Some of the best and brightest among us are numbered with those societies; and it is on this account that we make these remarks. We desire to see these noble men expending their time, talents and strength for higher and nobler objects than any that can be attained by the weak and glittering follies of odd-fellowship and freemasonry.
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Renouncing Delta A
Personal Testimony about forsaking Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
It was in my second year of college when a member of my church who attended the
same university I attended, along with another friend I’d known since we were freshman in high school, pledged Delta
Sigma Theta (Delta or DST). After they’d become members, they invited me to a Delta Rush.
had a motto that pulled me right in and caused me to put all, if there
any, of my guards down. All discernment, any reservation, and
all questions that would have counted me among the wise to ask,
turned to naught when “The Public Service Sorority Founded on Christian Principles” Motto was made
known to me.
of my friends who’d
already pledged were Believers, and as I conversed with more
and more of these intelligent, what seemed to be well-rounded
young women, I discovered that just about all of the Deltas of
this chapter were not only Believers, but very active in their
local churches. This excited me because I was serious as I
could be about the LORD, even at that time in my ignorance. So,
I felt I’d fit right in. Needless to say, I made plans to
I zealously pledged DST in the fall of my third year of college and my zealousness
only increased after I actually became a full-fledged member of the sorority.During
the pledging process I studied and took in all I needed to know
to become “one” with DST, and I did it with great
pride. I enjoyed it. I believe I can speak for most of the
young women I pledged with when saying that we had a great time
and experience. We were not “hazed” (forced to do humiliating
or dangerous things), we were not spoken down to
and we were well respected. I know this sounds unbelievable to
many, but at our university hazing would not have been tolerated.
Besides, even though the women of DST of this chapter were
loyal to the organization, they were even more serious about graduating
college. So in other words, they really didn’t have time for
excessive, ridiculous behavior.
Nevertheless, after our allotted time of pledging, I, along with
seven other young women, “The Eight Captivating Publications of Delta Sigma Theta,” on ahighly
anticipated Sunday evening, ecstatically and dramatically walked barefoot on “the burning sands,” making our vows
to keep covenant with this “thing”…for the rest of our lives.
Finally, I’d become a Delta. Yet, as excited as I was, I didn’t really
know or understand what I’d committed my life or my soul to, nor what I had gotten myself into spiritually.
Though I was truly a Believer, I didn’t
know the Word of God and honestly, I had no substantial knowledge of Greek letter organizations prior to pledging. Moreover,
sadly, yet in all sincerity, I never asked my heavenly Father if pledging Delta was something I should do.
LORD, something is wrong with me. Renouncing
DST- Phase 1
About a month after becoming a Delta I went to a revival
with my husband, who was then my boyfriend. While sitting there
I remember asking the LORD what was wrong with me because there
were so many beautiful, life changing things going on –
a lot of excitement - yet I felt so empty, as if I were dead on
the inside. I mean, I felt dead, dead - so dead that it frightened
me. Having no idea what was going on with me, nonetheless
knowing that something was gravely wrong, I desperately ran up for
prayer at the time altar prayer lines were forming, and it was
the LORD who led me to the line He wanted me in.
As I made my way to the front of the line,
the sister who would pray for me took my hand to ask what I needed her to pray for.But
the moment that
woman of God, full of His Spirit and power, took my hand, she
dropped it, took a couple of steps back (putting an obvious
amount of space between us), looked at me with a look of
disarray and deep concern, and asked: “Baby…what is
wrong?” No doubt, her alarming actions and question led me into
a hysterical loud cry as I answered with a resounding
wail - “I don’tknowwww.”
I praise my God for that woman, who was one of the visiting ministers,
she knew, by the Spirit of God, that I had an urgent spiritual
issue that needed handling at that very moment. So as a result,
she asked every Saint of God who was leading the other prayer
lines to pause and come over and lay hands on me as she began
praying and warring for me. Thinking about it brings tears to
my eyes because I know now that the LORD had me delivered that
day when I didn’t even realize I needed to be.I Bless Him and ALL Glory and Honor is His!
Well many years would pass before I would
find out what was wrong within me back during that time in my life. I literally had no idea, but the LORD did.
I was very active in DST
during the rest of my time in college. Moreover, after I
graduated, I always had something on my body or vehicle proudly touting
DST.But it was also not long after I graduated that phase two of what the LORD had planned for my life
concerning this issue would take place.
It’s Not of God!Renouncing DST- Phase
of years after I’d graduated college and gotten married, a
gospel singing group I was a part of had just finished rehearsing
in our home. While walking one of the sisters outside to her
car, somehow, we’d begun talking about sororities and fraternities.
