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Dark matters in the Eastern Star

History of the Eastern Star

The Order of the Eastern Star (OES) is a masonic organization that is the sister organization of the Freemasons.  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, 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.

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

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.

“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.

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.

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]

References:

1History of the Order of the Eastern Star, p. 37.
2Ibid, p. 18.
3The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Institutions: Fraternal Organizations (Greenwood Press, 1980) p. 97
4What? When? Where? Why? Who? in Freemasonry (Masonic Service Association of the U.S., 1956), p. 28.
5F. A. Bell, Bell’s Eastern Star Ritual (P. R. C. Publications, 1988 rev. ed.), p. 94
6Thomas Lowe, Adoptive Masonry: Eastern Star Ritual (Ezra A. Cook, 1913), pp. 20-21.

Source: Cathy Burns, Hidden Secrets of the Eastern Star (Mt. Carmel, PA: Sharing, 2006).

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52 thoughts on “Dark matters in the Eastern Star

  1. Another excellent post Harry.
    you know as I have been reading my bible daily lately, I have come across so many versus and sayings that I have recognized in various Rock and blues songs that I used to listen to for many years. I get angry now that I see how they are really poking fun at Christ’s holy Word, by throwing in all these biblical references and vocabulary from the Gospels. Just more lies and trickery from Satan, and we just go on our merry way, never making the connection, because we are not getting to know God in his reality and truth. It really is everywhere, at every turn, and I can’t escape the signs of it now that I am aware. I Thank God every day for coming back to me.

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    1. You’re right, Allison. The entertainment industry is chock full of ideas that those with spiritual discernment can see are inspired by Satan. It has always been his goal to mimic God or mock him in some way. So it’s no surprise his followers will do the same.

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    2. Question> I found out recently that my grandmother, over 50 years ago was a member of the Eastern Star Masons. I was so surprised actually. I am exploring the rituals of the organizations. I am the oldest of 10 children, my name is after a chapter of the Eastern Star Masons, up north. I was raised a Mormon, had 8 children. My oldest daughter went missing 9 years ago, Thanksgiving. When I was pregnant with her, my uncle went missing over the Bermuda triangle, and 33 years later my daughter went missing. I am not paranoid but searching for answers. I have been drawn to symbols etc. and am researching for answers. My question is: could there be a ritual of sacrifice of the oldest daughter? or is my mind working way over time? Anyone have any clue or ideas?

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    1. I have no fear of OES and I know enough about them to point out in this post the falsehoods that they promote. You say that none of what I’ve said is true and yet you provide no sources to dispute what I’ve said. A lot of what I wrote are things that come directly from Masonic publications and I list them, and then I point out how what they teach is contrary to the Bible, which is the real truth. So do you find what the Masonic writers say ignorant & insulting? After all, that’s where the info came from.

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  2. I read your post and I understand what you are saying, however,I feel sorry for you and those who believe it. Partially because all masons and eastern stars know that not every mason or eastern star is in the “inner circle”. There are many masons and eastern stars who are ill informed and only accept what they are given. They do not take the initiative to get a mentor who is in the inner circle, read the required literature (which includes volumes of sacred text not readily available to the public), verify the information given and then seek guidance from The Source. Many eastern stars don’t even know the truth or history behind the bible used in ceremonies! when one is accepted into the “inner circle” and they take the yolk of knowledge and understanding upon them, the relationship they will develop with the true and living God will transcend any religion or any religious text.Heck, half of the christians walking around today still refer to God as “Jesus” when that was no where close to his real name in biblical times. Most people still think he was just hanging around nazereth during the 17 years missing out of the bible. Most people don’t know that the vatican priests burned over 100 books and scriptures from biblical times and killed thousands of masons in the interim who were keepers of the gospel and teachings of the Master Builder. Masons and Eastern stars who are in the inner circle intentionally let people think what they want about us or continue to ridicule us because we know that they have no idea and have not seen the things we have seen and experienced the evidence that we have that affirms our beliefs. The truth has to be protected, at any cost, because when it is put in the hands of general population it gets twisted and polluted just as it did the weeks and months following the crucifixion. A person may be initiated in to our organization but may never reach the inner circle. Everyone cannot be trusted just because they take vows. Time reveals who is worthy of revalation and time alone. Trust in the Light, just as Pistis Sophia, just as The Universal Substance, just as Elias, Enoch, and John the Baptist(although that was not his name). So, that being said, I excuse ignorance and continue to pray for those without the priviledge of understanding and knowledge. Before you judge, ask yourself, do I really have ALL the information I need in order to make these accusations/assumptions? Probably not. Not unless you are a mason with a degree higher than 44 or if you are an eastern star with a degree higher than 33 OR if one of these people are kind enough to mentor you and teach you The Way. If none of these things apply, I would suggest that you “study to show thyself approved, a workman who need not be ashamed” and THEN start making statements.Peace be with you.

