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GUEST POST: GOD and Racism

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“WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF EVIDENT THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL, THAT THEY ARE ENDOWED BY THEIR CREATOR WITH CERTAIN INALIENABLE RIGHTS” – The Declaration of Independence

Racism has been and is one of the most detrimental social evils ever imposed on the mind of man, and has been one of the main causes for global conflicts, genocidal (ethnic cleansing) wars and mans inhumanity to man; and sadly some of its greatest proponents have been by men who claim God endorses this belief; racism is a core belief that ones skin-color and ethnic background alone makes an individual or people group superior and privileged over others who do not share the same skin pigment and has been used as justification for the oppression, suppression and elimination of cultures other than their own; but for some strange reason the individuals holding to such beliefs automatically make the assumption THEIRS is superior above all others.

Western Europe and America have been particularly guilty of exporting this social evil over the centuries; persons of this mind-set naturally need to find a “scapegoat” to make themselves feel superior by enforcing and flaunting this belief system upon those they deem inferior; historically speaking, some 17th century English speaking Christians while escaping persecution and seeking social justice and freedom for themselves have brought these racial prejudices to Americas shores have at the same time denied it to others all the while carrying a bible in their hands, because they believe the bible says so….                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Gods word has been used to justify slavery, segregation, the mistreatment and murder of minorities, making marriages between people illegal by people of diverse backgrounds solely base on “race”  but is this biblically based? Do these beliefs draw support from scripture?                                                     But from the church that is called by God to be “the pillar and ground of the Truth” (1Tim 3:15) I hear a deafening silence….

Martin Luther King once described Sunday morning worship as “the most segregated time in America”….

ONE BLOOD                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            When God created the first man and woman the scriptures reveal no personal features of what they looked like such as height, skin color, eye shape, hair texture etc.; but they, like Jesus are always depicted as fair skinned, blonde, blue-eyed “Ken & Barbie” types. Ten generations after Adam because of the universal wickedness of man God destroyed all surface life in a catastrophic world-wide flood thus “bottle-necking” humanity thru Noah and his sons “Shem, Ham and Japheth and from these the whole earth was populated” (Gen 9:19). Even in the latest movie to come out of Hollywood “NOAH” portrays him and his family with European features. But if that were truly the case all people would share the same Euro-centric features; but that never explains the many dark to light skinned shades and distinct features in the worlds population. Truth of the matter the majority of the worlds population has a middle brown complexion.

Melanin is a DNA characteristic that determines “skin color” people of darker complexion have the AABB gene, middle the AaBb gene, lighter the aabb gene (and the other combinations of everything in between) it is far more likely that Adam & Eve had a middle brown pigmentation the (AaBb gene) this explains the many shades of people in the world, therefore their descendants who inter-married for the preservation of humanity would range from very dark to very light. The only outward “differences” in people is how much melanin is dominate in your DNA. “For God has made from One blood every nation to dwell on the face of the earth and has determined their pre-appointed times and the lands of their habitations” (Acts 17:26) this destroys the erroneous belief of any “Master Race” as we all inter-related and share a common ancestor.

RACIST EVOLUTIONISM                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Prior to the 1800s few people thought in terms of ‘race’ based on skin color, however with the general acceptance of “Darwinian evolution” has fueled the American pre-occupation of “race” within society; the theory of evolution is still an inherently racist philosophy which taught or rather indoctrinated people with belief that fair skinned people were automatically placed  at the top of the evolutionary food chain.The original title of Charles Darwin’s book “On the Origins of Species by means of Natural Selection of the Preservation of favored races in the struggle for Life” (pub. 1859) – that kind of says it all, the ‘Favored Races’ has been dropped due to political correctness.

Even the late evolutionist Stephen Jay Gould admitted: “Biological arguments for racism may have been common before 1859, but they increased by orders of magnitudes following the acceptance Evolutionary theory”

Biological Scientist R.L. Hotz in 1997 stated the term “race” is a social construct derived from mainly from perceptions conditioned by events in history, and has no basic biological reality” he went on to say “…the ideal comes very close to being of American manufacture”

RACISM IN THE NAME OF THE ‘LAWD’

Yes, weak and carnal minded wicked men (past & present) in the name of God have twisted the scriptures to justify their ingrained racial prejudices being deceived and deceiving entire congregations to perpetuate this damnable lie “in the name of the Lord” and oddly enough during the birth of America the greatest Christian nation on earth this went virtually unchallenged.

