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So Why You Ain’t Pledgin Part Deux

May 7, 2009

Ok Anointed Readers,  I was given a nice challenge response to my post about Black Greek Letter Organizations and my stand on them.  It is my opinion that joining these organizations  are basically not the thing to do for the professing Christian.  However I only posted a link to the explanation for my reasoning,  and that may not have been enough.  Therefore,  I would like to take this time out to put the whole meat and potatoes out for everyone to read.  First I would like to thank Sister Skeetaweetaka for taking the time out to make her feelings known in a civilized manner,  that is much appreciated and I respect her decision to follow her hearts desire.  I must point out though,  that the decision to be a part of AKA was probably all well intentioned and all, but I would like for you (Sister Skeetaweetaka),  to study some little known facts about the organization.  This information is coming from the same link that I posted from the original post of  “So why you ain’t pledgin”.    Please read this with an open heart and mind,  this is not an attack this is simply information.

Can You Be a Christian and Greek?: An in-depth analysis of Black Greek Letter Organizations Jordan L. Rice J.D. nphc© 2006

INTRODUCTION: Let me first emphasize that this paper serves solely to present the facts of Greek letter organizations as they relate to Biblical teachings and NOT to judge anyone or condemn any individual. The exploration of this issue is based exclusively from the actual ritual books of ALL nine recognized Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLO’s) and the relevant Biblical scriptures. From my previous experience in this area, one thing that is consistently clear is that the vast majority of people simply do not know what these ritual books contain, including members of the organizations themselves! As Christians, we simply must be followers of Jesus Christ and nothing else; however, this feat cannot be done in ignorance. There is freedom in truth; conversely, there is bondage in ignorance. Moreover, the sole purpose of this paper is to help my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ grow closer to our Lord. As you may already know, the word “Christian”, although extremely popular today, was not used much in the first century church of believers. As a matter of fact, the word “Christian” was only used 3 times in the New Testament as opposed to the word “disciple” which was used 273 times. Followers of Christ were called disciples, and those disciples were called “Christians” at a city called Antioch. Therefore, it is safe to assume that we “Christians” in name should be “Disciples” in function. Furthermore, as Disciples of Christ, we must follow Him regardless of our opinions on different issues. Accordingly, the title question of “Can You be Christian and Greek?” refers to whether one can be a “follower” of Christ and His ways while simultaneously participating in a Greek Letter organization. One of our duties as Christians is to examine EVERYTHING. Paul tells us in 1st Thessalonians 5:21 to “Examine (Prove) EVERYTHING, and hold on to that which is good.” It doesn’t matter if somebody thinks it is good, if it does not pass the test when measured to the Bible, we should not hold on to it. The word “examine” in this text applies to metals, referring to the art by which the true nature and value of the metal is tested. This trial was usually made by fire. The meaning here is that Paul’s readers were to carefully examine everything proposed for their belief. They were not to receive it on trust, or to believe it because it seemed good. Rather, they were to test it against the word of God; what they found to be true they were to embrace and what did not line up with the word of God, they were to throw away. Furthermore, it does not matter if your mother, father or pastor supports something; if it does not line up with the scripture it must be discarded. With the introduction out of the way, let us analyze the issue before us. Can you be a Christian and Greek?


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