At the age of 11, Olaudah Equiano — the son of an Igbo elder in what is now Nigeria — found himself in a slave ship’s cramped quarters. His autobiography describes the horror: “The closeness of the place, and the heat of the climate… almost suffocated us… the air soon became unfit for respiration… and brought on a sickness among the slaves, of which many died.”

This was life for captured Africans in the infamous Middle Passage — the second leg of a three-part voyage that began with the trading of European goods for human cargo in Africa, which was then transported across the Atlantic and sold for raw materials that were carried back to Europe. Africans who survived the transatlantic crossing became slaves in the Americas.

Relatively speaking, Equiano fared better than most. His time in slavery was spent largely in the service of British navy captains and on cargo ships. In 1763, he was purchased by an American Quaker who allowed him to conduct his own minor trading operation. Equiano excelled at the venture and within three years had enough money to purchase his freedom.

In 1767, free and converted to Christ, he moved to England and became an active abolitionist. He spoke widely against the brutality of slavery and called for an end to the transatlantic slave trade. In 1798, Equiano’s cause gained an important ally: William Wilberforce.

The Gospel enables believers to see social issues from a spiritual perspective — but does it remove social issues altogether?

Following his conversion, Wilberforce became Parliament’s anti-slavery voice. His 20-year battle to end the slave trade came with great personal costs. Historian Ramsey Muir writes that “in 1807 some 17 million pounds changed hands in the slave trade in Liverpool in just one year.” Some of the trade’s “stakeholders” were among Wilberforce’s own influential circle. Thus, to expose the evils of the system was to invite “vitriolic attacks in the newspapers; [Wilberforce] was physically assaulted, he faced death threats and he had to travel with an armed bodyguard.” Yet he persevered.

Wilberforce perceived enslaved Africans as fellow men and brothers and was moved to take their cause as his own. He rejoiced with tears in Parliament in 1807 as the transatlantic slave trade was ruled illegal. Wilberforce didn’t leave a legacy of numerous theological treatises yet his commitment to other image bearers revealed a solidly scriptural understanding of God.

The men we Christians lionize are usually known more for their doctrine than for their application of truth to the issues of their day. In our own time, we often honor (and rightly so) contemporary theologians who shepherd us in our orthodoxy. Many are fiery preachers with solid Biblical expositions that leave us in awe of a big God. Dr. John MacArthur is certainly among these men.

MacArthur is valiant for the truth. As a younger preacher, he was among the 334 evangelical leaders who gathered in Chicago in 1978 to formulate the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy. Just a decade into his pastorate, MacArthur joined luminaries including J. I. Packer, Francis Schaeffer, and R. C. Sproul to defend Biblical inerrancy against liberalism’s assaults. Since then, he has remained steadfastly orthodox in his passion for the Scriptures. I’m thankful to say that my own theological formation has benefitted greatly from his confident preaching.

So when The Master’s Seminary — of which MacArthur is president — released a YouTube video titled “Racism and Black Lives Matter” on July 8, 2016, I expected a strong application of the Gospel to today’s polarizing racial issues. What I heard instead was disappointing.

The clip begins with this question to MacArthur:

Obviously our county has had an issue with race since the beginning. And we’ve seen a continued increase in racial issues from Ferguson to the Black Lives Matter movement… [H]ow does a pastor address this if their church isn’t predominately African American or doesn’t want to become a “social justice” church?

Here’s a portion of MacArthur’s answer:

[Christ] has already predetermined before the foundation of the world the racial mix of His church… so all I want to do is preach… the Gospel, with the same love that God has already determined to shed on every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation on the planet. So there’s a sense in which this is a non-issue… I can’t fix racial injustices… my responsibility is to realize that in Christ there’s neither male nor female, Jew nor Greek, bond nor free, we’re all one in Christ… The object of life is no longer to fix past injustices. The object of life now is to proclaim Christ to whomever. And I just will not give that up for another agenda… once [you] come to Christ, all other issues… disappear and the Gospel takes prominence.

