Eastern Star Rituals, Degrees and Secrets Exposed
The real origins of the Eastern Star (like most secret societies) are shrouded in great mystery. Notwithstanding, the Order of the Eastern Star claims to be the largest fraternal organisation in the world in which both men and women are members. The Eastern Star rituals degrees and secrets are carefully guarded like all the other various secret societies of the world.
Dr. Rob Morris founded the Eastern Star rituals, degrees and secrets around 1849. He joined Freemasonry on 5th March 1846 and eventually ascended to the ‘Ladies degree,’ within the Lodge, which later became the basis of the Eastern Star degrees. He became Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Kentucky on the 12th of October 1858.
Although some writers have taken the origins back as far as 1778 or 1793, the degree format and content of today finds its roots in the design of Dr. Morris. Morris himself testified, “I wrote every word of the original lectures and composed the songs. For twenty-eight years I have been communicating it as my own origination. I am the founder of the system and no one can show any proof of its existence prior to 1849.”
A book every interested observer should read on this subject is Hidden Secrets of the Eastern Star by Cathy Burns. It goes into extraordinary detail and shows the meaning and true origins of the teaching and practices of the order. See attached link:
Morris’ heretical syncretism views
Morris was far from a christian. He was an arch syncretist – believing that all roads lead to God. This is gross heresy! The Order of the Eastern Star theology totally undermines the character of Jesus Christ, contradicts His teaching, and negates God’s plan of salvation.
In ‘The Lights and Shadows of Freemasonry’ Morris wrote, “I have fully expressed my admiration for much of the character and many of the precepts of Mohammed, as embodied in the Koran. Avoiding the doctrinal points and, read in the spirit of fraternal love, as illustrated in the lectures of Freemasonry, that remarkable book, the Koran, might justly be taken as a comment upon the much older, far wiser, and most remarkable book ever written, the Old Testament of the Hebrews dispensation.”
Morris continues, “Our forms of faith are diverse. In language, customs, and modes of thought, we are cast in different moulds; but in Masonic unity we are one, and one in Masonic faith. As our hopes and aims and labours are one, we, trusting in one God, and doing, each of us, what we believe to be His expressed will, do humbly expect a common reward when we have passed that common lot which none can escape. To the Divine power, therefore, I tenderly commend your excellency, both for this world and for that which is to come.”
Like Freemasonry, the Order of the Eastern Star claims not to be a religion. Its candidates are simply required to have a belief in a supreme being – whether it is Buddha, Allah or Christ.
This heretical attempt to place the heathen gods of this world on the same plane, or in the same godhead, as the God of heaven is a grave violation of the truth of God’s Word and the explicit teaching of His Commandment. The first commandment succinctly admonishes us, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3).
The Bible further says, “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time” (1 Timothy 2:5-6).
Jesus said, in John 14:6, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
Jesus also said in John 5:23b-24, “He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”
We would recommend a very compelling book written by Masonic authority E. M. Storms called Should a Christian be a Mason?:
Requirements for membership
Membership requirements for men are that they first be a Master Mason; for women the requirements are that they be related to a Master Mason, in good standing or one who was a member in good standing at the time of his death, as either a wife, sister, mother, daughter, granddaughter, niece, legally adopted daughter, widow, half-sisters, stepmothers, stepdaughters, stepsisters, daughters-in-law, grandmothers, great grandmothers, great granddaughters. This list has just been expanded to include great-great granddaughters and nieces as well as Rainbow girls and Job’s Daughters who are 18 years of age and have 3 years of membership in their respective Masonic Youth group.
Whilst some Masons openly disassociate themselves from the Eastern Star, the order is without doubt a daughter of the Masonic Lodge. In fact, the intimate relationship between the parent and the child can be found throughout the many Masonic and Eastern Star sites worldwide. One of the Eastern Star lectures explains, “Ladies, you are connected with Masonry by ties far more intimate and tender than you are aware of, or than I can ever inform you of.”
As in other secret societies, and the cults like Mormonism and the ‘Jehovah Witnesses’, the Eastern Star employs Scripture in a corrupted manner to impress Masonic truths upon its members. The heroines of the Order ‘represent the various stations in a woman’s life’ as well as attributes to emulate; they are as follows: Adah (blue), Ruth (yellow), Esther (white), Martha (green) and Electa (red).
Anyone interested in the Eastern Star or Freemasonry should read Christian Revivalist Charles Finney’s book on the subject:
Fatal to the character of any lady
Eastern Star recruits are threatened “that it would be fatal to the character of any lady for truth who should disclose the secrets of these degrees unlawfully.” This type of intimidation is designed to protect the secrets and practices of this sinister order. Once in, its members are held by fear. This is the opposite to Christianity with is governed by faith and love.
Fear keeps people from God. It subjugates faith. It holds back blessing and it paralyses the mind. Fear is the opposite of faith! 2 Timothy 1:7 says of the genuine believer: “God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind”
Those who have been deceived by this Order should immediately abandon it and repent. They should take a hold of God’s Word and reject any fear. Isaiah 41:10 says: “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
The dangerous thing about secret societies is that they deliberately turn truth into error in a cryptic underhand so as to deceive the ignorant uninformed candidate.
The Eastern Star rituals, degrees and secrets are definitely FATAL to the soul of its members. This organization should be shunned by all godly observers.
We would recommend a revealing book written by David W Daniels – Should A Christian Be A Mason:
Blue Lodge (Craft degrees)
Red Lodge (York Rite)
The true character and ethos of Freemasonry
The decline of Freemasonry
For more information read Freemasonry: The Invisible Cult by Jack Harris