Love One Another

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11For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. 12We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother’s righteous. 13Do not be surprised, brothers,c that the world hates you. 14We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death. 15Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

16By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. 17But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? 18Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

19By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; 20for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything. 21Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; 22and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. 23And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. 24Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God,d and Gode in him. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.

How White Women Can Be Better Allies With Black Men

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Some may wonder why would I post something of this nature on a voice crying out into the wilderness and the answer is simple. Because on Sunday we see a reflection of division and segregation even though pastors get into the pulpits to talk about being Christian and loving others.

It is unfortunate that the world is leading unity and not the church. It is so sad.

By Shannon LC Cate:

The fact is, throughout U.S. history—especially after the Civil War—white women have been the rhetorical foil white men have used to justify violence and terrorism against Black men. In the 1880s and 1890s there were several lynchings of Black men per month. In fact, in some years of those decades there were three or four lynchings per week. The overall “reason” given for these lynchings by almost everyone in the press—even in the Black press, which decried lynching but didn’t always challenge the accusations leading to it—was the rape of white women.

But Ida B. Wells (my favorite dead person of all time), challenged this claim by investigating every lynching she could, finding that in fact only 30% of lynchings were actually claimed to be about rape, and that very few of those actually were rape cases. (Many of the cases involving sex between Black men and white women, were in fact consensual relationships, as Wells pointed out, garnering death threats for her pointed honesty.)

No one accused Trayvon Martin of rape. But the icon of the threatening, always-already criminal Black boy or man is an icon perhaps not invented, but certainly refined, in the heyday of Strange Fruit, and is made out of white men’s need for sexual (well, and everything else) control of white women. This is well accounted for. Just go watch D.W. Griffith’s Birth of Nation, and you will see the story unfold there just a few years past the height of the lynching era. In that film, anxiety about white men’s loss of political and economic control to Black men is finally too much to bear when control of white women’s sexuality is added to the pile of straws.

Here are a few small things we white women can do almost every day to fight the ideology that Black boys and men are our worst enemies and to refuse anymore to be theirs:1. Stop using the phrase “I was the only white person there.” It’s code for some kind of perception of vulnerability at best, real threat or danger at worst. But the truth is, if you’re the only white person somewhere, you’re likely to be a guest, and treated as such. If you stumbled into the “wrong” neighborhood, the history above should assure you that you are perceived to be a threat–much more so than a target. Cont…

What can the church do?

Report: Black Male Teens Are 21 Times More Likely To Be Killed By Cops Than White Ones

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“The 1,217 deadly police shootings from 2010 to 2012 captured in the federal data show that blacks, age 15 to 19, were killed at a rate of 31.17 per million, while just 1.47 per million white males in that age range died at the hands of police,” a new ProPublica report explains, noting that if whites were killed at the same ratio there would have been another 185 white deaths, just during that three-year period, just of those in that narrow age range.

To arrive at this statistic, ProPublica analyzed the list of 12,000 police shooting deaths that were self-reported by agencies to the Federal Bureau of Investigation between 1980 and 2012. Because this data is self-reported and departments are not required to submit information, this data likely significantly undercounts the number of shootings. Florida departments, for example, haven’t submitted data since 1997 and New York City hasn’t submitted data since 2007. And the FBI asks only for “justifiable homicide” figures, meaning in those instances where the shootings are most overtly viewed as unjustified or the litigation is ongoing, departments are less likely to report. – Source

 

Racist 21st Birthday Party Pictures Go Viral

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Keep in mind. Our enemy does not have a physical face. It is spiritual. In order to effectively fight it, you will need spiritual tools of warfare.

The first being love. The second being prayer and fasting. This war is spiritual. If you are praying to the Heavenly Father through Jesus Christ and have committed to daily reading of the Bible, he is going to give you specific assignments to carry out. God gives assignments. Prayer is our communication with God to engage angels to pursue our opposition and in the physical Jesus gives us specific things to do. Do them.

Fighting this right here in the flesh is fighting a shadow. She is being used as a puppet and needs deliverance in Jesus name. Then she will understand jesting is not convenient, but rather giving thanks to Jesus and loving mankind, like all should, according to the Bible.

NEWSONE:

What better way for a young, privileged White woman to ring in her 21st birthday than with a racist party full of stereotypical, ignorant depictions of Africa, white men in Blackface, and jovial Klansmen?

That’s exactly what a young Australian woman did, but when she posted the pictures on social media, she didn’t quite get the expected response.

After being called out for the obvious racism, the woman posted a rambling response on Tumblr explaining away the racism as paying homage to Africa (presumably the entire continent), and comparing it to people dressing up for Oktober Fest and no one getting upset because they’re not German.

She also claims that because she came as Cleopatra, and plans on teaching in Africa (again, presumably on the entire continent and not a New York borough as she’s making it sound), she couldn’t possibly be racist. And she didn’t tell anyone to come in Blackface, she just took the pictures, posted them and tagged people, so she’s not at fault.

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Power of Ignorance

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“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it” (Matthew 7:13-14).

‘Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 3:2).

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father” (John 14:12).

“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them” (Matthew 7:15-16).

“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” (Matthew 7:21-23).

“Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them” (Matthew 7:20).

“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts” (Galatians 5:19-24).

Pastor with AIDS admits to sex with church members

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A warning for the unsaved. This behavior is not indicative of a true believer in Jesus. Do not allow yourselves to believe this action happens with all. It does not. Satan has his pastors as well as God.

“But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep” (2 Peter 2:1-3).

This action will not cause one to inherit the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 6:9-10).

The Story:

A pastor shocked his Montgomery, Ala., congregation and the entire community with the admission that he had sex with female church members while knowing that he had AIDS.

The Rev. Juan D. McFarland made the admission from the pulpit during a Sunday service in September, said Deacon Nathan Williams Jr., a 71-year member of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church.

“He made it public. He shared it, and I’m just saying what he said,” Williams said, adding that McFarland said the sex did not occur in the church sanctuary.

Williams said McFarland also admitted to drug use and misusing church funds.

“He was on marijuana, cocaine and all the drugs you can think of,” Williams said. “Those are his words.”

Williams said that McFarland also acknowledged that he had used money given to him for conventions on having “a good time.”

According to WSFA-TV in Montgomery, after the Sept. 14 announcement, McFarland confirmed everything he shared with the congregation, including sex with parishioners, the drug use and the mishandling of church money. WSFA reports that McFarland was removed as pastor of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday.

The Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser spoke with McFarland on Thursday, but he said he was not interested in talking to members of the news media. Other church leaders could not immediately be reached for comment.

In response to the pastor’s admission, a non-profit organization that helps HIV and AIDS patients issued a statement Thursday.

Medical AIDS Outreach of Alabama would like to extend our compassion to those who may have been affected by the recent announcement made by a local church pastor,” the statement reads.

“We are always saddened to hear of new incidences of HIV, and our hearts go out to all of those living with the virus.”