Slavery and the Making of America Pt. 4

Slavery and the Making of America Pt 4

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SLAVERY AND THE MAKING OF AMERICA is a four-part series documenting the history of American slavery from its beginnings in the British colonies to its end in the Southern states and the years of post-Civil War Reconstruction. Drawing on a wealth of recent scholarship, it looks at slavery as an integral part of a developing nation, challenging the long held notion that slavery was exclusively a Southern enterprise. At the same time, by focusing on the remarkable stories of individual slaves, it offers new perspectives on the slave experience and testifies to the active role that Africans and African Americans took in surviving their bondage and shaping their own lives.

To watch the film, click on the link entitled “Slavery and the Making of America Pt. 4“.

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The Covert War Against Malcolm X

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The following film entitled “The Covert War Against Malcolm X” is a series of interviews of Malcolm X’s closest partners, who were with him during the later part of his life. They explain the new mission that Malcolm X was on after his expulsion from the Nation of Islam, why it made him more of a target to the FBI, and the FBI’s efforts to assassinate him.

Related articles are listed below:

  1. The Counter-Movement
  2. How the F.B.I. sabotaged black America
  3. Make it Plain

Slavery and the Making of America Pt. 3

Slavery and the Making of America Pt 3

JahStayingElev8ted –

SLAVERY AND THE MAKING OF AMERICA is a four-part series documenting the history of American slavery from its beginnings in the British colonies to its end in the Southern states and the years of post-Civil War Reconstruction. Drawing on a wealth of recent scholarship, it looks at slavery as an integral part of a developing nation, challenging the long held notion that slavery was exclusively a Southern enterprise. At the same time, by focusing on the remarkable stories of individual slaves, it offers new perspectives on the slave experience and testifies to the active role that Africans and African Americans took in surviving their bondage and shaping their own lives.

To watch the film, click on the link entitled “Slavery and the Making of America Pt. 3“.

Slavery and the Making of America Pt. 2

 

Slavery and the Making of America Pt2

JahStayingElev8ted –

SLAVERY AND THE MAKING OF AMERICA is a four-part series documenting the history of American slavery from its beginnings in the British colonies to its end in the Southern states and the years of post-Civil War Reconstruction. Drawing on a wealth of recent scholarship, it looks at slavery as an integral part of a developing nation, challenging the long held notion that slavery was exclusively a Southern enterprise. At the same time, by focusing on the remarkable stories of individual slaves, it offers new perspectives on the slave experience and testifies to the active role that Africans and African Americans took in surviving their bondage and shaping their own lives.

To watch part 2 of the film, click on the link entitled “Slavery and the Making of America Pt. 2“.

Slavery and the Making of America Pt. 1

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Episode one opens in the 1620s with the introduction of 11 men of African descent and mixed ethnicity into slavery in New Amsterdam. Working side by side with white indentured servants, these men labored to lay the foundations of the Dutch colony that would later become New York. There were no laws defining the limitations imposed on slaves at this point in time. Enslaved people, such as Anthony d’Angola, Emmanuel Driggus, and Frances Driggus could bring suits to court, earn wages, and marry. But in the span of a hundred years, everything changed. After the 1731 Stono Rebellion (a violent uprising led by a slave named Jemmy) many colonies adopted strict “black codes” transforming the social system into one of legal racial oppression.

To watch the film, click on the link entitled “Slavery and the Making of America“.

War on Consciousness Pt. 3 – The Monumental Promotion of the “Social Gospel”

Part of the “war on consciousness” is the promotion of the social gospel by the media. This false gospel gives people a false hope, which claims that they can make a better neighborhood, city, country, or world. It teaches Christians that Jesus came to commission his church to reclaim the culture. It even teaches that America is a Christian nation, that was founded by Christians, when it was actually founded by Freemasons, who claimed to be Christians.

The goal of the media’s promotion of the social gospel is to cause Christians to believe that God wants them to claim their nation for God through political, social, economic, and cultural reform. In fact, this was the reason for the sculpture of the memorial to the founding fathers; to remind Americans of their “God given duty” to uphold the Christian principals which the nation was founded upon. However, did these “Christian principals” produce liberty and justice in the founding and expansion of America?

America was both founded and expanded through theft and murder. The theft was the land that belonged to the many native American tribes, and the murder was that of these same native Americans. This was not Christian love, nor was it the godly justice of a Christian nation. On the contrary, it was invasion and tyranny, followed by the mass enslavement of Africans, who were taken from their home land against their will, and stripped of their nationality, culture, and language; all for the sake of serving in their tyrannical masters to the day of their death. Therefore, to label America’s origins as Christian, is to put a false label on the country.

