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“I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the Gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from Heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.” Galatians 1:6-10
A False Religion
We are involved in a battle for hearts, minds and souls. This social justice revolution is changing the focus and content of the Gospel message. It is offering another gospel, a false gospel and a false mission, plainly derived from Liberation theology (which is nothing more than Marxism wrapped up in religious terminology), Black theology (which is also Marxism, with racism added in), along with Animism (which depersonalises evil and sees evil in things and systems, rather than personal responsibility). None of this is Biblical Theology. Race politics is not Biblical. The problem is not skin, it is sin. It is not race, but grace that is the solution.
Those who kneel to God can stand before any man. We are to fear God, not man. We are to obey the Bible, not follow the mob. The Bible teaches the total depravity of man. The holiness of God alone. There is only one way of Salvation. Scripture alone is our ultimate authority. Everything should be done to the glory of God alone.
Victimisation, Resentment, Riot and Revolution
Yet, Black Lives Matter teaches Cultural Marxism’s Critical Race Theory, which denies personal responsibility and teaches that some races are good and others evil. They teach a false gospel of victimisation, resentment, riot and revolution. Black Lives Matter is a new religious cult, supported by many in the Main Stream Media and many politicians, who see them as a useful tool to bring about the New World Order of Globalisation.
Victimisation Degrades and Destroys Those Who Accept It
Black Americans such as Dr. Ben Carson, Walter Williams and Thomas Sowell have warned that the Cultural Marxism Critical Race Theory narrative of victimhood is destructive to those who believe it. It becomes an insidious snare that steals hope and replaces it with hopelessness. It takes away vision and replaces it with victimhood. It discourages repentance and incites resentment. It degrades a person’s psychology and gives them a sense of helplessness, instead of hope and healing. It leads to tragedy, rather than triumph. It takes away the will of those who would break out of their drug addiction, or alcohol habit, providing those who see themselves as victims with excuses not to repent and reform, but to rather riot and resent.
God Resists the Proud but He Gives Grace to the Humble
Our Lord Jesus Christ was merciful to the repentant sinner, but condemned the self-righteous hypocrites. The worst thing you can possibly do to anyone is to give them a sense of victimhood, to take away their sense of personal responsibility and get them to play the blame game where nothing is their fault, but always the fault of someone else. The false gospel of victimisation cripples the heart, mind and soul of those who accept and believe it. One of the greatest truths any one of us can learn is that we are our own worst enemy. Blaming others will not help us improve our life. The issue is not race; it is grace.
Kneel and Mouth their Mantra
The radical social justice agenda of Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a direct challenge to the Christian Church. In the name of Black Lives Matter a new religious cult is being mobilised. It is based on a blatantly false narrative. It requires all to repent and kneel down before it and chant, mantra-like: “Black Lives Matter,” much like the Roman Empire required all its citizens and subjects to declare: “Caesar is Lord!” and burn incense before an image of their emperor/god. They require confessions to their activists. They threaten Excommunication by shaming and shunning those who fail to comply with their demands.
Works Based Salvation through Revolution
Black Lives Matter offers a works-based salvation. Although there is no atonement, blood is shed, windows are smashed, shops looted, monuments defaced and desecrated, defiled, or preferably destroyed and removed altogether. In place of Christ, they offer BLM martyrs and BLM saints. BLM is organising public rituals, where whites on their knees, wash the feet of BLM activists. They are then expected to join in the BLM revolutionary agenda in perpetual repentance for perpetual revolution. White/male/straight privilege is Original Sin to them. Their law is “political correctness.” Their Sacraments: protests, riots, looting and arson. They zealously seek converts whom they call allies, who need to help evangelise by “raising awareness.”
BLM Supports Abortion – Not All Lives Matter to Them
Black Lives Matter do not really believe that black lives matter, because they support abortion. Every day, an average of one thousand black babies are killed by abortion, just in the United States of America. That is half of all black babies conceived in the United States are killed before they are born, through abortion. Black Lives Matter went out of their way to support America’s biggest serial killer, Philadelphia’s Kermit Gosnell, whose abortuary was placed within poorer black communities. Gosnell was convicted of infanticide, delivering live babies and killing them after birth. If George Floyd had been killed in the womb, by abortion, before he was born, most of those protesting and rioting in his name, would have approved and applauded the use of their tax money to fund the abortion. Nor do they seem to care about the thousands of black lives violently ended by gang violence and homicide at the hands of black criminals, which is the cause of death in the vast majority of cases.