The conversation led her to share with me that she’d pledged
Sigma Gamma Rho in college, another well-known sorority.
Now this sister was about fifteen years older than me, and I
had no idea she’d been a part of a Greek letter organization
because she had never mentioned it, neither had I ever seen her
with any paraphernalia on. So when she told me she had pledged
in her college years, I excitedly responded with “I didn’t know
you were Greek!”Then
I asked “Are you active?” She simply answered “No.”
my Father in Heaven knows me. I am the nosy middle child,
and He orchestrated that conversation in such a manner that
would cause His inquisitive daughter to do just what He knew she
So, just as planned, I,
Ms. Nosey Rosey, asked “Why?”
But this sister’s next response was the one the LORD needed me to hear.
After I asked why she wasn’t active,
looking directly into my eyes with a wide smile, she gently, yet profoundly answered “Because it’s not of God.”
Wow! Though I tried not
to show it at that moment, I was overwhelmed, greatly disturbed, and convicted by her response.It shook
me to the point of no return. I was a God Fearer
and I was not trying to play with Him, nor do anything
that would disappoint Him. Her no nonsense response did just
what my Father wanted it to do… it shattered the unwarranted
admiration I had for DST. It caused me to muse over my ties
with it, as my heart began turning away from it.From
that moment on I’d developed a form of resentment for Delta that I could not shake. I wholeheartedly believed what that
sister in the LORD said to me, even though I didn’t know all of the facts. But as a result of backing away from DST,
I was led to a place in the LORD I’d never experienced in my life.
Leaps and Bounds
After willingly backing away from Delta
by the grace of God, proving, even to myself, that my fear, love, and desire for God was greater than my blindlove
for Delta, the LORD took me on a glorious, spiritual journey.
From being baptized in the Holy Spirit, to speaking in tongues,
experiencing prophetic dreams, visions, along with the
manifestation of other spiritual gifts, my eyes were opened as I
communed with the LORD. It was absolutely glorious. It was the
time when I’d begun clearly hearing Him, by His Spirit,
speaking to me. In addition, I began studying His written Word
like never before. It was so much, I cannot
tell it all. But just know, it was during that season of life, I
truly learned for myself that if we seek the LORD, we will
find Him, and if we hunger and thirst after righteousness we
will be filled…just as He’s promised.
the Shofar! The Formal Renouncement!Renouncing DST -Phrase 3
years had passed since the night
of that revival, and frankly, I’d hardly thought about it over
those years. But one day, while blessing and loving on
the LORD with the fruit of my lips, I verbalized to Him that I
could not, and would not want to imagine life not knowing and
feeling His presence. Instantaneously, on the tail-end of my statement, the LORD brought me back to the
night of that revival. He visually showed me myself and allowed me to remember that feeling of total emptiness.
After that reminder, a
bit taken aback, I responded slowly with the question - “oh yea, what was wrong with me?”So
in that supernatural, mind blowing moment, the Spirit of the
LORD spoke to my spirit and instructed me to go and get my Delta
Needless to say, I was
blown away as I quickly went with godly fear into the garage to retrieve those books that had been packed away in
a box for years. It took a moment to get to them, but when I opened them I had the shock of my life.
I began reading the contents of those
books it was as if I was seeing them for the first time. They
were dark, foreign, and appalling. The vague notion of anything
Godly was snuffed out by the consuming leaven of the revered,
dark side of Hellenism so prevalently displayed throughout.Reading them caused the hair on the back of my neck to stand up as I gasped, yelled, and sat there in total amazement.
I’d seen enough,
I immediately asked the LORD to forgive me for making vows to
this ungodly thing called Delta Sigma Theta, and I stood up
before Him and the entire heavenly host renouncing and
denouncing all that it is. I pleaded with the LORD to remove any
and/or remnants of the paganistic junk that may have still been
deep within my soul because of the vows I’d made.
quickly started collecting any and everything
in my house that I’d bought or received because of Delta, all
of the paraphernalia, the formal gold sorority pin, elephants,
informal pins, jerseys, etc., absolutely everything.I
put them in a garbage bag and
put it outside to be picked up by the garbage collectors. As
for the certificate of membership, I burned that in the kitchen
sink. (Acts 19:18)And yes, it was that serious. I needed my Father to know that my life, my soul,
my heart belonged wholly to Him and that I had absolutely NO
allegiance to Delta Sigma Theta,
Minerva, the dead twenty-two founders, its “virtues” and all
the other carnal rubbish attached to it. Moreover,
I had to confirm that there wouldn’t be anything found “in” me
or around me concerning DST that would give
the enemy and/or the spirits connected to DST the impression
that they could have access or legal ground to my inner man.
