The Age And Duplicity Of The Black Community
If you think that there is something wrong
with this picture, you are right. Please take the time
and read the following letter that was sent to Ramie
Lynch one brother that has contributed an abundant evidence
that the black church is in terrible shape. We all know
who the man on the right side of the picture is; but
there my be confusion as to why he is in the pulpit
area with a so called Pastor and the other who is a
female in a place reserved for men. Charles Reece wrote
this essay "letter" to Ramie defining the
double standard of many black people who call themselves
Christians. It is extensive but is a must read for many
of us that have fallen off of the wagon. Great conviction
came on me as I read it. I have asked the Lord to please
give me more courage to speak against the evils that
has taken over in today's black churches. I have not
changed one word in the piece. I would pray that many
of you Pastors pay close attention to Charles' words
as I did; and place yourself in the picture. This to
date in my estimate is one of the better articles that
the Lord has placed on His servants hearts. I shall
leave this piece on the site Indefinitely. I shall read
it as often as I need in order to stay focused on what
my calling as a Pastor is all about. Pastor
In response to this message, please allow me to repeat
a few things that I already mentioned in past emails.
(Charles answers Ramie in this
In adopting the perverted mind-set of radical White
liberals, most of our Black Leadership are now rationalizing
sin – by "intellectualizing" sin –
i.e. by using philosophical, religious, and/or pseudo-scientific
explanations to make excuses for immorality. For example,
our Black leaders are mimicking liberal White folks
by falsely claiming that a homosexual – or “gay”
person – cannot “help” himself for
possessing an "unusual" and intense sexual
desire for the same gender; for a gay person, after
all, is “born that way” – or, as it
is claimed, that God "made" him "that
way". In other words, he is supposedly born with
a God-given "gay gene" which gives him a “natural”
biological erotic desire for the same sex. And because
of the false assumption that gays and lesbians are “genetically
predisposed" – or "hormonally-induced"
– to express only “same-sex” erotic
love, many of our Black political and/or religious leaders
are tragically falling prey to this ludicrous pseudo-scientific
explanation; and consequently our leaders have erroneously
accused morally conservative anti-gay Blacks as being
just as "hateful", "bigoted", and
“discriminatory” as racist White Americans
who have long possessed a great irrational disdain for
Black Americans, who of course cannot "help"
being “born” with God-given genes that manifest
our precious "black skin" and our wonderful
Negroid facial features.
Moreover, aside from the scientifically invalid reasons
for being "gay", there are those folks in
society who also want to use religious and/or philosophical
reasons in justifying the sin of homosexuality. With
today's Post-Modern concept of "moral relativism",
which caters to the baser elements of human nature,
our Black political/religious leaders – in adopting
liberal White views on morality, they have unknowingly
deluded themselves into believing that certain so-called
“immoral” behaviors taking place within
their lives are really – after all – "okay"
with God; and that – in our modern and sophisticated
technologically advanced society, there's nothing "wrong"
now for a Christian to indulge in certain activities
that the Bible has clearly and unequivocally prohibited
against doing. In the depraved mind of a Christian who
willingly settles for moral relativism, a "moral
absolute" – even one that is a Biblical prohibition
– is no longer seen as being "wrong"
for all believers. Rather, a believer presumptuously
decides for himself as to which Biblical prohibitions
are still in effect under the terms of the New Covenant.
And if there's any kind of taboo or unrighteous behavior
that is still not accepted by society at-large, then
what disobedient Christians try to do – like unbelievers
– is refuse to take personal responsibility for
their own foolish actions, i.e. by rationalizing their
unseemly behavior; saying that their inexcusable actions
were not of their “own” doing; and that
"society" – or the "Devil"
– is to be blamed for their problems, and thus
they are indeed “justified” to continue
their sinful pathological behavior – until "society"
obligates itself to help the stiff-necked backslider
get over his/her problems .