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    1. Lexi, there’s no need to feel sorry for me or those who believe what I’ve posted. I have the genuine peace that faith in the Lord Jesus Christ brings. And although you use some language that a genuine Christian uses to explain their beliefs, you also use the religious language of Hindus, Buddhists, transcendentalists, gnostics, witches, and other false religions.

      The way you express yourself proves that the Freemason/Eastern Star secret societies promote Universalism–the idea that all religions lead to God. This is a lie straight from the devil himself. We call our Lord “Jesus” because that is his name in English which is translated from the Hebrew “Yeshua.” It’s clear you’ve never witnessed how God heals people from illnesses when his people use the name of Jesus nor have you witnessed how rebuking evil using the name of Jesus sends evil fleeing. If you had witnessed this power firsthand, you wouldn’t be so quick to criticize us true believers for using his name, which is above every name.

      You can speak in your condescending tone as much as you wish, but your Master Builder, Universal Substance, Light, and other catchphrases refer to none other than Satan himself, the god you worship. Your quoting scripture and claiming to know your hidden truths gets you nowhere closer to the real truth of God’s grace, love, mercy, and salvation which can only be found in the Bible. God has exposed the lies of your worship system, which lay a path straight to hell. So I implore you with the love of the real Jesus Christ to turn from your wicked ways, repent of your sin, forsake your false god, and surrender to the true God, true Savior, and true Lord–Jesus Christ of Nazareth who died for your sins and rose from the dead with all power in heaven and Earth in his hands.

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      1. You have to realize, religion is man-made.

        Christian means “follower of Christ”. So did Jesus Christ follow himself? No. Therefore where was Christianity during the times of Christ and who said that THAT is the proper way to serve GOD? People get so caught up in how to serve God, )the Almighty, Jehovah, Yahweh, Allah, Elohim and I can go on and on with the various name but for now I will say “The Source”) that we forget to just love.

        Religion is a dogma, religion is not needed to love and worship the Creator.

        Also the Jesus of the Bible had a very close relationship with nature, but many Christians of this day and age don’t even try to establish or find a connection with nature.

        There are also so many contradictions in Christianity itself it’s ridiculous. And I’m speaking as a person who grew up in the Christian church. Difference with me though is that I began to THINK.

        My issue with “Christianity” is this, like Enlightened said many people DON’T research the origin of the bible. They are just born into religious homes, go to church most of their young lives, and take this book for gold. Not to say the bible doesn’t hold SOME truths, it does, however blind faith isn’t true faith at all, and Christians swear by a book they don’t even know this HISTORY of. Take for instance King James, let me know how many Christians you know who can tell you the history of King James, and/or what was done under his rule. Many won’t know yet they swear by King James’s version of the bible. That is just one of the many fallacies I can point out.

        In order to grasp a true meaning of “the message to everlasting life” period one should read VARIOUS religious texts and try to find the common thread amongst ALL of them before speaking about the TEXTS. You cannot swear by something without doing research. That’s like me saying Nissan VersaS are the best cars but yet I never tried any other Model of Nissan let alone any other brand of car, neither did I research the company of Nissan.

        Have you ever thought about this…if the Creator created various forms of humanity, and of life period, wouldn’t there be variations in how to worship? What to do? Wouldn’t “He” appear to each set of people in a manner that’ll allow the people to understand?

        A person with an important message who speaks English isn’t going to go to Thailand and deliver that message in English. That person will learn Thai and deliver the message in the language of the people and the people will then interpret it the best way THEY know how.

        To live a life of love and compassion is one thing, to live by the bible is another, because there are many people who are still in this world today who never picked up a bible, or never had access to one. Does that mean they are evil? They should be sent to “a pit of fire?” when they’re heart is probably purer and cleaner than some Christians I know.

        Look at how many people have died in the name of “Christianity” how many civilizations, tribes, and peoples have been enslaved because of Christianity.

