This article will definitely provoke the reader to doing more research within themselves. This article demonstrates the need for God's word to be paramount in our lives. It's been prophesied in 2Tim 3 about people like this.
Agreed, but that's only a small part of it. The point I was shooting for, is that there are enough bigoted things IN the church to deal with, before we start expecting something from the black community that it's not funny.
I think we have a lotta ducks to line up, before we start shooting our neighbors.
I understand where you're coming from, but just because there are issues in the church doesn't mean we don't acknowledge the other issues as well. A large part of the church IS the black community, so therefore it IS a church issue. The racist ideals of Black Liberation Theology is some of the most absurd and demonic doctrines to date. There isn't just a problem with white racism, there is a BIGGER and growing problem with black racism.
But, if there was zero racism from the white contingent of the church, BLT would have no place to put a foot. I think ultimately we hold the cards, me being white anglo saxon male.
Sounds angry, shouldn't be, hope not.
I think your use of words like "refusal" and such, show you just want me to agree with you and aren't really open to discussion, so I'll bail out. Seein' that a lot lately.
Its a fine line to asking the black community to adjust, when there is still so much bigotry rampant. There are some scars that won't go away only be healed by agapao action so the change is shown as real, not just words.
The church IS arrogant enough to deny, ignore, justify past behavior and write it off as not relevant when those scars are still fresh or aching on people/s.
I agree there are some uptight people in the black community who expect things they shouldn't. But I can only control me and maybe influence those in my community, so those are the ones I talk to. And in light of church history, and the church, in segments today, perpetuating wounds, asking the black commmunity to "trust us, its ok", is pretty unrealistic. Any intelligent man is cautious to walk happily to a man that slaps you evertime you get near.
I guess mostly we would stand united here. But maybe I am more involved, and still see the racism that is there and people getting hurt by it. Another example is the glbt community. They are currently going through what the church put the black communities through in the 50s. Same arguments, mostly, instead of making the kkk as the church in the 50s did, we have the tea party? Screaming no rights for glbt.....
I witness in both communities, so I'm more hands on than most, I guess.