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History of the Eastern Star
The Order of the Eastern Star (OES) is a masonic organization that is the sister organization of the Freemasons, or as I like to call it the ladies aux of masonry. It boasts that it is “the largest organization upon the face of the globe to which both men and women are eligible,”1 although the majority of its members are female. Dr. Rob Morris (1818-1888), a very well-known and very active Mason, is credited with founding the Eastern Star around 1868, but the origins of the order are also said to be “shrouded in mystery,”2 just like the origins of their brothers, the Masons. Some historians for the Order state that Eastern Star’s founding pre-dates Morris, going back as far as 1730 in France, having its roots in French “Androgynous Masonry,” also known as the “Adoptive Rite.” Morris admitted in 1852 that he borrowed the structure of the organization from the French who introduced the “Androgynous degrees” into America when they came to help out the Americans in their struggles against Great Britain during the American Revolutionary War. Morris was born Robert William Peckham and changed his name years later to Rob Morris, adopting the last name of his foster father and shortening his first name to distinguish himself from the Robert Morris who signed the Declaration of Independence. Rob Morris had a hand in establishing the five degrees of the organization and helped it grow internationally. Eastern Star was mainly established because the wives of Masons kept complaining that the secrecy of their husbands was ruining their households since Masons could not discuss their dealings with their wives even when those husbands were putting large amounts of the money they earned to help out the Freemasons’ causes. Since the wives were essentially being robbed of funds to run their households, the men knew that the women would not put up with this indefinitely and thought it would be best to create an organization for them based on the principles of Freemasonry where they could be close partners in Mason causes. This is why females who join Eastern Star have to be related to a male Mason. Thousands of decent women have innocently taken part in pagan rites around an altar to the gods of witchcraft. They have been deceived into bowing the knee to gods so vile and ancient that even the pagan priests of Egypt blotted them out from their history. Women, who would blush with shame at the mention of Satanism, have been led to Satan's altar by people they trusted. Often their own husbands, who were given stewardship over them by Jesus Christ have violated that trust by leading them into paths of idolatry and devil worship. In 1868, Morris passed his mantle on to Robert Macoy, a fellow Mason, to carry on and expand the work of the Eastern Star. Macoy rearranged how the Order was run and established chapters to give more organization to the Order. He also updated the rituals. His efforts created vast growth in the membership, but the high fees he charged for all of his work for the Order made him very wealthy, much to the chagrin of some of the members.
OES’s Masonic ties
There is some doublespeak that goes on with the OES. On one hand they and the Freemasons claim they are not part of the Masons,3 but on the other hand they were founded by Freemasonry with rituals written by Freemasons.4 The OES by their actions show that they are Masonic. A “Worthy Matron” of the OES often explains to initiates that “We are not part of the Masonic institution, yet we are connected with Masonry by intimate and tender ties.”5 They are also told in a ritual “Ladies, you are connected with Masonry by ties far more intimate and tender than you are aware of, or than I can even inform you of.”6 We need not look far into the Star to find evidence of Satan's presence. His hoof prints are everywhere! The Star is known as "Adoptive" Masonry. This means mothers, daughters, wives and sisters of Freemasons may be spiritually "adopted" into the Masonic order. Hence, they come under its spiritual authority. Now since Lucifer is the acknowledged god of Masonry, what does this "adoption" mean for the woman who joins the Star? She is submitting herself to the spiritual headship of Lucifer! Even a Christian woman is surrendering herself, however innocently, to the gods of Masonry - and this will give Satan an entry point into her life, regardless of how devout she is. When anyone, man or woman, becomes a Christian, they are adopted into the family of God (Rom.8:15-17). Yet when they kneel at a Masonic altar and take those oaths, they are swearing that satan is their lord/master, whether they know it or not. This opens the door to all manner of problems. We have dealt with women who entered the Star and then found their