Have you ever been at a blog and have read about a particular Christian who has apparently backslidden or have fallen off or whatever? Now this is normal stuff because we are fallen. We are sinners, each and every one of us. There’s no getting around it. So we always will hear about Christians who are doing the wrong thing. That’s not to say that I celebrate them in the wrong thing they are doing.
But when you read the blog comments, there’s always an all holy one who knows the mind of the person. They know that God is not with them. They know that the person was always a wicked one. They know, they know, they know! Yet if you asked them, they would have to admit that they’ve only seen the personality on TV. They claim to understand what God is doing in the life of this personality, and as far as they are concerned, God has totally forsaken the person.
Then the person doesn’t stop there, but continues on to say that black people are lazy for listening to the personality. Or black people are stupid for listening to the personality. Or black people are weak for listening to the personality. Or black people are ungodly for listening to the personality.
These folks already know everything, more even than God Himself! So here they come with their sledge hammer of judgement. Of course they, themselves are completely righteous. God doesn’t have to worry about them. They know that they are right and they stand solidly on the one or two scriptures that they know.
Right now, I’m in a place of anti condemnation. I don’t feel like condemning black Christians. I don’t feel like looking down on the way black Christians act in church, I don’t feel like passing judgement on the way black Christians look up to their fallen pastors. I don’t feel like making a spectacle concerning the way black people worship when the Word of God is preached.
There are so many holier than thous out there, ready to put down black Christians for everything we do and how we do it. Is it possible that we black Christians are respectful of our pastors, even when they are fallen? Is it possible that we black Christians are respectful of the preached Word, even when the preacher has done questionable things? Does God’s Word turn into mush in the mouth of a sinner? If it does, then can anyone preach, or teach?
It’s high time for someone to come out in the defense of the church culture of black Christians, and uplift and uphold our traditions in the church. I think that those black people who claim a particular type of understanding but in truth don’t have a clue should be very careful how they treat God’s people, which includes black Christians! Be careful, lest you show yourself to be the forsaken fool!
The arrogance of these people is epic! They, in one fell swoop, condemn ALL black Christians, and without any hesitation! They easily brand us “LAZY” , without knowing what each of our struggles and triumphs are. Without knowing what our issues are, or our insecurities. Withouth knowing what’s in our hearts, without knowing what God is doing with us, or what level of our path we are on! Without having all of the varied details of the lives of each individual black church member, the world over. They simply say, black people are lazy when it comes to studying the Bible. But these same people somehow see themselves outside of the masses that they so easily condemn. How convenient! How in the world can I know what God is doing in the tribulations of some other person that I don’t know?
The one thing I DO know is that God can work all things together for good, and I know that because He has done it for me! And I pray that He continues to do it!
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