THE TRUTH BEHIND FRATERNITIES AND SORORITIES
Letter jackets, line names, party lines, step shows, and popularity. These are the most coveted vanities that college students long for during their undergraduate tenure. I was certainly one who wanted such a lifestyle. Last year around September I saw a DVD series by Elder G. Craig Lewis called the Truth Behind Hip Hop which breaks down the true agenda of Hip Hop and R&B music through the word of God. During the series he began to talk about how my personal walk with God was being contaminated and jeopardized by wanting to associate myself with Greek life. How you ask? Well, let’s see what the word of God says about this.
Present Day Idolatry Right under Our Nose
In Exodus 20:3-5 God says, “You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself any idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God.”
Let’s focus on a couple of words in that scripture so that we can take that and build on it. The word “idol” is defined as a person or thing that is adored and highly esteemed. The word “worship” means to revere, adore, or pay homage to someone. By these definitions secret societies, fraternities, and sororities are idols. Why? Because these organizations are praised, adored, and highly esteemed so much that it literally takes the place of God himself in people’s hearts. Don’t believe me? How many people you know have ever been to a party or step show hosted by some Greek organization on a Saturday night, and because you were so tired and sleepy Sunday morning you didn’t get up and worship God in his house? Or how many Christians in secret organizations find the time to make step practice, meetings, or lodge gatherings, but don’t witness to someone about Christ or study His word? My first point is that secret societies such as Greek fraternities and sororities are idols to themselves and to people who long to be a member of them.
In ancient Greece and Egypt, especially around the times of the Old Testament, the inhabitants of these regions worshiped idols or false gods. We all know them because they made us learn about them in grade school: Cupid, Zeus, Athena, Ra (sun god), Hades, etc. Demonic forces have used places like these for thousands of years to promote idol worship because they know that idolatry puts a barrier between the participant and God. Ephesians 6:12 says, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness in this world, and against spiritual wickedness in high places.” So this means that demons use people to establish their antichrist agenda, by antichrist I mean anything opposite of the word of God, in the Earth.
My second point is that demons used the founders of secret societies and Greek/Egyptian organizations to create a stronghold for young people for years to come. How do I know that demons did this? Because demons always work against the word of God, that’s their job. Man wouldn’t purposely do something against God’s word unless they were deceived or influenced by unclean spirits, just as Eve was deceived by Satan. For instance, a form of idol worship in the Old Testament was to play music, dance, and chant in order to get their god to hear them. This is denoted in Exodus 32:19 when the children of Israel danced around the golden calf as Moses was away speaking with God, and in I Kings 18:26 when the prophets of idol god Baal danced, chanted, and marked themselves around an alter to try to prove their god was stronger than the Lord. Corrupt kings in the Old Testament, such as Nebuchadnezzar, would force people to pledge their allegiance to the idol god that the king set up for himself (Daniel 3). Hmmm… sounds familiar? Today organizations play music, dance, and chant to the Greek and Egyptian gods. You might think that they are dancing for fun, but I’m trying to show you where that activity originated. They give you line names derived from false Greek Gods like Ares, they encourage you to tattoo and brand yourself like the false prophets did, they also require that you pledge your life, your faith, and your trust to your brothers, sisters, and the name of their organization. People listen, demons don’t change and God doesn’t change. What demons did in the Old Testament thousands of years ago they’re also doing today. If idolatry was not pleasing to God then, do you really think it’s cool now because some community service gets done, or because their national leaders say it’s good for all members to go to church and claim to believe in God? Don’t fool yourself. This truly is present day idolatry right on our campus, and God demands that it stops now!!!
The Anti-Christ Agenda
What do I mean by anti-Christ agenda? No, I’m not talking about the person called the Anti-Christ described in the book of Revelation. I’m talking about the mindset and doctrine that he represents. Let’s go to some examples in scripture to show what I’m talking about. Proverbs 20:1 says, “Wine is a mocker, strong drink a riotous brawler; and whoever errs or reels because of it is not wise.” Hosea 4:11 says, “Harlotry (fornication) and wine and new wine take away the heart and the mind and the spiritual understanding.” So from the word of God we see that beer (wine) and strong drink (liquor) take away spiritual understanding and those who indulge in the consumption of these are not wise. But what do the organizations promote? Thirsty Thursdays, dollar drinks, free drinks, and special drinks that only that organization can make. On top of that, poor folks pledging are killed every year from alcohol poisoning and we, the church, say nothing. This conflicts with the word of God.
I Corinthians 7:9 says, “But if they have not self-control (restraint of their passions), they should marry. For it is better to marry than to be a flame [with passion and torture continually with ungratified desire].” Organizations continuously promote an atmosphere where fornication and other perverse sexual acts are encouraged with multiple partners across the campus. They hand out condoms, give seminars on safe sex, condone and promote homosexuality, and in some cases spread STDs. Students just coming to this university fall victim to the hype that surrounds these organizations and as a result deliberately disobey God’s commands. This also conflicts with the word of God.
In Matthew 22:37 Jesus says, “And He replied to him, you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and your entire mind (intellect).” In order for us to love Him we must obey His commandments. Organizations encourage members as well as potential members to dedicate all their time and efforts to their success. These organizations want you to study their history, attend their seminars on Wednesdays during Bible study, do everything they ask, and sacrifice your entire life so that they can continue to prosper. If all your time is committed to this organization, how can you serve the Lord with everything you have? This is the third and greatest conflict with the Word of God.
A Proclamation from the Lord
As an ambassador for Christ (II Corinthians 5:20) it is my responsibility to boldly proclaim the will of God to this campus and to let people know that the grace of God is infinite. As I close, I want to point out the difference between sin and iniquity and how those words are related to this topic.
Sin is anything that is against the word of God, while iniquity is intentional sin. Now that I’ve shown you through the word of God that following, involving, supporting, and wanting to join fraternities, sororities, and other secret societies are a sin, I bring to you a bold proclamation from the mouth of God.
Deuteronomy 30:19-20, says “I call heaven and earth to witness this day against you that I have set before you life and death, the blessings and the curses; therefore choose life that your descendants may live. Any may love the Lord your God, obey His voice, and cling to Him. For He is your life and the length of your days that you may dwell in the land which the Lord swore to give to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Deuteronomy 28:15 says, “But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee.”
I speak these words prophetically as a messenger on this Earth. Every secret organization, fraternity, and sorority, listen up. If you call yourself a Christian, then it is impossible to grow spiritually and walk in His perfect will for your life while you worship false gods and wear their letters upon your body. If you choose to take the word of God to heart and obey it by denouncing your involvement and affiliation with the organization, you will be choosing life and the Lord will honor that sacrifice publicly. He will send blessings upon you and your household, because you have chosen to obey Him despite what people say. Please don’t ignore His word, pray for guidance from His Holy Spirit and allow Him to line you up with His will. My prayer is that God’s anointing will cause the fighting, shooting, stealing, fornication, idolatry, drinking, gossiping, and lying that have been happening on this campus because of the fraternities and sororities to stop as students like you read this article and decide to follow the Lord Jesus. I know that as Prairie View students and faculty truly obey God’s word totally without compromise and offer ourselves as sacrifices, the Lord Jesus will prosper this school and the entire nation will see the manifestation of His glory on this campus. Hallelujah.
If you choose not to listen to this warning, read Deuteronomy 28:15 to find out what is in store for you. Again, please don’t ignore this warning because God’s love is for everyone who hearkens unto His voice, but His wrath is reserved for those who choose to disobey Him.
THIS WAS WRITTEN BY A STUDENT “UNKNOWN” AT PRAIRE VIEW A&M UNIVERSITY