Brigham Young: “Shall I tell you the law of God concerning the African race? If the white man the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of Cain, the penalty under law is death on the spot. This will always be so. The nations of the earth have always transgressed every law that God has ever given, they have changed every ordinance and broken every covenant made with the fathers, and they are like a hungry man that dreameth and that he eateh and awaketh and behold he is empty” (Journal of Discourses vol. 10 pg. 110)

Joseph Smith 10th President of the LDS church: “It was well understood by the early elders that the mark on Cain and which his posterity inherited was the black skin. The ‘book of Moses’ informs us that Cain and all his descendants were black.” (The Way to Perfection pg. 107)

Bruce R. McConkie, apostle LDS church: “…Noah’s son married Egyptus a descendent of Cain thus preserving the negro lineage through the flood…”

Watchtower Magazine: “The curse upon Canaan by Noah was the origin of the black race” (pg. 702, July 1929)

American preacher Richard Butler (deceased) founder of the Aryan nation used the bible to teach where it says ‘kind after kind’ meant racial segregation and Gods disapproval of “race mixing”

During its heyday in 1925, the infamous knights of the Klu Klux Klan 50,000 men marched down Pennsylvania avenue directly in front of the U.S. capital to cheering crowds of Americans under the banner of Christianity

Black Hebrew Israelites teach a racist doctrine “that the white man IS the devil and is beyond redemption”…simply for being white

(Genesis 9:18-27) is the prime misapplied text used to justify racial prejudices held by some American Christians and very few take the time to read it for themselves; Canaan was a son of Ham (Egypt is called the land of Ham in psalms 105:23) after the flood Ham migrated to north Africa and became the progenitor of the Egyptian, Libyan and Ethiopian peoples. Noah did curse Canaan (his grandson) because of Ham’s actions; Canaan was born with brown skin, therefore there was no “curse!” Canaan migrated north of Africa along the Mediterranean coast along the Gaza strip and ancient Philistia, the land of Canaan is the “Promised Land”. The ‘mark’ that God placed on Cain (apparently something men could read and understand) was a prohibition to keep men from killing him to avenge the murder of Abel (Gen 4:14-15) it was Gods attempt to stop continuous killing-sprees motivated by revenge. Nothing racial here.

IS GOD IN FAVOR OF RACISM?                                                                                                                                                                             Remember the ‘book of Moses’ (written by Moses) used to support racism, here’s how the God of Moses feels about it: “Miriam and Aaron complained against Moses because he married an Ethiopian (black) woman…so the anger of the LORD was aroused against them both and the LORD departed in a cloud above the Tabernacle, suddenly Miriam became leprous ‘white as snow’….and she was exiled from the camp for seven days (Numbers 12:1-14)  other than for than for the purposes of being fruitful and multiplying what kind of marriages does God approve of..?

After the death of Sarah, Abraham made his servant take an oath to find a wife for his son Isaac; not from among the Canaanite women but from his own kinfolk (Gen 24:2-4) Were Abrahams motives racist? The people of God are told not to be unequally yoked with unbelievers “for when you come into the land of Canaan you shall not marry their sons nor their daughters for they will turn your hearts (loyalty) away from following the Lord your God” (Deuteronomy 7:3-4) “When Solomon grew old his many pagan wives turned his heart to other gods; his heart was not loyal the LORD his God” (1Kings 11:1-11) in the NT widowed or divorced believers are instructed to re-marry only another believer (1Cor 7:39). In the eyes of God there are really only three types of marriage, believer to believer, believer to unbeliever and unbeliever to unbeliever.

FAMILY TREE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Jesus with the disciples travelled thru Samaria, which was considered unclean “because the Jews had no dealings with Samaria” the city was founded by king Omri 800yrs earlier, they inter-married, apostatized and were corrupted by Baalism; Samaritans were social outcasts and considered traitors to Judaism; but prejudice didn’t stop Christ and the result was the whole city of Sychar heard the gospel.

Within Jesus’ own family tree were non-Israelites, Rahab the harlot trusted God and hid the spies in the Jericho and later married Salmon, an ancestor of Christ, who was the father of Boaz who married Ruth a Moabite, the great-grandmother of king David. “God is no respecter of persons when it come to faith, but in every nation that fears him and works righteousness is accepted by him” (Acts 10:34-45)

Ten years after Pentecost, God showed Peter the vision of a sheet of unclean animals let down from heaven three times concerning Cornelius the Roman-gentile the apostle got the message “God has shown me that I should not call any man uncommon or unclean” (Acts 10:28).

