Understanding Christianity in Light of Native American and African American Slavery and Persecution
I saw this post on Facebook today (9/27/15) and felt compelled to respond. Please read my response below this graphic.
On the surface this may seem to be a legitimate concern but that is only because the person making the query above has been deceived into accepting a false “christianity” that is as far from true Bible Christianity as one can get.
The fact is that there are two “Christianities.”
The first is the commonly accepted and practiced “christianity” which is just another man-made religion popularized by the Catholic Church and indeed was and still is being used to subjugate people for financial and political power.
This “chistianity” is the so-called “faith” the question above refers to.
This is the “chistianity” presented to the masses by the enemy of all mankind and of course, any conscientious, thinking person would and should reject such a heinous construct.
More evil has been done in the name of this “christianity” than any other concept in history.
And therein lies the strategy of the enemy.
If he can deceive you into believing that this false “christianity” is the real thing you would reject it thinking Christians are idiots who can’t think for themselves and are just dumb sheep being led to the slaughter.
If I didn’t know better I would think the same thing myself… But thank God I DO know better!
For starters, true Bible Christianity is NOT a religion at all!
All religions are man-made and therefore doomed to fail from the start.
Bible Christianity is not man’s idea but God’s idea. I’ve been teaching this for years.
Dr Myles Munroe said it like this, “Religion is man’s search for God and when he couldn’t find God he made the journey the destination.”
True Bible Christianity is the restoration of God’s Government on Earth through the redemption of the Human Race so we can regain our rightful place at God’s side fulfilling our destiny as Kingdom Rulers, just as God originally ordained it.
The spiritually mature Born Again Christian does not “follow the faith of those who enslaved their ancestors” they follow the Man, Christ Jesus who literally gave His life in exchange for ours.
Jesus temporarily gave up heaven and suffered as a man so we can permanently gain heaven and reign as Kings!
Furthermore, for those of us who are a part of the glorious Body of Christ there is no more African American nor Native American … We are all ONE in Christ.
As a spiritually mature Christian every other Born Again Christian is my Brother and my Sister. Whether, Caucasian, Asian,
Latino, Jewish, Jamaican or Japanese.
Neither Ethnicity nor Nationality are relevant.
We are all redeemed by the same divine blood and filled with the same Holy Spirit…. We are One!
We are the Body of Christ, The Church of the Living God.
Every Born Again Christian is an Ambassador of Christ who helps form the present Government of God on Earth.
We expect the return of our King, Jesus who will establish His planetary Government headquartered in Jerusalem and which we, His Ministers will help officiate.
This is our legacy; this is our destiny.
So by that logic it’s ok to own slaves?
No Bernhard. It’s not OK to own slaves as we understand it in the 21st century.
It’s not OK to allow children to suffer before they can get close to Jesus either. Yet Jesus said, “Suffer the little children to come on to Me”
Some biblical words, phrases and concepts take on completely different interpretations when you take them out of their original context and try to apply them according to our 21st century language and culture.
This is the reason why accurate Bible interpretation is not something that can be done by just anybody. It usually takes a skilled and seasoned minister of Jesus Christ to accurately interpret the Scriptures and then preach or teach it to others.
This is NOT to say that any Christian cannot accurately interpret Scripture but it typically will take a profound love of the Truth, years of study and an intimate fellowship with the Holy Spirit to consistently interpret Scripture accurately.
Hope this answers your question.
So are we speaking selfproclaimed “minister of God” or those appointed by the church? If selfproclaimed any person with an aim can twist the word to make themselfes rich or even turn people into sin. And if appointed by the church makes one a trustworthy person then why is the sin so large within the church itself (sexual predators and greedy ministers)?
Bernhard, no true Minister of God is self-proclaimed.
God Himself calls, anoints and appoints His Ministers to perform His will in the earth! It seems when you say, “The Church” you’re referring to the Roman Catholic Organization.
FYI… The Roman Catholic Organization is a man-made organization and is absolutely NOT sanctioned by God and is NOT the Church of God/Jesus Christ mentioned in the Bible!
The true Church referenced in the bible is made up of individual human beings from every part of the world, every race, every language, every culture.
These are individuals who have expressed faith in the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ at Calvary! They have believed that Jesus Christ is God, incarnated as a Man so He could die to pay the penalty for their sins and rose from the dead justified because He did not sin personally and so was not worthy of death.
