We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Monday, February 20, 2017

Growth of Rastafarianism

The Rastafarians grew to prominence among the poor people of the Caribbean because their beliefs turned Christianity into a black-centered religion.  The twelve tribes of Israel were interpreted as the black races of the world; slavery in Babylon became a symbol for the dominance of whites; and Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, was acclaimed (somewhat to his embarrassment) as the promised Deliverer who would one day take the oppressed “Israelites” back to their homeland.

John Allan, Shopping for a God, pg.27

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