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Carl A. Patton,
FreedomJournal, updated November 10, 2000 the year of our Lord.
THE WORLD AND SATAN
IN THE BLACK CHURCH
Part 1: Notes On The
History of the Black American Church
In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the
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.
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:
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."
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."
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
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."
again reveals the stark differences between Christianity and Islam and its
impact on African people.
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.
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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