Thursday, April 26Exploring The Black Presence In The Bible

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(Reader Reply) The Quran, Islam, Muhammad, and The Bible – God Is Not The Author of Confusion

(Reader Reply) The Quran, Islam, Muhammad, and The Bible – God Is Not The Author of Confusion

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Today's post was inspired by an ongoing debate with someone that cherry picks verses from the Bible in an attempt to validate Islam, the Quran, and Muhammad. And as you'll see, approaching the Bible with preconceived notions and trying to force it to fit an already false interpretation is the wrong way to go about it. With that said, the one thing that I do respect and appreciate about the discussion with Alex is that he did bring scripture to the table, unlike many people that just leave claims without any scripture references to back those claims. In that regard, many believers can learn a lot from him. Disclaimer #1: Some of the conversation has been reordered in order to address everything topic by topic vs a play by play response, because it did go from subject to subje...
Interracial Marriage In The Bible: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know… and Then Some

Interracial Marriage In The Bible: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know… and Then Some

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Interracial Marriage In The Old Testament The topic of interracial marriage in relation to the Bible often makes many people uncomfortable. The reason for this is that most of the teaching on it comes from cherry picking specific situations and attempting to apply them across the board. This study is an in depth look at what was allowed and what wasn't allowed when it came to interracial marriage in the Bible. Click here for the complete list of interracial marriages in the Bible. Before we start, we need to understand that mainstream Christianity teaches and accepts the following view on the origins of the races: Shem: Hebrews and Arabs Ham: Africans Japheth: Europeans and Asians If we stay true to the above viewpoints and honestly examine the text...
Replacement Theology: Did The Church Replace The Nation of Israel?

Replacement Theology: Did The Church Replace The Nation of Israel?

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Replacement Theology is one of those theories that require you to take an "eyes wide shut" approach to scripture. In order to believe this blatantly false doctrine, we have to ignore every single verse in the Bible that proves it wrong. At it's core, it is a Satanic and false doctrine that has crept into the Church because people simply refuse to research what they are told is true by their pastor, mentor, or whoever. Replacement Theology is known by several names:
Behold A New Name – No Longer A Byword

Behold A New Name – No Longer A Byword

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There are several places in scripture that mention Israel receiving a new name that God is going to give them, but what's so special about a name change? On the surface a name change seems to have very little significance, but as we dig into this subject, we'll see that the name change is in response to hundreds of years of being a "byword" among the nations. What Is A Byword? Let's start by looking at a few verses that reference Hebrews becoming a byword among the nations where they were driven. "And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall lead thee." - Deuteronomy 28:37 "Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out ...
Re: Are There Any Black People Mentioned In The Bible?

Re: Are There Any Black People Mentioned In The Bible?

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Are there any black people mentioned in the Bible? The answer is yes. However, the Christian site "Got Questions?" got this answer completely wrong (click here to read their original response to this question). Their entire response is uninformed and continues the cycle of denying what scripture actually says. I'm going to quote and highlight everything they got wrong, and then I'll explain why it's wrong. It is both intellectually dishonest and scripturally inaccurate to claim that Ham is the father of the black nations, and then attempt to explain away every descendant of Ham as anything other than black. It doesn't work both ways. With that said, this rebuttal isn't about bashing or condemnation, but about correction and education. Suggested Reading Ham: The Origin...
The Lost Tribes of Israel: Where They Are Today and How They Got There

The Lost Tribes of Israel: Where They Are Today and How They Got There

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Does the Bible tell us what happened to the "the lost tribes of Israel" or has an entire culture been lost to the pages of history forever? One of the biggest debates in Christianity is whether the tribes were destroyed or migrated and mixed into other nations. A second big debate is whether or not the church replaced Israel, thus making Israel irrelevant to all future prophesies (Replacement Theology). Thankfully, the Bible has eight verses that seem to shed some light on what may have happened to the "lost tribes of Israel". It also has a lot to say about those that have taken it upon themselves to take Israel's place. Let's start at the very beginning... the kidnapping of the chosen people and the plot to replace Israel as outlined in scripture. Mankind Rejects God and...
The Daughter of My People: Black Hebrews In America – Part 1

The Daughter of My People: Black Hebrews In America – Part 1

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Many people refer to Jeremiah as "the weeping prophet", but why was he weeping? It was because he saw the descendants of Israel enslaved in America, how they were being treated, and ultimately the wrath of God that would be poured out upon America for doing so. In scripture, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Zephaniah refer to the future descendants of Israel as a "daughter": The daughter of my people. The daughter of my dispersed. These three prophets saw a time in the future when Israel would be treated so terribly that it brought Jeremiah to tears. But how do we know that these references are talking about Hebrews in America? Let's start by laying a solid foundation using scripture and then building upon that. The Location of Israel's Descendants Thankfully we don't h...
Kum-Ba-Yah: Did Black Slaves Sing Songs In Hebrew?

Kum-Ba-Yah: Did Black Slaves Sing Songs In Hebrew?

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Many of us have heard and even sang Kumbaya at some point in our lives, but most people aren't aware of the origin of the song or the meaning of the words. When I was in elementary school, we were told that it meant "come by here", and that's what myself and many others have believed for a long time. Here is a break down of the words in Hebrew. The Meaning of Kumbaya Kum (Qum): Strong's #6965 - Stand up, arise Ba: Doesn't have any meaning alone in Hebrew, but may be an abbreviation for Abba, which means "father" (unconfirmed). Yah: Strong's #3050 - This word is translated as LORD in scripture when referring to the God of Israel. Loosely translated, the lyrics seems to mean "arise father God" and NOT "come by here" as we've been told. This song seems to be a rem...
Hebrew Slaves In America: Biblical Evidence In The Old Testament (updated 2017)

Hebrew Slaves In America: Biblical Evidence In The Old Testament (updated 2017)

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The Bible is clear that the Hebrews would become slaves in America. It even gives us the timeline, the people that  do it, where they would be taken, and their means of transportation. When I was first approached with the idea that black people in America might be descendants of the true Hebrews, I wasn't very receptive to it because of who was telling me and how they were telling me. The hatred displayed by many of the people that have come to this knowledge, is a complete turn off intellectually, and pushes many people way from the subject entirely, so I ignored it for a while. After setting some time aside to study on my own, I decided to write this introduction to the subject, without all of the hateful extras. If you find it helpful, please share it. I credit my interest

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