What Does The Bible Teach About Black Lives Matter? (Part 6)
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?
XI. Guiding Principle Number 11 (BLACK FAMILIES) “We are committed to making our spaces family-friendly and enable parents to fully participate with their children. We are committed to dismantling the patriarchal practice that requires mothers to work “double shifts” that require them to mother in private even as they participate in justice work..” So if you are reading this devotional then you see a few things that are both concerning and troubling. Lets break this guiding principle down into bite sided segments.
A. “We are committed to making our spaces family-friendly and enable parents to fully participate with their children.”
Okay, I can understand why this statement was said and I understand that there is a desire to have families interact with their children. However, if there are circumstances where families don’t have time to interact with their children then it’s no one’s fault but the parents. If one has to work 60 hours a week to make ends meet then there should be changes in the area of financial planning and education. What does this mean? Let’s see what the bible says:
“The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.”
The greatest argument that I hear from most impoverished “black” families are that they don’t make enough money and that they have extreme difficulty paying their bills. I can see this a little bit but when we dive deeper into their financial situations we find that there are gross misappropriations in this area. What are they?
1. Wants Before Needs – Many people will satisfy their wants before their needs. They neglect the basic need of survival over the need to “fit in”. This comes into play when it comes to paying a bill over buying accessories for a car, house or wardrobe. The desire to have extra is stronger than the responsibility of providing the basic needs. Obviously, this is not the behavior of all “black” people or any other race but we see this lapse in judgement across the country.
2. Pleasure Before Providing – We see this across the country in explosive numbers, especially in economically depressed cities and communities. We see that the consumption of illegal and prescription drugs are increased exponentially. Why? Escape. Growing up in a home where my father used drugs, right in front of me and my siblings, I understand the power that drugs have over an individual. They use drugs as a recreational activity initially but it soon becomes a need as they become addicted. When we make our desire to indulge in pleasure before we meet our obligations we find ourselves in a no-win situation. Our families, communities and churches suffer.
3. Content To Remain Uneducated
According to the chart above we see that the unemployment rate is higher with those who have dropped out of high school and the lowest with those that have college education. Even if one would attend trade school and gain a formal trade or certification, the likelihood of unemployment and lower wages would dramatically decrease. Even Jesus Christ had a formal trade and He worked a specialty. Education is important so please don’t neglect it.
B. ” We are committed to dismantling the patriarchal practice that requires mothers to work “double shifts” that require them to mother in private even as they participate in justice work.”
- I have a few statements to say about this sentence. The first of which is simple. If you don’t have the time or desire to spend with your children, Then Don’t Have Them! If you don’t want to get pregnant then practice abstinence! You can’t have sex and not expect to get pregnant. That’s what it’s for! It’s NOT for satisfying a need, getting notches on your belt or making money. It’s for reproduction! If you don’t have sex then you don’t have to worry about having children. You might as well say AMEN!
- If you do have sex and get pregnant, then it’s your responsibility, the father and the mother, to provide for the child. If you have to work double shifts, then guess who made the decision to get pregnant and have sex without being married OR being ready? It wasn’t the government, it wasn’t the white man or the police man. It was You! The bible is clear in this area: Galatians 6:7 “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” If you aren’t prepared for the consequences then don’t take the action.
- The highest calling for a woman is to become a mother or a parental figure. Why? She can be responsible for teaching this new life. If you aren’t ready to “Mother” then don’t put yourself in a position where you will become a mother early. Additionally, even if the mother lacks the judgement to not be in this position, the father should exercise wisdom and judgment NOT to place themselves in a position were they have to provide before they have the means to do so.
Based on this statement, black families should have every right to thrive and survive just like every other family. That is true and I don’t disagree with this statement. However, before you make radical statements like this, one should do the right thing and exercise judgement and wisdom. If one does NOT have the infrastructure to establish a family, then they should not practice the act of procreation. Mothers and fathers would not have to work double shifts, as articulated above, if they took the time to educate themselves, become gainfully employed, select a mate that share the same virtues as yourself and marry. Once all of these have been satisfied, then the act of procreation can begin. Why? Because the infrastructure is in place and the child will have a positive model to follow. So what about the ones that have already had children? You do what you have to do to survive, all the while, continue to educate yourself so that you don’t have to work a dead end job. Strive for something better than living off of the government. Once you and your family begin to make a way for yourself, you will see the failures of others and be thankful of the sacrifices you made to be successful. However, you will never get there without putting God first and honoring Him. We must honor and worship Him all along the way! If and ONLY If you do these things, you will see a positive change in both your family and your personal attitude. In tomorrow’s devotional we will complete the guiding principles and share one final thought. Join us again as we address real life issues with biblical answers on Worship With Willie.