nights troubled by strange dreams and demonic activity. As soon as they repented of their involvement in the Star and renounced their oaths in the name of Jesus, the oppression ceased. At OES meetings where degrees are bestowed upon a person, it is a requirement that a Master Mason or Mason of higher rank be present to be the moderator. Additionally, it is required that each Eastern Star chapter have Master Masons as their officers. OES member must be atleast 18 years of age, but wait they do have a club for the children to be trained up in this Satanism as well called Job's Daughters and Rainbow Girls, they also have boys only clubs as well such as demolay (my dad was even in this club as well, his dad was a shriner and knight of columbus) “We have seen His star in the East…” In a false attempt to portray themselves as a Christian organization, the Eastern Star uses the motto, “We have seen His star in the East, and are come to worship Him,” which is a quote from Matthew 2:2. They claim that the name “Eastern Star” refers to the star over Bethlehem that the Magi followed to find the Christ child to worship him. However, a close look at the scripture shows this is faulty theology. First of all, we see in Matthew 2 that the Magi came from lands that were east of Bethlehem. If they were headed toward Bethlehem from their eastern Asian lands, they would be headed west, not east. This means the star of Bethlehem was to their west. When the Magi said, “We have seen his star in the East,” they meant that they were the ones in the East, speaking of what their earthly position was in reference to the star, when they saw the star to their west over Israel. This star can be drawn with the goat's-head inside. It then becomes the badge of the Satanist, the infamous Goat of Mendes! This goat's name is Baphomet, and it is the blasphemous god of the 12th Century Knights Templar (the ancestors of today's Freemasons).
Not only is the star inverted, but the colorful attributes of the 5 points are even the correct colors for the four magical elements, air (blue), earth (yellow), water (green) and fire (red); plus the fifth point, the bottom, represents "akasha," the spiritual power of the "astral plane" which is the fusion of all the other "rays" of the star into white. If you lay out a satanic star and offer devotions at it, the moral and spiritual consequences are ominous! You may say that you have been in the Star for years and you are still a good member of your church and that you aren't making sacrifices of your children - but think! That being the case, we know that their claim of being “Christian” is unfounded and the star they embrace has nothing to do with Christ, the Lord of glory. Even Albert Mackey, a Master Mason, in his A Manual of the Lodge (1870, pp. 50-51) admitted that the idea of the star representing Christ was “considered as too sectarian in its character and unsuitable to the universal religion of Masonry.” So who is this star really referring to? In various Masonic publications, this star is called the hex sign, the pentalpha (i.e. pentagram), the blazing star, and the astral light. Masons such as George Oliver, Francois Ribadeau Dumas, Eliphas Levi, Albert Pike, Henry C. Clausen, and others, in their Masonic writings say that the star symbolizes the following: Thor: Norse god of thunder, lightning, and fertility. In Norse paganism, he carried a hammer, which was a symbol of his physical strength and phallic symbol of his romantic prowess. He was also known as the one who “presides over the air.” The Dog Star, Sirius: An Egyptian god, also called Anubis, who was god of the Underworld and god of magic and divination. the first star to rise in the east in the latitudes of Egypt. It is sacred to Set, the satanic figure of Egyptian religion. The Egyptians celebrated Sirius' ascendancy in the skies with horrible, obscene rituals! In fact, the rites of Sirius or Set were so debased that later rulers of Egypt defaced their temples and obelisks and tried to drive them from the land Saturn: the Greek name for the Roman god, Chronos. He is the god of time, temptations, malediction (curses), and lord of death. Mercury: Called Hermes by the Greeks, this Roman god was messenger of the gods and god of commerce and travel. He ushered souls of the dead to the lower world. He was also the god of incantations, astrology, magic, and necromancy. Pan: Greek god of nature, forests, pastures, flocks. He is portrayed as a satyr, or faun, (part man, part goat) and is the god on whom Baphomet is based. Pan is also god of mischief, sexual lusts of all kind, and androgyny. It is from this god that we derive the word “panic,” which is what he caused in the mythological stories when he would scare shepherds and animals with his noises in field or forest and the feelings of fear he caused when he grabbed women, girls, and boys to sexually molest them. These are just a few of the many deities this star represents. All of these gods are just different forms of one spiritual being–Satan himself. Yes, Satan is the god behind the OES. …the god of this world [i.e. Satan] hath blinded the minds of them which believe not… [2 Corinthians 4:4]
