A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE ON BLACK HISTORY MONTH

By Eddie Boston | February 2021

Galatians 4:16, “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?”

No doubt I will either lose friends over this, cause strangers to hate me, or some other similar scenario, but the truth is the truth.

Today starts another round of Black History Month, where people will share quotes of their favorite black person, boast about their historical accomplishments, and fall over themselves in an emotional appeal to appear righteous (“I care about black people because I quote them and shout, ‘Black Lives Matter!’”). But what saith the scripture?

The scripture saith that ALL our righteousnesses are as FILTHY RAGS, and there is NONE righteous, no, not one.

Isaiah 64:6, “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.”

Romans 3:10-12, “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”

Every single person in history, except Jesus Christ, has sinned and come short of the glory of God. ALL of us have transgressed God’s law and are guilty of sin.

James 2:10, “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.”

Therefore, as a result, NONE of us are qualified to enter heaven by our own merits, because we have sinned! And that is why Jesus Christ, the Lord God, came in the flesh: to save the lost!

Matthew 18:11, “For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.”

The Lord Jesus Christ was sinless and perfect, never sinning one time. He sinned not in thought, deed, nor word. He fulfilled the law to be our sacrifice.

Matthew 5:17, “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.”

Galatians 3:13-14, “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”

1 Peter 2:21-24, “For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.”

Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross for our sins, and died. He was buried, and rose again the third day. This is the gospel of Christ according to the scriptures, the gospel of salvation we MUST believe in order to escape eternity in the lake of fire!

Romans 1:16-17, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”

1 Corinthians 15:1-4, “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”

I love black people very much (as I love all people), which is why I refuse to acknowledge Black History Month as the hypocrites do. I care more about your eternal destiny than your historical accomplishments. According to God’s word, your accomplishments mean absolutely NOTHING if you die in your sins without Jesus Christ as your Saviour.

Ezekiel 33:13, “When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it.”

God declares that WHOSOEVER WILL MAY COME! Whosoever will be saved, believe the gospel of Jesus Christ! Trust not in your works, which CANNOT save you from hell! Your good works will NOT be remembered if you die in your sins without the Lord!

John 6:28-29, “Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.”

Acts 16:29-32, “Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house.”

Revelation 22:17, “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.”

My friends, this is NOT an issue of skin color, it is a SPIRITUAL issue! I value the eternal destiny of your soul more than I value your good deeds! We are all of ONE blood, and we were all created by the same God. Therefore there is only ONE way for us all to be saved: by faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ!

John 3:16-18, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”

Acts 4:10-12, “Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

Acts 17:24-31, “God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.”

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