a society designed for the wives, daughters, and female relatives of men affiliated
with Masonry. Affiliated Master Masons who are in good standing may also join. According
to the Order of the Eastern Star, they claim no association with Masonry. However,
the causes and doctrines are extremely similar. Several beliefs similar to Masonry
Faith in god
Secrecy and oath
Character building to obtain salvation by works
A claim to obey the Bible, although salvation by faith in Jesus Christ is never stated
as prerequisite of salvation.
Eastern Star was prepared by Dr, Rob Morris, who is considered to be the "Master
Builder." He was a leading Mason and Masonic author. He was considered by many to
be the most learned Mason of his day and he received his distinguished title of "Master
Builder of the Order of the Eastern Star" in 1880.
The Eastern Star originated in order to "introduce the daughters, wives, and other
relatives of Master Masons to a basic Masonic world view with the understanding that
the Master Mason himself as head of the household will fill any remaining gaps. In
other words, Masonic appendant organizations ensure that the personal environment
of the Mason (mothers, wives, children, etc.) becomes a support and encouragement
for his own involvement in Masonry."1
Is the Easter Star consistent with the teachings of the Bible? The short answer is,
"No." Masonry believes that the Bible is only symbolic and not to be taken literally.
Although they claim to reverence the Bible, it is sometimes placed on equal level
with other so-called holy books, like the Koran. Further, upon study, you will find
that many doctrines of the Eastern Star and Masons completely contradictory with
the Bible, including universalism, salvation by works, Gnosticism, and occult practices.
Should a woman be involved?
Many women are involved in Eastern Star as a social activity - one where they can
give back to the community and participate in worthwhile causes. However, women who
are involved in Eastern Star should take the time to research the deceptive practices,
pagan beliefs, spiritual intimidation, secrecy, and the denial of Christian truth
taught by the institution. We urge you to click below and keep reading. As you study
about Freemasonry, you will see the similarities between their doctrine and that
of Eastern Star. We urge all women to remove themselves from the deception of Eastern