Embracing the goddesses
When Rob Morris was organizing the basic layout of the OES, he decided there would be five degrees, or points, and that there would be five female figures representing the Order. Originally, he chose five goddesses from ancient paganism as his five female figures, then had second thoughts about bringing pagan ideas to the forefront, possibly thinking that the majority of women would probably be turned off if the pagan ideas were the focus since most of the U.S. at the time professed Christianity. So he pulled what I would call a “Constantine” by giving his goddesses Biblical concepts or names, but keeping the symbols of the women the same as the pagan goddesses. Here they are:
- Jephthah’s daughter, who Morris named Adah: The OES claims that she illustrates respect to the binding force of a vow. Jephthah made a vow to the Lord in Judges 11 that the first thing to greet him from his house when he returned from battle with a victory from God would be offered to the Lord. The first to greet him when he returned home from that battle was his daughter, so he kept his vow to the Lord in spite of how much it would cost him. Adah was originally the goddess Luna, the goddess of the moon. Luna is the “goddess with three forms” and also called Diana, Selene, Artemis, and Hecate. She is also goddess of witchcraft, sorcery, night (darkness), the lower world, and patron saint of feminists and lesbians since she perpetually shunned males. The followers of Diana were the ones who started a riot against Paul and his companions in Acts 19 for preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.
- Ruth: She illustrates devotion to religious principles. Originally she was Flora, the goddess of springtime and flowers who was also called Chloris. Every year in honor of Flora, the Romans held the festival of Floralia in the spring. Floralia was much like Mardi Gras where the people participated in “merriment and licentiousness.”1 This is a nice way to say they had drunken orgies.2
- Esther: Illustrates fidelity to kindred and friends. Esther was previously Hebe, the goddess of youth who was cupbearer to the gods and goddess of domestic matters. The Romans called her Juventas.
- Martha: Represents undeviating faith in the hour of trial. Her corresponding goddess was Thetis (Thesis), goddess of creation and the sea. She was mother of Achilles and dipped him in the river Styx to make him invincible. Thetis had the power to prophesy (i.e. fortune-telling) and was a shape-shifter.
- Electa: This name is not in the Bible, but Morris gave this name to the woman hosting the church in her house in 2 John. The goddess who she replaced in the original plan of the Eastern Star was Areme, a secret goddess of the Egyptians whose name is not widely known.
Masonic organizations like OES rely heavily on the use of symbols to hide the true meanings behind the doctrines they embrace. One Masonic publication admits,”It may be asserted in the broadest terms that the Freemason who knows nothing of our symbolism knows little of Freemasonry. He may be able to repeat every line of the ritual without an error, yet, if he does not understand the meaning of the ceremonies, the signs, the words, the emblems and figures, he is a Masonic ignoramus.”3 So here is a look at some of the symbols used by OES:
- Broken Column: This symbol can be traced back to ancient Egypt and symbolizes the fall of Osiris. Some depictions show Isis weeping over the column while holding a sprig of wheat in her right hand and a canopic jar in her left with Horus (Chronos, Saturn) standing behind her while she reads in a book of incantations to try to resurrect her husband. The broken column is also a phallic symbol where the column is the male member and the circular base is female genitalia. So here we see again how Masonic organizations are preoccupied with sex.
- Pentagram: The emblem of OES has a five-pointed upside-down star. This, of course, represents black magic, the Goat of Mendes, Baphomet, or his most popular name, Satan. They also use the right side up five-pointed star which represents white magic, the Light Bearer, or Lucifer, the other name for Satan.
· Gavel: Symbol of power and Thor’s hammer. Thor was the Norse god of thunder, lightning, air, and fertility. Thor was lord of the air and the Bible reveals clearly to us who that really is in Ephesians 2:2. Thor’s hammer was also a phallic symbol of the male member.
