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#IAMTHERESISTANCE

Will you stand with me? 

Silence in the face of evil IS evil. Not to speak IS to speak, and not standing IS standing, and God will NOT hold us blameless!”

 


The Truth About Slavery in America

For a long time now, we’ve all been led to believe that it was white man who first brought slavery to America. This is especially what they want you to believe now. Those on the left want those who are white in this country to not only believe the lie about slavery, but they expect you and your children to hate yourself because you are born evil because of the color of your skin, white. As white people, we are now expected to bow down to the rising communist master because we are inherently evil because of the sins of our forefathers. The problem here is that it’s all based on a lie, always has been. Here’s the historical truth of how slavery first started here in America.

The First Black Slave and Slave Owner in America

His name was Anthony Johnson and lived from 1600 to 1670. He was an Angolan who achieved his freedom in the early 17th century in the colony of Virginia.

Johnson was originally captured by an enemy tribe in Angola and was then sold to Muslim slave traders. He then was sold as an indentured servant, which is not a slave, to a merchant who worked for the Virginia Company.

Originally his name was Antonio and he was an indentured servant with his wife Mary. A short time after 1635, he and Mary had paid off their indentured status and were freed from their obligations. This is when he changed his name to Anthony Johnson.

In 1651, he had saved up enough money to purchase his own farm of 250 acres and he needed help to manage the farm so he bought four white and one Black indentured servants to help run his farm. The Black indentured servant named John Casor demanded that Anthony release him of his indentured status because he had served well past his seven years that was agreed upon. The reply from Johnson was that he didn’t know of any indenture and that he was to serve him for life.

However, Johnson’s neighbors, the Parkers testified to Johnson that they themselves knew that Casor was an indentured servant and was not a slave and that he should be released and that as it generally was done, be given his freedom as well as some of the farmland that belonged to Johnson. In other words, Johnson was being pressured by the servant and neighbors to treat his servant the same way that he was treated when he himself was an indentured servant.  The Parkers threatened to take some of his cattle if he didn’t give the man his earned freedom. At that point Johnson gave in and allowed Casor to be set free and take a small portion of the land on which he had farmed for seven years.

After Johnson gave Casor his freedom he began to question whether or not he had done the right thing and believed that Casor was a slave and not an indentured servant and then he sued the Parkers and Casor claiming that his slave and property had been stolen from him.

A  judge ruled in the favor of Anthony Johnson and in 1655 the courts ordered that Casor be returned to Johnson to live as a slave of Johnson’s for life.

John Casor became the first person of African descent in Britain’s Thirteen Colonies to become a slave for life.  And who was Anthony Johnson? Well, he wasn’t white, he was a Black man himself! You read that right, the first slave owner in America was a Black man! Below is the actual court statement on their ruling:

“This daye Anthony Johnson negro made his complaint to the court against mr. Robert Parker and declared that hee deteyneth his servant John Casor negro under the pretence that said negro was a free man. The court seriously consideringe and maturely weighing the premisses, doe fynde that the saide Mr. Robert Parker most unjustly keepeth the said Negro from Anthony Johnson his master … It is therefore the Judgement of the Court and ordered That the said John Casor Negro forthwith returne unto the service of the said master Anthony Johnson, And that Mr. Robert Parker make payment of all charges in the suit.”

It is believed that Anthony Johnson may have also kept his four white indentured servants as slaves as well!

It’s also important to note that there are no earlier records in America, Virginia especially, of slavery in court records except for when used as a punishment for certain crimes. Otherwise there was no slavery being instituted by white colonists! In fact the original pilgrims executed people found guilty of slavery!

More Whites in History Have Been Slaves

Another historical truth that the communists in this country don’t want you to know is that there were more white Christians forced into slavery by Muslims from 1530 to 1780 in North Africa than Blacks being taken from Africa and taken to America. And those Blacks that were taken were either sold by Muslims or sold by their own people to slave traders! Not by white men!