        Don’t make it seem like Christianity is above other religions because it is not. Christianity in itself war with each other, all of the sects (Protestant, Episcopolian, Baptist, Methodist, etc.) It is what it is a RELIGION, and at the end of the day religion isn’t what will define a person’s heart. It will be their actions, their thoughts, and their magnitude to LOVE.

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      2. The simplest definition for religion is that it is a system of beliefs that a person is devoted to. So all of us follow some kind of religion, including you. Most religion is man-made. Christianity was established by God before he even created the world because Jesus was foreordained before the foundation of the world to die for the sins of mankind in order to save us from sin, according to 1 Peter 1:18-20. So this religion created by God pre-dates all other religions, which were made by man in his refusal to accept the one true God who manifests himself in the Bible.

        The word Christian literally means “of, pertaining to, or belonging to Jesus Christ.” Jesus was the one who said that following him was the only proper way to serve God when he stated in John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man cometh unto the Father [God] but by me.” John 3:36 says “He that believeth on the Son [Jesus Christ] hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” So if you don’t follow Jesus Christ, you are marked for God’s wrath and you will not experience eternal life. God established his standards and commandments and he fulfills his standards and commandments. Since Jesus Christ is God, this means he follows his own rules. So Jesus did, in fact, follow the commandments he laid out for us.

        People get caught up in how to serve God because that’s what God expects of us. And Allah is not the God mentioned in the Bible. Allah is a false god created by men. 1 Corinthians 3 tells us that Jesus Christ is the foundation of the church and we are commanded to be deliberate about how we build on this foundation. 1 Corinthians 3 also tells us we will be judged by our works and our works will determine whether or not we will receive any rewards when God judges us. So getting caught up in how to serve God is important. You are so caught up in criticizing Christianity that you are the one who has forgotten to love. Your words prove that you don’t love the Son and he who does not have the Son does not have the Father [God]. Where is your love?

        There is good religion and bad religion. Good religion is used by true believers to show how much we love God by keeping his commandments. James, the half-brother of the Lord Jesus, gave us examples of good religion vs. bad religion when he said “If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” So based on your words compared to what James tells us, your religion is vain because you have deceived your own heart and cling to lies.

        Jesus respected nature because he is the one who created all things, according to Colossians 1:16. I can tell you don’t know a lot of Christians. If you did you would realize that many Christians go to retreats, camps, and vacations out in nature to get away from the hustle and bustle of life so they can hear from God.

        There may be contradictions among Christians because we still have faults, but there is no contradiction with the God we serve and there are no contradictions in the Bible. Our disagreements do not negate the fact that Jesus is the only true Lord and the only true way to God. You have deceived yourself if you think you began to think. You grew up in a Christian church, but you did not grow up in the Lord Jesus Christ. You have leaned to your own understanding instead of leaning on God for understanding. Professing yourself to be wise in your own conceits, you have become a fool who resists God’s truth.

        You criticize people for not researching the origins of the Bible, but you obviously don’t know it’s history because if you did, you wouldn’t be so critical of God’s word. Someone came along with anti-God, anti-Bible information and you just took it as true without doing thorough investigation and you sit there in your ungodly pride as if you’re more knowledgeable. God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. This is why you haven’t found him. If anyone’s faith is blind, it’s yours. If you knew anything about the King James, you would know that he enlisted the top scholars of his day who were God-fearing men like he was. You would know they were learned in several different languages like Hebrew, Latin, and Greek. You would know that Roman Catholic leaders did not want him to give God’s word to the people in their common language because they would see the lies that were being taught in Roman Catholicism. You would know that the Roman Catholic leaders, including the Pope at that time, sought to assassinate King James, his translaters, and the Parliament to try to stop the King James Bible.

        If you knew anything about the Bible, you would know that it names people, places, and occurrences in history with great accuracy on a correct timeline that can be verified by ancient secular historians like Josephus, Pliny the Younger, and Celsus, and archaeological discoveries have proven its truth. It has also proven to be scientifically accurate by scientists like Robert Jastrow, Arno Penzias, Robert Wilson, and others. So you see faith based on things that can be verified is not blind faith at all. When God says something or tells us to do something, he has always backed it up with proof. But in order to see the proof, one must open one’s eyes.