- Equilateral Triangle: It is used on Eastern Star badges and represents the perfection or divinity of humankind. Manly P. Hall, a 33 degree Mason, in his book The Lost Keys of Freemasonry (1923) states on p. 92 that “Man is a god in the making.” This idea that man can become a god is also taught by various other Masonic authors like Joseph Fort Newton, Arthur Edward Waite, and J. D. Buck. The origins of this doctrine go all the way back to the Garden of Eden in Genesis 3 when the Serpent told Eve “…ye shall be as gods…”
These are just a few of the symbols Eastern Star uses. Since they are Masonic, they also use other symbols promoted by Freemasonry. When the whole body of symbols is taken into account, it becomes obvious how corrupt an organization OES really is.
- Hexagram: Also called King Solomon’s Seal, the Star of David, this double equilateral triangle is the joining of the “Water Triangle” and “Fire Triangle.” It symbolizes contact with the dead (necromancy) and calling up devils. It is also a phallic symbol of the joining of male and female genitalia.
Cabala, or Kabalah, or Qabalah, is Jewish-based theosophy (occultism). Eastern Star has a motto based on this mystic cult which appears as an acronym on their seal–FATAL. The acronym is a warning to its members about divulging their secrets but also stands for the motto, “Fairest Among Thousands, Altogether Lovely.” This password used in Eastern Star rituals is an offshoot of phrases found in the Song of Solomon. In Song of Solomon the man in chapter 5 was called chiefest among ten thousand and altogether lovely and he represents Christ. The phrase was used by Christians of old to express their love for Christ. The OES has given it a bastardized meaning. By reciting the motto, OES believes the initiate achieves salvation. The following statements are used with the five women in each degree mentioned above:
So the Eastern Star has turned a phrase once used to represent Christ into a phrase to represent their initiates and have essentially pushed the Lord Jesus Christ aside to save themselves by their own works so they can become a god, kinda sounds like the same lie the devil to eve in the garden, that she could become a god…
- Jephthah’s daughter, because she devoted her life to preserve her father from eternal infamy, was the Fairest Among Thousands, Altogether Lovely
- Ruth, because she forsook home, friends, and all things, in a heathen land, to seek out the people of God, was the Fairest Among Thousands, Altogether Lovely
- Esther, because she offered her crown and life to preserve her people, was Fairest Among Thousands, Altogether Lovely
- Martha, because amidst all the despair of death and the woe of desolation, she preserved her faith in the Word of God, was the Fairest Among Thousands, Altogether Lovely
- Electa, because in her martyrdom for Christ’s sake she hesitated not to sacrifice all things that love can prize or friendship cherish, was the Fairest Among Thousands, Altogether Lovely4
Romans 1:21-25 “ Because that, when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.” Ezk 8:14-18Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD'S house which [was] toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen [this], O son of man? turn thee yet again, [and] thou shalt see greater abominations than these. And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD'S house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, [were] about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east. Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen [this], O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose. Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, [yet] will I not hear them. Upon initiation the candidate will be told something like this
“Then listen well and remember what I am about to say to you. To be made an Eastern Star is as serious as anything you have ever undertaken in your life. The Scripture says “you must be born again.” In all birth, the seed dies. Many things in your former life must be seeds for your new life as an Eastern Star. This will serve as the beginning of our mutual love. In this new life, you will hope and expect to find love and understanding to equal and surpass that of mother and father, sister and brother, wife and husband. It should render you to be a better mother or father, sister or brother, wife or husband. For your (1) faith, (2) obedience, (3) loyalty, (4) truth and (5) heroic endurance, you should take on a new birth. You must rely upon me and others of this Order who you will meet to teach you this new character. Of times, it will not be most pleasant, but remember, we are trying to teach you in the best way we know, and we love you. Try to memorize these 5 words: (1) faith, (2) obedience, (3) loyalty (4) truth, and (5) heroic endurance, as you will often need to recognize them and call them by name.
The Candidates for initiation, having been notified by the Secretary of their election to membership and instructed to prepare for the same by not eating any food for one and one-half or two hours prior to the initiation (excitement and exercise on a frill stomach may result in stomach upset and nausea), are brought together in the ante-room at the time of a regular meeting. Both men and women may receive the degree at the same initiation, and the words of the initiation ceremony must be changed to suit the case.”