It’s estimated that 1 to 1.5 million white Christians were sold into slavery in North Africa between the 1500’s and 1700’s!

England alone, lost 400 sailors a year to Muslim slave traders and during this time many white people, men, women, and children were being kidnapped and forced into slavery all along the Mediterranean by Muslim slave traders during this time period!

So, Who Owned Slaves?

The communist left would have us believe that it was the white man who held the majority of slaves in America, again that is misinformation, the facts are this: Only 1.4% white Americans owned Black slaves. And this was during the height of slavery in this country. So, if white people didn’t own most of the slaves in America, who did? Well, Native Americans, that’s who. Here are the five main tribes that held more Blacks in slavery than the “horrible white man”:

  1. Chicksaw – It is no surprise that the Native Americans knew the land well. Their knowledge became a lucrative business, especially for the Chickasaws who had keen navigation skills. They were hired by white slaveholders to traverse the terrain to capture Blacks who had escaped slavery.The Chickasaw also held enslaved Africans of their own, and the system they established closely approximated that of white slaveholders on cotton plantations.
  2. Choctaw – The Choctaw, who sided with the Confederacy during the American Civil War, held Blacks as captives from warfare. When they adopted elements of European culture, such as large farms and plantations, they also incorporated the system of chattel slavery of people of African descent. Slavery was abolished by the Choctaw Nation in 1865. Per a treaty signed with the U.S. in that same year, the Choctaw were required to admit freedmen – Blacks newly emancipated from slavery – into their tribe.
  3. Cherokee – Cherokee is the largest native ethnic nation in the United States.  They also held more Black slaves than any other Native American community.  By 1860, the Cherokee had 4,600 slaves.  Those Black people held captive revolted against the Cherokee in 1842.
  4. Creek – The Creek also adopted the enslavement of Black people. Most of the enslaved Africans were owned by wealthy and prominent men, many of whom wielded considerable political power. Black people were forced to worked primarily as agricultural laborers, cultivating cotton for their masters’ profit and food for consumption.
  5. Seminole – The Seminole held some Black people as slaves; however, a unique relation evolved between them and enslaved Africans who had fled to Florida to escape slavery on white plantations. Many Black people found a comparable form of freedom among the Seminoles and they were allowed a form of sanctuary in exchange for paying an annual tribute of livestock, crops, and military assistance. In general, the Blacks never wholly adopted Seminole culture and beliefs, nor were they accepted into Seminole society because they were not considered Native American. They typically lived in their own independent communities, elected their own leadership, and could amass wealth in cattle and crops. Black Seminoles were also able to bear arms for self-defense.

Another fact that the far left refuse to admit is true, is this; free Blacks owned Black slaves. That’s right Blacks were just as guilty as “evil whitey” when it came to slavery! Blacks owning Blacks is a significant part of Black history that has been and continues to be a neglected topic. Even when it’s recognized they like to gloss over it and claim they did so only for humanitarian reasons, for “good” reasons, which justified the “technical” slave status of whomever had been purchased. But the truth is that Blacks used slavery to apply pressure or punishment on others. For example:

“Some of these husbands were not anxious to liberate their wives immediately. They considered it advisable to put them on probation for a few years, and if they did not find them satisfactory they would sell their wives as other slaveholders disposed of Negroes. For example, a Negro shoemaker in Charleston, South Carolina, purchased his wife for $700; but, on finding her hard to please, he sold her a few months thereafter for $750, gaining $50 by the transaction.”

In 1788 There Were Less Than 50,000 Slaves

During the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, in 1788, there were less than 50,000 slaves in America, most of which were NOT Black, but were whites. This information has been verified by forensic evidence found in archeological digs and historical documents. The white slaves were not indentured servants, they were literal slaves and they began arriving in America in 1618 (This shoots a huge hole in the 1619 Project that proclaims the year 1619 was when the first Black slaves arrived in America).  NOT Blacks, but whites, were the first slaves brought to this country! This included hundreds of children – – “waifs and strays” – –  who had been rounded up from streets of London to serve wealthy farmers in Virginia.

