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

Friday, October 27, 2017

“Black Lives Matter” and the Christian

This week I learned that my neighbors (a dark-complected couple), who are ostensibly Christian, are racists.  Why do I say that?  Because I saw the wife wearing a sweatshirt emblazoned “BLACK LIVES MATTER.”  So how does this make her racist, and why can’t Christians support the “BLM” movement?

Christians are supposed to be supporters and promoters of truth, and if what they are supporting and promoting are based on lies and frauds, then they are bring shame on the name of Christ.

The BLM movement was founded on the false narrative of “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” a phrase Michael Brown supposedly said when he was shot by police in Ferguson, MO, in 2014.  Michael Brown was a well-known thug and had just robbed a store when confronted by police.  All evidence points to the police shooting being justified due to Brown’s assault on the police officer.  Yet because it was a white police officer, suddenly it became a racial issue.  

The BLM movement is all about racism, promoting the lives of blacks over all other lives, and if you dare say “All Lives Matter,” you are excoriated and called a racist.

The BLM movement also birthed police assassinations, ostensibly because all non-black police officers are racists.

Since the whole reason for the BLM movement is based on a false narrative, and since it is 100% racist, and since it promotes assassination of police officers, there is no way anyone bearing the name of Christ should even hint at supporting it.

Instead, Christians should remind people that racism is a sin, and that all human lives matter.


Martha said...

Racism is rampant within the constructs of 'the church.' I remember a time when one of the "elders" was sending racist emails when Barack Obama was a contender for the highest office of this land. One of the pew sitters called him out on it, thankfully, and this pew sitter had to ask the stubborn elder to eliminate her name from his email list (I never signed up to be on the church email list because I detest religious indoctrination into the Trinity Broadcasting Network garbage which was a major idol within that apostate church).

His wicked behavior opened the door for a good lesson on "racism" for our Sunday School class as my students were a "mixed bag" of skin tones. We opened up our Bibles and learned from God's Word, not some man or woman's penned theology plan, but the Holy Scriptures themselves. And the children learned willingly and were full of joy as they read, studied, and understood what our Creator, Father, and LORD of all, was telling us concerning the "one blood" of all of humanity!

Glen, thank-you for posting this and I want to encourage you to love and minister the truth to your neighbors as time passes. We sent "the church" missionaries overseas, but I have always said, "the missionary field is wide open in our own country".....and it begins in our homes and neighborhoods.

Preach the truth in season and out of season. And you are right, all life matters.


Glenn E. Chatfield said...


I don't think racism is "rampant" in the real church, rather it is pretty rampant in the liberal version of "church." Yes, there are some racists in true church assemblies, but I think they are pretty much in the minority.

If I get the chance to talk to my neighbors about BLM, I certainly will do so. I saw her from afar the other day and I don't think she even saw me in the yard (our back yards abut and OUR yard is quite full of trees and other foliage) as she was putting her dog out. We will often have conversations at the fence if we are working in our respective yards, so I may yet have an opportunity before the snow flies.