Racism of any kind was never in the mind, plan nor will of God and whoever, whether Jew or Gentile who practices and endorses such should examine yourself to see if you are truly in the faith- “If a man says ‘I love God’ and hates his brother, he is a liar for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen how can he love God whom he has not seen” (1John 4:20)

 Bro. Jerry

(Thank you Bro. Jerry for this passionate and spirited submission! – pw)

 

 

 
 

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The Worst (and Best) of 6 months of my life…(a personal testimony)…

christianI’m still alive! My daughter begged me this morning to put something on the blog, and I asked her, “Are you my God”, because I only take direction from Him when it comes to posting on the blog. We both got a good laugh, but she stated that I should post a video or something so that people wouldn’t think that I had “moved on” to the greener pastures. :) Anyway…this blog subject had been in my spirit for a while so I am hoping that it can be insightful or encourage someone who may stumble across it.

Where have I been for the last few months? WORKING! Yes, working at a real job that I had no intentions on accepting. What happened was that I was looking to work in the psychiatric field and I interviewed at one office that seemed suited to my background because it was mental health, but primarily dealing with soldiers. However, two days after I accepted the position I got called by another employer at a mental health/substance abuse facility. I was torn, but I am a praying woman, so I did what I knew and asked God. In my head I knew that the first offer was more suited to what I was looking for, but God directed me to accept the second position. A couple of weeks in I was cursing myself and asking God “whyyyyyyy????” This place was awful! The employees were mostly “christians” who went to church every Sunday morning, and cussed you out Sunday night, went out partying, and many worship Beyonce or other celebrities. The management was more concerned with surface things than caring for the “sick”. I found very little respect between employees or between employees and clients. Just. A. Nightmare. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 30, 2014 in Personal Testimony, Uncategorized

 

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In Honor of the 2014 Grammy Awards airing on 1/26/14…

Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets (Luke 6:26, ESV).
 

I would like to give HONOR, PRAISE and WORSHIP to the ONLY ONE deserving!

Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created (Rev. 4:11, ESV)

 

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Welcome to the…New. World.

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Story courtesy of M. Barnhart, Christian Post.com (2014).

The New York-based Satanic Temple on Monday submitted its designs for a monument that it aims to have placed at the Oklahoma Capitol next to the Ten Commandments. The sculpture will feature a 7-foot-tall goat-headed creature, Baphomet, as Satan, which will be flanked by two adoring children – one boy and one girl – smiling as they look up to the creature that will be large enough so that tourists can sit in its lap.

Lucien Greaves, the spokesman for New York’s Satanic Temple, told The Christian Post on Tuesday that the organization wanted to include children in the sculpture because they are “very concerned for children’s rights and child welfare.”

“We are looking to take up the fight against corporal punishment in schools, which is still allowed in 19 states, sometimes results in children’s admission into hospital emergency rooms, and has no beneficial effect, according to any credible empirical research. We hope that today’s children can grow up in enriching environments that cultivate their curiosity, and divorced from the damaging and divisive demonologies of the past,” Greaves asserted.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the Satanic Temple had already raised $19,834 of its $20,000 goal to fund the process of sculpting their monument to Satan.

Last month, CP reported that the organization sent a letter to Oklahoma officials expressing its interest in erecting the sculpture that proposes to be a “homage to the historic/literary Satan.”

In the letter, Greaves also accuses Republican state Rep. Mike Ritze of “helping a satanic agenda grow more than any of us possibly could,” because he has privately funded the Ten Commandments display that sits outside the state’s capitol. The Ten Commandments monument, however, was also approved by the Oklahoma legislature in 2009.

Trait Thompson, chair for the State Capitol Preservation Commission, told CP that any proposed artwork “must be evaluated by the architecture and grounds committee.” He added that the Decalogue display did not go through the typical process for a capitol monument.

“In the case of the Ten Commandments monument, the legislature passed a bill in 2009 authorizing the monument to be placed, so it was not approved through our typical process. The CPC’s only role was to select a location for the monument,” Thompson said when asked by CP why the monument, if it’s ever erected, would be large enough for tourists and visitors to sit in the 7-foot-tall satanic figure’s lap, Greaves explained, “We wanted our monument to serve some type of functional purpose – to have some type of interactive element – for the visitors in Oklahoma City who come to see it.”

