Rush a frat or sorority? Who should I hang with? How does the moral atmosphere vary?
Godly relationships begin with Jesus, Bible values and godly friends. Some while back I heard a Christian girl sharing about her escape from the ungodly life in taverns and clubs. She said that at one point she was sitting in a car outside a bar. She broke down sobbing, “God, there has got to be more to life than this!”
I empathize with her. In college I was in a social fraternity. Now saved, no way would I recommend it to any one. It’s worldly, high risk, unnecessary. Far better to join a high minded, campus Christian fellowship group or church. They lift not lower, godly behavior.
“You have had enough of the evil things that godless people enjoy–their immorality and lust, their feasting and drunkeness and wild parties, and their terrible worship of idols.” (1 Ptr 4.3 NLT).
- “Binge drinking (4-5 drinks at one time) is most common between ages 18 and 22.
- 60% of all problems with the police on college campuses (such as injuries, vandalism, etc.) involve binge drinkers.
- The highest prevalence of binge and heavy drinking was for young adults aged 18 to 25, with the peak rate occurring at age 21.
- More than 35 percent of adults with an alcohol problem developed symptoms such as binge drinking by age 19.
- One in five college students is a frequent (weekly) binge drinker.
- Two-thirds of alcohol consumed by college students is consumed by binge drinkers.” – learn-about-alcoholism.com
Where do you think much of the binge drinking and immorality is found on campus? Greek life is risky for any one who wants to remain pure and wholesome. I challenge high minded Greeks and godly alums to expose what really goes on in frats and sororities! Be real. Write something – an article or blog. Blue birds do not hang out with buzzards (2 Cor 6.14-17; 1 Cor 15.33; Prov 23.20; 20.1) Some Greeks are already alcoholics. It’s a lot easier to take the first drink than the last one.
“Do not be with heavy drinkers of wine . . ” (Prov 23.20 NAS).
Some years after I got saved I returned to the same secular university for another degree. This time I got involved in a campus Christian group plus my church. Not once did I miss the old frat house life! Busy students do not have time for two fellowship groups any way. Greeks lure God’s sheep away from the sheep fold and the Shepherd.
“Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.” (1Jn 2.15-16 NAS).
Still later on, I went to Bible college where the morals and teaching were far superior to secular schools. Now I regret not being saved before age 31 so I might have desired a Christian college right after high school!
“Therefore, come out from among unbelievers, and separate yourselves from them, says the Lord. Don’t touch their filthy things, and I will welcome you.” (2 Cor 6.17 NLT).
Wise sheep do not hang out with wolves. The way to reach the unsaved is to get them on holy ground. Invite them to a campus Bible study or church.