The social gospel has both founded and inspired our nation’s actions throughout its short history. It was through the ideals of the social gospel that the colonists agreed to revolt against Britain, and found their own nation. It was through the ideals of the social gospel that the South held onto the lost cause of the confederate army and terrorized freed blacks. It was through the social gospel that the American army, and the pioneers of the West, slaughtered the Native American tribes; calling it “progress” for the nation, and “manifest destiny”. It was through the social gospel that the industrialists justified their stranglehold on the nation’s economy, while their employees were paid a barely livable wage. It was through the ideals of the social gospel that the progressive era brought about social reform in the country. It was through the ideals of the social gospel that the civil rights movement united the country against racial injustice. It was through the ideals of the social gospel that Christian liberals have promoted a user-friendly, humanitarian, hippie-Jesus for the purpose of reclaiming and reforming culture, and for selling Christianity as if it were more of a product to purchase, and an ideal to buy into, than it is the good news from Heaven to reconcile sinners to God, and to save them from the wrath of God.

The social gospel is a false Gospel that teaches the false hope of making a better world. This better world is one of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The social gospel teaches that mankind can have a reign of peace and freedom from tyranny before Christ returns to set up his kingdom of Heaven. It will even teach that this present reign of wickedness is, in fact, the reign of Christ on earth, and it is for Christians to fully manifest this truth through social, political, economic, and cultural reform. In short, the social gospel promotes an earth-based & works-based salvation.

The “God in Government Movement”, for example, is a campaign for cultural and political reform for the sake of “saving the country”. Although the rhetoric of this movement sounds convincing to many, there is no Scriptural basis for this cause, and their hope for political and cultural reformation for the glory of God, contains doctrine that goes directly against the Bible’s teachings on humanity and sin (Romans 8:4-8 & John 8:34). God does not call a nation to be his holy people, instead, he calls the peoples of this world to come out from the world, and into his church, and it is his church that is the holy nation and royal priesthood (1Peter 2:9-11). Yet, the media is telling Christians that it is the government and the culture that Christians are called, by God, to sanctify. 

For example: the “Monumental” documentary strengthens this false hope for political and cultural  reform by claiming that the monument to the founding fathers is a Christian sculpture that was made to remind the nation of it’s Christian roots. The film does this by merging the ideals of the Puritans with the rebellion of the founding fathers, which is misleading, since the Puritans didn’t endorse rebellion against Britain. The imagery of the sculpture is also a merging of Puritan Christian beliefs with the ideals of Freemasonry. This came be seen by the goddess figure, who is supposed to represent faith, since her hand is pointing to the sky, while the other is holding a Bible. This figure is not a representation of true biblical faith, but a goddess of Freemasonry, since it has the five pointed star of Venus-Luciferus, which is an occult symbol for Satan. The statue also has a god-like figure that symbolizes victory over tyrants, and implies that this victory over tyrants brings peace, but according to Scripture, Christians do not have the right to take up arms against their government (Romans 13:1-3). In fact, Scripture teaches that rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and that Satan was the original rebel (1Samuel 15:23 & Isaiah 14:12-19).

Another example of this deception in the media would be the “The Abortion Matrix” documentary, which tells people that there is hope for restoring the cultural decay of the nation; starting with the effort of abolishing abortion. The documentary makes a convincing case through its historical account of paganism, and God’s judgment on the nations of the world that practiced it. However, its social gospel of cultural and political reform simply isn’t realistic since the Christians are vastly out numbered by the world, which is under the control of the spirit of antichrist. 

The social gospel is also promoted by the media through the “Truth Movement”, which is a movement that both studies and exposes the conspiracies within the governments of western civilization. The Christian side of the movement tends to affirm the social gospel agenda by telling Christians that it is their responsibility to resist the changes in their governments, as if they were able to. This message is actually contradictory to their claims that these government conspiracies are the fulfillment of biblical prophecy, since Bible prophecy cannot be altered by the will of man; the end will come regardless of human interference. This false hope can be clearly heard in the “Fuel Project; Know Your Enemy“.

Christian liberals, such as Tim Keller and Andy Crouch, also promote the social gospel within their lectures, blogs, and books. They clearly teach that the work of the gospel is making a better world, and go as far as to take Scripture out of context for the sake of promoting their false hope of cultural reform. Their teaching has cause those who did not understand the Christian faith to have a wrong understanding of Jesus and the gospel. These liberal teachers are not teaching the importance of turning from sin, escaping the corruption of this sinful world, believing the gospel and striving to enter the narrow gate that leads to eternal life. Instead, they teach of a hippie-Jesus, which is a false Christ, and the good news of making a better world.