        The only text needed to find spiritual truth about God is the Bible. All other texts from all other religions are cheap imitations and counterfeits. They only lead to empty lives and go straight down the path to hell because that’s where they originated. I have discussed and quoted from Buddhist scripture, Hindu scripture, Jehovah’s Witnesses beliefs, Mormon beliefs, and other false religions and pointed out how ridiculous they are so I won’t go into that here. If you were as educated as you claim to be on other texts, you would see they can’t hold a stick to the scientific, historical, and spiritual accuracy of the Bible. They’re nothing but fairy tales made to deceive people who reject God.

        Since God created us and the whole universe, he is the one who sets the parameters on what he will or will not accept from us. There can be all kinds of variations on how to worship him as long as they are in line with the Bible says. For example, God will not answer to us calling him lord Krishna because Krishna is not the Lord. He is a false god created by man. But God will accept us singing southern gospel or soul gospel or christian contemporary styles to him if they glorify Jesus. He will also accept us praising him on various instruments. But he will not accept us living a Buddhist lifestyle. God can accept us serving in a homeless ministry or prison ministry to show and teach Christian love for his glory, but he will not accept someone preaching in a Christian congregation from the teachings of Hindu scripture as if they are true.

        Anyone who does not believe in Jesus goes to hell, according to the scriptures in John 3 and the book of Revelation. You err, not knowing the scriptures nor the power of God. God not only speaks his word using people to reach other people. He appears to people himself or sends his angels to people who haven’t heard the gospel. This has been attested to by some missionaries in foreign lands, including some who are in Islamic countries that have encountered people who dreamed dreams and had visions from God proclaiming that Jesus is Lord or directing them to someone who can tell them about Jesus. God knows how to find his chosen ones. As Psalm 139 says, “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.”

        Just because some awful things have been done in the name of Christianity, this doesn’t detract from its validity. Don’t you know Hindus take part in human trafficking, taoists have slaughtered people in unjust wars, Buddhists have killed others for selfish gain, Islamic Arabs were the first ones to start the African slave trade? So if you’re going to talk history, why not cover all religions in the same way you’re trying to promote all false religions?

        Christianity may have its divisions, but Jesus Christ is not divided and he will always be the only true Lord, the only true way to God, the only true salvation from our sins. You don’t have to agree with what the Bible says, but it’s still true regardless of what you believe. And God has backed his word up with indisputable facts to boost our faith. Christians may be divided but that does not make Christianity false any more than an America divided between Democrat and Republican parties would make the promises in our Constitution null and void or non-democratic.

        And don’t talk to me about love until you know what true love really is. Since you don’t love God, you couldn’t possibly know the magnitude of genuine love.

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      3. harryagaylord,

        I don’t know how the Masons and Eastern Star are these days, but I do know that the “old school” O.E.S. and Masons that ran in my family for at least as far back as 5 generations, were the most God loving, humanitarian, peaceful, and benevolent people you could ever meet. I have records of my family history since they first came to this country in 1852, from one of the oldest and Holiest cities, second to Jerusalem. They lived by the
        Holy Bible, lived humbly and modestly, and they respected their “inner circle” (also known as your family), as well as their neighbors and anyone that entered their life. Calling each other Brother and Sister was a term referring to being one of God’s children. And you being a Christian man should know that we are all children of God. I also know that the original Masons and O.E.S. are almost extinct, so the faternities that are out there today claiming to be Masons/O.E.S are not the same version of Masons that I grew up around, so they shouldn’t be judged as bad people. And you being a so-called Christian would know that there is only one greater power that is allowed to make any judgment calls. I am 28 years old and know more about what is in the Bible than some that are twice my age, and I’m not talking about the Bible that has been manipulated by man in the last few decades, I’m talking about the version that was around way before your time. And if you did your homework you would learn that what you call a “pentagram”, is actually the Eastern Star of Bethlehem, and it is not turned upside down to represent satanism, its turned upside down cause it is pointing towards Jesus who was laying in a manger. And the star that was originally meant to represent all that is good has been around for centuries. The pentagram which represents wiccans and witches, was started during the 1950’s and 1960’s so it was stolen from Holy people and turned into something completely different. They were secret societies for a reason and the ones I knew that belonged to it, dedicated there life to the Lord and living by the Golden Rule. I constantly hear of people dissing the Masons and Eastern Star and I just shrug it off and compare it to someone acting like a high school kid. You know how someone acts out and makes up jibberish about others when they arn’t excepted into a certain clique. There was a reason why it was secret and only certain people were involved.
        And since we are casting stones Mr. Gaylord, here is mine towards you, there is only one who deserves the respect of having the word Lord in their name and that is the creator of the Heavens and the Earth. Unless you can turn water into wine or perform some kind of miracle, than it most certainly isn’t you. So don’t preach to the choir what you don’t know. And don’t disrespect the dead that were once here trying to get the word of the Lord out. In my opinion, if the way the world is today is being Christian, than we are all doomed.