I expected a larger view of the Gospel from a man like MacArthur. While he explains the Gospel as preeminent, his overall position says otherwise. My husband explains it best:

To suggest that social issues become spiritual issues for believers or that social issues “disappear” once saved actually has the reverse effect: rather than making it clear that believers can hope amidst the reality of sin and suffering because our gaze is fixed on a coming King, MacArthur’s answer amplifies the voice of every… heckler who ever claimed Christianity as merely mythical panacea or elusive escapism.

I’m surrounded by black Christians for whom racial issues have not disappeared with salvation. Dr. MacArthur’s position is disrespectful to those battered by the blows of discrimination. If nothing else, his response is very insulated. Not many pastors in Baton Rouge, St. Paul, Dallas, Ferguson, Baltimore, or Chicago could sit today and claim that salvation erases racial issues.

Answers like MacArthur’s tend to scoot too close to Luke 11:42: “For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.” As someone whose understanding of the Gospel has been shaped by teachers like MacArthur, I would’ve been encouraged to see his bold passion for the Gospel extend to touch current issues rather than avoid them. I would’ve rejoiced in his acknowledgement of ugly racial injustices while heralding the power of the Gospel to reconcile enemies (Ephesians 2:14-19). His ability to preach and leave us in awe of a big God would’ve been a gracious gift to the Church in these divided times. Instead, he condenses the Gospel to a message that denies current racial issues.

John MacArthur’s words were disappointing, as was his timing. The Master’s Seminary chose to release this video on the topic of race just three days after the shooting death of Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man, by white officers of the Baton Rouge Police Department. The shock of Sterling’s death was barely absorbed when a second black man, Philando Castile, was shot and killed by an officer in St. Paul, Minnesota on July 6.

The days following 2016’s Independence Day were difficult ones for America. We watched families grieve the unexpected end of loved ones in Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas and were reminded, not of our unity, but of our land’s abiding fragmentation. Our Fourth of July celebrations this year ended with cries.

And as we mourned, many, particularly African Americans, were reminded of other reasons to weep. We remembered men and women killed hastily and seemingly without due process of law. Our tears over those killed in July were also for Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Trayvon Martin. We cried for Amadou Diallo and Emmett Till. We cried for Laura and L. D. Nelson, a mother and son lynched together in 1911 over a railroad bridge in Okfuskee County, Oklahoma. We cried over the terrors of chattel slavery and the dehumanization of Jim Crow segregation. And yes, we even cried for Olaudah Equiano and 12.5 million Africans captured, packed, and shipped through the transatlantic slave trade.

IGenesis 1:27, the Bible declares that “God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” And in Luke 12:6-7, Jesus adds: “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.”

If God remembers the sparrows, then human beings made in His image are worthy of our concern. So when blood is spilt, it’s right to grieve. Much more, when death and repression come as the result of prejudiced systems, then we lament and call for repentance (Jeremiah 7:1-7). If persons (and even nations, see Matthew 11:10-24) await the ultimate examination of a holy Judge, then Christians do well to sound the alarm when we see the sin of racism and injustice.

But instead of bold words of caution, some corners of evangelicalism saw the contention of early July and said nothing. Others, like John MacArthur, offered evasive remarks. We tend to lose our voice when it comes to the issue of race. And when we do speak, our inclination is to reduce our message to Galatians 3:28 and little else: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Russell Moore writes that some white Christians “assume that if they don’t harbor personal animus against those of other ethnicities, then there is no ‘race problem.’”

Perhaps this is Dr. MacArthur’s perspective. In the video, he implies friendship with certain black leaders and recalls holding memorial services for Martin Luther King in black high schools. Like the man who justifies himself from the suspicion of racial bias by naming the minorities he knows, this section of John MacArthur’s video sounds a bit conciliatory. He says this: “Look, I’ve been on that side of it [the racial justice side?]… But I also see the power of the Gospel and when the Gospel changes your life, you go from social issues to spiritual issues.” While he may not nurture prejudiced feelings toward minorities, Dr. MacArthur’s statement reveals a major disconnect from the experience of his said black friends.

