Let’s make one thing very clear right off the bat. No black person alive today was ever a slave in the U.S., nor their parents, and so on. Yet, Christianity Today says churches must lead the charge in paying reparations for blacks.
Christianity Today goes on to place the sins of our ancestors at our feet as if we are somehow responsible for their actions. That is an anti-God message, God’s Word says exactly the opposite as we will document shortly.
Distorting The Bible
Their article opens by distorting the Bible using Genesis 4:10 to support their case. Let’s read that verse together.
And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.Genesis 4:10
God was talking to Cain after Cain killed Abel, this has nothing to do with slavery or the wronging of the black race. Twisting the Word of God to fit your belief is a sin, (Revelation 22:19).
Two Original Sins
Christianity Today goes on to say,
Two original sins have plagued this nation from its inception: the destruction of its native inhabitants and the institution of slavery.
Everyone understands there were sins in the past, everyone gets that.
However, there is much to history that one should learn before they go thumbing their nose at people from the past. You did not live in that time and have no idea what it was like.
While it does not make it right, every nation on earth has enslaved someone or conquered a people. That is history, that is fact, and so is the fact that blacks sold blacks into slavery. Should Africans then pay African-Americans reparations too?
All Christianity Today is doing is stirring up hate and division while talking about “unity” and “inclusion”. Jesus said a divided house will fall, (Matthew 12:25). That goes for our individual homes as well as our church homes.
Self Righteous Hypocrites
Today, we act as if we are self-righteous, as if we have no sin of our own. Have we forgotten the polluted world we have created due to materialism and greed? Have we forgotten the church supports homosexuality and even has homosexual pastors? God is against homosexuality, but men say otherwise.
Before we go throwing stones at people from the past, we should take a good long hard look in the mirror.
We Do Not Bear Others Sins
I also want you to know, we do not bear the sins of others, we only bear our own sins. Turn your Bible with me to,
The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.
We do not bear the sin of our ancestors or even our parents. The only sin we bear is our own!
You know why?
God is fair, that is why, (Psalms 145:17). So never allow some self-righteous hypocrite with an agenda to tell you otherwise.
Christianity Today does not give a rip about black lives. They care about a radical left-wing agenda. In fact, you should learn about the Black Lives Matter organization before you stand for them.
In the end, you are responsible for the decisions you make in your own life. You can either believe what God said about bearing sin, or you can listen to men.
Christianity Today And Black Lives Matter
Christianity Today’s disturbing words continue.
Black lives matter. They matter so much that Jesus sacrificed everything for them. Are we willing to sacrifice as well?
No, Jesus sacrificed everything, FOR EVERYONE, not just blacks, whites or anyone else. In fact, Jesus perishing on the cross opened salvation up for every single race on earth, not just the 12 Tribes of Israel.
How can we be so blind to these simple facts?
Maybe because we have misunderstood so many important Biblical messages. Instead of seeing true “unity” in Acts 10, we distorted it to mean the cleansing of meat.
Racism Dividing The People
Apparently, Christianity Today has been living under a rock as they state,
Likewise, it’s time for white evangelicals to confess that we have not taken the sin of racism with the gravity and seriousness it deserves.
The last time I checked, we just had a black President named Barack Obama. We have black actors, leaders, sports players, music artists, business leaders, church leaders, and so on.
If you want to succeed in this nation, you can. Your skin color has zero to do with success in this country and acting as if it does is lying to the people and making excuses for failures. Even promoting failures.
When you tell someone they may not succeed in life due to the color of their skin, that is racist. That is planting a seed of doubt in someone’s mind that they cannot win because of the color of their skin. What a horrible message for a Christian organization to promote.
True Christians and organizations do not promote or support reparations as they are handouts. There is no dignity or honor in a handout and God is against handouts.
For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.2 Thessalonians 3:10
Every able bodied man or woman in this country can work if they want too. Skin color has nothing to do with it. If you want to talk about true “unity” and “inclusion” then stop dividing the people!
In the end, organizations like Christianity Today are simply ensuring they have a place in the new world that is now being formed. They want to ensure they have a place at the table.
I have news for you folks.
Jesus said we are in the world, but we are not a part of it, (John 17:14). When Jesus returns, He is coming with a rod of iron to rule this world, (Revelation 2:27). He will do that as the world was wrong, not right, but wrong. Due to that, there will be whaling and gnashing of teeth. In fact, Jesus will say to many so-called pastors, “I never knew you, depart from me”, (Matthew 7:22-23). Think about that.
I will stand with Jesus Christ and His Word, I wonder where you will stand…