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      4. Tina,

        The lady doth protest too much, methinks. Freemasonry and OES are based on preserving their traditions. They still use the same oaths and rituals they did when they were first established in this country and the men responsible for establishing those oaths (Albert Pike & Robert Morris) were card carrying members of the Theosophical Society, a Satanic social organization. It doesn’t matter how humanitarian or peaceful or benevolent people are, if they don’t have the charity of Christ in their hearts, all their good works are spiritually profitable for nothing [1 Corinthians 13:3]. Even Satan can masquerade as an angel of light when in fact he is the prince of the devils. A person who is God loving is not friends with the world system because being friends with the world makes one an enemy of God [James 4:4]. Freemasonry & OES have always been and will always be part of the ungodly world system, so you have deceived yourself about your relatives.

        You are also mistaken in your belief that “we are all children of God.” We all are definitely God’s creations, but we are not all God’s children. If we were all God’s children, then Jesus (who never lied) would not have said to those who opposed him “you are of your father the devil” [John 8:44]. Furthermore, it always amuses & amazes me when people who are part of the Roman system, such as yourself, hijack the name “Christian” when you’re not and then turn around and call genuine Christians such as myself “so-called Christians.” Since I have highlighted your theological errors, it becomes clear you really don’t know the Bible as you claim. The Bible I use is based on the oldest known (and most reliable) manuscripts and hasn’t been tampered with, in spite of the false information you’ve been fed from the Romish religious system you are part of that is based on man-made idolatrous traditions.

        Try as you may to re-purpose the pentagram as something good, it has always been Satanic. Satan always tries to re-purpose evil as something good and you have done the same thing. The pentagram was used as a Satanic symbol way before the 1950s & 1960s. If you really knew anything about the history of wiccans and other occultists, you would know the pentagram was used by the Theosophist (Satanist) Eliphas Levi in the19th century when he drew the picture of Baphomet. You would have also known that Aleister Crowley & Gerald Gardner, the Satanists who helped establish wicca, often used the pentagram for their ceremonies and in their literature before the 1950s.

        In your haste to attack the truth I’ve presented here, you are simply “projecting” when you imply I’m acting like a high school kid. It is actually you who are guilty of the things you’re accusing me of. You claim I’m the one who doesn’t know things and hasn’t done the research when, in fact, you are the one who has failed to do research. You rely on anecdotal stories (rumors) that people with an evil agenda have told you to get you on their side, just like a high school kid does. You accepted it as true without question and without due diligence. You, in expressing your faulty opinions, have not even bothered to provide published sources for your info. That’s something basic even a high school kid is taught to do and does if they want the teacher to accept essays they submit and if they want to be taken seriously enough to get a good grade. I have provided several resources to back what I say, including from Masons, and they span various time periods up to our current times.

        Based on what I’ve presented to refute your arguments, your comments can be dismissed as nonsense and unreliable.

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    2. There are no ceremonies, levels, doctrines, mentor’s, degrees, text’s, or Masonic teachings that can get you what you are missing. The relationship. The ‘truth’ as you so put it is found when a person finds this relationship. You don’t find this by becoming a ‘star’ fraternity – or by knowing such biblical names to state as you do. You have denied the only Name that will set you free. And by doing that you can study to ‘show yourself approved’ but you will not have the Truth as your teacher.

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    3. the word of god is just that..John 14:6 King James Version (KJV)

      6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

      King James Version (KJV) if you had the holy spirit leading you ..well you would know the truth,,,,,masons AND OES ARE SATANIC IN ORIGIN..

      1 John: 22-23
      22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is Antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

      23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
      Matthew 5: 33-34
      33 “Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’ 34 But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36 And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. 37 Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.[g] in the end they will have their place in the lake of fire.if they don,t repent ,and turn from their wickness,,,AMEN

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  3. I thank the Lord for people like you Harry. You make me hold my head high in front of such verbal assault against Christianity. Praise The Lord!

