Learn how religion is used to keep black people subservient, clueless to their true identity, divided, stuck in sin and thinking the “white man” is God.
In this segment, I’ll share how Christian religion is used as another system to keep black people subservient, clueless to their true identity, divided, stuck in sin, and thinking the “white man” is God. First of all, I want to say that I’m not against true Christianity or followers of Jesus, but what I’ll be sharing will be offensive to some people. I will also want to follow with a quote from an unknown source:
The Bible has never lied, it was just put into the hands of people who are liars.Minister Nealreal
I included this quote to affirm that this will not be an article bashing the Bible in any part—not the Old or the New Testament. Black critics of the Holy Scriptures say that the Bible is “the white man’s book and should not be consulted since it was used to enslave black people.“
But how could the Europeans be the author of the Bible when it condemns their behavior with eternal torment? That’s because they didn’t write it. The author of the Bible is God himself; and we at this ministry believe that the entire Bible is the inerrant word of God. However, we do understand that it’s often misused to control people and justify sinful behavior; and that’s what this article is about.
The Pope and the Transatlantic slave trade
Did you know that the Pope instigated the Transatlantic slave trade? That’s right, “Christian” religion played it’s part in the foundations of racism and authorizing what is now known as one of the most wicked injustices against humanity in history.
Pope Nicholas V wrote a declaration authorizing King Alfonso V of Portugal to attack, conquer, and subjugate Saracens (Arabs and/or Muslims), pagans (Africans) and other ‘enemies of Christ’ wherever they may be found in West Africa.
Another declaration was later made sanctioning the purchase of black slaves from “the infidels” (other Africans) which included many Guineamen and other negroes, and for them to be taken by force if necessary.
And this is where we get the Transatlantic slave trade’s beginnings. Initially, the Portuguese purchased slaves from African nations but later began to outright steal men, women, and children from African countries.
However, the idea that Africans were selling their own people wasn’t true. Africa is a continent with countries and nations within it; so you can’t just group everyone together and call them one people just because they have similar skin colors and features. No, one African group was selling another group of people they’d enslaved. And the enslaved happen to be Israelites specifically from the tribe of Judah.
Even though Israelites could blend in as a dark-skinned people, the other dark-skinned nations knew who they were. And when the Israelites rebelled against God in these foreign lands (as prophecy states), captivity, on top of their already judgement of homelessness, was usually the punishment. Unfortunately, they were now entering a new kind of slavery, the cruelest form ever, under the European.
But what if the Pope didn’t give the land of another people to the Portuguese? What if the Pope didn’t authorize the theft of men, women, children, teachers, farmers, doctors, scientists, fathers, mothers, and leaders? Maybe it wouldn’t have happened. It’s often the leadership that corrupts the moral compass of people.
Who is this Pope to authorize these wicked acts in the name of Christ? Would Jesus condone this? Was this right? Of course not. Then what happened to Christianity, or was this really Christianity at all? For that, we need to know Christian history.