The other white slaves were those whom King James I believed were the cause of spreading the plague and white prisoners from their overcrowded prisons in England! That’s right, whites, NOT Blacks were shipped here even before John Casor, who was the first Black slave in the 1650’s!

At least 70,000 white men, women, and children from England and Ireland were shipped to the colonies to be sold as slaves on the auction block during the 170 years of British rule.

Ships carrying white slaves to America often lost half their slaves to death. According to historian Sharon V. Salinger of the University of California, Riverside, “Scattered data reveal that the mortality for [white] servants at certain times equaled that for [black] slaves in the ‘middle passage,’ and during other periods actually exceeded the death rate for [Black] slaves.”

History has tried to portray “white slavery” more as indentured servants, even though there were indentured servants, most of these people were slaves for life, no different than how Blacks would eventually be treated. But they represented only a small fraction of the hundreds of thousands of whites who remained slaves for life. Such slavery was hereditary: children of the white slaves also became chattel without hope of freedom. No different than Black slaves.

Throughout the colonial period, white slaves remained the main labor force on the Virginia and Maryland plantations, outnumbering Africans by as many as four to one. These white slaves remained slaves right along with Black slaves until the Emancipation Proclamation!

So, Where’s the Outrage?

Since we now know that whites along with Blacks were slaves and white Christians have been slaves for centuries beyond Blacks, where’s the outrage over this? Why is it that only white men are being held responsible for something that happened centuries before them? Why aren’t these far left radicals also not calling out Native Americans who had more slaves than all of Southern slave owners combined? Why are they not being asked to feel guilty for what their ancestors did? Why are they not being asked for reparations? These are all questions that need to be answered, but sadly, never will be!

As you can see, slavery was NOT just whites against blacks as they continue to try and force this lie down our throats. No, slavery is NOT a white man only sin, it’s a sin of humanity because ALL races have been guilty of it.

#IAMTHERESISTANCE

“Silence in the face of evil IS evil. Not to speak IS to speak, and not standing IS standing, and God will NOT hold us blameless!”

 

 

Daily Scripture Series – June 24th

“Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love.” (2 John 1:3)


among those early travelers in Christ’s time, were false teachers who denied that Jesus was the Messiah. This is why the letter of 2 John tells its readers there is a time to refuse to extend hospitality. John had said in a previous letter that these false teachers were ‘antichrist-denying the Father and the Son.” In 2 John he elaborated on this, telling his readers that whoever believes Jesus is the Messiah “has both the Father and the Son.”

Then he warned, “If anyone come to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take them into your house or welcome them.” To extend hospitality to someone preaching a false gospel would actually help keep people separated from God.

John’s second letter shows a “flip side” of God’s love. We serve a God who welcomes everyone with open arms. But genuine love won’t enable those who deceitfully harm themselves and others. God wraps His arms around those who come to Him in repentance, but he never embraces a lie.

Daily Questions

  1. How can you reflect God’s love in your relationships today?
  2. What issues might you need to confront in your own life or in the lives of others?

Daily Thoughts

Father, You love us in Your truth. Help us extend that love to others with the unwavering grace that comes only from Your Spirit.

2 John 1: 1-11

The elder,\To the lady chosen by God and to her children, whom I love in the truth, and not I only, but also all who know the truth, because of the truth, which lives in us and will be with us forever:

Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love.

It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us.\and now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another. And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.

I say this because many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist.

Watch out that you do not lose what we have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully. Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching do not take them into your house or welcome them. Anyone who welcomes them shares in their wicked work.

Bonus Information

The author of 1, 2, and 3 John isn’t explicitly identified. First John has no author identification at all, and 2 and 3 john simply refer to the author as “the elder”. However, there’s much evidence to link these three letters to John the disciple. For example, the gospel of Joh, which is attributed to John the disciple, and the epistles of John all share similar themes. In today’s reading from 2 John, three key ideas echo themes in John’s gospel: truth, and love leading to obedience.