Because of this expressed faith in the risen Christ they have had their spirit recreated and reconnected to God and their inner nature transformed so that they now share in the divine nature of God.
The Holy Spirit also now takes up residence in their reborn spirit and guides them from the inside, continually imparting eternal life to them from within… These make up the true Body of Believers, The true Church of God and of Jesus Christ!
It is important to note that even after having gone through such an experience these people are still human beings clothed in flesh and subject to the faults and frailties of the human condition so that they may through their own free will, contrary to the mandate of God participate in any number and manner of sins to their own hurt.
But who, because of the matchless grace of God are living under the perpetual forgiveness that the shed blood of Jesus Christ provides.
The long and short of it is that a true born again Christian is someone who was born a sinner like everyone else but who has chosen to no longer remain condemned but rather accept the free gift of Salvation that God freely offers to every human being and who strives everyday to live a life pleasing to God and worthy of emulation.
See that right there is the issue i have with morals based on holy writings. You have your faith and i accept that but you seem to view it as the only true faith. If the same question would be asked a catholic he would claim only his faith is the true faith.
So any follower of said faith will have different moral standpoints and the whole idea of a “moral based on god” is nonexistent since the morals change depending on what faith you have.
True humanitarian morals that come from a good heart needs no scriptures since IT IS wrong to murder, rape, steal and pray on your next man.
Any man NOT raping and killing because a god tells him so IS evil at heart and his kindness is only there because of selfishnes. (I am Swedish so hope my English is understandable)
Your English is perfect!
I wouldn’t have known you were not a native English speaker if you hadn’t said so.
You’re doing an excellent job!
Bernhard, you said, “Any man NOT raping and killing because a god tells him so IS evil at heart and his kindness is only there because of selfishness.” There is great truth in that statement!
The Bible declares that ALL men ARE evil at heart! And because of this ALL men ARE doomed to eternal punishment!
That’s the very reason God became a Man! It’s so He could die to pay for man’s sin.
The righteousness of God demanded that blood be shed as payment for man’s sin and since it was man’s sin to be paid for that means it was man’s blood that needed to shed as payment.
But ALL men are born sinners, unrighteous and they only get worst from that point onward.
The problem facing the human race was that only pure, holy blood that was not tainted by sin could atone for the sin of the Human Race that’s why God Himself had to become a Man so that He could shed His blood for the sin of the entire world!
The beauty and power of becoming Born Again, Bernhard is NOT that once you surrender to Jesus Christ you now have to struggle to TRY and do the right thing BECAUSE God said so and if you don’t, then you are in danger of some sort of punishment. That’s NOT it at all!!!
After you accept God’s free gift of Salvation and become born again He changes your inner nature so that you don’t WANT to sin anymore! Plus… He gives you The Holy Spirit to continually impart wisdom and strength for daily victorious living! Victorious life in Christ is effortless when we do it right!
Christians who struggle to live right and constantly find themselves participating in sinful activity are not accessing the power God gave them and are trying to live a supernatural life with natural abilities… that will never work! NO ONE can live up to God’s standard of holiness without God’s divine power working on the inside of them.
Even if you are already born again you still have to submit yourself to the guidance and empowerment of the Holy Spirit for daily strength and wisdom to overcome the temptation to sin. If you are NOT born again this is quite impossible! (Con’t)
The unfortunate reality is that for the unsaved person, i.e. someone who is NOT born again it does not matter how good a life you live you can never attain God’s standard of righteousness!
The reason is that your primary problem is not about good vs. bad but rather life vs. death!
Every human being is born spiritually dead i.e. their spirit is separated from God and it does not matter how much good they do in their entire lifetime it cannot give life to their dead spirit.
They are born spiritually dead and will die spiritually dead! They are born separated from God and will die separated from God! And no amount of good works can change that!
That’s the reason Jesus came and died and resurrected from the dead! It was NOT to make bad people GOOD but to make dead people LIVE! This is the true power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
It, and it alone has the power to give spiritual life to dead humans… NO religion on earth can do that! And that is the primary experience that all humans need… to be made spiritually alive!
This was the entire conversation with Bernhard but there were other comments made by different people about this same topic which I will share in another post.
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