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Black folks never asked to be separate when attending a place of fellowship – the separation came via the status quo’. It is not cultural differences which separate Blacks and Whites within the body of Christ it is and has always been White supremacy and bigotry.
I do agree man in general places too much emphasis on tittles and positions and the church unfortunately has followed their lead

I so glad that I found your site. I totally agree with everything that you are saying. Most people don’t read there bibles, so they don’t know what it really says. We need to stop participating in churchs that we know are feeding us spiritual garbage. Our participation keeps the whole system of spiritual death operating. Those pastors who we know are wrong need to be held accountable for their actions by the saints in the church. In my opinion they need to be sat down, if they refuse to repent and change their ways.. As you stated, having a relationship with God is what helped our ancestors through hard times; they weren’t playing church. They wanted immediate results towards change and they got it because they applied action with their faith. Most of us have faith in God, but we also need to apply works to our faith. It ain’t going to get better because we believe that it will, we must have works too. It’s such a shame that we perish because we refuse to hear the truth in God’s words, and we refuse to desire to know more about God and his word. God bless you for speaking the truth without fear.

thank you for such a wonderful article i book marked this page and will definitely be coming back to learn more as i believe there are certain that may be present in other churches, but there are backgrounds of black people that other nationalities or races don’t have and as such the word has a meaning differently and alike in certain areas. all of it is the word but in its application it does help to understand the background of the black people as a whole and the history that shaped our way of thinking and accepting God for who he is.

This is quite educative. We perish because of lack of knowledge! I am so much blessed by this article the boldness of content and approach. Be blessed most abundantly.

I so appreciate your statement that Christ died for His Church, not “the Black Church” or any other demographic church. When we first seek His will, in humility, and put away racial or other agendas, we will be one, as He prayed for us to be. We all need to get into His Word–no matter what skin color! Thank you so much for your article!

Very good article, to God be the glory, and I agree with the person who said this applies to all churches. I have been in the Philippines for a little over 4 years, and see that as many churches here are as lacking in knowledge of God as are many in the USA./ I hope to bring a message next Sunday about, as the New Living Translation puts it, “My people are being destroyed because they don’t know me.” Thank you for your service.

I understand that we , people of God have a responsibility to live by example ,( living sacrifice). So many are looking for an excuse not to follow Christ; unfortunately they find it in the uncommitted . There is a big difference between the saved and the sanctified.It is better to grab a hand

Good article. So, how do we get back. Back to our roots or better yet to the truth of the gospel. 2 Tim 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. It’s easy to go to church and listen to some else speak to us about God. We know thtat that person cannot do anything to us. What we do forget is that that person is a spoke person for The Creator. Not that he is The Creator, but that he is giving information directly form God himself (based on biblical infortmation vs self information). My point is we are stiffnecked people, who’s sheppard may not be God, but Satan and the world.

When God made that statement, He refered particularly to “A People” who have lost sight of His Glory and Power. This “People” is inclusive of “YOU.” I wish you could look through the mirror and judge the person you see there first.

i agree with Constance… “Lack of Knowledge” should resonate with people of ALL skintones.
people simply don’t seem to nurture a personal relationship with God the way our ancestors did. they relied upon it. it was integral in their lives.

Thanks for speaking so frankly about issues that are prevalent in many of our black churches. I greatly appreciate your use of scripture to support your thoughts. I agree with your commentary.

Stay strong in the Lord!

I would llike to say I commend your for speaking the truth. Not just black churches, but people in general no longer want to live this word they want to feed their flesh instead of crucifying their flesh daily as the word saids we should do. God bless you and keep feeding God’s people the truth.

I was searching text for “My people perish…” and saw your site in my list of responses. I am glad that I took the time out to review your input. I wholeheartedly concur with your thesis. I plan on checking back with your site as often as I am able.

In HIS name.

“We have to get back to the word. We’ve got to talk our values, walk our values and vote our values”.

Unless your voter values involve greed, corruption, lies, manipulation, spin, (insert the sin here_____) then I’d leave politics out of the equation.

From the top of your website:
I invite you to pick up your Bible and study this for yourself, because in the Old Testament, God tells us through the prophet Hosea (Hosea 4:6) that, “My people perish for a lack of knowledge.”

Where do you see this??? I have heard it said that way so many times but when I looked for myself it does not say that.
God says “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”

It depends on the version of the Bible that you are using. I’ve seen/heard it both ways. Do “perish” and “destroyed” mean the same thing? In this context, it would appear so.

Thought provoking and to the core of what everyone and anyone may identify. Thanks, and looking forward to your next entry.

Having ministered in a so called black church, I found that being black was more important then the true of the gospel. I also found that the church book of discipline carried more weight than the Bible. I left after God showed me the extreme bondage my people are in. I believe and it is sad to say that some people in the black church would follow the satan as long as he made them feel good. I pray they wake up before it is to late.

Michael, Ephesians 5 says, “25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and

    gave himself up for her

, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish”

However, your point is well taken when we clarify that the church is not the physical building that we worship in, but it is the people made up of the kingdom. In that sense, Jesus did die for the church (Ephesians 1:22-23), His people — His bride — namely those of us who have obeyed the gospel call and have become His children through the new birth (Acts 2:38). –M.