Yes, the Gospel enables believers to see social issues from a spiritual perspective — but does it remove social issues altogether? Indeed, do we actually diminish (or perhaps even doubt) the power of the Gospel to conquer racism if we ignore the reality of that sin?

Addressing The Gospel Coalition Council in May 2016, Mika Edmondson said this:

We have a natural tendency to actively resist dealing with racial sin… How else can you explain a theology that comfortably co-existed with chattel slavery, the lynching tree, Jim Crow, segregation, and myriad ways black folks suffer today? How else could Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield have had such great theology but think that it had nothing to say to the black suffering they saw all around them? (Edwards wrote copious notes on the duty of Christian charity to the poor on the one hand, while callously purchasing trembling little African girls off the auction block on the other.) […] Evangelicals have a social ethic, but it’s a strangely selective social ethic. We show our feelings about the Lord by how we treat our neighbors made in his image.

Furthermore, we show the beauty of our Savior’s work in making us truly one when we mingle our voices together and insist that, in the fullness of time, even racism will bow at Christ’s feet. Rather than using Scripture as a reason to dismiss social issues, we should emulate the model of Olaudah Equiano and William Wilberforce, who offered an accurate application of Galatians 3:28 through their joint address of the racial injustices of their time.

Image via The Master’s Seminary.

Note: Access to the John MacArthur video “Racism and Black Lives Matter” linked in this article is at the discretion of the original publisher’s YouTube privacy settings. Unfortunately, at present (6/26/16), it is not publicly available.


  1. Yes, I get what MacArthur was saying, “I can’t fix racial injustices… my responsibility is to realize that in Christ there’s neither male nor female, Jew nor Greek, bond nor free, we’re all one in Christ… The object of life is no longer to fix past injustices.” But I think it veers too far away with the admonition from Micah 6:8 to do what the Lord requires of us, to “do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God.” Doing justice means being willing to do the work of creating a more just world. So while I can’t fix racial injustice, I can attempt to bring a more just worldview to my life and my actions. Great post. Thank you for making me think hard on this topic. I want to do and be better as a child of God.

  2. 100!! Thanks for this! I was waiting for someone to reply to what I thought was a shameful MacArthur video!

  3. As an slightly iconic aside: MacArthur may quote Galatians 3:28, but his Master’s Seminary – which released this video – doesn’t acknowledge that there is no male of female in Christ.
    His Seminary’s purpose is only to equip godly men.

  4. A thoughtful article – thank you for sharing it! Pastor MacArthur’s stance on this issue is not unlike his previously stated position on Christian engagement in the political arena in general, if that means anything.

    I don’t think his statement is motivated by a particular indifference to the black plight in America as much as it is his well-documented distaste for Christianity’s involvement in what he perceives as the earthly pursuit of political influence in order to bring about “heaven on earth.”

    He believes that Christians, especially here in America, have come to idolize government as the solution to their problems, subordinating their hope and trust in Jesus Christ to the whims of politics and public policy. He believes that, as a result, our “salt” as Christians has lost its flavor as the non-believing world perceives us as a political interest group rather than the transcendent force of the Creator Himself.

    I have always thought his exclusion of Christian engagement in the public square was too strict, because there is much we as the church can do to make a more just world for those who suffer. I do understand his fear that politics can and has become an idol for many Christians. We need to be discerning and humble enough to constantly remember to keep Christ at the forefront of our minds and hearts, even as we get our hands dirty in the world.

    1. Ron. It is true that Dr. McArthur has tried to take the stance of not getting involved in politics and letting the gospel do the work. What doesn’t align is that within the last two years at Grace Community Church he had specifically invited law enforcement officials to the church and did a service for them. The church was packed. It came off as sort of a law enforcement appreciation day. I can’t remember specifically any more but it was just after law enforcement troubles were highlighted in the news. Aside from that, the Children’s Fund is endorsed and supported by the church as well as pregnancy centers. No Irving wrong with that, but if you’re going to say the gospel is going to do all the work then there should be some consistency, not a pick-&-choose type of ordeal. Isn’t supporting just one segment of the church hypocritical?