War on the Family
The Black Lives Matter movement has declared war on the family, declaring that: “We are committed to disrupting the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure…”
Privileges for Perverts
Black Lives Matter also wants to dismantle “gender privilege” and is committed to working to promote “transgenderism.” “We are committed to fostering a queer-affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking, or, rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual, unless s/he, or they, disclose otherwise.”
UnBiblical and Anti-Christian
Black Lives Matter is blatantly pro-abortion, pro-perversion, pro-pornography, pro-gender confusion, promotes transgenderism and is hostile to the family. BLM is unBiblical and anti-Christian to the core. Like the hypocritical pharisee who went up to the Temple to pray, they confess other people’s sins (real, exaggerated, or imagined), but self-righteously fail to recognise and acknowledge their own personal sins and responsibility.
It is important to remember that the early Christians in the Roman Empire were not persecuted for worshipping Jesus Christ, but for refusing to worship Caesar. They would not burn incense before an idol, or declare “Caesar is Lord!” as required. The earliest declaration of Christians was the counter-cultural “Jesus is Lord!” (Romans 10:9). The Bible makes it clear that our Lord Jesus Christ is “the King of kings and Lord of lords.” (Revelation 17:14).
We are to Bow to God Alone
Black Lives Matter are demanding that whites kneel and apologise to them for being white and declare: “Black Lives Matter!” However, in Proverbs 25:26, we read: “A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain and a corrupt spring.” It is before Jesus Christ that every knee must bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.
Wisdom from Proverbs in the Bible
The first chapter of Proverbs warns us of the need for prudence, discernment and wisdom. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7
Do Not Join with Angry and Furious People
Proverbs warns us not to cast in our lot with those whose “feet run to evil and they make hast to shed blood.” Proverbs 1:16. “My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent. If they say, ‘Come with us’… My son, do not walk in the way with them, keep your foot from their path.” Proverbs 1:10-15. The Bible warns us about associating with an angry man and commands us not to go along with the furious man, “…lest you learn his ways and set a snare for your soul.” Proverbs 22:24-25
Those Who Hate Knowledge and Reject God will Destroy Themselves
“Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the Lord, they would have none of My counsel and despised My every rebuke. Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way and be filled to the full with their own fancies.” Proverbs 1:29-31
Anarchy Prepares the Way for Tyranny
Anarchy in the streets is often only a prelude for centralised, top-down imposed tyranny. The global Lockdown, in the name of combatting a virus, has devastated many small businesses and bankrupted many families. The wide-spread devastating riots, looting and arson led by groups like Black Lives Matter has cost Billions of Dollars in damage and looted merchandise. Every great revolution, from the French Revolution of 1789 to the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia of 1917, was preceded by a bankrupt economy in recession. As communist dictator, Vladimir Lenin declared: “Never underestimate the value of constructive chaos!”
Cannon Fodder Pawns for Communist Revolutionary Purposes
The vast majority of protestors, rioters, looters and arsonists may not understand the foundational role of Karl Marx. They may not be consciously aware of how they are just cannon fodder for the communist revolution launched by Karl Marx and the Communist Manifesto of 1848. Even less may have heard of Antonio Gramsci, Herbert Marcuse, or György Lukács and the Frankfurt School of Cultural Marxism. But the fact is that they are pawns in the Comintern (Communist International) strategy of destroying from within the cultural institutions of Western Christian civilisation.
Expendable Rent-A-Mobs in a Radical Revolutionary Agenda
Few may understand how much the secular humanist agenda of state school activist John Dewey has moulded and indoctrinated them to be receptive to the propaganda of BLM and Antifa, who are using them as expendable rent a mobs in a radical Revolutionary agenda to undermine Christian civilisation and remake it in a Marxist mould. The fact is: most of the protestors and rioters are being manipulated by people who have lied to them in order to use them.
Stockholm Syndrome, Guilt Manipulation and Gaslighting
Few of the protestors, rioters, rock throwers, arsonists, looters, polluters, vandals, gangsters and cultural terrorists involved in the devastating riots and looting sprees of the last week, would understand the role that Stockholm Syndrome and guilt manipulation have played in mobilising them to destroy their heritage that was so painstakingly built up by the sacrifices of their ancestors. Most would not even understand the term ‘gas-lighted’, but they have certainly been ‘gaslighted’ and are being manipulated in a psychological warfare “psyops” Indoctrination and Intimidation Campaign that has them destroying their own communities, countries and future.
