Editors Note: The Truth is the Light of the world. Thus, we challenge humankind to seek Truth. We do not ask that you agree with the FreedomJournal. We are nothing, but Truth extends from Almighty God.

Regardless of what Impersonators of Leadership say, we will never stray our course. As Ten Million stand against us, we will continue to Stand for God. The record as inspired by Almighty God has already told us that many stand against His Word. Therefore, we are not surprised. However, we are saddened, but Joy comes in the morning to those that know God.


Carl A. Patton, FreedomJournal, updated November 10, 2000 the year of our Lord.


(Ungodly Blasphemy)

Part 1: Notes On The History of the Black American Church

In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.

Writers Note: The FreedomJournal as a God fearing Free Black Press is deeply disturbed by the disgraceful posture of many Black Churches. We are disturbed because we see many Church leaders, Ministers, Deacons and many Congregations turning to the worldly views of a sin sick world. Meanwhile, these Demons and Devils in the church allow worldly devilish sins into the Houses of God. Thus we are very concerned and troubled because very few Church Leaders, Ministers and so-called Christians speak out and stand up against these ungodly acts.

The following series of articles will seek to explain several aspects of this problem. "Part 1: Notes on The History of the Black American Church," will hopefully reveal the root causes for the mis- direction of the Black church. "Part 2: Notes on The History of The Black Preacher," will bring to the table the historic posture of the selected Black Preacher. "Part 3: The Bible and False Prophets," will bring up for review the clear and precise statements as recorded in the Bible warning the believers about false prophecies and the ways of the world. "Part 4: Old Con Games, New Con Games," will note the parallels of old and new false prophets. Our final article in this series, "Part 5: Materialism: The Garbage Can of Blasphemy," will note how the pursuit of money has caused the destruction of many Black churches? We also note that we often start with a list of articles but often we extend the series. This happens because our initial conceptualization of our theme does not account for all of the data and information that we encounter when we start the writing phase. Therefore it is highly likely that we will extend this series beyond five articles.

The presence of Almighty God is alive in the hearts and minds of the believers. We bear witness that God is real. To the unbelievers, the atheists and agnostics, the Holy Spirit moves and gives motion and raises fire in the bones of the believers. Thus to those that don't believe this Power exists, “WHO IS IT?" Yes who causes this emotion and feeling in the souls of God's people? Yes, "WHO IS IT?" Therefore despite those that have tainted Christianity we know that God moves in the wind and we feel the rain from Heavens fountains. We also know that the Holy Spirit is an extension from God and those that are blessed to know God relish in the greatest Power that exists. Meanwhile there are unbelievers within the believers who don't know God.

Those who have committed numerous crimes against Humanity in Africa and the Americas also introduced Christianity to Blacks in America and West Africa. For the record our discussion relates to the Blacks taken from West Africa to the Americas. We note that East Africans knew Christianity and Judaism at a very early date. These religions it is recorded filtered down from the Holy Land into the Horn of Africa and into parts of North Africa.

However in the land of West Africa most historians argue Christianity came for the most part by way of the Europeans. Thus, the Europeans first introduced Christianity in the mold of deception, trickery and deceit.

To explore the impact of Christianity on most of Africa and how it also affected Blacks in America we are deeply indebted to Edward W. Blyden. Professor Blyden was one of our legendary intellectuals. His research "Christianity, Islam and The Negro Race," is a classic, brilliant comparative analysis of Islam and Christianity and how these religions influenced the African experience.

For the record Professor Blyden (1832-1912) was a Christian. He was born in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands. As an author, minister, teacher and Pan-Africanist he made outstanding contributions to our understanding of the African experience. He visited the U.S. as a young lad of eighteen to pursue a theological education. After being refused admission to Rutgers University, he moved to Liberia. His work is very important because of the time in which he lived and wrote. For example his classic work was published in 1887. The following quotes by Professor Blyden reveal startling facts regarding Christianity and Islam:

"Whenever the Negro is found in Christian lands, his leading trait is not docility, as has been often alleged, but servility. Nevertheless, there is no Christian community of Negroes anywhere which is self-reliant and independent."

Here Professor Blyden notes that Christianity as introduced to Black people by Europeans took on a slave mentality. Meanwhile, he argued for the distinct difference regarding the impact of Islam on Black people.

"On the other hand, there are numerous Negro Mohammedan communities and states in Africa which are self-reliant, productive, independent, and dominant, supporting, without the continuance or patronage of the parent country, Arabia, whence they derived their political, literal, and ecclesiastical institutions."

Professor Blyden continues as we note the unique qualities of his work as an excellent source for information concerning our major question. As we pursue the questions surrounding the roots of the Black church, we find an added utility for the use of comparative analysis. Thus, the comparative analysis of two dominant religions that penetrated the African continent is quite revealing. This concept has an added significance in historical research when one is impartial and objective. Here we find Blyden's West Indian roots as an asset.

We also note the logic in the realization that those that brought Christianity to the Africans were never sincere in a Godly sense. Therefore, we argue that many problems in the Black church today stem from the criminal manipulation of Christianity during slavery. Again Blyden notes additional data on the impact of these two great religions:

"Mohammedanism found its Negro converts at home in a state of freedom and independence of the teachers who brought it to them. Their converts, as a general thing, became Muslims from choice and conviction and bring all the manliness of their former condition into the maintenance and support of their new creed."

Professor Blyden again reveals the stark differences between Christianity and Islam and its impact on African people.

"Christianity had come to the Negro as a slave, or at least as a subject race in a foreign land. Along with the Christian teachings, he and his children received lessons of their utter and permanent inferiority and subordination to their instructors, to who they stood in the relation of chattels.

Christianity took them fresh from the barbarism of ages, and forced them to embrace its tenets. The religion Jesus was embraced by them as the only source of consolation in their deep disasters."

How important was the initial contact by Blacks with Christianity? Are many attitudes first introduced to Blacks by the alleged European Christians still evident in the Black church today?

Cont. Part 2: Notes On The History of The Black Preacher


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