Evil always camouflages itself as good; otherwise, it would have neither appeal nor advocacy. No one would be attracted to it nor willing to argue for it. The slogan, “Black Lives Matter,” is nothing more than camouflage used to cloak an insidious evil. Yet, thanks to the evil’s manipulative moniker, to oppose it makes one out to be a cold-blooded bigot. Therefore, this evil goes largely unopposed, lest those opposing it be blasted as bigots, who don’t believe “Black Lives Matter.”
If Black Lives Matter (BLM) was truly about black lives, then, shouldn’t it address things like abortion on demand and black on black crime? After all, abortion takes the lives of 360 black babies in America everyday and black homicides, the vast majority of which are committed by other blacks, are now the leading cause of death among black men age forty and under. Yet, BLM is both conspicuously and suspiciously silent about the loss of all these black lives, while it incessantly beats its lone loud drum over sparse police shootings of unarmed black suspects. Contrary to the false narrative spun by BLM, as well as our mainstream media and today’s Democratic Party, police shootings of unarmed blacks in today’s America are extremely rare, not extraordinarily rampant. For instance, the actual number of unarmed blacks shot by police in 2019 was eleven, which is virtually one black out of every four million currently living in America.
The harsh hard truth about BLM is that it is a demonically inspired movement determined to paint America up as an irredeemable racist nation that must be replaced by a Marxist regime. As one BLM leader publicly stated on national television, the movement will burn down America’s system of governance if America refuses to be remade into the image of BLM. Far from being, as it pretends to be, a mere racial and social justice movement, BLM was founded, as its own founders have openly professed, by “trained Marxists.”
Karl Marx once vowed, “My object in life is to dethrone God!” Obviously, Marx’s inspiration was Satanic, since he merely followed the lead of Lucifer, who originally attempted to depose God (Isaiah 14:12-15). Like Karl Marx, BLM is also Luciferian, since it too is following in the footsteps of the first attempted usurper of God’s throne.
Further proof that BLM is demonically inspired comes from the confession of its founders that it is, at its core, more of a spiritual movement than a social movement. According to them, not only are occult practices, such as chanting and necromancy, instrumental to BLM, but much of its inspiration comes from the "resurrected" spirits of the dead, who they invoke "to work through them" by their practice of "hoodoo," which supposedly conjures up their venerated ancestors to bless them, protect them, and guide them.
The Scripture emphatically forewarns us that the Spirit has “expressly” foretold us that “in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of demons” (1 Timothy 4:1). In light of this verse, let’s ask ourselves the following question: “Under the inspiration of BLM’s conjured up “seducing spirits,” what demonic doctrines does BLM teach?” The answer is truly frightening. For instance, BLM teaches the liberation of the world from "heteronormative thinking” and the destruction of “the Western-prescribed nuclear family.” In other words, the demonically inspired BLM Movement is not only out to condone what the Bible condemns—homosexuality—and to condemn all Bible believers who refuse to condone it, but also out to destroy the Biblical family, which the Bible teaches is the God-ordained bedrock of all orderly society.
Although it greatly greaves me to say it, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has been seduced by demonic spirits into giving the BLM Movement credence. Despite the fact that Scripture teaches true Christians can no more associate themselves with something demonic than Christ can with the devil (2 Corinthians 6:14-16), the SBC continues to be intentionally ambiguous in its denunciation of BLM. While it does not embrace it with open arms, it does refuse to openly excoriate it with outright antipathy, for fear that doing so in today’s racially charged culture would provoke public condemnation of the SBC as a convention of white supremacist churches who don’t believe that “Black Lives Matter.”
The above explains why the former president of the SBC, J.D. Greear, felt coerced into calling upon all Southern Baptists to denounce the use of "all lives matter,” which is what the Bible declares, and to declare instead "black lives matter,” which is what BLM dictates. It also explains why the newly elected president of the SBC, Ed Litton, has no problem with a resolution on Critical Race Theory (CRT) passed by the SBC in 2019 and reaffirmed at this year’s convention. This resolution, Resolution 9 “On Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality,” defines CRT “as a set of analytical tools that can be useful in explaining how race has and continues to function in society.”
