Friday, 16 December 2011

What is The Eastern Star?

• What is The Eastern star?
The Eastern star is a fraternal organisation which was founded to satisfy the curiosity of wives of Freemasons. It is a Masonic organisation which claims to be based on teaching from the Bible.

• Who may belong?
Each Chapter must be presided over by at least two men, so it is open to both men and women. It is aimed at adult women who are related by birth, marriage or adoption to a Master Mason.

• Are there other Freemasonry groups for women?
In England women may also belong to:
The Honourable Fraternity of ancient Freemasons
The Order of Women Freemasons
International Co-Freemasonry.

• How long has the Eastern Star existed?
There are various claims as to the origins of this organisation, 1730 in France, 1778 in America or 1849 by Rob Morris, an American Freemason. Rob Morris certainly developed the Fraternal in an original way. His successor, Robert Macoy, through financial abuse, encouraged massive growth in The Eastern Star throughout America. There are currently around one million members worldwide.

• What do Eastern Star members do?
Eastern Star meetings include an act of worship, and salvation by works is implied. Through ritualism and stories members are encouraged into deep fraternal bonds with one another. The stated purpose of each Chapter is ‘charitable, educational, fraternal and scientific’.

• Why are Christians saying this organisation is ungodly?
As Bible believing Christians, we are of the opinion that the Order is founded on the distorted and mis-interpreted Word of god, with the deliberate intention of leading ignorant women into the snares of Freemasonry.

Freemasonry is a form of Baal worship, drawing on the same spiritual roots as false religions. This is incompatible with Christianity, and brings spiritual death and decay.

• Why is Eastern Star not compatible with Christianity?
The belief that The Eastern Star is a ‘fine christian organisation within Masonry’ is simply not true. Singing Christian hymns, naming Jesus and learning that good works are a ticket to heaven is not true Christianity, it is a religion. True Christianity is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
The main aim of chapters is to make more members. The main aim of Christianity is to see people set free to be disciples of Jesus Christ.

Freemasons take oaths that are in denial of Jesus Christ and his finished work on the cross. As the Father of Freemasonry is Lucifer, anything done in the name of Freemasonry gives glory and worship to Lucifer.
To agree and continue with the doctrines of freemasonry, one can not hold genuine spirit led Christian faith, for they are opposing spiritual forces.
We believe that the vast majority of people involved in the Eastern star are ignorant of Masonry’s occult nature. We hope that revelation will enable your prayers of faith to be used to set captives free.