The Scourge Of Racism
Released October 5, 2023
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By the grace of my God I am pleased to be writing this 500th post since I began making them back in 2011! I am so grateful to God for saving and putting me into His service; granting that I could have a life of meaning and purpose far beyond my wildest imagination! And how fitting that the Lord would give me a word to launch out Black History Month 2024 given that I have been writing on the occasion presenting a biblical worldview of the black American experience since 1986 in some form or another. Again, all of my heartfelt praise and thanksgiving to God for His grace and mercy in using a wretch like me to serve in His Kingdom causes and work (1 Timothy 1:12-17)!
So, why a Black History as though it were somehow special and above all others? In line with all that the Lord has had me writing in this Blog since this past September 2023 stemming from my latest book release, The Scourge Of Racism,1 the existence of a purposeful celebration of blacks in American history is not about being special, but overlooked! In yet another outcome of the nation’s bigotry, discriminatory acts and oppressions arising from systemic racism, the many positive contributions of blacks to America from slavery were scarcely mentioned in the textbooks used to teach white students much less black and other hues in segregated schools through the 1950s.
As he taught in the early 20th century segregated educational environment, black educator, Carter G. Woodson, sought to address the purposeful injustice he saw in dismissing the vital role of blacks in America’s development. In 1915 he founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History through which he participated in research, writing many articles and the publishing of scholarly publications that presented the abundant historical facts about blacks and their contributions to the American experiment. By 1926 Woodson was instrumental in establishing what was first Black History Week in February and later morphed into the entire month to further promote the cause.2
In 1933, perhaps Mr. Woodson’s most incisive work was published, The Mis-education Of The Negro.3 In it, he pulls no punches criticizing the American educational system and the way its deliberate actions to exclude blacks from history was hurting all students not just those that were black. Nevertheless, black students deprived of a healthy representation of the positive historical contributions of those from their culture were reinforced in their supposed inferiority systemic racism loudly sounded they possessed. Woodson did not limit his critique to whites, but blacks too, among those that were finding success and amidst the churches who he felt had a wider educational role.
Woodson’s book was among the first I was introduced to as I took newly minted Black Studies courses in the mid-seventies. It was eye-opening, direct, honest and humbling reading what this black man was saying to this young radical who wanted to make it all about what “the white man” had done to us as victims. Far from the victim mentality progressive liberal proponents of Critical Race Theory (CRT) advance in their educational reform efforts today, Mr. Woodson kept it real about black failures; calling for taking more responsibility in educating our children and building up the community while also rightly acknowledging the purposeful oversights and harm done by guilty whites.
Indeed, what the proponents of CRT fault guilty whites of is sin pure and simple. Sin cannot be fixed by intellectual theories nor through returning evil for evil God condemns as it seems some are bent on doing with CRT (Romans 3:9-31, 12:17-21).4 And there it is. By naming God and citing Scripture in the foregoing I have purposely introduced what is the overarching reality of all history as well as black history. As I was led by Him to discuss in last week’s post, God is the invisible active Sovereign behind the existence of all nations.5 In a biblical worldview then, blacks are not victims in our American historical experience, but the just recipients of a lighter than death sentence for the sins of our West African forefathers and our own as God judges all nations (Jeremiah 25:15-29).6
In the educational spirit of Carter G. Woodson behind Black History Month, the Lord has enabled me to write about the black American experience from a biblical worldview through many posts in this Blog and other writings on our dedicated From Slavery To Victory Education Project Web Site.7 Besides the stark reality and undercurrent of judgment, I have been blessed to speak of God’s good ends through all of our suffering. This was originally a matter of personal inquiry of the Lord because as Mr. Woodson wanted, I had become very acquainted with the many outstanding black historical figures and their accomplishments with some inspiration. However, I was left empty without understanding why our suffering; an answer only God could and did satisfactorily provide to me.8
1 The Scourge Of Racism print version is available in the Strong Man Store, all major internet booksellers and brick and mortar bookstores. The just released E-Book is
available at major E-Book sellers. Watch the book trailer.
2 Learn more about Carter G. Woodson and the renamed organization he founded.
3 The Mis-Education Of The Negro, by Carter G. Woodson, Copyright 1933, 1969, The Associated Publishers, Inc., Washington, D.C.
4 Sin can only be fixed as God does in the Gospel of His Son, Jesus Christ! Those that profess to be Christians attempting to repay evil for evil should heed the Lord’s call to
return to Him, for you have surely gone far away from Him. Hear the Lord’s merciful call to return through this Ministry’s Strong Man Of God Online Rally,
Return To The Lord on YouTube.
5 Read the January 28, 2024 post, Global Dominance A Stewardship, under the category, Call To Repent.
6 Reconciling God’s permitting of evil oppression in the context of judgment on the one hand and His disapproval of it on the other is marvelously seen in His Word for those
that will accept it (Deuteronomy 28:15, 29-33; Psalm 103:6). Blacks walking in the delusion of innocent victimhood should carefully note in Jeremiah 25:29 that unless you
consider all the African nations better than Israel and not among the world’s nations, God asserts none were to go “unpunished,” (NKJV).