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  4. Harry, thanks so much for this excellent piece on Eastern Star. My grandmother belonged to the order, and a great-great uncle was a Mason, which was a source of controversy in the family. Both were what could be called “good people,” but particularly in the case of my uncle, allegiance to masonic secrecy and universal religious doctrine was a dividing line between him and my great-grandfather, who (like me) believed Jesus was “the Way.”

    Jesus preached in the open. He laid truth and salvation out there for the world to hear–not behind closed doors for a somehow “worthy” elite, because salvation isn’t something any of us can be worthy of.

    I’ve studied many of the Eastern religions as part of my college degree. The “gods” each of these religions are designed to serve are not the same. It is a categorical lie to state that their gods and the God of Christianity are the same being. They do not have the same character as Christ, the same concern for human suffering and separation from God. To state it simply, it’s the difference between “you get what you deserve” and getting what we can’t deserve–that is, the grace of a God who showed us how to live and then died and rose again for us.

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  5. Harry,
    It is refreshing to see detailed information such as yours. So many people have been fooled! I was one of them. I joined OES because of pressure from my husband’s masonic “family”. I’m not the type that feels the need to be involved in sorority organizations. I must say that when I joined, none of it felt right from the beginning for me. God gave me the gift of discernment but I ignored those feelings from the Holy Spirit just so I would “fit in” with his organization. It took me years to realize the truth about it all. I even denied it when a co-worker (who was a former mason) told me that the organization was based on idolitry. Thank God I know better now! I have tried to get my husband to see the truth. I’ve printed out literature for him to read but he as ignored it. I don’t want our family to be cursed because of his denial. What else can I do about that??? How can I convince him to completely leave it alone?

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    1. Stephanie, I’m glad you found this post refreshing. As for your husband the main question would be is he saved? Whether he is or not, 1 Corinthians 7:14-16 probably applies to your situation. You’ve done your part in warning your husband so I would say all that’s left for you to do is step back from mentioning the subject & pray against this stronghold in his life.

      Since you’re in Christ, your household is counted holy by the blood of Jesus because greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world. Just live your life in a holy manner and encourage your husband when he does positive things & pray as the Spirit of God leads you. Then God is obligated by his covenant w/you to take care of the rest. As it took you time to come to the truth your husband will require time especially since this is part of his family tradition.

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      1. Thank you! Yes he is saved, but he is a a bit stubborn! When we lived up north, it was a large part of his life. I’m talking about most of his time away from work. We were always involved with it somehow. Since moving south, he hasn’t join a lodge to visit regularly (which I was very glad about that), but he continues to pay dues. I just want him to really see the truth so that he can witness to the other men who are in it too. Be blessed, as you are a blessing to so many!

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  6. I must say that you have done your research in exposing the lies of satan. Praise God for the knowledge HE has given you. I encourage to keep exposing the truth and will keep you in my prayers. Lies are now seen as truths, and it is extremely sad to see “good” people being led astray. All we can do is pray for them. Keep up the good work my brother.

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  7. Hi Harry, All I can say is Praaaaiiissseee the Lord for you. I am gleaning alot from your research. Yes, I will give you the credit, because you deserve it my brother. I have been looking for sound information to use because “The Sweet Holy Spirit” has charged me to minister to a young lady that comes to my bible studies about this. He told me to warn her of your ways, with an emphesis on how much He loves her, and to come out from amomg them and be separate. I have never been apart of the OES. However, in the area where I live it is prominent in the African American community and churches. I always felt like it was wrong, but didn’t have enough information about it. All i know was that they would never disclose any information about joining unless you were serious about being a part of the OES. I also know that the Masons and OES, at least in my town, all are not faithful to wife and family. There is so much partying, adultery, and fornication than enough. I pray that you continue to minister to the Body of Christ in the way you do. I truly have been edified. I love to teach God’s Word and reliable resources like your website are very helpful. Just reading your blog and how you have responded to the negative comments have challenged me to do further study,and I study alot. I will continue to keep you in my prayers. Always remember Ephesians 6:12-( I know you, you know what it says- lol!!)- Continue being a Watchmen on the wall for Jesus Christ- Grace and Peace!!!

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  8. I must say I am ignorant in all of this but I am thinking about joining the (OES). And I am still not sure. it seems the only way you can and will know is if you join. And from my gathering if your in there is no way out. after you reach a certain degree.

