"I Surrender All"
Why We Denounced Delta Sigma Theta
Testimony by E.B.
I originally joined delta sigma theta back in 2007, and for those first two years I was in the organization I wasn’t in right fellowship with Jesus Christ. Therefore I never asked The Lord if joining delta was something I should do in the first place. It wasn’t until I rededicated my life to Jesus in 2009, that I started hearing warnings directly from God about my participation in delta. The warnings started out “subtle,” for a lack of a better word. One warning The Lord said to me back in 2009 was, “How can you serve Me and walk around with a false god on you.” I partially understood what The Father was saying, but not fully. On delta’s crest you will see Minerva, a roman goddess, which is what Holy Spirit was referring to. And I took God literally, so I threw away everything I had with the crest showing on it. I kept other paraphernalia though. I even pulled back from delta a bit, but I didn’t renounce or anything like that at the time, because I didn’t grasp The Lord was really telling me to come out fully. (FYI: ALL bglos have false deities tied to them that go as far back as the times of Babylon. The names have changed over time, and are different depending on the culture…like in Egypt, Rome, and Greece. But it’s all the same…demonic spirits. And it’s completely against Jesus Christ).
Through ALL of the rituals, oaths, chants, etc. of these organizations, you join and confirm a covenant with Satan NOT God. That is the whole deception behind it. God is VERY clear in The Word…old and new testaments…you can’t be in fellowship with Him and be tied to the enemy. The devil deceives so many (including me at one point) into thinking we can supposedly be Christian and be in these organizations too, but you can NOT. For me, it took a long time to get it (8 years actually), and I was “in church.” I was serving, in ministry, all that. BUT the wonderful love and grace of Jesus Christ, would not leave me where I was! The warnings from God grew in seriousness. He even sent dreams and visions to other people to share with me, since I was so blind. Again, let me emphasize, the warnings came from The Lord…consistently. I reiterate that, because that’s how serious this is. He ultimately showed me the state of my soul was at stake, and that applies to everyone in a secret society (not just bglos).
The earlier part of 2017 is when I FINALLY fully grasped what The Lord was showing me all those years. A series of words from The Lord, via Him speaking to me, having dreams and a vision stemming from October 2016 to May 2017, woke me all the way up! I mean the real, “woke.” As in being awakened to HIS truth...not the world’s, and not our own selfish and sinful truth either. I then renounced delta and proceeded to denounce as well. I not only repented before my Savior Jesus for joining myself to something that is against Him, and is idolatry. I also withdrew from delta officially in writing. It took over 6 months for me to receive the official notice of withdrawal from delta, but it was worth the wait!
Now in this midst of all of this, one of the things The Lord charged me with, was not to be silent (although at first that wasn't easy for me). I ended up publicly confessing my withdrawal numerous times, and then The Lord eventually gave me the vision of a ministry group, website, and doing other things to get His truth out there on this subject out...well that is how Out from Among Them Ministries and www.outfromamongthem.com was born! Jesus then connected me with many others who are boldly sharing truth as well, as you can see on this site! So why did I go public? One, this is very serious to The Lord and He wants to save His people. I understand there is so much deception when it comes to this, especially in the church! Second, when The Lord spoke to me, He showed me how I had no issue "going hard" for delta, and all the things that go along with that, so how dare I be silent about God’s Truth, which is 100% right! As a believer in The One True God, Jesus Christ, I must love The Lord My God with all my heart, with all my soul, with all my mind, and with all my strength as commanded in Mark 12:30. Being in delta is in direct opposition of that, and I am SO thankful for God’s mercy, love, and patience with me, and my life is all the better for having denounced!!
Testimony by E.F.
I became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in the Spring of 2011. At the time this was one of my greatest accomplishments. I’d formed new sisterly bonds, gained popularity, and began doing more community service than I’d ever done before. However, what I didn’t realize at the time was that, contrary to what had been drilled in my mind, (“Membership in Delta Sigma Theta is a lifetime commitment.”) my time within the sorority would be short-lived.