7 Visit the Web Site at https://fromslaverytovictory.org.
8 See the two-part post beginning June 2, 2019, Message From A Redeemed Black Man, under the categories Biblical Worldview and Black History.
Racism embodied in the American heritage is a tragedy of no small consequences to our nation and all of its citizens.1 As it is everywhere found in the world, racism is a two-fold scourge upon the souls and lives of its objects. Consistent with Webster’s Dictionary definition of scourge and use in the Bible, racism is a plague of spiritual pestilence born of sin affecting the souls of its objects and a whipping delivering excruciatingly painful blows to their lives (Job 9:23; Mark 15:15). It is the deadly disease aspect of the term to which the Lord led me to identify and primarily refer to in the title of my 2005 publication, The Scourge Of Racism now, updated accordingly.2
Indeed, as I again from Webster’s define racism presenting its reality in the first chapter of the book, it is “The belief that some races are inherently superior to others” and to practice “discrimination based on race.” Racism so defined is ancient and seen all over the earth; it is not a unique American problem. For the arrogance of inherent superiority that has driven tyrants and peoples to murder, war against, oppress and mistreat neighbors arises from sin in the human heart and is not just based on skin color or physical features either (Genesis 4:1-8; Hebrews 11:4; 1 John 3:10-12)! I go on to briefly touch on examples of racism as a human sin issue in our times throughout the book.
Even though racism is not unique to our nation, it nevertheless, has thoroughly worked its pestilence of destroying evil into every fabric of America’s existence. It has been wickedly aided and abetted in this by the guilty majority white members of the American Church in their various local assemblies since the nation’s inception who have enabled racism’s historic tolerance and practice here. This sobering truth means people who professed to be Christians have helped enable the scourge of racism both as a deadly spiritual disease of sin and consequential whip that has painfully impacted not only minorities in general, but their supposedly brothers of color in Christ as well!3
I do not write the foregoing or my book to cause anyone to feel guilt, shame or trash their heritage. However, as the Holy Spirit leads I write the sobering truth to help my white brothers calling themselves especially conservative Christians to grasp something of the magnitude of the sin that has been involved with enabling and practicing racism to lead not to angry denial which is added sin, but repentance! Truly, white Christians conservative or otherwise have no greater friend in me as a biblical conservative and aspiring strong man of God in the image of Christ that fears God enough not to skew the facts of history or His Word for my own agenda (Proverbs 27:5-6; Romans 2:1-11). 4, 5
My urgent concern in Christ after four centuries of racism systemically part of the American heritage and daily life is seeing it removed from the American Church first as is righteous. Then, to see the Church in all of its racially diverse glory stand together against racism and model God’s way of unity through His love to the rest of our society. For from Heaven’s view, racism is not just a social justice issue, it is uppermost one that is spiritual! The Church is supposed to be concerned about Heaven’s view of everything and purposely laboring to make it known by precept and example. Instead, the American Church has sinned to the utmost undergirding the scourge of racism and has aroused with its other sins, the ire of God on par with Israel’s golden calf fiasco (Exodus 32:30-35).6
1 Read the September 10, 2023 post, Our American Heritage, under the category, Biblical Worldview.
2 The Publishing Division of the Ministry I lead, Open Door Communication Ministries, Inc. first released what I wrote as a booklet offered for purchase, but primarily distributed
free as a prophetic word of warning from the Lord to white Southern Baptist Convention leaders as the largest group of evangelicals in our nation I was also a part of at the
time. Consider the upcoming release of the 2023 update of the book at this link. Also, read the February 3, 2019 post, Christianity In Black And White, under the category,
3 See the June 28, 2020 post, Last Chance For Conservative White Christians?, under the category, Call To Repent.
4 Secular or religious liberals would not now, have the ability or platform to present history or educate on racism with their particular worldly slants if professed conservative
white Christians had been humble and transparent about as well as repentant from the issue as sin from the beginning. Now, the denial of the guilty is casting even more
disparagement upon biblical Christianity because the wicked do not care to differentiate between it and their manmade religious forms.
5 The aspiring strong man of God in the image of Christ seeks to please God and do His will (John 6:38). I write fully about this in my book, The Strong Man Of God: Back To
Basics. You can get a Hard or Soft Cover or E-Book Edition in the Strong Man Store, among internet booksellers and brick and mortar bookstores.
6 Just because even many professed Christians do not take sin seriously anymore does not mean God has backed up from doing so. His remedial judgments for the sake of
His own professed people’s sins taking place all around our nation in the many regularly occurring calamities are intended to awaken us to His call to return to Him before
things get far worse. View the Lord’s call to return to Him through this Ministry’s Strong Man Of God Online Rally, Return To The Lord, on its dedicated YouTube Channel.
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