As a result, the once-conservative Black Church has
shifted from its original Biblical position on morality
– by becoming, like White liberals, more "broad-minded"
in its way of thinking –and espousing heretical
contemporary theologies for unsuspecting Christians
to adopt; and with the ultimate purpose – in the
vanity of their own minds – to create a "better",
more morally "tolerant" world for the future
– or a "utopia", if you will –
by transforming an "old-fashioned", puritanical
American society into a "self-liberating",
morally permissive society that could facilitate the
"emancipation" of mankind from its "legalistic",
"primitive", and "superstitious"
notions of God, and thereby having all of us spiritually
evolve into the "God-hood" that we as human
beings are supposedly "predestined" to become.
Thus, our "liberal" Black leaders, the "liberal"
Black Church, and the general Black population now make
all kinds of excuses for their willful sins and their
self-inflicted problems – and tries to alleviate
their guilt for sinning, by rationalizing sin; by mitigating
their culpability – by intellectualizing their
rebellious behavior, using pseudo-Christian doctrines
and/or pseudo-science; and therefore, in following suit
behind liberal Whites, the Black Church likewise refuses
to ever more identify just exactly what the Bible says
that "sin" – in the eyes of God –
really is... That is, S I N !!!
Again, "S" - "I"
- "N" !!!
Ramie, as you are already aware, we need to demand that
our Black leaders stop "intellectualizing"
our anti-Christian behavior and our self-inflicted problems
– as we keep on doing, via biology, philosophy,
and theology – and once again identify “sin”
just exactly what this “thing” – in
the eyes of God – really is. To reiterate, we
must go back to the days of old and simply identify
"sin" as the only way that "sin"
presents itself. That is.......S
I N !!!
The Black Church, of course, shares much of the blame
for the progressive moral decay taking place in American
society. It is understandable how liberal philosophy
and liberal Christian theology has corrupted not only
the minds of our Black religious leaders, but also corrupted
the minds of our black political leaders as well.
It is a tragic irony that our contemporary Black political
leaders, most of whom were raised in a "Christian"
home and/or became Christian ministers – and who
participated in the Christian-based Civil Rights struggle
– now, at this present time – have followed
after the secular world, in deciding for themselves
– without God's help (thank you) – in defining
"right" and "wrong"; and have decided
that "politics" – and not the Bible
– is the solution to all of our problems. In other
words, Ramie, instead of us going first – before
the Heavenly Throne of Grace – to Jehovah God
Himself – petitioning Him to solve any of our
physical, emotional, social, or spiritual problems,
we now think that we should rely on other “gods”
– such as "politics" or the "Federal
Government” – to relieve us of our personal
problems or societal ills.
And even though the elder members of our Black Leadership
most likely grew up at a time during "Jim Crow"
; nevertheless, these same folk – like the younger
generation of Black leaders – have nevertheless
deserted their fundamentalist Christian principals,
and have cast aside America's traditional moral values,
by trading in their conservative moral upbringing for
the new, chic and liberal "politically correct"
way of solving problems in society.
Furthermore, due to the fact that liberal Whites fought
side-by-side with Blacks during the Civil Rights Struggle,
is it any wonder that the Black Church and our political
organizations, even without realizing it, are following
after the sinful lascivious ways of their fellow ultra-liberal
White counterparts – i.e. the very White folks
that have always supported Blacks in fighting against
racism in this country? Because liberal Whites in this
country have always supported Blacks – and rightfully
so – in the fight for political and economic equality,
the Black Leadership is now more than willing to return
the favor – by blindly supporting White folks'
perverted left-wing causes, such as getting involved
in the "new" frontier of civil rights –
i.e. "matrimonial rights", or the "right"
of an American citizen to marry another person of the
Ramie, I ask you rhetorically.....how can any of our
precious Black leaders – today – after themselves
having depended on Jehovah God to struggle courageously
and successfully in ridding this country of institutionalized
racism – how could they now say that it is "wrong"
to use Biblical standards or "religion" to
identify certain immoral behaviors – such as "homosexuality"
– as "sin" against God – while
these very same leaders – during the Civil Rights
Movement – used the "religion" of Christianity
for inner spiritual strength – to not only just
put up with evils of White Supremacy, but to also use
the Bible as a moral defense against the sin of racism
itself, and thereby convict the hearts of white people
for their intense hatred toward blacks, as discrimination
was flourishing overtly during the days before –
and shortly after – "Jim Crow" ?
