FOR BLACK AMERICANS ONLY: WHAT IF ‘THE MAJORITY’ NEVER________?

Before reading this, please read my article WHY SO-CALLED ‘WHITE GUILT’ IS A CALL TO REPENTANCE…

Every culture must acknowledge, admit and repent of the behavior that is displeasing to God and destructive to their subculture and society as a whole. Doing so does not let the other cultures ‘off the hook’, but ensures it’s own success in spite of what other cultures do, or don’t do.

Even though Black people (or African Americans if you prefer) are not culpable for the culture, heritage and legacy of slavery in America, there are many Black people who would not have been slaves had it not been for other Black people who in some way participated in their capture or sell.

Unfortunately that same counter-productive and dysfunctional behavior had become an accepted part of Black or African American culture today.

So,

Even if the rest of America never…

Pays any attention to or participated in our protests….

Acknowledges our cries of systematic racism…

Takes down another statue or monument…

Awards another Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe etc. to a well-deserving Black person…

Promotes another qualified Black employee…

Patronizes another Black business…

Elects another Black candidate…


Are WE going to continue…

Senselessly killing one another…

Selling drugs in our own community…

Undermining one another’s success for whatever reason (Crabs in a barrel)…

Complaining about ‘the man’ but becoming ‘the man’ to each other when we acquire influence…

Showing favoritism and internal racism based on skin tone in our own race…

Overlooking a more qualified Black candidate for someone in our fraternity or sorority…

Allowing our men to be emasculated…

Allowing our women to carry the weight of many of our families…

Requiring ‘payola’, gifts and predatory contracts to get access to the music industry…

Squandering the sacrifices of those who died for our freedom (Black, White and everyone else) equality, equity and civil rights by accepting mediocrity, complacency, apathy and turning our backs on the God of our salvation?

Remember, the NAACP, NEGRO LEAGUES,NATIONAL NEGRO COLLEGE FUND, BET and other entities were created because we weren’t included. Now that we are included more into society, many now say those organizations are racist…forgetting why they were created in the first place.

Maybe other cultures have gained more in society because they are as hungry as our grandparents and great grandparents used to be.

Maybe, without public outcries, they have quietly worked to prove their equality and value.

We must stop giving ammunition to those who oppose us by doing the same thing we are asking the majority to do…,

Acknowledge our cultural challenges and sins.

Work internally within our families, homes, churches and organizations to change our culture where needed.

To master Emotional Intelligence.

To become even more established in our relationship to God through Yeshua, the Messiah (Jesus Christ) who was not white and was worshipped by Black people long before most people in Europe.

Acts 8:26-27  (NKJV)

26 Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, “Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is [a]desert. 27 So he arose and went. And behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge of all her treasury, and had come to Jerusalem to worship,

Acts 2:5-11  (NKJV)

And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language. Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, “Look, are not all these who speak Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each in our own [a]language in which we were born? Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11 Cretans and [b]Arabs—we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.”

Acts 13:1  (KJV)

13 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

I know some people won’t like this, but if it provokes thought and dialogue, I’ve done my job.

We can’t put our faith in a person, political party, or even people responding to our legitimate complaints…our faith must be in God, Yah, through our Savior Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ)…and our own responsibility to change our world through Him.

BE BLESSTIFIED!

WHAT I LEARNED WHEN MY WIFE TOLD ME I WAS PREACHING TOO ‘MEAN’…

There is a horrible Christian subculture that is trying to take over the identity of those who believe in Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ). Especially in America, Christianity is being characterized by mean-spirited, insulting, gun-loving radicals who aren’t much different than what they love to identify as ‘radical-Islam’.

The fact is that if the devil can provoke us to become mean, he can destroy anyone’s desire to become a part of the Kingdom of God.

If the devil can make us ‘mean’, he can change our motives. It’s not about what God wants anymore, but…

about feeding our anger…

about proving we are right…

about condemnation rather than salvation.

Is your anger at sin truly about what God wants or doesn’t want, or about which sins you want to be angry about?

Too many Christians condemn the HIGH PROFILE sins, while excusing pride, insults, arrogance, idolatry, blasphemy and the sins that they have decided that God isn’t as concerned about.

My wife once told me after a sermon, “What you said was good, and true, but I think you lost some of the people because you were preaching like you were angry.”

At first I made excuses, but when I thought about it, she was right. Was I angry at the sin, or was I angry at the sinner? Who do we really think we can convert through ‘fussing at them’ all the time?

When we’re angry, we open the door for our flesh to speak louder than God’s spirit.

Ephesians 4:26-27 (NKJV)

26 “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, 27 nor give [a]place to the devil.

Colossians 4:6 (NKJV)

Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.

No matter how much we may feel that we are passionate about the right thing, if we don’t spread God’s word in love, we are doing more harm than good, and He will hold us accountable for being a stumbling block.

Stop and take notice of your tone…your expression… your attitude…your motives, and make sure that the enemy hasn’t hijacked your intentions, just as he did Judas Iscariot. Remember, he was among those who were sent out to cast out demons and work miracles, but the enemy defiled his intentions and motives…

Luke 22:3 (NKJV)

Then Satan entered Judas, surnamed Iscariot, who was numbered among the twelve.

When I see the behavior of some who call themselves believers online, on television, on social media… it think about what my wife told me.

If you can’t spread your faith in love, keep it to yourself.

BE BLESSTIFIED!

WHY GOD IS ANTI-GAY, BUT NOT ANTI-GAY PEOPLE…

Because God loves gay people. God loves everyone.

Don’t get it twisted. This is not just a self-righteous, judgmental platitude…it’s biblical truth.

Why is God anti-gay?

Because God is anti-adultery, but not anti-adulterer.

He’s anti-fornication, but not anti-fornicator.

He’s anti-murder, but not anti-murderer

He’s anti-malice, but not anti-malicious.

He’s anti-hate, but not anti-hater.

He’s anti-lie, but not anti-liar.

He’s anti-foolishness, but not anti-fool.

He’s anti-pride, but not anti-proud person.

He’s anti-greed, but not anti-greedy person.

I think you get the picture. God is anti-sin, but He is not anti-sinner. Even though there are those trying to now establish that homosexuality is not a sin. It still is. Even though many people are trying to say that that’s not what Sodom and Gomorrah was about. It still was (Genesis 19). Even though many people are trying to say that Jesus never addressed homosexuality, He still did (Matthew 19:4-6) FOR THOSE WHO SAY JESUS NEVER ADDRESSED HOMOSEXUALITY…. And even though people are refuting what Paul said about it, it’s still truth (Romans 1:24-27).

But, it’s also true that there are multiple other sins that are equally as wrong as homosexuality (Romans 1:28-32, 2:1-3). GOD HATES MORE THAN HOMOSEXUALITY & ABORTION (DON’T CHERRY PICK SINS)…

Calling out homosexuality, as well as any other sins, is not hate…it’s our responsibility (Ezekiel 33:1-11, Romans 6:23). But, we must always remember…

To do so in love (1 Corinthians 16:14).

To remember that we are all sinners saved by grace (Ephesians 2:8).

We are all born with innate desires that we must overcome with the help of God’s Holy Spirit (Psalm 51:5). JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE’S ‘BORN THAT WAY’ DOESN’T MAKE IT OKAY…


So no matter what your sin may be, God still loves you!


God is anti-sin, but He is never anti-you!

1 Peter 3:9 (NKJV)

9 not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing.

BE BLESSTIFIED!

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