  5. He ignores that Jesus is the one who called us to right social and societal wrongs, and he did it in his very first synagogue sermon when he told everyone that he came to set captives free. (Luke 4.) Yes there is a spiritual aspect to this. But Jesus’ repeated healings and statements about worldly oppression show that his sermon on justice also has a physical aspect in the here and now. Mr. MacArthur needs to reread the gospels in order to see what the gospel is really about.

    1. Jesus healing was not about fixing social problems. It was symbolic to what he was doing for us spiritually, and fulfillment of prophecy in which showed Him being God. The commission given to the Church is to go make disciples, we see this being done in the book of Acts. Moreover, that was the problem with the Jews of Jesus time. They wanted him to fix their problems with being socially oppressed, but Jesus was there offering something far more greater, and since salvation was not enough they were blinded by there desires for this to be the best life, therefore they could not receive eternal life.

    2. “a spiritual aspect”? I think the overwhelming meaning of that phrase “setting the captives free” was spiritual. We never see any campaigns by Jesus in scripture to release any servants or even for Israel’s freedom from Rome.

    1. I would plead with you not to have this article cause you to miss what believers are commanded to do by Christ Jesus. That is sharing the Gospel of Salvation, that is the only thing that changes people, more importantly that is the only hope to Save people.

  6. JM clearly doesn’t understand the gospel or the New Testament, a great deal of which was written to deal with conflicts in churches that could not get along because of ethnic, racial, and class divisions. If the gospel did away with these concerns, we wouldn’t have much of a NT.

    1. JM is saying that the Gospel is the only solution to all issues, in and outside the Church. We need professing Christians to fulfilled the command of Christ to make disciples proclaiming Christ Crucified. The time of sin – bigotry, hate, discrimination, etc will exist until the end of this age, and destruction of this world is brought about. However, people who will die in a blink of a eye, in comparison, and we must give them the only cure that can save them – Christ Crucified

  7. I wonder if any of y’all know that Dr. MacArthur was arrested for preaching with a black man by his side in his early ministry. But what does he know?

    1. That black man is John Perkins. I do know that. Does that make him an expert on the black community and racial ills?

  8. Can I suggest Macarthur is applying his Calvinistic interpretation of Sovereignty consistently when he suggests that if God has predetermined it then what is, is God’s will. I think he is wrong, I think it is actually anti-Gospel, I think it is disgusting but I think he is consistent.

    If God does not genuinely love all the world in the sense that he would give himself for it but rather a limited group then why should the Church care about those outside of the will of God? Our job becomes becoming ‘good and loving’ to those within but in the least it makes it a questionable activity to love others that God does not genuinely love himself.

    However, if Jesus genuinely died for all (1 John 2:2) not just our sin and he is genuinely drawing all to himself (John 12:32) then we too should be concerned with those people and the injustice that sin has brought upon them (even if they resist the love and will of God)

  9. The reason racial issues don’t disappear for Christians is that said Christians won’t let them disappear. They continue to make a big deal of it when instead they need to be focused on proclaiming the love of Christ to their communities. And frankly, persecution and oppression of Christians is far worse, far more widespread, and far more of a historical problem than oppression of black people. But no Christian cares. They don’t complain when they’re killed because they’re a Christian. You wanna know why? Because our hope is anchored at the tribe of Grace.

  10. Alfred Charles “Al” Sharpton, Jr. An American civil rights activist, baptist minister, has not as well as Jesse Louis Jackson, Dr. also An American civil rights activist, baptist minister, with all their effort has changed the climate in today’s issues. We are seeing even worst problems today as we have seen in the last few years.

    The evil in the hearts of men will never change without Christ in their heart, then its is still hard for men to do right.

    I was raised in Roanoke VA, and there was a divide in the black and white race. My Dad was a preacher, and he taught that while are race was different our love for one another should be the same. Our church was open to everyone. I was raised in the 60’s and I know the troubles that many faced.

    Would you not say, that if the Gospel of Jesus Christ can transform the heart of evil men that they would not become more like Christ? The problem is that the world is made up of those who have not been born again.

    So how does government and society change the culture that we are seeing today.? How can we see all races come together in unity and love? How can we see crime in our streets come to an end where there would be no need for the police to step in and stop crime, and may too often act too quickly? If there were no crime and no breaking of the laws, would we be seeing killings and injustice take place?

    Are we to blame society and government for the problems people face today? The world has never seen a society that is free from the sinfulness, and lawbreakers, and Illness of the world?

    There have been preachers who have tried to correct the problems of the world. But there is within society this problem of selfishness, and hate, and disregard for God that has created this divide. Government has tried to solve the problems with programs, money and laws. They have all failed to bring us to a perfect society. We are not yet in the Star Trek Next Generation society where all society problems have been solved. That is not ever going to happen in this earthly planet.

    So what can we do as Christians, and as Pastors/Teachers?

    So is John MacArthur right?

    Are we to reach out to the people with the Gospel, which has the ability to change the hearts and minds of people? Yes. Are Christians police to do their job in the light of their faith and laws? Yes. Are Christians in government and leader ship to lead in a just and right way? Yes.

    Are the Michael Jordon’s and Tiger Woods to speak out on the behave of their race? Would that help? Really they have their own problems with life and justices.

    So how do we see the future? Do we see the people turning to God as a guild to the problems of the world? Any government that does not see God as their guild will fall into the society with out God.

  11. Wow, I cannot keep silent because this problem has gone on for tooooo long. There is so many problems with this article that must be addressed.
    First, the church of God and God’s creation is made up of one kind of race – MANKIND. Yes we do have mixed ethnicity, but please lets maintain a biblical world-view, if you are christian. Genesis 1:26 NASB
    Secondly, There was nothing wrong with John MacArthur’s response. It is the response that God gives. It is the solution to the problem that God gave us to minister to the WORLD. No matter how sin manifest, it has one answer and that is the Gospel of Salvation. If you keep in context that MacArthur said the AGENDA of the CHURCH should not change and will never change. John MacArthur did not say we should not WEEP when our brothers or sisters WEEP. And there is no greater love or sympathy than sharing the Gospel with a unbeliever or believer no matter what the issue is because the BIGGEST problem is that we are in the hand of a Holy God who must Judge and pour out His Wrath on this world for sin.
    Thirdly, if we understand the historical context of the time of this statement ” that in Christ there’s neither male nor female, Jew nor Greek, bond nor free, we’re all one in Christ…” You would understand that this is telling you that the power of the Gospel releases people from all of these social, ethnic, and cultural bonds. A Jew consider a Greek to be a Dog (not our cute furry dogs), but wild filthy street animals; they consider them swine; a Jew was not to be seen in there presence, read Acts 10 NASB what Peter says to the Gentiles. The “bond of free” portion show you the slave culture that existed in that day (Read on slavery in the 1st century). Also in that culture male were superior to female, females were not even able to learn. However, Paul says ONLY IN Christ does the cultural, ethnic, and societal problems crumble down. WHY? Because we are being conformed (Sanctification) into one Kind (Christ Jesus). However, this world is perishing; the demolition man is schedule for a fixed time; sin is in the world and the Lamb, that was slain, has released the seals of death, pestilence, and famine to take it’s allotted portion. There will be suffering even for the saints, for the name of Christ Jesus, and due to sin. BUT the preservation of the saints is through the proclamation of the Gospel by the chosen and faithful.
    Lastly, YES have a certain affection for your ethnic group or cultural background; however, let that affection be based in seeing them being saved by the Gospel, and do not let the same affection for all mankind lose pace with the affection for your own. For Paul showed a GREAT affection of his fellow Jewish brother or sister, but that was solely for them to be saved by the Gospel of Salvation. In that ministry he would reason night and day in Ephesus in the Jewish Synagogue, but in his closing of the letter to the Church of God in Rome he shows the same level of love and intimacy with his, Jewish and Greek, brothers and sister in Christ. Paul, John, Peter all inspired by God as bond-servants of Jesus Christ to minister the Gospel, never strayed from the agenda given by God; even through persecution and the demeaning of their people, tradition, and cultural by the Roman empire. Because truly their people were the body of Christ, they lifted up the Gospel in suffering and persecution. We are called to commit ourselves to the teaching of the Apostles (of Christ Jesus) to be intimaters.
    We live in a time that we seek to divide the church on ethnic, cultural, and societal matters, but we are in a household that we have been adopted in as heirs. Let us preserve the unity of the Spirit by holding to the promise of God and the word of God. If the agenda of proclaiming Christ Crucified, The Gospel of Salvation, ever seems insufficient; we, the saints, of all people have NO HOPE. For we claim godliness and salvation, ABSENT OF POWER.

