What is black liberation theology?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
Black liberation theology is an offshoot of the South American liberation theology, which is largely humanistic, attempting to apply Christian theology to the plight of the poor. Black liberation t...

July 01 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Stringio Frank Scimeca
The biggest error in Black Liberation Theology is "collective salvation" whereas the followers do not believe in personal salvation which is scripturally solid as a rock but rather that salvation will occur for all only when social justice is achieved in the world. Usually and especially in these times that means politics. This is a scheme of man to place it's tentacles on the throat of our government whilst leading astray many people, white and black, from true Grace via personal salvation through the redemptive work of Jesus Christ on the cross.

May 20 2014 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

1385395570 Rev. Calvin Banks
Blacks= (Africans & decedents from Africa). liberation= (setting someone free) theology= (the study of God and religious beliefs) has similarities to the South American liberation theology, which is largely humanistic, attempting to apply Christian= (Jesus) theology= (God) to the plight of the poor. 

Black liberation theology focuses on Africans and African-Americans being liberated from all forms of bondage and injustice. This liberation movement is based on Jesus's concern for the poor who consisted primarily amongst the Jews, who by undisputed research, were revealed as Africans in Judea and other parts of the African Continent. 

The goal of black liberation theology in modern times, among progressive minds, is to "make Christianity real for all races." According to non-blacks, the primary error in black liberation theology is its focus. According to their theory, "black liberation theology" attempts to focus Christianity on liberation from social injustice in the "here and now", rather than in the afterlife. If blacks and whites who sacrificed their lives for social justice, did not focus on liberation from social justice in the "here and now", blacks throughout the world would still be in slavery. 

Indeed, Jesus did not teach violence, He taught the truth about God's will for mankind which was service and love. (John 18:36 Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm." Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice." Jesus is simply saying that He was not sent to earth to stage war or even a defense against unjust rulers. He was saying that His Father sent Him here with a strategic plan which was to offer salvation through His blood, He was saying that He did not come to rule over Israel but instead, to set men free...

Have Africans and African-Americans been treated unfairly, unjustly, and evilly in the past and still in the present? Absolutely! Should one of the results of the gospel be the end of all sins? Yes, Is deliverance from social injustice (sin) a core principle of the gospel? Yes! If social justice is truly the ability of people to realize their potential then it is the core principle of the gospel- It is precisely because of racism that Nelson Mandela spent twenty-seven years in prison, Martin Luther King Jr, Medgar Evers, John and Robert Kennedy lost their lives. It is through racism that black Americans have not and many will not reach their potential. Because of racism and other isms, African American, and Hispanics are still discriminated against. Count the millions who are needlessly living in poverty. The uneducated, unemployed, poverty stricken senior citizens, former black professionals that because of corporate and government greed will die living in poverty. Suffering veterans, underpaid military personnel, unwed mothers, and the mentally ill whose lives hold little or no value to the "powers that be" that put them in place.

How can one not possibly see that Christ came to tear down the wall of separation between the unjust and the just. Ephesians 2:24 …13 But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, 15 by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace,…

Exodus 3:7 The LORD said, "I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt, and have given heed to their cry because of their taskmasters, for I am aware of their sufferings. 8 "So I have come down to deliver them... When accepted, that is the cure for what is truly plaguing humanity. Since the beginning of humanity man has not obeyed God,

March 18 2014 3 responses Vote Up Share Report

Data Tony Flores Tony Flores a servant of Jesus Christ
I don't know much about Black Liberation Theology, but I know what Jesus Christ taught. Discrimination is a sin (all men are equal, because God made all of us in His image) and if you are a Christian you should look at the SPIRIT of the person instead of the color of his skin. The Spirit of all men is the same color. The difference is your believe in Jesus Christ. Jesus is the only way to eternal life with Him. Every man/women has to answer the question : "who is Jesus Christ?". Your eternal home will depend on that answer. Red, yellow, black, white and brown people are used by Satan to divide and to keep him company in the place where he is going to spend eternity. Please examine your self and know where you will spend eternity. God wants all people to come to him, because He loves them, but He gave us a choise, please choose wisely. Wise men still seek Him.

October 24 2014 3 responses Vote Up Share Report

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