Friday, August 19, 2016

Darrell B. Harrison ―Black Lives Matter and the Mirage of Activist Salvation

“All of us growl like bears, and moan sadly like doves; we hope for justice, but there is none, for salvation, but it is far from us.”Isaiah 59:11 (NASB)
I recently undertook a rather judicious study of the Guiding Principles of the entity known as Black Lives Matter (or BLM). In reading carefully through each of the organization’s 13 precepts, I was surprised by the extent to which many of the words and phrases used to describe them have either a direct or indirect parallel in biblical theology.
This is not to suggest that the dogma to which BLM subscribes has its origins in biblical Christianity.
That is not what I am positing at all.
In fact, if I were pressed on the matter, I would say without equivocation that the approach BLM has adopted in its attempts to bring about the kind of world it envisions, is more closely aligned with the philosophy of Karl Marx than Jesus Christ.
I am saying only, as a collective ethos, that much of what BLM aspires to achieve is rooted in ideals that are not totally foreign to the pages of sacred Scripture (e.g. justice, equity, love, community, and so on).
On the surface, the principles that guide the BLM movement appear quite laudable.
Read the full article HERE.