Now that our lives are qualitatively better –
thanks to the Civil Rights laws – we, as a race
of people, have mistakenly dropped the use of "common
sense" – or the Bible – in relieving
ourselves of problems that arise within our families
and our neighborhoods. Now that the Civil Rights Movement
is long gone – and because we have "life"
so easier now – i.e. have greater political and
economic freedom – all of a sudden, we now don't
see the relevance in using the Bible to tackle the problems
that are currently taking place in our communities.
And most tragically, now that our lives are going much
better for us – after entering into the "promise
land" of full equality with Whites – we have
now forgotten about Jehovah God, and thus have turned
our backs on Him.
Moreover, for the current ultra-liberal Black leadership
to advocate, legalize, or protect any form of immoral
behavior – such as homosexual expression, including
"same-sex marriage" – this demonstrates
one of the many ways in which our Black political and
religious leaders – just like the Black population
in general – no longer possess the higher moral
ground that we once had in this country.
Ramie, be aware that the more you stand
up for Christ – even in the Church – the
more you will be persecuted. Ramie, as you go through
your personal walk with the Lord, you will find out
that those persons in the Church who you thought were
true believers, i.e. those persons who you trusted in
Christ – these same individuals could turn out
to be the very ones who are currently living their lives
in secret hypocrisy, and could be the very ones most
offended by your uncompromising stand; and thus, they
may be the very ones who can later on hurt you the most.
GET READY!! Expect persecution to come
very soon, even from so-called believers!! Unfortunately,
American Christians do not prepare themselves for real
suffering for the name of Christ in a "free"
country such as ours. Ramie, many Black Christians –
like their White counterparts – especially of
the so-called "middle-class" – are now
so spoiled with their material gains and financial successes,
to the point whereby they easily forget that following
Jesus not only benefits them in receiving God's material
blessings; but also, following Jesus is supposed to
bring on persecutions as well. In the Gospel of Mark,
chapter 10, verses 29 to 30, Jesus says to his disciples
"Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath
left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother,
or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the
gospel's, But he shall receive an hundredfold now in
this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers,
and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the
world to come eternal life".
And because no Christian wants to be
persecuted, many of them – especially in America
– would rather try to "get along" with
the World and be "accepted" by the World;
rather than face the pain of rejection by the World
and/or experience a possible financial loss –
if they were to speak out boldly against the sins lying
all around them. But as the Church desperately make
attempts at being "friends" with the World,
there are many pastors today – across the United
States – who are unknowingly subjecting themselves
and their flock to condemnation by God; with the ultimate
and eternal consequence of them being judged by God
– having to end up being cast into the everlasting
scorching fires of HELL !!!