The name of this liberal movement is “Incarnational Ministry”. It confuses the doctrine of Christ’ atonement, and his teachings on why he came into the world. Instead of teaching that Christ came to earth to save sinners from their sins and from the wrath of God (John 3:16 & John 6:26-29), they neglect this doctrine by teaching that Christ wants Christians to follow his example of doing good for others, such as feeding the poor, and healing the sick. However, the example that Jesus taught very clearly to his disciples was that of proclaiming the gospel, making disciples, and taking up their cross of holy living and persecution to the death (Matthew 16:24-27 & Matthew 28:19-20).

The “war on consciousness’s” monumental promotion of the social gospel has made the media to be as poison to Christians by its presentation of false hopes. The result of this war will be that of a church that does not understand the gospel, and is led by the nose by the media personality of their choosing, who appeal to Christians’ earthly desires. God’s people are to flee from this confusion and not follow the “herd” to disaster. To listen to the media personalities will only lead to heresy, but abiding in Christ will equip God’s people to stand against falsehood, discern truth from error, and to live holy lives.

Psalm 119
9    Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
Hebrews 5
12    For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
13    For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
14    But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Related links are listed below:

  1. The Christian Nation
  2. The Christian Nation Pt. 2 – Riddles in Stone
  3. Andy Crouch on Christians Creating Culture
  4. Authors of Confusion Pt. 6 – Tim Keller
  5. The New Christianity Pt. 4 – Earth-Based & Works-Based Salvation

The Original Jews

The provided link entitled “ISRAELITES Biblical & Historical” is a video that was made for the purpose of building a case for the belief that blacks are the original Jews. Although a strong effort is made to build this case, the video has a few biblical and historical inaccuracies, which are listed below.

  1. The Egyptian art shown in the video only depicts the darker skin color of the multi-skin toned Egyptians. Many Egyptians were of the lighter skin completion as well; which can also be seen in their art.

  2. It is stated in the video that Joesph’s brothers didn’t notice a difference between Joseph and the other Egyptians because they all looked the same. That says nothing about Joseph’s skin color since Egypt consists of multi-skin toned people. If Joseph were in Nubia, that would be of some significance; not Egypt.

    That goes for Moses, Paul, and all the other Jews.

  3. It is stated that Israel is occupied by European Zionist Jews. This is true. But the video does not acknowledge the scattering of the Jews by Rome, and that many Jews migrated into Europe after Rome destroyed Jerusalem in 70 A.D. Therefore, the accusation made in the video, of “the Zionist Jews in Israel are not the original Jews who lived there”, has not been addressed. The burden of proof has yet to be satisfied.

  4. The Scriptures stated in the video were suggested, by the videographer, that they apply to the people of Africa who were taken into slavery over the last 400 years. Yet, it does not acknowledge the Jewish Babylonian captivity, the oppression of the Jews by Persia, Greece and Rome, or the persecution of the Jews in Europe and around the world to this day, which amounts to about 2600 years of oppression. In other words, the passages were taken out of context and applied to any oppressed African, as though all Africans were Jews, and not just specific African Jewish tribes.

This video does not prove its claims, but raises questions about it. This video is a sad attempt to give blacks a false sense of hope and self-worth – “black pride”. It is fleshly, and not spiritual.

Black self-worth should not come from an earthly nationality, but the knowledge that all humanity has been made in God’s image, and in the knowledge of the redemptive work of Christ Jesus. Christ’ church is the holy nation and royal priesthood (1Peter 2:9-11). Its righteousness is found in Christ’ perfect life, his payment for our sins, and his resurrection from the dead.

Our righteousness is not found in keeping the law of the Old Covenant. Instead, it is found in believing in Jesus Christ through obeying his teachings of the New Covenant. His New Covenant is different from the Old Covenant, because the Old Covenant only shows us our sinfulness and condemns us. The New Covenant changes people by giving them faith to believe and repent of their sins (1Peter 1:22-25). It empowers them to keep the commandments of Christ. It does not empower them to keep the Old Covenant law (Galatians 3:1-4 & Galatians 5:1-9).

This “black Jew” theory is a seducing spirit for blacks who are not satisfied with the gospel of Jesus Christ. They would rather put their trust in something earthly/carnal/sensual, such as the nationalism of “black pride”. They are no different than the Europeans who deceived the world into believing in a white Jesus. This is more of the same carnality; just promoted by a different race.

Flee from this heresy. At it’s heart is legalism and blasphemy, since it encourages people not to be satisfied and made complete in Christ, alone.

Colossians 3:
1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.

Colossians 2
4 And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.
6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

1Timothy 1
3 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,
4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine.