Okay, I’m going to delve again into this heated but critically important issue facing us today, which is summed up with the statement, “black lives matter,” by posting a short video by Dr. Michael Brown. I’m departing from my normal subject matter because I see something very disturbing happening.
I see many Christians confused, even deceived, perhaps manipulated because of their compassion and heart for justice, as we’re all swept up in the current highly-politicized events. I see this confusion caused by the purposeful conflating of the issue of black lives being equally treated (which we should all affirm) with supporting a political organization by the same name that affirms radical Marxist ideology and anti-Christian values. But more than this, I see the danger of us being unwittingly sucked into a battle, not with people, and ultimately not with ideologies, but with principalities and spiritual powers. More on that later.
To clear up any confusion on Dr. Brown’s position, here’s a recent tweet of his:
“BLACK LIVES MATTER!
EVERY BLACK LIFE MATTERS!
BLACK LIVES DO MATTER!
GOD HIMSELF AFFIRMS THAT BLACK LIVES MATTER!
And the BLM organization is dangerous, anti-Christian, and should be avoided.
Have I made myself clear?”
Dr. Brown, a Messianic Jew himself, goes on to say that we shouldn’t just dismiss what’s going on by saying that “all lives matter.” That’s missing the point.
It would be like looking at the Jewish holocaust and dismissing the horrific atrocities done to the Jews by the Nazis by saying that all lives matter. While it’s technically true, it doesn’t affirm the suffering, and it’s not helpful toward any meaningful healing of an injustice done.
What I have to say here is not directed against any people or their beliefs, whether, as a Christian, I would agree with what they believe or not. As followers of Christ, we’re to love and accept all people as Christ loves and accepts them, which is also healthy for the pluralistic society we live in.
However, this is a very different thing than when we, as a nation, are being forced to bow to the determined will of an anti-Christian, neo-Marxist organization intent on forever dividing us through the identity politics of race and gender warfare, attacking any semblance of fatherhood in families, emasculating men in general, and creating anarchy by destroying the rule of law and authority structure in order to bring our country into total chaos. This is either very evil or very foolish. Either way, it’s very dangerous.
This will never bring true freedom in a pluralistic society; what it brings is a tyranny of intolerance that foments hatred and seeks to gain power through violence and by bullying dissenting voices into submission, which we have already clearly seen demonstrated.
As Martin Luther King said, it should not be about about the color of our skin but about the content of our character. However, what’s going on today is the very opposite of Dr. King’s dream. And it’s time we all wake up to what’s actually happening.
But let me be clear. Our battle is NOT with flesh and blood, but against spiritual powers and arguments that keep people separated from God and each other (Eph.6:12; 2 Cor.10:3-5). In God’s Kingdom, there is no color, class, or gender distinctions, only unity in Christ (Gal. 3:28-29; John 17:21-26).
God created diversity, but divisiveness is of a different spirit altogether. And behind the mask of social justice, this ideology seeks to “kill, steal, and destroy” everything good in this life that brings diverse people together, seeking to forever divide us into “us vs. them” for the sake of gaining political power and to force their will on all of us, which is demonic in nature. We should have no part of it.
Like Dr. Brown, I don’t like to throw out terms like “demonic” just to dismiss what I don’t agree with. But after careful consideration, I believe he has a valid point here. More specifically, that this ideology is under the influence of the spirit of Jezebel.
With that in mind, I invite you to watch the video and see how Dr. Brown makes this connection. We, as the people of God, must understand what is really going on here and pray for our culture before it destroys itself through anarchy and fear. We also need to remember that His love conquers fear! We need to love and pray for people on all sides of the issue and not contribute to the hate and divisiveness. Please watch the video with an open heart and a discerning spirit.