My outer actions were essentially an expression of what had
already transpired within me by and through the Spirit of the
only true and Living God. I had rejected and turned my back to
DST because my “face,” was now, totally, toward
glorified and blessed
the LORD for His mercy and forgiveness as I stood there in
complete awe, and adoration, pondering the fact that He’d
intervened in my ignorance by not only leading us to the
revival many years prior, but leading me to the altar, to that
line, to have that particular sister discern that there was a
serious problem, so that she and the other Saints would lay
hands on me and pray for me, which had made the very moment I
was experiencing even possible. What a merciful, loving God!
I love Him so much.
after my repentant holy rampage, I thought about another sister I’d pledged DST with in college that had become a true
sister in the LORD. I picked up the phone, called and told her to pull out those rituals, which she hadn’t looked at
in years as well.When she did, she was blown away too. I then called and shared the news with other members
of DST that were in the LORD, desperate to share with them what the LORD had shared with me.
Clarity of Purpose
I move on, I need to explain that there are tons of teachings out there
on the facts concerning the rituals and customs of Delta and
the other organizations like it, and what makes them offensive
and ungodly. So if anyone would like to know these details, if
you have internet, and you do not have a hard heart concerning
the truth, the clear answers are right at your fingertips.
But as for me, specific, historical details, are not what I have been assigned to share.I’ve written what I’ve been led by the Spirit of God to
write concerning what happened to me spiritually
after making vows to Delta, and the danger of grieving the Holy
Spirit, our seal for the Day of Redemption, and the very real
risk of offending our God to the point of no return. To you who say “LORD, LORD”…this
is serious. Those who have ears to hear, I pray it will be a blessing to you in a life changing manner.
Well as you’ve read, my patient Heavenly
Father ordered my steps throughout this aspect of my life,
gently leading me by His Spirit into All truth. Never once did I
feel any anger from God toward me in my ignorance. Furthermore,
because God is Sovereign and not even one sparrow falls to the
ground without His consent(Matthew 10:29), I
am sure that in my anxious,
self-satisfying need to become a part of Delta, He allowed me
to pledge it, just like He knew I would. El Elyon, the Most
High God is All-Knowing, nothing surprises Him. But because He
knew I would, He also had the plan for me to be delivered from
it already set up!!
with the plan already set up, I did have a choice to make. When
the sister so sweetly shared that these organizations are
“not of God,” I could have become indignant, angry,
hard-hearted and retaliatory, but by the grace of God…
I was receptive, and fearing Him, which leads to life, put me
on the road to total deliverance.
I know through personal experience that we can only serve, with
our whole hearts, One God. We can only be totally devoted to One God. We can only truly love One God. (Exodus 20:3, 20:23, 34:14)
And if there’s anything that is not like Him
“in us,” our relationship with Him can and
will be hindered. I can’t love and worship Minerva, a false
goddess, and love and worship my Father, the True God, too.
Vowing and keeping covenant with Delta is vowing and keeping
covenant with all that it is, including the false goddess Minerva.
Yes, it is. Lighting the “torch of wisdom,” the wisdom that
Delta pays homage to the false goddess Minerva for,
is an offense against the true God because any and all true
wisdom can only come from Him.
dare those who say they love and honor the True God, acknowledge
the false goddess Minerva as some bearer of light and giver of
wisdom! God fearers and worshipers have good sense because
of Him. We can “see” because of Him, by His Spirit. We have
understanding because of Him.
“With Him are wisdom and might; To Him belong counsel and understanding”
the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.”Proverbs 2:6
“God made the earth by
His power; He established the world by His wisdom and by His understanding and skill stretched out the heavens.” Jeremiah 10: 12
if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to
all men generously and without reproach, and it will be given
to him.”James 1:5
are simply fooling ourselves if we think the Only True, and Living
God has somehow changed since the days of the Old Covenant. He
is the same yesterday, today, and forever more. There is no
way the LORD God would, or could, approve of individuals who
call themselves His children, lighting candles and paying homage
to the false goddess Minerva and all of the other false gods or
goddesses attached to all of the Greek letter organizations
and secret societies.
imagine Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah, the High Priest of God who
will return, our powerful Savior and Lord who Is the “Vine”(John 15) we
are to be connected to, making vows to (Matthew 5:33-37), and keeping covenant with one of these organizations? No way! You know it just
like I know it!
if we, those who profess to be the “branches,” are abiding in The Vine, then to be attached to anything that is
not like Him would be very uncomfortable and nearly impossible. So essentially, you’re either abiding in the
Vine… or you are not, there is no in between. You cannot, there’s absolutely NO Way to totally abide in the True
Vine and totally abide in Delta and its goddess simultaneously.