In night in February of 2014, I kept tossing and turning, barely getting any sleep. When day finally broke, I heard God say take everything you have related to Delta and burn it. While I didn’t understand why, and despite the fact that it hurt me to the core to betray Delta, I trusted God and obeyed.
Since that day, God has taken me higher than I’d ever gone before. He showed me that the ungodly ties found in fraternities and sororities have people trapped and that He’s there wanting to set us all free. However, God can’t free those who are content with captivity. I received a lot of backlash and threats after leaving Delta, and honestly, it hurt, but God gave me His perfect peace and showed me the joy of being persecuted for His Name’s sake!
You can read my full testimony at: https://faithgreaterthanfear.wordpress.com/2018/02/08/44/
Testimony by P.M.
My testimony is pretty interesting. I spiritually renounced Delta Sigma Theta on December 13, 2017. Literally the Saturday December 9,2017 prior to that Wednesday, I requested an application to become an Order of the Eastern Star. I actually had someone who would not only get me an application but had the ability to permit my membership into this secret society. My best friend was also going to enter in with me.
My moment of truth and conviction was when I asked God how I can truly live for Him and Him only! God told me to start by obeying His 10 Commandments. I couldn’t remember them but I was lead to Deuteronomy 5. The first commandment is “Thy shall have no other god before me.” Now I’m a fan of skipping over things so that I can adhere to things as I see fit. We all know that’s wrong, but we do it everyday. So I skipped and moved on to the second commandment in which the line “you shall not bow down them nor serve them” jumped out at me. I immediately felt convicted about being in Delta and I was completely terrified! Shortly after I saw a that someone from my chapter publicly denounced their membership in Delta. That was a start to new beginning for me.
Now I’m beyond grateful that I discovered the truth about what I was doing and saw the error of my ways. I officially denounced Delta Sigma Theta on December 29, 2017, and was legally released by withdrawing my membership on January 16, 2018.
It was one of the most emotional and difficult things I had to do. Yet, it was also one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life. I can’t even begin explain the magnitude of how denouncing changed my life for the better.
Testimony by E.D.
From the time I began initiation, I knew something wasn’t right. I never was comfortable with the whole Minerva goddess sitting on top of the shield. But, I ignored the Holy Spirit’s urging. Each time we sat in sorority meeting, I always had the strangest, most uncomfortable feeling and didn’t understand why. Years later, while going through complications in my marriage I found myself crying out to God on a prayer line. The lady conducting the prayer line was in Italy and I was all the way in Japan. During the call, she began to call out those apart of sororities and fraternities and other secret organizations. Her cry on numerous occasions throughout the call was “Come out from among them says the Lord”! Sure there were other callers on the line, but this lady didn’t know me from a hill of beans. Yet, everything she was saying hit me like a ton of breaks. She explained that these organizations bring about spiritual strongholds and curses on the person apart of them, their families, their marriages, etc. I began to weep, I knew she was speaking to me. That was the catalyst that thrust me into a deep desire to know the Lord more and what He desired of my life. I needed to understand if what she was saying was true. I was saved, sanctified, and filled with the Holy Ghost and could not understand why the Lord had not told me or shown me before now. Needless to say, I searched for and purchased any and everything I could get my hands on concerning spiritual warfare. From the various publications I read, I began to realize that what she told me was indeed true. In Dec of 2016, I denounced my membership from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc publicly via Facebook. There were some angry people that commented, some inboxed. But I didn’t care! Nothing mattered to me more than what God thought of me! However, I had no idea I needed to go through a paperwork process as well. Here it is 2018, and God has blessed me with the opportunity to meet and share with other amazing ladies who have exited the bondage of spiritual slavery in sororities. Through them, I was blessed with the ability to obtain the paperwork and process to complete my exit. I am so grateful for spiritual freedom.
As a young child, my mother always reminded me “Only what you do for Christ will last”. Pledging your love, service, time, etc. is not “doing for Christ”. We claim He is our savior, but what about our Lord! He is calling for a peculiar people. In Romans 12: 2, He commands us to not be conformed to this world, but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds, so that we may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God. I have decided to let Him renew my mind and be my Lord!
