False Light - pt 2
The Final Answer
I was working a lot in the month of January in 2015 so I scheduled an off day in February so I could take a day to rest. Coincidentally I scheduled it during the time I was on the verge of denouncing. That morning I woke up and prayed, asking the Lord to reveal to me why I shouldn’t be a part of the org. I was ready and open to hear whatever the Lord had to say about it. It was important to me because I didn’t want to go off of anyone else’s testimony and reason of why they denounced, I wanted to know for myself. So I was led to read Hosea chapter 2, 1 Corinthians 10:14-22 and Mark 12:29-31. Then He led me to write the AKA pledge on paper and write Mark 12:29-31 on the same paper.
To thee, O Alpha Kappa Alpha. We pledge our hearts, our minds and our strength. To foster thy teachings, obey thy laws and make thee supreme in service to all mankind. O Alpha Kappa Alpha we greet thee.
After, I heard the Holy Spirit say “mock..” So I read it again and saw that the pledge was mocking the first commandment word for word. In the text, a teacher asked Jesus what’s the most important commandment, He answered:
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:29-31
My heart was broken. If this organization was founded on Christian principles, why didn’t anyone catch that the pledge mocked what Jesus Himself called the first and most important commandment? This is not a harmless coincidence; it was full of error from the beginning. Then I was reminded of this scripture “ Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the seat of mockers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on HIS law he meditates day and night” (Psalm 1:1-3). After the Lord revealed that to me, I typed up my letter and mailed it to the headquarters that day. I threw away all of my things associated with the sorority. Everything had to go.
Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. Roman 6:13
Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey- whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death or obedience, which leads to righteousness? Romans 6:16
Idolatry is Identity Theft
The Lord spoke that to me one day and I didn’t know what it meant. He led me to do research of the things that we do as Christians to identify with Christ and do in remembrance of Him, then to compare it to what I did as a member of the sorority. So I studied baptism because this represents us identifying with the death of Christ and His resurrection. Then communion, we do this in remembrance of Christ, of the sacrifice he gave and the blood shed on Calvary for our sins. Next was salvation, in this we believe that Jesus is our Lord and Savior, who died and resurrected bringing the remission of our sins. Even marriage, which represents Christ covenant with the Church. He even gives identity by naming us, referring to us as the body of Christ, sheep and disciples. Names that only children of God have, because we are a part of the kingdom.
When you cross (in some processes) You are instructed to eat things that represented your org, I had to recite and agree to oaths that would solidify and identify me as a member. I sang songs dedicated to the sorority, and recited a prayer on behalf of the chapter. During initiations we said poems, lit candles and showed our submission by kneeling. We called each other soror, spec, and sandz, names that only we could say because we were apart of the sorority. All of these things had a meaning, all of these things done to identify or done in remembrance of the sorority.
What the Lord was showing me is that in the same way we as Christians identify with Christ and do things in remembrance of Him, Idolatry opens up the door to counterfeit practices that robs you of your identity. You identify with what you yield to. The devil makes counterfeits of anything the Lord does in order to pervert and lead people astray. So, when we declare with our words a promise of our whole being to something that is not God, and perform practices in the name of something else, we give ourselves to something we never belonged to. Creating a fraudulent use of your identity and what you are on this earth to do and to whom you do it for. We are to see the Light in Him, not a founder. We were created to worship Him and obey HIS laws not foster the teachings and obey the laws of an organization.
Whether people want to believe it or not, the sorority does require you to participate in a spiritual way. In the introduction it states:
“There is still another bond which many believe to be our strongest link—the vows which are made by each member of our Sorority….”
“Because our rituals represent the spiritual foundation of the sorority, they should be revered and held in the highest esteem. They must in the physical sense, be protected by the chapter.”
Does the organization include prayer, scripture and reference of the things of God? Yes. Does it mean its Godly, no. The blasphemous pledge and requirements prove it. In the Old Testament times, Israel’s popular religion was Baal Worship (Idol worship). This religion often merged concepts and practices of Baal worship with Yahweh worship, an idolatrous practice that angered God because it defiled His name*. You cannot mix Holy with profane. That’s why the bible warns us of this and tells us not to believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God (1 John 4:1).
How we feel vs what we know
If you read this and feel convicted, know that conviction is a good thing. I rejected the signs for a long time, but He never gave up on me. I was rebellious yet He was FULL of mercy. I realized no matter how we feel, The Word always separates the truth from a lie therefore our opinion is void. We either agree with self or agree with what He says about a matter. So, I encourage you to challenge it. Seek Him, and let the Lord lead your decisions.