Targeting Fathers and Families
BLM and Antifa are involved in a war against Christian civilisation. In this war, they are targeting all whites and Christians, business owners and property owners, but in particular, they are targeting families and Fathers. Straight, white men, who make up the backbone of many families are their hated target. But they hate Black Christian conservatives and fathers even more.
Derailing Churches from Their Duty
The Black Lives Matter narrative has succeeded in derailing many local churches from the Gospel message and from the fulfilment of the Great Commission, into advancing communist revolutionary agenda, undermining the integrity of the Church.
Anyone who has read George Orwell’s 1984 novel will recognise that what we have just witnessed is a “hate week” to focus anger and frustration away from those who are really destroying our finances and futures. On the streets, we are witnessing the results of psychological warfare, which for years has been confusing, corrupting, dividing and conquering.
Confusion, Compromise and Cowardice
Truth matters. We need to expose the Marxist deception operation and the communist revolutionary tactics. All too many congregations have been cowered. Many pastors have panicked. All too many churches are compromising. At the very moment that Christians need to stand up for Jesus and fight the good fight of Faith, we are seeing all too many Christian “conscientious objectors” and deserters going on AWOL, fleeing from the fight. Or even worse, joining the enemies of God, giving in to intimidation and mob rule, allowing Marxist revolutionaries to use and abuse the church.
The Lockdown lunacy of allowing churches to be closed, side-lined and termed “non-essential,” relegated to irrelevance and suffocated with time and money wasting, unnecessary and unconstitutional, irrelevant regulations and restrictions, is outrageous. How can so many churches tolerate instructions from any government, in violation of the Bill of Rights and our freedom of worship, freedom of conscience, freedom of religion, freedom of movement, freedom of speech and free enterprise. How many churches have accepted state restrictions, accepting no public worship services, or no singing and no fellowship allowed after the services!
Who Determines What is Right or Essential?
Abortion clinics can be open! Apparently, they are “an essential service”. Liquor stores can be open, they are apparently “essential.” However, most churches and most of the activities of church are considered “non-essential”! You could be arrested for attending church in some states and yet no prosecution is planned for most of those who looted and burned down thousands of stores!
The Curse of Cowardice
It takes no courage to kick a dead dog, or to flog a dead horse. There is nothing brave about bowing to the mob and echoing the mantras of the mass media. Courage is refusing to go with the flow. “You shall not follow a crowd to do evil…” Exodus 23:2. But many are following the crowd, the mob and participating in a movement that causes great destruction of property and horrendous injuries, even taking innocent lives during these destructive riots.
War Against Christian Civilisation
What we are facing is a real war against Christian civilisation. Through secular humanist, situation ethics indoctrination in state schools, through the disinformation regularly published in the main stream news media, through distraction and defilement in the so-called entertainment industry, through the debasing of the culture through perverse art and music, which is often nothing more than noise, through the toleration and promotion of perversion throughout the culture, the legalisation of pornography and abortion, through guilt manipulation, psychological warfare, violent riots, intimidation and harassment, Marxist mob rule, the manipulation of emotions, through arson and anarchy, sabotage and subversion, we are seeing civilisation set ablaze. Just as Churchill ordered the Special Operations Executive (SOE), to “set Europe ablaze” by using IRA terrorist tactics in countries otherwise at peace to provoke violent reaction. We are seeing law and order and civilisation itself at risk of a catastrophic revolution that could plunge much of the world back into a dark age of anti-Christian paganism and perversion.
Villainising Victims and Victimising Villains
It is time for critical thinking, evaluating everything in the light of the Word of God. We need to call out the hypocrisy and double standards being used and the tactics of villainising the victims and victimising the villains. Facts do not care about your feelings. Facts ruin the BLM narrative.
Socialism is Legalised Theft
The Bible is clear: “Do not steal… Do not covet…” Socialism is legalised theft and institutionalised envy. Socialism is the creed of failure and the gospel of envy. It promises heaven and always, invariably, delivers hell on earth. As seen in communist nations, which needed to build Iron Curtains to keep their people in and shot their own citizens in the back for trying to flee from their “workers’ paradise.” Socialism promotes extortionist economics to tax the productive and subsidise the welfare junkies, pimps, rock throwers, gangsters, thugs, parasites, destroyers, polluters, vandals and cultural terrorists, who are dedicated to pulling down and destroying everything which generations of Christians have built up with much sacrifice.
How Can One Fight Racism by Promoting BLM Racism?