Yeshua taught that the gate that leads to life is narrow and the road that leads to life is hard,
and sadly, few find it(Matthew 7:13-14). He taught that whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will
Is anything worth your
soul? Anything? Don’t you realize your soul is your life? I’m not talking to those that do not call him
or herself a child of God. I am addressing those who say they love God with all of their hearts.
I have seen for myself many ministers in the churches that
are “one” with these types of organizations grievously sin
against God, over and over. There’s enough purging
that needs to take place within each believer without the
wickedness of these secret societies and Greek letter organizations
being added to the list. But to have this weight, this sin,
this idolatrous commitment, only opens the door to more and more
sin. We cannot give the enemy a foothold that would allow him
to come in and potentially consume our souls, our minds, and
I’m reminded of Josiah, the King of Judah(ruled
640–609 b.c.e.), and
his voluntary actions when he realized
that they had been sinning against God in the most horrific
way. Judah, just like Israel had been sacrificing to, and worshiping
false gods. They had left the Way of the LORD and had been
doing what they thought was right in their own eyes. Hear the Word
of the LORD in II Kings 22: 16-20 through a
prophetess Josiah inquired of after the reading of the scroll
containing the laws of God, brought him to the realization that
the people of God, namely Judah, had severely broken His commands:
“This is what
the LORD says: I am going to bring disaster on this city
and its people. All the words written in the scroll that the
king of Judah has read will come true. For my people have abandoned
me and offered sacrifices to pagan gods, and I am very angry
with them for everything they have done. My anger will burn against
this place, and it will not be quenched.”
“But go to
the king of Judah who sent you to seek the LORD and tell him: ‘This is what the LORD, the God of Israel says concerning
the message you have just heard: You were sorry and humbled yourself before the LORD when you heard what I said against
this city and its people—that this land would be cursed and become desolate. You tore your clothing in despair and wept
before me in repentance. And I have indeed heard you, says the LORD. So I will not send the promised disaster until after
you have died and been buried in peace. You will not see the disaster I am going to bring on this city.’”
So to reiterate, the LORD did not take kindly to His children fraternizing with, and worshipping pagan gods.
This is crystal clear. And it is also clear that Josiah had every intention to please the LORD. Let’s Check out II
the king summoned all the elders
of Judah and Jerusalem. And the king went up to the Temple of
the LORD with all the people of Judah and Jerusalem, along with
the priests and the prophets—all the people from the least to
the greatest. There the king read to them the entire Book
of the Covenant that had been found in the LORD’s Temple. The
king took his place of authority beside the pillar and
renewed the covenant in the LORD’s presence. He pledged to
obey the LORD by keeping all his commands, laws, and decrees
with all his heart and soul. In this way, he confirmed all the
terms of the covenant that were written in the scroll, and
all the people pledged themselves to the covenant.”
As a result of finding out the truth, Loving God and Turning from Idolatry...This
is what King Josiah did:
He had all the articles
that were used to worship Baal, Asherah, all the powers of the heavens, and the Asherah pole removed from the LORD’s
Temple. (An Asherah pole was a sacred tree or pole that stood near Canaanite religious locations to
honor the pagan goddess Asherah, also known as Astarte).
He also tore down the living quarters of the male and female
shrine prostitutes that were inside the Temple of the LORD. The
King also removed the horse statues that the former kings
of Judah had dedicated to the sun from the entrance of the
LORD’s Temple, and burned the chariots dedicated to the sun.
defiled the pagan shrines east of Jerusalem that King Solomon
of Israel had built for Ashtoreth, the goddess of the
Sidonians; and for Chemosh, the god of the Moabites; and for Molech,
the god of the Ammonites. He destroyed every pagan shrine and
anything that was not of God contributing to idol worship in
all the land.(Read it in II Kings 23)
In other words, King Josiah went on a Holy Rampage with a Righteous
indignation! He’d made a pledge to Honor and Obey His God, the True God, and he did everything he should have to keep
is what the LORD is
calling for by those who say they are His children that are
involved with Greek letter organizations and secret societies.
The type of commitment, zeal, and affections members of those
organizations have, for those organizations, should be for the
Giver of life, and Him only. You know the kind of zeal and
affections that cause many to believe their lives would not be
complete without those organizations? That’s what I mean.
Our God hates it when His children show allegiance to any other
god but Him. It was He, Himself that said we should not have any other God but Him. He made it clear that
He is a jealous God and He cannot be the God of those who choose to worship and pay homage to false, pagan gods.