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  9. If Eastern Stars and Masons say that they get such a close relationship with God and everything from this “secret knowledge”, why wouldn’t they want to share it? Why keep it a secret? They are sadly mistaken if they believe that the truth and goodness and light of the True and Living God is only for a select few who perform rituals and take oaths.
    It’s time we stop seeking the internet for more TRUE light on the subject of these organizations who are only as powerful as we (the outsiders who they believe will always be in the dark) let them.
    The True and Living God said that ALL will come to light which is done in darkness, and He is not slack in His promises. Many people don’t know the truth about organizations such as this.
    There is a spiritual knowledge that mainstream church has been hiding, but God has, is, and will reveal what he wants his disciples to know in due time. There is a higher knowledge and level of spiritual wisdom that we are capable of attaining through the Spirit of the Most High, in which we don’t have to abide by man’s rules (of old).
    We are spirits, and that is only the beginning of true knowledge. There is a building and traveling the masonic way, and there is a building and traveling the Holy way, and far surpasses all knowledge from the ends of the earth/ends of time.

    It’s inevitable. The enemy is defeated. We are living out a story that has already been written. The knowledge/wisdom of this world is but foolishness to the Most High God. There are some who think they have true knowledge/wisdom through joining secret organizations, but if you know the God I know, you will know that although they do indeed have a “form” of knowledge/light, but it is not the true light needed to reign in the Kingdom of Heaven, which is not a place in the sky/clouds. It is a realm in which we will operate. When we will operate in that realm without having joined these organizations, they won’t know what’s going on.

    One last thing, we should not fear all of this stuff about New World Order, freemasons taking over, etc. It is all a fear tactic. The True God is ruler of them and they are blinded due to God blinding them for going after false gods and idols of money, success, fame, status, boasting in knowledge, boasting in knowing secrets, etc.

    We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but principalities and powers in high places. These high places are in our mind. Our minds cause us to operate in the natural. There is a way known to men in secret which teaches how to build and travel from within to cause to manifest in the natural, but they don’t know they are building their own pit.

    God bless them all, because we can’t judge them. The enemy is the source of sin (Satan) not the vessels of sin (sinners).

    But just like a parent chastises their child out of love, God will do the same with them (and us, too). We are supposed to be like their siblings, reminding them of what our Father said. The sibling doesn’t punish the other sibling. We don’t have to worry about tattling on them, our Father already knows. And his vengeance is far greater than all of ours put together.

    THE TRUE AND LIVING GOD (it doesn’t matter what is “name” is, because when we know his “nature” that is his name.) His nature is true because it is in me, and I know the change that took place in me, my train of thought, my perception, my heart, all changed through not only reading his word, but living it out in my life, and it came alive in my life.

    God chooses us, we don’t choose him. Everything about freemasonry is a mockery of God. That’s why you can’t be asked to join. You have to choose masonry, a mason can’t choose you.

    Seek true light, not false light which appears to be light.

    Don’t rely on their answers. We can’t expect them to tell us the truth, for they are sworn to secrecy. We must depend on revelation from the Holy Spirit for truth concerning this matter. We must seek freedom from the world systems created upon masonic principles.

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  10. I understand the confusion but the scriptures speak for themselves Jesus is referred to as the light. To illuminate to make lucid sound familiar its Lucifer wake up

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    1. tony,

      If you’re equating Jesus with Lucifer, not only is that blasphemous and incorrect, but it reveals you really don’t know the Bible. Please take your own advice and wake up. Lucifer means “light-bearer.” His name shows that he bears and can reflect light, but is not the originator of light. According to Isaiah 14:12, he was the “son of the morning”, but not the morning itself. God himself is the morning, the Light himself, and Lucifer was God’s created angel and was therefore a “son” at one point until he lost his first estate when he rebelled. Now as Satan, Lucifer pretends to be an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14) to deceive people. And he’s done a good job of deceiving you into believing he’s Jesus.

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    1. tony,

      You’re deceived and blind. Jesus is the light and in him is no darkness at all. The power he manifests is to show he has power to surpass all forces of darkness, like the ones who deceive you. His displayed power also shows he is not confined to the laws of science.

