Should Christians Support Organizations like BLM?
October 28th, 2020
By Ryan Franks
If you’ve turned on the TV, radio, read the paper, tuned into the news or simply been breathing this year, you’re aware of the Black Lives Matter movement and how it’s effecting our nation. Over 80% of Americans claim to be religious and over 60% claim to be a part of a church body. The question we have to ask ourselves is “What does the organization truly stand for?” and “can we as Christians or religious individuals support such a movement?”
According to the Black Lives Matter website www.blacklivesmatter.com and mind you any website that ends in .com is usually for profit, unlike non-profits and churches who are .org. BLM states several things that question any religious or faith based individual who forms their ethics, morals and values from the Bible.
According to BLM, they began their existence on July 13th, 2013 over the “the injustice killing of Trayvon Martin / Black Men in America”. According to their website of their Genesis, it states, On July 13, 2013 we disrupted business as usual and impacted the world.
In June 2020, the New York post Interviewed Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of BLM, during the interview Ms. Cullors stated they are “trained Marxists”. And for those of you do not know what a Marxist is and claims to be a religious or faith based individual, read closely to its definition. A Marxist by textbook definition is someone who believes society should operate in a communist setting, that God is an invention of man and God does not exist, government is supreme, and that the father of Marxism “Karl Marx” was superior in his writings over the inspired word of God” The Bible. As a religious and faith based person, this is a problem because the Bible states:
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 NLT
As we dig further into the BLM website, we see additional anti-Christian statements. Under the tab “about”, we read BLM “make space for transgender brother and sisters to participate and lead.” BLM goes on to say that “we are self-reflective,” meaning they become whatever they want to see in the mirror, meaning they set the guidelines on how humanity should look and live, not God. BLM says “and do the work to dismantle cisgender”. Again, this is a biblical concern because to dismantle something is to tear down and disrupt. Cisgender is a term used to identify one’s sex according to how they were born. If you’re born a male then you are a male “cisgender”. BLM fights to dismantle this so anyone can be any sex they desire, again “self-reflective”. The Bible teaches that:
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful; I know that full well.
Meaning, if someone changes their sex during the course of their life, we’re simply saying God makes mistakes, and the Bible says He is perfect and does not make mistakes.
BLM also states “we dismantle the patriarchal practice that requires mothers to work “double shifts” so that they can mother in private even as they participate in public justice work.” In layman’s terms, this is saying instead of addressing why men in America are not stepping up to the plate and providing, fathering and leading their family, that the government should aid additional finances instead of addressing the true issue which is “where have our men gone?” Did you know? Children growing without a father are:
4 times more likely to live in poverty
7 times more likely to become pregnant as teens
2 times greater risk of infant mortality
2 times more likely to be obese
2 times more likely to drop out of school
3 times more likely to commit crimes and be incarcerated
The Bible teaches the importance of a man in the house as it does a women according to 1st Timothy 3:1-5. A man’s life is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, exercise self-control, live wisely, and have a good reputation. He must teach, not be violent, he must be gentle, doesn’t start up fights, not be controlled by money, he must manage his family, raising kids to be respectful etc. This what the Bible teaches and BLM states it’s okay for the father to be absent and instead of addressing the issue, BLM fights for government to simply pay for everything. This should be an issue with all Christians.
BLM also states “we disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure”. The Bible teaches that God designed each family to be just that, a “nuclear family”. Meaning one man and one woman as the head of the household. Bradford Wilcox is Americas’ leading socialist at the University of Virginia and states the single and most effective way for children to have the highest chance of success in life is to be raised in a household of “2 parents being a man and woman, who are married, who worship God, go to church and pray together.” And guess what, that’s what the Bible says too!
BLM also “fosters a queer-affirming network”. Their objective, according to their website, is to break America’s traditional thinking that heterosexual is the norm and replace it with a mindset that anyone can be anything based on how they feel sexually. This again goes against the Bible:
This is the written account of the descendants of Adam. When God created human beings, he made them to be like himself. He created them male and female, and he blessed them and called them “human.”
Genesis 5:1-2 NLT
At the end of the day, BLM according to their very own website in what they believe seem to promote an ideology that are not being discussed in the media. And as a Christian, we biblically cannot stand and support an organization that says “God is made up, violence is a solution, the intentional murdering of law enforcement is acceptable, biblical nuclear family structure is wrong, not addressing fathers in the home, promotes sexual confusion and fosters that confusion to lead our children, and intentionally uses self-reflectiveness as the the guide to live. And keep this in mind, by denouncing that God is alive and real, BLM denounces Jesus and salvation. Ultimately they are saying Jesus is not the messiah and any one who knows anything about the Bible, knows that denying Jesus means choosing eternal death over life. So as you vote this election, keep in mind Biden and Harris both fully endorse BLM, President Trump and Vice President Pence do not.