy things, being forced to have sex, etc. There are secret sayings, secret grips, etc., as well.
Basileus: “Now you come to the most serious part of the intake process, 'taking the Oath'. I admonish you to think of the words you will repeat after me. Think of what you are saying and what they mean, for truly, this oath must be your constant guide for as long as you live, ‘Once a Zeta, always a Zeta.’ Candidates, kneel, place right hand on heart and left hand on the Bible. Repeat after me: 'I hereby pledge myself to be loyal to every rule and regulation of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. – (excerpt of Zeta Phi Beta Ritual, 1994)
“The candidate shall kneel and eat the food prepared by the gods for Alpha Phi Alpha men” – (excerpt of Alpha Phi Alpha Ritual, 1976)
All members shall say: “Behold! Behold!” as the candidate's blindfold is withdrawn, and he sees “Alpha Phi Alpha. The Light of the World,“ in large letters just over the altar. – (excerpt of Alpha Phi Alpha Ritual, 1976)
“...do promise in the presence of the Eternal Spirit of Truth, and these finite witnesses, that I will never reveal....any of the secrets, passwords, signs, grips or other confidences..." – (excerpt of Delta Sigma Theta, Ritual 1996)
Mark 4:22 - For nothing is hidden, except to be revealed; nor has anything been secret, but that it would come to light.
Jeremiah 23:24 - Can anyone hide himself in secret places, so I shall not see him?” says the Lord; “Do I not fill heaven and earth?” says the Lord.
Romans 2:16 - In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to My gospel.
2 Corinthians 4:2 - But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
Black Greek-Lettered Organizations (BGLO) are a byproduct of Freemasonry, and the rituals are derived from it. There is much to Freemasonry, and we cannot explain all the details. Please refer to the “Resources” tab for links to sites to help you understand some things related to Freemasonry. We can tell you emphatically, it is satanic. Masons worship a “god” which they call the “Great Architect of the Universe.” The symbol they have chosen to represent their god is the “All Seeing Eye,” which the Egyptians used to represent the pagan god, Osiris. Now Masons/Eastern Stars will claim to be Christian, just like BGLOs do, and will use The Bible in their ceremonies and rituals. However, it is the mixing of holy with the profane, since all these actually worship the “spirit” of their organization. And they also accept whatever belief a person has (sometimes even changing the rituals to fit), which is clearly not TRUE Christianity.
"The most direct line of descent from Greek societies to America is the Freemasons (called Masons). Historians of American fraternities and sororities trace most of our rituals, ceremonies and rites to the Masons. An examination of Masonic rituals open to the scholars suggest that our Founders were also influenced by Masonic ritual, symbolism and initiation experiences." – (excerpt of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Grand Chapter, Candidate Syllabus 1990, p. 30)
John 14:6 - Jesus said to him, “I am The Way, The Truth, and The Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
Matthew 15:8-9 - These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.
1 Thessalonians 5:22 - says “flee every appearance of evil.” Another version says, “Stay away from every kind of evil.”
Being in any of these organizations is idolatry. You ARE worshipping, and giving your heart and soul to something else, NOT Jesus. These organizations claim "light" or to enlighten you by the "spirit" of the organization.
“Delta Sigma Theta! We rejoice in thee! Delta Sigma Theta! We pledge thee loyalty – (excerpt of Delta Sigma National Hymn)
“We believe in a spiritual life but we leave to the individual the selection of the medium for its outward manifestation” – (excerpt of Delta Sigma Theta, Ritual 1996)
“Let us pray. Gracious Infinite Spirit of Wisdom let our hearts be kindled with a spark from Thy divine flame.” – (excerpt of Delta Sigma Theta, Ritual 1996)
“...and seal within their bosoms the sacredness of the Temple of Omega.”
“...from the outer chamber of darkness into the Shekinah of light of Omega.”
Basileus: “Are they willing to share the joys and sorrows of Omega, to defend her principles and to maintain her standards?” – (excerpts of Omega Psi Phi, Ritual)
Deputy: Fellow Greek, with your mind's eye you are privileged to observe the wonder of Mt. Olympus, where Aries, the Greek God of War resided; the Titan, Prometheus, stole fire from heaven and taught men its use, for which act, Zeus punished him by chaining him to the very rock on which you stand. But Sigma has outlawed the warring Greeks and is now under the protection of Pallas Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom, Arts and Industries. Are you willing to give your time, energy, thought and service to Phi Beta Sigma? What is your answer? – (excerpts of Phi Beta Sigma, Ritual)
Hail Alpha Kappa Alpha dear, we greet thee here tonight,
We'll always reverence A.K.A. forever and a day, – (excerpts of Alpha Kappa Alpha Hymn)
“Chief Outlaw: This the spear of the great Delphic god, Apollo which he wields in defense of those who worship at his shrine.” – (excerpt of Kappa Alpha Psi, Ritual 1968)
“Iota Phi Theta, To thee our hearts we bring”.– (excerpt of Iota Phi Theta, Ritual)
Exodus 20:3-6 - You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
Exodus 34:14 - For you shall worship no other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.
Isaiah 42:8 - I am the Lord, that is My name, and My glory I will not give to another, nor My praise to carved images.
Matthew 22:37-38 - Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment.
John 8:12 - Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am The Light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have The Light of life.
Matthew 6:24 - No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will hold to the one and despise the other.
James 1:5 - If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
You are binding yourself spiritually to the "spirit/entity" of the organization through the oaths, pledging, and other membership in-take procedures that occur.
“You seek of your own free will… are about to take upon yourselves vows and obligations from which you can never be freed. They will follow you to the Final Judgment.” – (excerpt of Delta Sigma Theta, Ritual 1996)
Basileus to Candidate: Are you willing to be submissive and in every way to subjugate yourself to the highest authority?
Candidates: I___do solemnly promise to love and revere the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority – (excerpts of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Ritual 1977)
**subjugate = bring under domination or control, especially by conquest.
Romans 6:16 - Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?
Matthew 5:34-37 - But I say to you, do not swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is God’s throne; nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. Nor shall you swear by your head, because you cannot make one hair white or black. But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.
Leviticus 5:1 - If a person sins in hearing the utterance of an oath, and is a witness, whether he has seen or known of the matter—if he does not tell it, he bears guilt.
Matthew 12:36-37 - You can be sure that on the Judgment Day you will have to give account of every useless word you have ever spoken. Your words will be used to judge you—to declare you either innocent or guilty.
There is NOTHING in the Bible that supports these organizations. The Bible however, shows that these organizations are in direct opposition to the Word of God. Now many will try to argue differently, but it won’t be truly Biblically. And isn’t The Bible what we’re supposed to live by?!?
1 John 1:6 - If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 - All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Why are we exposing this?
It is our duty as disciples of The Lord Jesus Christ to warn of darkness, so the truth of Christ will be known.
John 8:32 - Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
John 3:20 - Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.
Ephesians 5:11 - Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.
Ezekiel 3:18 - If I warn the wicked, saying, ‘You are under the penalty of death,’ but you fail to deliver the warning, they will die in their sins. And I will hold you responsible for their deaths.
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If you have a testimonial of The Lord delivering you from one of these organizations, contact us. Lastly, if Holy Spirit is leading you to denounce a greek-lettered organization/secret society and you need support, reach out to us. We are here to help!