These are excerpts from the chapter "The Blood Cries Out"
Just like Abel's blood cried out from the ground to God, the blood of murdered young black men cries out to God for a remedy. The Bible says there are seven things that God hates, and one of them is hands that shed innocent blood. Is the shedding of black blood only a crisis for the black body of Christ? Is there no need for the entire body of Christ to call attention to the shedding of innocent blood? Is the body of Christ supposed to be at the forefront in opposition to the seven things God “hates” and come together collectively and ask for forgiveness from God? I believe there is a measure of blessing that America will never experience as long as she has not repented for the shedding of innocent blood…
One of the topics that I have consistently encountered as I have discussed systemic racism in America’s police system and the deaths of African American men is abortion. That seems like a strange twist as the two don’t seem to be remotely related. But in American politics, today, systemic racism in America’s policing has been considered a priority in one party and abortion the priority of the other. It is therefore understood that if I am advocating police reform that I must be against the party that upholds the blood of the unborn. Here is my answer to that.
You say you’re against the abortion of black and brown babies, all babies. So am I. Where we differ is that you seem to be more dismissive if these black and brown babies grow up to be teens and adults and are killed by the police. It seems to be a greater priority for you, in terms of politics, to protect innocent life inside the womb vs. outside of it. From God’s perspective, I believe innocent blood is innocent blood.
Why have we, as Christian voters in America, allowed the political parties to prioritize separately the lives of the unborn innocent vs. the innocent who survived long enough to be adults? One party shouts, protect the unborn but is “the law and order party” that also says that systemic racism in policing does not exist. The other party fights to overhaul the criminal justice system and save the lives of black and brown men who regularly die on camera in broad daylight but neglects the lives of the unborn black and brown. How have we allowed American politics to so divide us over the issue of “hands that shed innocent blood?”
God is the ultimate judge because the blood cries out to him. How can we be so quick to judge abortionists and downplay police brutalities that end in death, even for minor offenses? Do Black Lives Matter only before birth? How can we condemn police officers for killing “us” while black and brown babies are being tossed in the trash, or their parts sold? Do Black Lives Matter only after birth? Why have we settled along political party lines instead of saying that Black, Brown, All Lives “Matter” in the womb, in police encounters, during traffic stops? I don’t believe God’s distinctions for innocent blood match America’s.
I believe America is one of the great “lights” for God in the Earth. It enjoys a “place” ordained by God and sustained by the prosperity that God has poured out upon it. If the shed blood of the innocent is not repented of, will God take America “out of its place” of Christian leadership in the Earth?
In MGA (Vol 1), I said, “I believe that there will be a consequence for leading the body of Christ into failing the same tests on unity and race that previous generations have failed. I believe it will result in the mantle of our nation’s Christian leadership passing on to others.” I believe before God takes America out of its place, He will first transfer the mantle of American Christian leadership to those that will place value on the things He values and not “wink” at things He doesn’t wink at.
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