LORD had taken great
care of the Hebrew people. He had saved them in a time of
famine, He had delivered them from slavery, He literally rained
down manna for them while in the wilderness, even when they
grumbled and complained. He had shown Himself to be a faithful
God, a committed Husband to His people.
In the same way, is it not God who supplies
all of our needs today? Is it not Him who gives His mighty angels
charge over us, and keeps them all around us? Is it not Him who
had the plan of Salvation, through Yeshua, for us from the
beginning? The LORD is the True God and the Everlasting King
and besides Him there is no other.
Delta nor Minerva, or any of the other false gods conjured up
by the carnal minds of men, can do anything for us! It is of
this world and we are not to love the world, or anything of the
world. We have no business messing around with that kind of
Trick of Satan
goddess Minerva/Athena crowns Delta’s
crest making their motto deceitful, attempting to mask the
blatant worship of the false goddess. Drop a little “public
service” rhetoric in the potent mix, and there you have it, yet
another Eve-type deception. Satan is always on his job.
He goes around as a roaring lion, looking for who he can
devour! These organizations were strategically orchestrated by the
deceiver. Can’t you see that? Why does anyone need to make a
lifetime commitment, a solemn vow, to a “thing”
in order to team up with others to do good deeds? The entire notion is childish.
When vowing and making a covenant with these organizations, we become one
with them. You say no? I ask then, why don’t members say “I am a
member of Delta…or a member of Alpha?”
Instead, members proudly say, “I am a Delta…or I am an
Alpha’”…and so on. And it is true.
They are right in saying so. When the vows are taken, just as
between a husband and wife, they become one with what they’ve
committed their lives to. So just as husband and wife in
traditional marriage share a name, it’s the same as calling
yourself by the name of one of these Greek letter
organizations/secret societies. It’s just that simple.
we are born again and are hidden
in Messiah, we say we are a part of the Body of Messiah, being
that we are one with Him and the Father. Now we know marriage
between a man and woman and becoming one flesh is of God, as it
was established at the time of creation (Genesis 2:21-25).
But what is this idea of
making vows to and becoming one with a “thing?” A thing that is
clearly pagan and wicked from the root. From the
beginning mankind has been continually making up ways to create
a breach between himself and the True God, whether inadvertently
or purposely. One way or the other, it is the god of this
world, the Enemy who gives them these ideas, and makes them believe
it is “good” and that they need these things -but it is up to
those in the LORD to seek Him and discern
the truth by His Spirit. It is all a trick of the Enemy.
God’s Mercy Endures
the LORD is merciful and full of compassion…and He is
very patient. It took hundreds of years for the pronounced
curses for this kind of sin to actually come upon the Hebrew people,
mercifully affording them the opportunity to repent for their
blatant, idolatrous living. The LORD’s desire is always
for people to repent, turn to Him, and love Him with our whole
hearts, rather than to give severe punishment.
was blind to the truth about Delta Sigma
Theta when I made vows to it, but the LORD was merciful to me
because of His unfailing love. Yet I still had my role to play
in this relationship. As a loving Father, He has and will
always do His part, but as His children, will we do ours? Will we
the beginning of time,
man’s relationship with God was built up and strengthened by
obedience, or weakened and torn down by disobedience. That
has not changed. Yeshua told us we must “Love the LORD with all
our hearts, all our souls, and all our minds...”
just as it was written by the finger of God at Mt. Sinai
thousands of years ago. To love Him is to forsake any and everything
that is not like Him, or offensive to Him. And for God fearers,
that even includes a possible offense!
Uh Oh, There are No More Excuses
Once we’ve heard or been exposed to the
truth, there is no more excuse and the consequences are
solely our own. If you don’t understand the depths of the vows
you’ve made to these wicked secret societies, or
if you still need more clarity, investigate. Research some of
the ritualistic activities carried out by them, and as you do
ask the LORD to show you how and why they’re not of Him. Ask
and it will be given, seek and you will find, knock and
the door of Truth will be opened for you.
Loving God with all our hearts is the business of the Believer. It is a command and an absolute privilege
all at the same time. Being one with our Savior, makes us one with our Father, and we can’tbe one
with Him who is Holy and Righteous and be one with that which is unholy and unrighteous.
We must love the LORD with all of our hearts and forsake the idols
that we’ve invited into our lives, and our hearts.
not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” I
hear the conclusion of the whole matter. Fear (worship, honor, obey) God, and keep His commandments. For this
is the whole duty of man.” Ecclesiastes 12:13