February 20, 2007

Why Black History Month Does Not Belong in the Church

by @ 12:59 am. Filed under The Truth Shall Set you Free!

I have found the one time when the name of Jesus is said the least during a church service. It is when churches choose to devote time to things not giving glory to God, but to themselves. I have witnessed that when churches devote time to “Black history” they are boasting and giving place to people for being “Black”, not because the people they recognize are Christians, but because they represent a certain culture of race. I have witnessed that these “Black history” celebrations fail to glorify God and do absolutely nothing to teach people about Jesus Christ. In fact, many of the “Black history” programs don’t even focus on how many Black slaves embraced Christianity and found hope for freedom in it. Also, given it is “Black history”, you NEVER hear a word said about the White Christian Quakers who were the first to encourage abolition of slavery. Those White Christian Quakers, who realized that freedom in America and liberty in Jesus was not compatible with enslavement of other human beings, who never even owed them a debt. Which is why they were the first to free their slaves and even petitioned people like George Washington to free his.

This whole game of a “Black History Month” is not angled to express the saving power of Jesus Christ. No comparisons are made of how Blacks had lower out of wedlock birth rates when more Blacks embraced the Christian faith and Christian values. No effort is made to ensure the church uses Black history to encourage people to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. Instead, I see entertainment and boasting in self pride. For the church, we are supposed to boast of Jesus, not that some of us are Black.

I pray that all churches forsake the notion of playing up “Black History” and instead consider the teachings of Paul regarding our true purpose.

2 Corinthians 10:12-18 (New King James Version)

12) For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

13) We, however, will not boast beyond measure, but within the limits of the sphere which God appointed us—a sphere which especially includes you.

14) For we are not overextending ourselves (as though our authority did not extend to you), for it was to you that we came with the gospel of Christ;

15) not boasting of things beyond measure, that is, in other men’s labors, but having hope, that as your faith is increased, we shall be greatly enlarged by you in our sphere,

16) to preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man’s sphere of accomplishment.

17) But “he who glories, let him glory in the LORD.”

18) For not he who commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.

Having programs for people to dance around just because it’s called “Black” and to talk about people just because they are “Black” violates the duty of Christians and defiles the house of God.

My good brother over at Heal The Land With Spiritual Warfare has written a piece that all Christians should read in its entirety. I’m just offering you a small portion of it here.

Why I Hate Black History Month Part II

If honoring or being similar to blacks is the goal, WHY NOT EMULATE THE WORSHIP OF THE ONE TRUE GOD THAT AFRICANS HAVE BEEN PERFORMING SINCE THE MEETING BETWEEN PHILIP AND THE ETHIOPIAN IN ACTS? But that is not the real goal, because their intent is not to honor God but to honor their “blackness”, which is self – worshiping idolatry, as well as the worship of an image and an idea, concept, or philosophy. So, it is satanic from the start, based on feelings of rejection and bitterness (remember the “root of bitterness” demon mentioned in the Bible). Because of that, out of all of these very many church folk, the idea to emulate the very many black Christians in Africa never occurs. Instead, they AS A RULE go and emulate the pagans and dance with the demons.

See Hebrews 12:14-15 if you want to read more regarding bitterness.

It is time for Christians to dedicate the church to the worship of God FULL TIME. Not the worship of self.

2 Responses to “Why Black History Month Does Not Belong in the Church”

  1. Fire and Hammer Says:

    Interesting Reading, February 20, 2007

    Independent Conservative looks at the idea of celebrating Black History Month and questions the appropriateness of these celebrations in “Why Black History Month Does Not Belong in the Church.”

  2. Booker Rising Says:

    Independent Conservative: “Why Black History Month

    Argues the black blogger: “I have witnessed that when churches devote time to ‘Black history’ they are boasting and giving place to people for being ‘Black’, not because the people they recognize are Christians, but because they represent a certai…

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