Thursday, June 4, 2020

TRYING TO BRIDGE THE RACIAL DIVIDE




Here in NYC, I’ve read many placards warning, “No justice, no peace” to justify the ongoing terror. However, I have become convinced that these terrorists will never be satisfied with any degree of justice. They will always clutch upon instances of injustice to justify “no peace” along with their acts of violence in their ongoing attempt to prove that they are actually “freedom fighters.” Instead, taking-a-knee to them becomes an encouragement to further terror.

Instead, their narrative of hate and destruction should be challenged, rather than reinforced, especially by the Church. Here is a letter I just wrote to a dear black sister:

“Have you read this post? It is denying any disproportionate killing of blacks. It seems that it is simply a matter of the Leftist media using certain incidents to inflame blacks to divide the church and the nation - a "divide and conquer" strategy.

It is not just me who is saying these things. Many conservative blacks are saying the same thing, but they are vilified by the media and even by their black communities, because rage sells better than repentance, the humbling medicine that we must all must take daily.

Sadly, there is a growing divide within the Body of Christ. This troubles me deeply because I so want to see Jesus' prayer fulfilled for the glory of our God:

• John 17:20-23 “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.”

However, the Leftist narrative has become more entrenched in the public thinking – that if you are good person and really care about blacks, you will allow yourselves to be re-educated by them, accept their analysis, and join in their fight. If you do not, then you are an enemy, a white supremacist who is profiting off “white privilege”:

• “White silence is white violence,” is often repeated.

And this narrative has won. To disagree with it is to “prove” that we don’t care. Consequently, people like me are now regarded as the enemy, even though we want the best for our black brethren. However, instead of indulging them, as if they were less than equal, we believe that the Biblical way is to treat all of our brethren as equals in Christ, holding each other to the same Biblical standards with the same Biblical love, without trying to prove our love by imposing racial preferences and quotas within the Church, in opposition to Biblical standards, sowing further discord. (What has happened to MLK’s vision for not discriminating according to the skin color?)

However, the Leftists have succeeded in painting us as racist hypocrites, as they sell their “victim-hood narrative” to the detriment of the Church and of my black brethren, causing all forms of hatred and discord.

As you probably know already, sister, I grew up hating whites. I had experienced a lot of anti-Semitism – so much that I was filled with hatred. It was so powerful that I was convinced that whites had a different odor, and it nauseated me to be in an elevator with them. As a result, I became a Zionist and lived in Israel for three years, without ever planning to return.

Fortunately, after Christ got hold of me, there weren’t any Messianic congregations around to reinforce my Jewish pride, victimization, and resentment of the Church. Thankfully, I had to settle with white gentile believers, even though I didn’t want to be among them and was still convinced that they were hypocrites. But God knows best.

3 comments:

  1. I want to hear the end of this story!

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    1. Thanks for asking: https://mannsword.blogspot.com/2017/03/a-zionist-reluctantly-comes-to-messiah.html

      Let me know if you'd like to hear more.

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  2. I believe that Jesus Christ is/was the only human being who is/was not a hypocrite. njp

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