Far from a simple set of analytical tools that are useful to our understanding of how race functions in our current racially charged culture, CRT, which is championed by BLM, has been called “the new communism,” by Dr. Elliot Stern, the president of California’s Saddleback College. Surprisingly, Stern doesn’t mean this to condemn CRT, but to commend it. CRT, like communism, reduces society to oppressors and the oppressed. Once society is segregated into oppressors and the oppressed, then, the oppressed overthrow the oppressors and establish a communist government to safeguard themselves from all future oppression. However, as human history emphatically proves, communist governments ultimately prove to be the greatest of all human oppressors.
CRT is being championed by BLM to divide America into oppressors (whites) and the oppressed (blacks). All whites, according to CRT, are innate racists, a “fact” presumably predetermined by Caucasians’ skin pigmentation. On the other hand, all blacks, as well as other minorities, are perpetually oppressed by whites. Therefore, the only remedy to white privilege and America’s systemic racism is to overthrow America’s white supremacist system and to replaces it with a Marxist government that will assure blacks and other minorities of never again being oppressed by whites.
Winston Churchill once predicted: “The fascists of the future will be called anti-fascists.” Isn’t it interesting that the antiracist of the CRT championing BLM Movement are actually textbook racists? To teach whites that their skin color makes them racists is, in and of itself, racist. In fact, it is the textbook definition of racism. To harbor preconceived ideas about individuals, which are not based on the content of their character, but on the color of their skin is out-and-out racism, not to mention the fact that it turns the dream of Martin Luther King into a nightmare. For blacks to say that say John Doe is a racist, because he is white, and all white people are racists, is no less racists than for whites to say that John Doe is lazy, because he is black, and all black people are lazy. Both statements are equally reprehensible and should be readily condemned by people of all races.
I think it is important to point out at this point that the Greek word for “devil” in the New Testament means “slanderer,” and that the Scripture actually designates the devil as “the accuser of the brethren” (Revelation 12:10). For instance, in Zechariah 3:1-5, Satan is rebuked by the Lord for his accusations against the Lord’s High Priest, Joshua. In addition, James teaches us that the accusing tongue, which is definitely inspired by Satan, the accuser of the brethren, is itself set on fire by Hell (James 3:1-10). All of this certainly serves as further incontrovertible proof that the accusatory BLM Movement is demonically possessed, Satanically inspired, and fueled by the fires of Hell.
Although he admits to being “personally [and] extremely conservative in his politics,” the new president of the SBC, Ed Litton, by his own admission, refuses to address political issues from his pulpit. This reminds me of a 2014 poll conducted by church pollster George Barna. The poll discovered that less than 10% of today’s pastors are willing to speak to the critical issues of our time from their church pulpits, in spite of the fact that most of them do believe the Bible clearly speaks to today’s critical issues. The reason given by these cowardly contemporary churchmen for their ecclesiastical dumbness is their concern that addressing current and controversial issues may result in less people in their church pews and fewer dollars in their church offering plates.
It was the Lord Jesus Himself who taught us, in His Parable of the Faithful and Wise Servant (Matthew 24:45-51), that it is the responsibility of those the Lord has put over His household to feed the members of His household “meat in due season.” In other words, it is the job of pastors to preach to their congregations those portions of God’s Word that are most relevant and needed in their day and time. It is not, as most present-day pastors presume, their job to ignore the critical issues of our time, to be silent about them in their pulpits, to preach nothing to their congregations but spiritual pablum, and to concentrate exclusively on noses and nickels. Instead, it is the pastors God-given responsibility and divinely ordained duty to preach timely messages to his congregation, messages that they desperately need to hear, in order to become modern-day “children of Issachar”; that is, men and women who understand the times and know what they ought to do (1 Chronicles 12:32).
I’ll close this lengthy, but most timely post, with the poignant words of the great Protestant Reformer Martin Luther. Luther, who knew as well as anyone in all of Christian history the cost and consequences of courageously addressing the critical issues of his time, once wrote: "If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved, and to be steady on all the battlefield besides is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point."