Rarely, do I ever hear a minister point
out the Biblical necessity of "suffering"
for the life of a believer. Today's churches place little
emphasis on this aspect of the Gospel; that being, God's
"requirement" for the saints to suffer for
His righteousness' sake. Instead, the churches spend
too much time focusing on the physical, material, and
financial promises of the Gospel. While churches pride
themselves on having a "full-Gospel" doctrine,
what they really need, however, is true BALANCE in the
way they present both the blessings and persecutions
that accompany someone who becomes a true disciple of
And by having the constitutionally guaranteed
right for "freedom of worship", Christians
in America have life so comfortable and so "easy"
whereby, oftentimes, we even selfishly forget the command
in the New Testament – in Hebrew 13:3 –
to pray for "other" less-fortunate believers
around the world – i.e. those brothers and sisters
who are suffering imprisonment for the Faith and who
do not live in a so-called "free" society,
as we American Christians do – where there is
opportunity to worship the One and Only True God, Yahweh
– The God of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
And for those American Christians who are well aware
of the worldwide religious persecutions, some of these
same believers are still not even willing to suffer
for any lesser kind of persecution that they could hypothetically
experience, even in a "free" and "democratic"
nation like the United States. Their unwillingness to
suffer – at all – would explain why the
American Church today is so morally bankrupt. The reason
why we find so many Christians in America who really
don't want to live according to God's Word, but instead
follow after this World – i.e. Satan’s World
– is simply because, by going all out for Jesus
Christ, these religious hypocrites would have to pay
the unwanted price for giving total commitment to Him.
The cost of complete submission to Christ would result
in financial loss or entail undesirable suffering through
constant persecution. However, Ramie, as you and I both
know, we are informed by the New Testament that believers
are to be undeterred by divinely appointed hardships.
As Apostle Paul says in 1Thessalonians
3:3-4, "that no man should be moved by these afflictions.
For yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto.
For verily, when we were with you, we told you before
that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to
pass, and ye know".
More so, we are commanded by Christ himself to endure
all divinely appointed hardships – yes, even unto
the "End" – whether that "end"
be of our own natural physical lives or be the "end"
of this present world system that is run by Satan. As
Jesus had already spoken 2,000 years ago to his disciples
in Matthew 24:13, "he that shall endure unto the
end, the same shall be saved".
The Church in America is gravely and
spiritually ill; and it has urgent need of complete
godly revival !! The Body of Christ is ripe for Divine
Judgment; and I don't think that many of us are currently
getting ready to pass the more severe tests that the
Lord has prepared to eventually come upon us. Both ministers
and laypersons need to get ready NOW!!! ...Before God's
judgments sweep us all away!! As Jesus reveals to his
disciples, the mystery of godly suffering, he says in
John 15:1-2, "I am the true vine, and my Father
is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not
fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth
fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit".
There are many Christians in America
who are so delusional as to think that they can continue
taking "chances" on their lives, by not repenting
for their ongoing sins, and continue to gamble on their
lives that they will never have to be "judged "
by a holy and vengeful God. There are many believers,
in prosperous America, who love so much their comfortable,
pleasurable, and materialistic lifestyle, that they
will do almost anything – even sin if necessary
– to keep or maintain those material things that
they have already "worked so hard for" –
for so many years. These believers do not want to lose
for the name of Christ – if necessary, all –
that they have gained through their precious hard labor.
Having deep-seated lust in their hearts, many believers
actually compromise the Word of God – or commit
sin – in order to hold on to those "things"
that they love so dearly – i.e. those "creature
comforts" that are so precious to them –
or those things for which they have worked so hard throughout
our lives. Whether those things be physical objects
or personal relationships, God's people oftentimes avoid
the "cost" of Christian discipleship, by refusing
to continually "stand up" for the Word of
God; but rather, do whatever they possibly can –
by sinning or compromising – to not lose their
"precious" reputations, or to not lose those
same material things or "cherished" relationships
in which they have invested so much time and so much
effort to acquire or build up.
With today's carnal-minded liberal Church
attempting to gain "acceptance" from the world,
by imitating the world – in becoming more "secular"
or "politically correct" – the Gospel
is being preached so "watered down" from its
original spiritual content – so as to not "offend"
the ears of "sensitive" listeners –
to the point whereby many church members and visitors
– including so-called "born-again" Christians
– are losing their own sense of what God truly
means in His Word, by the Biblical definitions of "right"
and "wrong". Subtle messages of moral relativism
are creeping forth from the pulpit – under the
guise of trying to avoid sounding too "harsh"
or too "judgmental" – thereby giving
the listeners a false impression that there are no "moral
absolutes" – or that there is no fine line
between "good" and "evil"; and consequently
leaving the congregation with the false notion that
believers can "justify" any wicked behavior
– by having the so-called "freedom"
to decide for themselves – without the Word of
God – as to what they think is "right"
and what they think is "wrong".
