What Does The Bible Teach About Black Lives Matter? (Part 4)
II Timothy 4:1-5
“I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.”
People have forgotten that God created mankind to serve and worship Him as we bring Him pleasure with our lives. Sin has created a type of amnesia for God. We see this as early as the Garden of Eden when Adam hid from God whom is everywhere. In his sin amnesia, he forgot that he is unable to hide from God. We have all adopted that mindset from Adam and for that cause we all have a sin nature as recorded in Romans 5:12 “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” So according to the bible, we have a perpetual desire to increase in ungodliness in our quest to be our own god.
The Black Lives Matter Movement is a movement that has been recently brought to the surface to assist in granting equality to all blacks and their freedom, pursuit to life liberty and justice. However, many people fail to do their research about this institution and blindly follow it. In doing research I have discovered that this organization is against the principles in the bible and promotes a “Sodom and Gomorrah” culture. I will share what they teach and how it lines up with biblical teachings. Join us as we tackle a very controversial subject; what the bible teaches about The Black Lives Matter Movement.
Disclaimer: In my research, I will share direct quotes from the website of the black lives matter movement and passages from the King James Version of The Bible. I make no apologies for my views and my Christian heritage and background. My intent is to give the facts about this institution and allow the readers to draw their own conclusions and inferences from there. Any opinions or statements aren’t intended to cause damage to this institution but to “as they indicate” raise public awareness.”
WHAT IS BLACK LIVES MATTER?
VIV. Guiding Principle Number 9 (LOVING ENGAGEMENT) “We are committed to embodying and practicing justice, liberation, and peace in our engagements with one another.” This seems to be a direct contradiction to everything that was stated in the guiding principles and their actual behavior. Lets break this down and see what the obvious contradictions are and how the bible invalidates their behavior and movement.
- “We are committed to embodying and practicing justice…”
The word”embody” means to give or provide concrete forms or to express, personify or exemplify in a concrete or tangible manner or form. So according to the introduction of this guiding principle, the movement is claimed to have their leaders and members be the example of justice. Let’s define justice. It is the quality of being just righteous, the quest to pursue and administer that which is right according to the law. So, we see that their guiding principle denotes an example of that shows doing the right thing undoing it the right way according to the law.
Disclaimer: Below are images of the devastation and destruction that has been branded by many of the Black Lives Matter movement member in cities and communities across the United States. Ask yourself, do these photos personify practicing justice:
Grafitti on a public statue. This dictates the ignorance of the law and blatant irresponsibility of BLM members.
BLM followers destroying a police cruiser and blatantly taking the time to document themselves defacing a government vehicle. If this type of behavior occurred to their personal property, I wonder how these individual would behave. This is utterly deplorable behavior. Is this a movement or just an excuse for violent criminals to act their their fantasies to destroy property and rebel against authority? You decide.
The term liberation simply means, the act or fact of gaining equal or full rights or fun; social or economic opportunities for a particular group. So according to this word the BLM movement is for the fair treatment and the repression of moral wrongs. However, the members and followers only seek to have, according to the statistics, fellow criminals and those that fail to abide by the law freed. Sound familiar? It should!
“Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would. And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas. Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ? For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.
When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him. But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas. Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified. And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.” Are they similar to the Jews of the day with Jesus? You decide.
3. “and peace in our engagements with one another”
This statement means that their engagements with the public and their own members are peaceful and non-violent. Obviously, this isn’t true! Since September 2015, it is reported that crime has increased over 40% while arrests have increased 20% nationwide. There have been over 10 deaths as a result and over 11.5 million dollars in damage. Who pays for this? The taxpayers foot the bill. Is this peaceful? Does this personify a peaceful protest? The evidence has been presented, you decide.
As I previously indicated, this movement is nothing more than a racist, violent excuse to overwhelm the authorities because black men where the victims of immediate justice. Howbeit, some of the officers did do the wrong things in the execution of duty but that gives the citizens no right to destroy property and take lives because of the mistakes of one rogue officer. That’s like saying all dogs hate people which is not true but many will follow the bandwagon because it makes them feel empowered. Seeking to gain power from an organization that people fear will cause damage or death is nothing more than a terrorist organization. The evidence has been presented. You decide. In tomorrow’s devotional, we will cover a few more bits of evidence against this movement and see what the bible says. Join us again as headdress real life issues with biblical answers on Worship With Willie.