  12. Is it possible to give a report of what happened and THEN your perspective/interpretation of the speaker’s intent/doctrine/standing? It’s kinda misleading to filter what MacArthur said through your opinion, leaving the reader with little to digest for him/herself.

    Given the diversity of the body of Christ, is there any room for diversity? Can you rightly discern MacArthur’s aim with one video?

    I live in a country that’s pretty homogeneous and trying to explain the complex issues of what’s happening to to unarmed blacks at the hands of law enforcement is often met with unrelated, almost unreasonable responses like “See, you Americans have guns and this is the problem.”. I firmly believe that Christians are indwelled and ought operate by the same same Spirit that sealed us, but humanely speaking, it would be rather difficult for someone who is “out of touch” with the reality of racial injustice to handle it with the delicate yet uncompromising touch necessary to speak peace to the afflicted, repentance to the offenders, and action to the listless or otherwise unaware. Difficult doesn’t mean “impossible” but you wanna be careful with labeling ministers by implication or accusation. They are our brothers and few indeed. I love me some Johnny Mac and could be a bit biased, but after trying to articulate the gravity of this issue to Eastern Europeans, people who are aware [more than you’d think] of the issue but removed from it, I realize there is grace we ought afford white people who aren’t anti justice, but just untouched and reasonably insensitive(?).
    What do you think? Not to issue a waiver to any public figure (he is) that frees him from his duty and certainly not to excuse a minister from his responsibility to honor Christ before the watching world. However, is it a plausible conclusion that he is an older white gentleman who may not be as in touch/impacted with this issue as he could be?
    Should he be?
    Is there room for doctrinal differences?

  13. **doctrinal difference comment was in response to his statement. He seems to believe these things are swallowed up in the gospel, which may not be a write-off as you’ve concluded but a theological standpoint. So, it may be that you don’t agree with his interpretation of that Galatians passage but not necessarily reason to say he’s “neglected weightier portions of the law” (via your Luke quote).
    impartiality would also consider how he’s handled other issues concerning injustice, racial discrimination, and oppression. Is it the same?
    Let your speech be seasoned with salt also applies to your writing. You’ve said alot, but is it consistent with who Dr. MacArthur has shown himself to be? Again, I guess I’d just want you to be careful with using words like “dismiss” and ” Like the man who justifies himself from the suspicion of racial bias by naming the minorities he knows, this section of John MacArthur’s video sounds a bit conciliatory.” as they can do more harm to the Body than edification. (I also understand you’ve written these things with a view that THIS is harmful to the unity we’re called to walk in.)
    What do ya think

  14. I have been an ardent listener of Dr. Mac Arthur for 6 years plus. I know of no other pastor that exegesis’s the scriptures like him. He strengthened my understanding of many aspects of the Word. His Strange Fire Series was a blessing to me. But I sometimes sensed an inexplicable coldness about him. Two incidents have thrown everything I thought about this honorable man into question.

    First was when after police (Wilson) took Michael Brown’s life or some other person of the Black race and got a backlash. Shortly thereafter I heard a sermon from Dr. Macarthur explaining how God established the government (police) to punish evil doers. I did not hear any realistic rebuke against police; nor did I hear any comment concerning the killing of the young black man. But the police were ostensible thanked, celebrated, and appreciated by Dr. MacArthur at a time people accused them of committed murder against blacks. The timing of celebrating cops was insensitive and cold.

    1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
    Proverbs 17:15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent– the LORD detests them both.