Furthermore, this illusion of self-justification
allows people to avoid accountability to a real and
"personal" God, and thereby remove any warranted
guilt that may be incurred – or should be incurred
– during the contemplation of something evil,
or during the execution of some sinful act. If the truth
be told, whether we want to face it or not – we
in the Body of Christ, are presently – and willfully
– committing so many different kinds of sins –
or harboring so much evil in our hearts – to the
point whereby we just cannot bring ourselves any longer
to even pronounce the very word, "sin" –
since it has become to us such a repulsive, convicting
word – if we were to honestly use it in characterizing
our present evil lives, or our present wretched condition.
However, if we really think that God doesn’t know
what’s going on in our sinful private lives, then
we are a people sorely DELUDED and headed straight for
By us consciously refraining from using
the word "sin" – or deliberately using
the word sparingly in our "Christian" vocabulary
– we are subconsciously trying to soothe our guilt-ridden
minds – by rationalizing evil; thus, falling into
delusions of spiritual perfection, as we lie to ourselves
by trying to convince God, ourselves, and others that
we are "alright" with the Lord, as we actually
deny in our hearts that we, the so-called "true
believers" – from pulpit to pew – are
in essence living duplicitous lives, i.e. living a pseudo-pious
life to be displayed for the public, and another life
– the "private" one – whereby
we are living a life of hypocrisy by committing certain
sins in secret, having no one else around us to see
our truly wicked selves.
Consequently, we are now seeing today
in the United States, heated disputes on the question
of the "morality" of Biblically unacceptable
behavior – such as "homosexuality" –
which is really just one of many examples of the long
"cultural war" of values being fought between
morally "conservative" Christians and contemporary
sinful America. This war over ideology –which
boils down to Christianity v. Humanism – will
indeed spill over from society into the Church itself,
and inevitably cause a "civil war" to take
place even within the Body of Christ.
America’s current war over values
– i.e. religious v. secular – is heating
up more and more. These ideological disputes are currently
taking place in God's Kingdom, and they are already
becoming quite vicious. Incidentally – and surprisingly
– this war within the Church is becoming most
manifest amongst believers who live in the so-called
"democratic" countries of Western Civilization;
or those countries whose societies are greatly influenced
by the cultural values of Western nations, particularly
that of United States of America. I say this because
it is these particular countries that are the most "free"
– politically and religiously – and that
use the Bible as the foundation for their moral codes.
But ironically, it is also these very same "free"
countries that allow the most "freedom" for
the propagation of immoral filth, such as pornography
and the indecencies that abound in popular culture.
And as usual, with the Church blindly imitating the
moral perversions of their non-Christian countrymen,
we will continue to see the downward spiral of immorality
taking place in America – thus resulting in our
nation becoming a modern-day "Sodom and Gomorrah".
Moreover, by de-emphasizing the Biblical
commands for consecration, the American Church has corrupted
the teachings of Christ, and has thus fallen into a
state of apostasy. Furthermore, because we are now so
greatly spoiled by our nation's long-held political
freedoms and economic opportunities, the Church takes
on a worldly attitude, whereby – like most people
who have already heard the Gospel message – we
so-called "Christians" pretend that we "love"
God; but deep down inside our hearts, we really could
care less about the "things" of God; and really
don't want to study our Bibles, or have anything to
do with "all that Jesus stuff". Instead, like
unbelievers, we ignore God and go on our merry way to
follow the dictates of the flesh, thus living out their
lives in the sinful, abominable pleasures that Satan
deceitfully has to offer in this world.
