What does FATAL mean in the eastern star?
The Eastern Star makes no effort to conceal the real influence behind its teaching. It here presents ancient Occultic Cabalism as the actual mode of its interpretation and the meaning behind its secrets. This system way of instruction always contains embedded threats and confusing thought within it. Eastern Star theology is no different. It is common to most secret societies.
Cabalism (also known as Kabbalism, or Qabalism) is a mystical digression from Orthodox Judaism. Kabbalists believe the Old Testament Scriptures should not be taken literally because they contain hidden information which is not obvious to the uninformed. Whilst they hold to the inspiration of Scripture, they do not seek the plain meaning of the sacred text. The Kabbalah approach is extremely allegorical and superstitious, using things like numerology and other surreptitious methods to find alleged hidden and deeper meanings in the inspired text. By this spurious system one could potentially make the Bible say anything one wishes. But this mystical approach totally disregards the elementary rules of textual interpretation. God provided His Word in order that He might clearly and unambiguously communicate with mankind and reveal Himself to humanity. All Scripture is meant to be taken at face value, understood plainly and in agreement with the rest of Scripture. Far-fetched, mystical, superstitious or private interpretation is not accepted.
The main thing about occult practice is that it is done in a secret cryptic manner. In the case of this teaching before us: “Fairest among ten thousand” and “altogether lovely” are coupled together to make the word fatal. Most Christians recognise these Old Testament references (from the Songs of Solomon) as being typical referrals to Jesus Christ. By playing word games and by engaging in occult gymnastics the Eastern Star assaults the character of Christ and turns the Son of God (and man’s Saviour) into the enemy. The Eastern Star considers the Lord Jesus Christ to be FATAL to the souls of its members. This is clearly and unambiguously the theology of the devil.
It is astonishing how blatant the Eastern Star is in claiming Occultic origin. This should be evidence enough for most sane people to flee this darkness and run for the exit door. This should immediately be followed by repentance, renouncing and resignation.
Masonic authority Albert Mackey speaks of the Kabbalah in his comprehensive work the Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry, explaining, “This word is frequently written Kabbala … The mystical philosophy or theosophy of the Jews is called the Cabala. The word is derived from the Hebrew Kabal, signifying to receive, because it is the doctrine received from the elders … the Cabala may be defined to be a system of philosophy which embraces certain mystical interpretations of Scripture … In these interpretations and speculations, according to the Jewish doctors, were enveloped the most profound truths of religion, which, to be comprehended by finite beings, are obliged to be revealed through the medium of symbols and allegories” (pp. 23-24).
The later development of a so-called Christian Kabbalah came to the fore in the 1200s and has interested Occultists ever since. This, and a form of Gnosticism, has held an important position within the cults of the arcane mysteries throughout the centuries. All the different mysteries or Occult societies (whether ancient or modern) utilise a combination of ceremonial rites and oral tradition to achieve their ultimate ends. The different grades are progressively acquired by travelling several different levels of enlightenment. The secrecy of the various grades secures the ‘sacred knowledge’ from the profane.
Clearly, the vast majority of members of these modern secret societies, such as the Eastern Star are unaware of the real influence that lies behind their covert orders. Secret societies are, by their very nature, designed by the devil to deceive the devotees. They are ignorant of the fact that these fraternities are simply modern mutations of the ancient mysteries. In fact, the procedures practised by these orders closely replicate many of the beliefs and practices performed by Christian Mystics from the time of the early Gnostics – doctrines which the Christian apostles denounced as heresies.
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:
Eastern Star lecture
The female Eastern Star candidate is subjected to the following teaching in a question and answer form:
Are you a sister of the Eastern Star?
We have seen his star in the East.
For what came you here?
We came here to worship him.
Have you the cabalistic word?
Will you give it to me?
I will, with your assistance.
No, you begin.
Has that word any signification?
It has, two. First, that it would be fatal to the character of any lady for truth who should disclose the secrets of these degrees unlawfully. Second, each of the letters of this word stands for one or more words, which words make the cabalistic motto.
Have you the Cabalistic motto?
Will you give it to me?
I will, with your assistance.
No, you begin.
Fairest — among — ten thousand — altogether lovely.
For more information read Freemasonry: The Invisible Cult by Jack Harris
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.
Lodges Examined by the Bible Paperback – January 1, 1988
by John R. Rice
Blue Lodge (Craft degrees)
Red Lodge (York Rite)
The true character and ethos of Freemasonry
The decline of Freemasonry
For more information, please William Schnoebelen’s enlightening book Masonry Beyond the Light