And asked “Do you believe in a Divine Being, who is God of the Universe?” They are not asked if they believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, or that Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh, just a generic term for deity because remember the OES doesn’t actually cater to Christian’s only but Jesus hating Jews and islam whom would never agree to such, so back up a little bit, how can you be born again with the Lord Jesus Christ, fact is you cannot, that is called still born but now this person is going to be a 2 fold child of hell.
Then the candidate is told “Friend, this life is a maze through which we all roam blindly and, all too often in ignorance. It is well to learn from the experience of others, profiting by their wisdom and example. Allow me, therefore, as one who knows the many mazes of our Rite, to act as your counselor at this time, preparing you for the ceremonies of initiation.” We all roam blindly? You mean the blind leading the blind¿ YUP
The candidate is also told “Upon your lips is set a seal. Be warned thereby to keep eternal silence and secrecy concerning those things which may be revealed to you here.” And “Our obligation is a solemn pledge which you must make before you may enjoy the privileges of our Order. It binds you to strict secrecy about the work of the Order, your performance and the performance of deeds of charity and mercy upon which depends your success and that of the Order of the Eastern Star. Are you willing to take this Obligation?”
I, ..., hereby pledge the sacred honor of a woman (or a Master Mason) to the faithful performance of the conditions of the following obligation: I will keep and protect the absolute secrecy to which I now agree, promising never to reveal unlawfully any of the ceremonies, signs or passes of the Order of the Eastern Star.
I will not be present nor assist in giving these degrees to any man not vouched for as being a Master Mason, nor any woman not vouched for as being of a Christian disposition, regardless of race or creed. The common bond among members being a fundamental faith in the Fatherhood of God, and the Brotherhood of Man.
I will obey the Constitution and laws and regulations of the Supreme Grand Chapter, the Grand Chapter, and the By-Laws of the Subordinate Chapter of which I may be a member.
I will help any Brother or Sister of these degrees who is in need (if they apply to me as such and are found worthy), as far as their needs may require and my ability permit.
Furthermore, I will not speak disrespectfully of a worthy Brother or Sister of these degrees, but will give them due and timely notice of their default that they may ward off approaching danger. In the presence of Almighty God, and before these witnesses, I do make this solemn pledge. The Conductress takes the Bible from the Candidate, and ask the Candidate to kiss it. The lights are turned off or lowered.
WM (recites from Genesis 1, as follows): “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” As the Worthy Matron says “Let there be light,” at the last word, all the members join in saying “Light.” The lights are turned on. If Candidate is hoodwinked, the Conductress removes the hoodwink.
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So with what has been said does this sound like something a born again Christian should be involved in, how is it if you have already be born and adopted into the body of Christ Jesus, how is it you would need to goto a masonic temple and be born again? Why the need for the oaths to maintain secrecy? Fact is it’s nothing more than baal worship.
New Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology (Prometheus Press, 1972) p. 210.
Charles G. Berger, Our Phallic Heritage (New York: Greenwich Book Publishers, 1966) p. 78-79.
Short Talk Bulletin, “Symbolism” (March 1925, vol. 3, no. 3) p. 15.
History of the Order of the Eastern Star (Cedar Rapids, IA: Torch Press, 1917) p. 572 and 37
Cathy Burns, Hidden Secrets of the Eastern Star (Mt. Carmel, PA: Sharing, 2006).
Ibid, p. 18.
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Institutions: Fraternal Organizations (Greenwood Press, 1980) p. 97
What? When? Where? Why? Who? in Freemasonry (Masonic Service Association of the U.S., 1956), p. 28.
F. A. Bell, Bell’s Eastern Star Ritual (P. R. C. Publications, 1988 rev. ed.), p. 94
Thomas Lowe, Adoptive Masonry: Eastern Star Ritual (Ezra A. Cook, 1913), pp. 20-21.
MAN, MYTH AND MAGIC, vol.16, p.2159