Ramie, be encouraged and continue fighting
the "good fight of faith". I know how frustrating
and discouraging it can be when you try to get so-called
"believers" to see the "wickedness"
that lies around us – let alone when trying to
convict the "heathen" themselves. But always
Ever since the world began, there
has always been – and always will be – a
tiny remnant of folk – even coming out of God's
Church – who will completely submit to the will
of the Father, at all costs; refusing to partake of
the sins of this world – even under the frightening
threat of death. From righteous Abel, the son of Adam
and prophet of the Most High; to Jesus our Messiah,
the Son of God – and onward through history, holy
men of God have gone through unceasing and nearly unbearable
persecutions for standing up for the righteous name
of Jehovah God. By refusing to sin or compromise in
order to gain "acceptance" of the World, these
devout believers put themselves at the unwanted risk
of being severely ridiculed, ostracized, constantly
rejected, and continually persecuted for preaching against
the evil of their day, as they tried to uphold the moral
standard of Jehovah our God. Today, Ramie, the situation
is no different. Even for the Body of Christ.
Just keep in mind that the "majority"
of people in the Church and in the world are going to
reject Christ anyway. This is a given fact of life.
Our common sense should tell us so, as well as the Word
of God. Most people on Planet Earth could care less
about the "things" of God; but instead, go
on their merry way to follow the dictates of the flesh,
thus living out their lives in the sinful, abominable
pleasures that Satan deceitfully has to offer in this
world. As you already know, most people today –
including so-called "Christians" – really
don't want to "hear" about the Gospel or have
anything to do with "all that Jesus stuff".
And for this, Ramie, the only thing that we can do now
is continue preaching "Christ crucified",
as we simultaneously try to save our own souls from
falling into hands of an angry and vengeful God, who
will finally one day render judgment and bring upon
the obstinate unrepentant sinner – the eternal
damnation of everlasting fire in the dark abyss of Hell.
Ramie, as you grow in spiritual maturity,
you'll gradually realize that authentic Christian discipleship
is a grueling struggle, and a continuous life-long process.
In this present life, there will never be a time in
which there will not be sin abounding all around us.
Whether in secret or out in the open, sin in this world
will always be present before us. There's nothing that
we can do about it...EXCEPT speak out against it –
as you are indeed doing now; and in using Biblical means,
continue to try to stop its spread in society and in
the Church. The Lord is looking for those believers
– such as yourself – who will stand up against
the debauchery and immorality of the day, to convict
this evil world of righteousness; and to convict the
world of sin, and convict it of judgment. We as Christians
must be ever vigilant in confronting the perpetrators
of any spiritual crimes; warning the culprits to put
an end to their repulsive abominable behavior, and repent
and submit to the divine will of Christ – lest
these filthy unrepentant sinners put themselves in a
deadly irreversible position in having to face the merciless
wrath of just and vengeful God.
Ramie, I'm sure that you understand that
the United States of America is no more exempt from
divine punishment as all the other great empires that
rose and fell throughout World History. As a Christian,
you should already know that God has – and still
does – intervene in the affairs of men down here
on Planet Earth. And it is up to Him to decide as to
which nations will continue to exist upon the globe
– and which ones are to be removed off the face
of the Earth. If our great nation continues to turn
its back on the Most High – who made this country
what it is today – then eventually, God will decide
– by His own authoritative assessment –
just like He did with King Belshazzar of Babylon –
that it is time for America the "Beautiful"
to come to crashing halt.
As long as Black Americans turn their
backs on God, and refuse to cry out against what the
Bible has already defined as "sin", then we
will continue to see the progressive moral decay within
our race and within the entire nation; and thus, we
will no doubt witness the inevitable and fearful JUDGMENT
OF GOD that we as a people so rightfully deserve. Today,
because of constant rebellion against the Most High,
we now have – as Hosea 8:7 says – "sown
the wind, and [we] shall reap the whirlwind". Black
folks who continue in disobedience will not be exempt
from God's judgment. Pessimistically yours,