Yet, the moment you refuse to echo the mantra of BLM, “Black Lives Matter,” or if you respond, “All Lives Matter,” you will be accused of being “racist!” Interesting, that refusing to repeat a racist statement can open you up to the accusation of being racist! It turns out that the worst racists are those screaming “racist!” the loudest. How can one fight racism by promoting racism?
The BLM Inquisition
People who have tagged me in their Black Lives Matter posts and required my response were plainly angered by my comments, such as: “In the sight of God, all lives matter.” Some of their responses: “You don’t understand!”; “Do some research!”; “You are the beneficiary of white privilege!”; “What have you ever done to help poor blacks?”
“You Do Not Know What it is Like to be a Minority!”
Well, in response to such accusations, including “You don’t know what it is like to be a minority!” I can point out that, Yes, I do know what it is like to be a minority. I was born in Africa and have lived in Africa for the last 60 years, over 40 of those years in Missions. Most of my missionary work has been serving Black Christians in some of the most dangerous, difficult and inaccessible Restricted Access Areas throughout Africa, where Christians are suffering severe persecution for their Faith. I know what it is like to be hated, arrested, abused and imprisoned unjustly for my race.
“Do Some Research”
Actually, I have done some research. I have written the books: Holocaust in Rwanda; In the Killing Fields of Mozambique; Faith Under Fire in Sudan; and Slavery, Terrorism and Islam – The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat.
“What Have You Done to Help Black People?”
What have I done to help black people in Africa? Well, for over 40 years, I have been dedicated to missionary work, evangelism, discipleship and practical help, primarily to black Christians throughout Africa. During this time, I have helped establish and equip over 100 schools, several clinics and hospitals, delivered tonnes of medicines, an ambulance to Christians in South Sudan, provided wells and water pumps to Christians under fire in Sudan, conducted thousands of services and hundreds of seminars and training courses throughout Africa, training pastors, teachers, evangelists, chaplains and medics and delivered hundreds of thousands of Bibles and books to some of the most needy and neglected Christians suffering in Africa. I worked steadfastly for the freedom and independence of South Sudan, Mozambique, Angola and Zimbabwe, despite arrests, imprisonments, abuse, torture, ambushes, aerial and artillery bombardments.
“You Are the Beneficiary of White Privilege!”
In my experience, my “white privilege” included being caned at school, conscripted into the Army, put in harm’s way, required to pay exorbitant taxes for other peoples benefit and working my way through college. Even under apartheid, in South Africa, in the early 1980’s, I was “too male and too pale” for a scholarship and had to work in the Fire Brigade, eight hours a night, six days a week, to put myself through Theological Seminary, while Black and Coloured students received bursaries and financial assistance. Not that I complained about any of that, but to rewrite history and deny reality is neither honest, not just.
Black Privilege and The Race Card
From my observation, the “previously disadvantaged” always had the advantage of mostly free, or subsidised, housing, free medical, free schooling, (BBBEE) Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Affirmative Action and preferential treatment for jobs, scholarships and assistance. Other “black privileges” that we notice are those who play the race card enjoy being able to loot, riot, steal, embezzle and defraud tax payers of billions and still stay in position and power.
The Problem is Sin – Not Skin
Racial stereotypes are not helpful. The issue is not skin it is sin. It is not race, but lack of grace that should be our primary concern. It turns out that the ones who shout “racist!” the most prove to be the most racist of all. It is easy to convince people that problems are not their own fault. Black Lives Matter is a colossal smoke screen deception operation attempting to deny personal responsibility for fatherless homes, lawless behaviour and a cover for greed, envy, malice and hatred. Playing the blame game is not a pathway to success. You cannot riot your way to justice.
Love God and Love Your Neighbour
No Christian should have anything to do with such a racist, Marxist Revolutionary, anti-family and anti-Christian movement as BLM. It is an insult to law-abiding Christian black people to suggest that all blacks support riots, looting and arson! Yet that is the implication when words are weaponised and #BlackLivesMatter is made a mantra everyone is required to chant. BLM is a false religion with a false gospel and a false mission. It is malicious, Marxist and idolatrous. Reject the virtue signalling, indoctrination and intimidation. We fear God alone. We bow to our Creator and Eternal Judge. Jesus Christ is Lord! “Yet I have reserved seven thousand in Israel, all whose knees have not bowed to Baal and every mouth that has not kissed him.” 1 Kings 19:18
Dr. Peter Hammond
P.O. Box 74 Newlands 7725
Cape Town South Africa
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