Testimony by ENW
I gave God my "yes" in 2010. A definitive acceptance of His will for my life.
The decision to honor God with my life led me on a journey to purity-- a transforming adventure to align my confession of knowing God with my works (Titus 1:15-16). Over the years, God has renewed my thinking and given me a deep revelation of things that kept me in bondage and hindered me from moving forward in achieving His will for my life. Sexual sin, unresolved grief and anger, loneliness, depression and most recently, idolatry.
I gave God my "yes," but still placed a Greek-lettered organization I pledged during college above Him. Throughout the Bible, we are commanded to love the Lord our God with ALL of our heart, soul, mind and strength (Matthew 22:37; Luke 10:27; Deuteronomy 6:5; Mark 12:30-31). How can I give God my ALL if I continuously pledge ALL of my love, peace and happiness to Delta? Or if I participate in rituals and acts of worship that exalt Minerva and not Christ? God is a very jealous God. He will not share His Glory with anything or anyone. He makes it clear in His Word that we exist to bring Him praise and Him alone (Isaiah 43:21; 1 Corinthians 10:31; 1 Peter 4:11). As true Christians, we cannot serve two masters. We must either choose God or the world. There is no gray. These simple Biblical truths led to my decision to fully denounce participation and membership in Delta.
"The letters I wore proudly, first turned to shame, but now that I am covered by the Blood, I'll never be the same." - EH
I gave God my "yes" eight years ago. Today, I remain steadfast in the commitment I made back then. I choose to serve the one and only master of my life--God!
Testimony by L.R.
My testimony begins with the rededication of my life to Jesus Christ who died on the cross for the remission of our sins on September 9, 2012. On that day - while six months pregnant with my son - my heart, mind, and spirit was open to receive God’s love for me. But in order to fully receive all that He has for me, I had to make a decision to live for Him and not for me. It was then that realized that I had been living my spiritual life based on RELIGION and had not established a RELATIONSHIP with God through Jesus Christ. It was clear that in all of my 27 years, I didn’t know Jesus Christ at all; I’d only known OF HIM through the keeping of spiritual traditions. Since that day, I have been on a quest to develop, grow, and strengthen my spiritual relationship with Jesus – and BOY, have we grown pretty intimate!
It is because of this relationship, that He found me worthy enough to receive His instruction to come “Out from Among DST” – Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. – after 11 years of membership. When I came to this decision, I didn’t have all of the answers or even a complete understanding of ALL the MANY THINGS that are abominable and outright blasphemous toward God’s Kingdom; and to be completely honest, I’m still discovering things to this day. But there were two things that were made very clear to me – through my membership with Delta: 1) I had given reverence, glory, and honor to the Greek goddess, Minerva, through the vows and oaths that I had taken and the secret rituals that I had willingly committed to keep “sacred” (Exodus 20: 3-5, 23; 22:20; and 23:13); and 2) I had sang praises filled with promises to dedicate – my life; all of my love, peace, and happiness; and even for “my soul to rapture raise” in the name of Delta (or the nine Cardinal Virtues of Delta Sigma Theta) (Psalm 115:1-8; Romans 1:24-25). Even in my developmental stage of spirituality, God found me worthy to receive the revelation and conviction of sin by ignorantly serving two Gods and of idolatry (Hosea 4:6; Matthew 6:24). Receipts of this knowledge, initially obtained via testimonial inquiries, manifested into my desire to independently study and seek to understand how my membership with DST compromises the saving of my soul. In doing so, I vowed to allow the Holy Spirit to guide me; of which ultimately led me to the crossroad of having a decision to make – either God or Minerva – there is no middle (Revelation 3:15-16). Through my unwavering willingness to be a good and faithful servant to Jesus Christ, I made the decision to deny my flesh and not conform to worldly thinking and/or traditions in order to maintain obedience and live in truth. Thus, in late January 2018 I took the steps to formally renounce and denounce my membership with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.