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What Do We Know About Christianity
What do we know about religion? This topic is so broad that no short answer will do. I have been addressing this question for over 45 years. I have talked to religious people of a variety of faiths and here in America Christianity is the dominate religion. Ironically, they do not follow the book that they hold sacred as the source of their spiritual strength, “The Bible.” I will deal with that in a minute. I have been working on this column for quite some time. Every time I start to write, I stop short. There is so much to say…. How can I say it all? Today was no different. It was on my mind as I drove to my appointment with my doctor. Then, while waiting it the outer office, I saw a pamphlet. The title on the cover was. “ARMAGEDDON.” The sub titles were, “What is it? When will it Come? The publication date was February 1, 2012. The publisher was “The Watchtower”.
I glanced through the pages and on page 5 it said’ “ The Truth about Armageddon” As I read through the pamphlet I decided that my topic would have to be a series because there is no way I can give you a short version that adequately covers the subject. I was near the end of the publication before I came up with what I considered to be a solid title. “Religion, Politics & Black America” On page 26 the question; “ Why does God have and Organization?” appears. It is followed by, “Why are true Christians Organized?”, “How are the JW’s organized today?” and “In modern times, how did Jehovah’s Witnesses begin?”
The comedy of this is may not be readily apparent, but after you spend a few minutes perusing the websites below, you will understand why.
The biggest question that comes to mind is why the Omnipotent God who is “one” God has so many variations of his “one faith.” If you viewed the site on religious tolerance, which I found to be very user friendly and diverse, you note that the common theme between these different denominations is that “they” are the only “true” faith. Now since they all claim the same origin, one must assume that something went wrong soon after the resurrection.
When you try to define a Christian, the bottom line is that you must accept,” Jesus as your personal savior, and that he rose from the dead.” As such, Christian profess that they follow Jesus. The problems with this issue are all over the place, but to begin with, Christians do not follow “Jesus.” The do not worship as he worshipped, they keep different days holy than he did. They discarded his feast days and made up their own holidays, (which according to the beliefs of Jesus are pagan idolatry) And, I haven’t even started on the name “Jesus” (which is not his name).
Using Religion to Justify Slavery
Politically, it was very astute to use religion to justify slavery. To further ensconce this religiously validated lie, they identified slaves as 3/5ths of a man and regarded them as descendants of Job’s cursed son – Ham. The politics of that decision we can discuss later, but …. It was only after four hundred years that this disconnect finally pierced the veil. The truth which the world could not accept finally began to lead people in the right direction.
Jn 14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither
knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
But, over the years, Black people had been kept in place by using the bible. It was used to give them hope and when freedom finally arrived, it is no small wonder that they accepted that their prayers had at long last been answered. Now, it is time for them to open their eyes and see what the scripture Jn 14:17 really means. For those who used the bible as a tool to enslave Blacks and control the anger and frustrations of a nation what is the truth that the world could not receive because it seeth him not?
The truth is that the Abrahamic faith has its roots in African culture.
Imagine the cognitive dissonance of white people as they come to grasp with the truth that the blond haired blue eyed Jesus of the New Testament was in fact a dreadlock wearing radical Black man with a revolutionary spirit. He did not agree with the church fathers of the day. He criticized them and his truth was so powerful that the people were leaving the traditional churches of the day and following this radical. One man so vehemently opposed to the status quo that he spoke out and “challenged city hall” along with the church fathers. He told them that everyone could have a personal relationship with God and they did not need a pastor to teach them. His message was so powerful and it went farther. He spoke against the system that pitted one man against another and took advantage of the poor for the benefit of the rich. Yes, he was speaking up for economic freedom and equality.
All the people of authority and power were challenged by his radical thinking. He spoke of unity and harmony and how the poor would inherit the earth. How? By standing together. Standing up for each other and not selling their souls to the highest bidder. And his message was resonating. The people thronged to him to hear this idea of salvation. The rich and powerful were not fools. They saw the handwriting on the walls. They conspired against him. To this day, they are still conspiring against us. And we are still waking. Sitting on the side of the bed partially enthralled and still affected by our deep slumber. As the light dawns upon us, we are unsure if we still dream, or are we in fact awakening to discover that we have been living thorough a deceptive nightmare that still has us in it’s clutches.
So, after being deceived about the race of the savior by introducing fake pictures….Then they use a name….He was born speaking Hebrew. The bible states that his birth name was Immanuel/Emmanuel (God with us) However, the angels stated he would be called Yahshua also (Joshua) and later after his baptism…Messiah. Annointed ….These two names (titles ) were never spoken in English. They would have been pronounced in Hebrew…
The messiah never spoke English. He never heard of the New Testament. The 130 or so versions of it had yet to be written and merged with the original documents which the Messiah used and referred to in his efforts to remove the scales from the eyes of those that were yet asleep. He went by the Old Testament. He kept the Sabbath, Saturday. He kept the Holy Feast days. He never heard of Easter. If you think he was mad when he cast out the money changers from the temple, what do you think he would do today….? All of the holidays that Christians keep are pagan holidays from the perspective of the Son of Man. Christians celebrate and carry around crucifixes thinking they are somehow honoring him, but the second commandment gave specific instructions against that.
Also, the cross… He died on a cross. Keeping a cross is celebrating his death, not his life. Christians say that the only name you can be saved by is Jesus, Christ. In his life, he was never referred to by either of those names. So, when truth comes in and confronts the lie, they say it doesn’t matter what name you use. Just like they said his color doesn’t matter. The truth always matters…
The truth is that when the power and authority falls into the hands of a Black man, it no longer matters. Just like with our president. Before we had a Black president, no matter what your personal opinion, you always respected the office. But now that the president is Black, all bets are off and you can disrespect the office because he is in it. So also the color of the messiah is important until he turns out to be Black, then his color does not matter. His name is all important, until they learn that the name is wrong , then the name is not important. Any name will do because he understands you… And these quick fix answers are acceptable …Why?
Because the religion and the faith are a lie? …Or because the religion and faith are actually those of the Black race and they were stolen and co-opted by another who has just been discovered?
Now to prove what I just said, would take a quite a while, so I will deal with that later in the series. I hope to get some challenges from the readers so I can deal specifically with issues instead of spending hours on a topic
that very few people may comprehend.
The suffering, the obedience and now in this day and age as we approach true knowledge, perfection
awaits…. But, are you ready for this….Stay tuned for part 2.
I add these websites here because I want you to have instant access to them. They are utilitarian and the display of information is diverse enough to be both informative and entertaining. After using them, you will probably prefer one to another, but you should spend a few minutes checking and comparing the data. The information in these four sites is extensive, but by no means complete. They indicate that there are some 1,500 Christian faiths in America and roughly 30,000 worldwide. They do not delineate the black churches separately.