    I googled to see what if anything he had to say about police Brutality; then I tried again last night because I needed some clarity on racial conflicts.

    Luckily I hit the video questioning his view on BLM. Sadly, he prevaricated.
    Proverbs 20:10 says “Differing weights and differing measures– the LORD detests them both.” For him to say that there is no Jew nor gentile is twisting the word of God and very frightening especially coming from Mr. MacArthur. His response is unbiblical and disingenuous. Allow me to explain.

    To be praising, inviting, and celebrating the police at a time that the beleaguered blacks were crying for justice against their oppressors is tasteless. Jesus spoke out on the burden that the Pharisee were placing on the Jews, and blamed them extensively for make life so difficult for them.

    Mathew 23:13: “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. Jesus Blamed the established order on countless occasions for wrong, and for injustice! Unless he does not believe that racism is alive; and that blacks have been and still being wronged for no other reason but being black in USA.

    Christ defended the prostitute that was caught in adultery, he flogged the criminals who used his father’s temple to buy and sell, and he caused the lame to walk defying the Pharisees and Sadducee because he identified with the poor and the downtrodden at all times. He told of the Good Samaritan. Jesus spoke out very boldly when and wherever he encountered injustice but still maintained his ultimate purpose which is the gospel. He balanced both.

    But Dr. MacArthur identifies with the brutal police. This is irrefutable for those that think sentimentalism is a virtue.

    Dr. MacArthur must know that Jesus, Adam, Eve, Moses, Abraham, Job, Jacob, Samson, Paul, David, Solomon, Mary, and every last prophet of the Bible and the 12 Disciples were all Black men. Rev 1: 14-15 clearly described a Black Jesus. Countless other verses cover the rest.

    If Mr. MacArthur doesn’t know that the African Americans are still in bondage to this day, then I simply have nothing to say. If he doesn’t know that an exposure and understanding of the Blackness of Christ will heavily douse the baseless white supremacism, then he should open his heart and add to his great knowledge.

    But one thing for sure is that God is not mocked. There is a reason why Bible subtly recorded the color of the people in it. God knew what the Caucasoid Europeans would do! God fearing pastors must now expose all the lies. To say there is no Jew or gentile when the color of Christ is brought up even though the Bible made it a point of duty to reveal that he had wooly hair, and burnished brass skin would amount to twisting the word of god! The Christian religion is full of wicked conjectures. Pastors must examine their hearts.

    Most pastors have allowed every manner of superficial lies, conjectures, and injustices to gain roots because the truth is not in them. Tell your congregation that Blacks are in fact the 12 tribes of Israel, unless you do not know! And if you don’t, then you must put everything you have ever learned or heard to the test. Truth matters because total liberation is found therein. Not one aspect of truth, but the whole truth and nothing less.

    Racism would not have been easily constructed had the Christians understood that their savior is a black man! God bless you!

  15. *** I meant to say the Creator and Savior because according to John 1:1-3, ….In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. The Creator of mankind was Black.

    And if the Christian pastors (especially Caucasian) cannot get themselves to speak this profound truth and revelation, then Christianity is suspect. If CHRISTIANITY is full of lies, then could this be the reason this religion appears to be totally impotent. USA, Rome, And Britain have all surpassed Sodom and Gomorrah in wickedness while claiming to be Christian.

    If Yoshua and his Disciples were truly Black, and I know it is true because the Bible tells me so, then why have “Christians” in general hidden this from Blacks and superimposed the Caucasian image on all Biblical Characters and looked upon the covenant Children of Abraham with contempt and disdain? Roman Catholics for example worship the images of themselves having changed all the Black characters to white. But it is even more terrible when Blacks are deceived into worshiping the image of Caesar Borgia who is White. This is evil.

    For Roman Catholics Blacks have to kneel at images of white idols. There is no way if the revealed image of the Son of God is correctly depicted that Caucasians would continue perpetrating this fraudulent supremacism. It appears that Christianity was behind the racial construct since everything godly and good is white and all evil is black when the truth is exceedingly the reverse. I have been a Christian all my life, but TODAY, something is AMISS!

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