When preachers refuse to stand up for righteousness against injustce all people suffer. Black preachers during the time of slavery realized that many White pastors and White Christians were practicing legalized White supremacy against them not only on the plantation but also within the church itself. In protest, the Black clergy that managed to gain their freedom by "various" means then formed their own Black congregations and established their own Black churches to the escape the evil practice of faith-based White supremacy in the house of "The Lord."
Here is the problem. The White church and denomination was already rooted in a version of the Bible where the Black presence in the Bible had been removed, discarded, and then stepped on just as Black folk were treated as less-than-human on the plantation. Therefore, when the slave preacher, who was mostly illiterate, broke away from the White denomination to start his own church, the uneducated slave could only continue and mimic what he had so long been accustomed—a version of the Bible that had rejected the Black presence and had glorified an all White biblical presence that was not there at the beginning. The ex-slave preacher did the best he could with what little he had. Therefore, the former slave continued his master’s same old denomination, customs, and traditions that kicked the Black presence out of the very Bible where Black tribes are the main characters. Poor thing knew no better.
As I close, I say that to say this: during slavery at least the half-taught Black preacher had the courage to stand up against legalized White supremacy to form his own church. It was his limited education, resources, and lack of books that gave him an excuse for not informing his people that they were in the Bible. Today’s Black preachers, however, cannot claim such a luxury. Many Black preachers of today have unlimited access to knowledge—seminaries, college degrees, libraries, book stores, internet, etc. Black churches are no longer under legalized White supremacy. So, why are Black preachers still refusing to stand up against White supremacy within the church body to tell the truth about the Black presence in the Bible?
Is it the fear of losing money that keeps them silent? Holla back.
End Time Oracle,
Servant Emannu'el Branch
Servant Emannu'el Branch, a son of Yahweh and one of the redeemed of Yahshua the true Messiah. A sign to help all nations and tongues, without regard to race, color, or gender get prepared to meet the original Creator and Son face-to-face and name-to-name. This is my purpose.