Even though the satanist group is based in New York, they are not petitioning to build a similar sculpture in that state, because as Greaves asserts, the organization merely acted on behalf of its members who reside in Oklahoma.

“To be clear, it was Oklahomans who petitioned us for this monument, and we filed on their behalf. We have membership in Oklahoma City, and we represent a segment of the population there. Further, we know of no similar circumstances in New York where a religious monument sits on public grounds.”

Greaves continued: “Where the separation of church and state is respected, the Satanic Temple will never move to revise the laws to allow a monument of theirs to stand on its own. Our monument is explicitly meant to complement and contrast the Ten Commandments monument. While it may be best if religious monuments are left off of state property, when the situation arises that the state breaks down the separation of church and state, it is best that a multiplicity of religious voices are represented, rather than allowing one group to apparently co-opt the power and authority of the capitol.”

However, Republican state Rep. Don Armes, said in a NewsOK report that a satanic sculpture isn’t going to be erected at the state’s capitol, a location some call the belt of the “Bible Belt.”

“I think you’ve got to remember where you are. This is Oklahoma, the middle of the heartland,” Armes asserted. “I think we need to be tolerant of people who think different than us, but this is Oklahoma, and that’s not going to fly here.”

PRAY PRAY PRAY MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD!!

pw

 
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Posted by on January 7, 2014 in Spiritual Walk, Uncategorized

 

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Is Your Friend Your Enemy?

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If a wolf walked up to you and said, “Hi, I’m a wolf as you see, but I’m a friendly wolf. Won’t you play with me?” Would you then go and play with the “friendly wolf”, or would you back away slowly? How about a fuzzy brown bear, would you wrestle with a friendly brown bear or would instinct cause you to run away as fast as you can? How about Satan? He walks in dressed in Polo and introduces himself like this, “Good afternoon, I’m Satan…yes, that old dragon, Beelzebub, the Serpent, you know. That guy. And you are?” Would you kindly shake his hand and make nice, or would you plead the blood of Jesus and rebuke him? Many of us, whether we want to admit it or not, might just shake ole Satan’s hand and believe that we can “all just get along”. But be careful, your enemy is NEVER your friend. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2013 in Spiritual Walk, Uncategorized

 

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Posted by on December 15, 2013 in Spiritual Walk

 

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The Power of Words (Guest Post)

This short post has special meaning for me. It is submitted by a 15 year old with great insight into the potentially dangerous social phenomenon known as “bullying”. The school district that we live in has seen a teen suicide due to bullying, and this post was sent to me by a boy who is currently experiencing the same, to the point that he considered self-harm. As you well know, the satanic agenda is to attack the families and especially children, and it seems that lately the agenda has been amped up to new levels as we hear of more youth violence, promiscuity and bullying. Please read the words of this post and pray for the Author of it, as well as other children who may be in the same predicament.

- Pastorswife.

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What is making kids of this current generation so mean? Why does it seem like these past few years have been the “dark ages” of the world? Lately, the commercials (even Christmas commercials!) have been darker, movies, TV shows, they’ve all just been dark. Clearly, the entertainment industry has a huge impact on the human race. The youth of this generation have become more mean. We could, perhaps, trace the roots back to the parents… but what about the media? In the midst of this darkness, one of the problems people struggle with is bullying. Although there is so many variations of bullying, the most common seem to be verbal and cyber bullying. Clearly, the tongue has a lot of power, as the bible says:

For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:
But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. (James 3:7)

If we could all be honest, we all have said something hurtful to somebody. A lot of times, we don’t mean it. We, as people, say a lot of things out of spite. We have to realize that some people are naturally more sensitive to what we say than others, and that some people pretend not to be hurt, while taking it all in and bottling it up.

There seems to be a lot of people walking the Earth full of anger and rage. There’s people who seek vengeance on those who have wronged them, and some who would rather take the problems out on themselves through self harm. Seeking vengeance will not put you in any better of a position than you already are, and the Bible speaks of that.

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. (Romans 12:19)

Be blessed.

(40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. – Matthew 25)

 
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Posted by on November 25, 2013 in Personal Testimony, Spiritual Walk, Uncategorized

 

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