How to Join the Order of Eastern Star: 10 Steps (with Pictures)
The Sydney Anglican Synod has called on all Christian members of Masonic lodges to withdraw their membership and for church facilities not. Simon: This piece carries the logo for the Order of the Eastern Star. men must be Master Masons and women must have specific relationships with Masons. Is Eastern Star essentially Free Masonry for women? on good works and community service as a means of earning a relationship with the Supreme Being.
The cup, symbolic of charity and hospitality.
Her color, red, is symbolic of love. She accepted God's will in spite of persecution. Inside the center of the star, a pentagram 5-sided figure with an altar is the logo's focal point. The open book upon the altar signifies obedience to God's word. Each of the 5 points of the star are represented by a woman who represents that character within the lectures. Each woman is dressed in a costume, symbolic of which of the 5 heroines she represents.
Each of these biblical characters share a lesson in the Masonic virtues: From Mackey's Revised Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry, pagecopyright Adah - Respect to the binding force of a vow Ruth - Devotion to religious principles Esther - Fidelity to kindred and friends Martha - Undeviating faith in the hour of trial Electa - Patience and submission under wrong End of descriptions from Mackey's Revised Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry Eastern Star Membership Rules The Order of the Eastern Star, one of Freemasonry's many appendant bodies, accepts both men and women as members.
To join the Order, men must be an affiliated Master Mason who is in good standing dues paying member. Originally, it was required that women members be related directly to a Freemason, either by birth having a grandfather, father, brother, uncle, cousin, etc. Female members may be related to a Freemason in a number of ways, such as mother, wife, widow, daughter, sister, etc.
They all profess to be Christians.Q&A: Order of the Eastern Star
My grandfather is also a fan of Edgar Cayce. He has numerous books with his healings and such. So my question is, how can I bring up the subject with any of them? I am very concerned about this issue, since both my wife and I lost our other grandfathers less than two years ago. They were both dedicated to the Lord and we know that we will be with them in His presence for eternity.
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I want to be sure where our surviving grandparents will be when they pass from this life to the next. There is a definite need to educate the Church on this issue.
Thank you for your ministry, and for the biblical truth that you proclaim.
Thanks so much for your question and your desire to learn how to address such an obviously sensitive issue. Freemasonry has a lot of baggage that makes it oftentimes a heated topic of discussion. Given the fact that there is a great deal of mystery as to the history and heritage of freemasonry, it would be a mistake to say a Mason cannot be a Christian. Much of it has religious undertones. Depending upon your chosen masonic historian, the history of freemasonry can deal more with one than the other Christianity and paganism.
Without a doubt, freemasonry is clouded with both Christian and pagan influence today. That brings us to your question. But it is certainly reason for concern.
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Perhaps you could open a discussion with some questions for them about some of the basic teachings of freemasonry. You could, for instance, ask what the lodge teaches about Jesus? The answer you get is likely to be quite subjective to the particular person you ask. One Mason may say that they teach that Jesus is the only Son of the Father God who redeemed mankind through His atonement, while others may answer that He is one among many religious types to pay heed to.