Originally Posted by (member of longhaircareforum.com)
My dad said the same exact thing to me once he found out I joined a sorority. And I believe he is right.I think that's what most Christian sorority members ignore in these type of discussions...the secrecy part. To say the org is built on Christian values but still have members take an oath of secrecy is...I don't know....I've stopped being active in my sorority until I can figure certain things out.
Originally Posted by me in reply to member on forum
(Glory to GOD)
Here's my current booklist; I plan on getting each book one day or another. I recommend the same for you and anyone else who is seeking clarification on these organizations:
- "Greek-Letter Organizations: Offspring of Abomination" book by Gail Gray
- "Coming Apart at the Seams" book by Minister Fred Hatchett
- "The Truth Behind Hip Hop" book by G. Craige Lewis
- "Captain of My Soul: A Memoir" book by Whitney Gracia Williams
Gail Gray is an ex-Alpha Kappa Alpha, Fred is an ex-Omega Psi Phi, and I have a friend who is an ex-Kappa Alpha Psi. On Fred's forum/discussion board (see link at end) there are several testimonies of those who have left Alpha Phi Alpha. My sister is a Delta Sigma Theta, but I'm believing GOD for her renunciation. If you ever need any help finding these books, or need someone to talk to about everything we've been discussing on this board, please don't hesitate to send me a PM or something. I know our LORD Jesus will give you revelation from the words written in these testimonies.
Throughout her testimony, Gail mentions whether or not "people came after her" after she denounced, etc and how God had her personally pack up and move like Abraham. She also mentions how people leave their organization because they have a conviction in their spirit that they cannot ignore (literally cannot ignore)... this is called an unction from the Holy Spirit.
One thing Gail mentions in her podcast that is crucial in understanding God's will for His people getting out of these organizations and NOT joining these organizations is: "the will of the FLESH" vs. "the will of GOD." The will of the flesh is powerful. She said that she willed it in her flesh for her to be a member of AKA. And to be careful because people will say "I prayed to the LORD, and that was my answer." (I actually knew an Alpha who told me this, God forgive him and LORD help us get into YOUR will, and OUT of our own).
Luke 22:42 says
42Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
Gail encourages us to sincerely and in honesty pray in our hearts the prayer above that JESUS prayed, when asking the LORD Jesus about joining these organizations. All of the fraternities and sororities associate themselves (oaths of allegiance/secrecy or both) with a pagan/false god whether covertly or overtly (she also explains why they say they don't "worship" the god, but if you confess it with your mouth through the oaths, it becomes your god whether or not you bow down to it every day). It's a deadly spiritual bond/yoke.
If we let our own fleshly will go, we won't get caught up in these organizations which are displeasing to God our Father because it is not in His heavenly, holy and righteous will.
Listen to her podcast/TESTIMONY once, twice, three times... as many times as necessary; take notes. I've heard it at least seven times and I thank GOD for the undeniable truth in it (see link at end for Gail’s Testimony) Don't forget your other resources including your Bible.
I say, don't stop seeking the truth. The LORD Jesus will HONOR your search if your whole heart is in it. God keep you sis and I pray your strength and the strength of those reading this, and your personal continuing desire to please a HOLY GOD.
In Jesus' name, amen.
Gail's Testimony (click the link)
Fred's Forum/Discussion Board (click the link)
Mark 1:14-15 says
14Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, 15And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
Colossians 2:8 says
8Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
The above is the end of my reply. This issue is not new to me, but I enjoy revisiting it at times and helping others realize the severity of sororities and fraternities and its detrimental effects on the spiritual-man. I thank GOD for the truth revealed throughout the testimonies and I hope you have learned something as well in order to make an educated and informed decision to NOT join or to get OUT.
God keep you, beloved,
A young woman on longhaircareforum.com sent me a testimony of her experience. PRAISE GOD for her!!
Originally Sent by (member of longhaircareforum.com)
Last year I went through a process and dropped right before the end because it did not sit well with me at all. I couldn't shake the thoughts and the feelings I had about it. Now looking back I'm glad I did. It was a conviction for ME. I was very clear as to why I dropped and it did create some serious tension but now everything is back to 'normal' as far as my relations with the other women and my would have been line sisters. Please pray if you are considering joining a sorority. There are things that don't tell you until you join. it's not as friendly and innocent as it seems.
Originally Sent by me in reply to member on forum
Thank you so much for your testimony!!! That is so awesome and I thank GOD for you! That's so wonderful! If you ever see any girls struggling to make a decision, please allow the Holy Spirit to lead you into ministering to them about how it's against God's will. This is so important, as many people are suffering today as a result of a decision they made in college to pledge. Again, thank you so much! I'll be sure to share your testimony with others (I won't include your name if that's ok). How glorious is our GOD!!