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  11. Ask yourself this ‘if the rules in the garden were to eat of the plants and trees why would the second Adam eat flesh. Jesus says he was here yet the world knew him not

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    1. tony,

      Really?? Is that the best you can come up with? You missed the whole point. It’s what God told Adam NOT to do that was the focus of the fall. Adam disobeyed God and ate from the tree that God told him not to eat from. He disobeyed the Father’s commands and all of mankind fell. Jesus counteracted this by obeying ALL of the Father’s commands. The Garden of Eden was destroyed and hence the rules no longer applied to the world Jesus appeared in when he was born of a virgin.

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  12. Harry for the sake of truth tell me which bible you prefer and let’s show ourselves proven by the numbers. Quote ,present,debate I see you have your shield. Bravo

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    1. tony,

      Not that you really care about enlightenment or anything, but could you declare openly what, if any, religious affiliation you have, since I have openly declared mine “for the sake of truth”?

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    1. I don’t worship calendars or clocks or the beast. If you wish for this so-called debate of yours to reflect “wisdom,” how about making a concrete point so I can offer a concrete counterpoint? Otherwise, I’ll end this because you’re wasting your breath and my time.

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  13. Jesus said to his disciples that if u Don’t give a glass of water to my flock you didn’t give me one either or visit the smallest one in prison I never knew you….?he denied john the Baptist a drink of living water and fled when he was imprisoned. Please enlighten me.
    By the way I was lettin you know the beast that’s 7 kings and 7 mountains soon to be an eighth king is time…..

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    1. OK, tony.

      I’m starting to think that you’re with the puff puff pass religion or the binge drinking religion. So I think it’s probably best to end this conversation before you make a bigger fool of yourself. When you want a serious, sober debate let me know.

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  14. Excellent post! I am so happy that you have exposed Satan’s tactics, which have deceived people for so many years. My sister is apart of the Eastern Star organization and I am praying for her to have a revelaton of who God really is; Jesus Christ. My husband used to belong to the order and has denounced all dealings with it (praise God). My Pastor has prayed for him and that generational curse will not extend to my children. May God continue to bless you and give you strength as you spread His word so gracefully.

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  15. I’m astonished at the arrogance of those spewing mouthfuls of ignorance, in defense, of things they know nothing about! For instance, “Allah”, is NOT the God of “Abraham, Isaac and Jacob”!! Matter fact, “Allah” was one of about 500 God’s, of the Arab tribes, who wandered the deserts and gathered at the black rock to worship, the individual tribes’, God’s. “Allah” happened to be the “God” of Muhammad’s tribe. He won out as the “All Merciful One” ONLY because Muhammad’s the one who came up with the idea of creating a “unified” religion for all the tribes…(he came up with this after observing the strength in unity of the Christians and other major religions of that time and knew it was good). It was for the future, hoped for, prosperity and strengthening of his tribe, his people.. Arabs, through strength in unity. He” “unified” all those “tribes” into one religion; Islam!! Made himself their Prophet; Muhammad!! Named it’s followers; Muslims!! This. “unity” wasn’t amicably consented by everyone…so, Muhammad “changed” their minds: forcibly, violently, mercilessly!! As for the OES…I DO HAVE THE FACTS AND THE KNOWLEDGE THEREOF TO SPEAK!! My mother was a 50 year, heavily involved/devoted, member!! Her paternal grandfather was a Mason, paternal uncle a Mason. Her paternal great aunt died in the Rockvile, Illinois Eastern Star Home. My father was a Mason, his father, a Mason. They were MASONS before my mom was initiated into the OES. Do your homework people!! Pour through every piece of literature in print pertaining to Dr. Rob Morris. You must know who he is, if you allegedly know all the “knowings”, of the OES!? Right??
    THERES NOTHING CHRISTIAN ABOUT THE OES!! ISLAMIC, YOU BETCHA!! OCCULTIC, NO QUESTION!! SPIRITUALLY DANGEROUS….ABSOLUTELY!! SPIRITUAL DARKNESS….UNQUESTIONABLY!!

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  16. Janet said: People get so caught up in how to serve God, )the Almighty, Jehovah, Yahweh, Allah, Elohim and I can go on and on with the various name but for now I will say “The Source”) that we forget to just love.

    Very beautiful and true, Janet. Thank you so much for posting this.

    Aerden

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    1. Aerden,

      The fact that you lump false gods like Allah with the one true God Jehovah reveals that you’re not really into love at all, but embrace deception. Loving the truth and the Person who gave us the truth by his written word and Living Word, Jesus, then sharing it so people won’t be deceived into going to hell–now that’s real love.

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