 

Important Biblical Words – #17

Our Seventeenth Word is Judges

The common definition for judges everyone should know but it’s somewhat different in the Bible – The twelve individuals, after Joshua and before the time of the monarchy, God used to rescue and govern the fledgling and fickle nation of Israel.

“The the lord raised up judges, who saved them out of the hands of these raiders.” (Judges 2:16)


When Moses died, Joshua was the man tapped by God to take the command. Under his able leadership the people of God subdued the Canaanite tribes and settled in the promised land. As long as Joshua lived, “the people served the Lord.” But soon after his death, “the Israelites…forsook the lord…They followed and worshiped various gods of the peoples around them…The Lord gave them into the hands of raiders who plundered them.”

Enter God’s judges.

If the word judge brings a picture of a robe wearing, gavel waving man or woman, who say things like “habeas corpus” and “overruled!” think again. No, these judges were not sitting around writing legal opinions. They were handpicked by God to bring judgment on Israel’s enemies!

This period in Israel’s history was extremely chaotic. (Visualize the American wild, wild, west.) The writer of the book of Judges put it this way: “In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit.”

The need for judges is not surprising because they were suffering from a grim national cycle that kept repeating itself. The people of God would turn away from God. In order to “wake them up,” God would permit neighboring nations to invade and wreak havoc. When the Israelites got weary of such oppression, they would cry out to God for rescue. Mercifully, God would then send a judge to get His people out of their latest jam.

These men and even at least one woman, were first and foremost military heroes. Often they were charismatic and dashing people. They led uprisings to drive out Israel’s oppressors. In times of peace they functioned as civic leaders, offering a bit a structure to an out of control culture.

When we think of the Biblical judges, two stunning truths should come to mind. One, God is merciful. That’s to say, “he does not treat us as our sins deserve.” He forgives us and comes to our rescue, over and over and over again. Two, God nearly always uses flawed people to accomplish His work on earth. There’s no other way to say it, the judges definitely had their own serious issues. Gideon seemed to battle an almost crippling fear. Samson may have been a sex addict. Jephthah was over the top impulsive. But, thankfully, God was and is bigger than their flaws and all of our flaws and failings.

Questions to Ponder

  1. If the Old Testament judges were just regular people empowered by God to lead others to freedom, who are the “judges” God has used most powerfully in your life? Have you ever thanked them for the way they have impacted you?
  2. Instead of being a judge today in the modern sense of the word, that is, critiquing and condemning others, how can you be a judge who helps others find their freedom?
  3. The time of the Judges in Israel’s history was described this way: “In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit”. In what ways, if any, does that mindset describe modern culture?

 

Daily Scripture Series – June 23rd

“If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31)


In his letter to the believers in Rome, Paul expressed his complete confidence in the reality of God’s love regardless of circumstances. He asked with boldness, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” If God gave His very own Son, Jesus, to save us, then He will provide everything we need to finish this life well. Paul listed seven seemingly unbearable situations that he himself faced: trouble, hardship, persecution, famine, nakedness, danger, and the sword. He didn’t imply that Christ’s live would stop bad things from happening. But Paul said that “in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”

Through all the uncertainty of this world, God can be trusted completely, knowing that nothing, absolutely nothing, “will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Daily Questions

  1. When you face seemingly hopeless situations, how do you typically respond?
  2. What promise of God can you cling to, knowing He is faithful?

Daily Thoughts

Faithful Father, thank You for Your Son’s sacrifice so that we can have eternal life. Thank you that, no matter how gray life may seem, we can trust in Your promises.

Romans 8: 31-39

What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all, how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any change against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died, more than that, who was raised to life, is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:

“For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Bonus Information

In Romand 8, three things jump from the page to fill God’s child with assurance and hope. Verses 1-4 remind us that “there is now no condemnation” for believers in Christ. This affirmation gives us confidence that in Jesus we’re brought into right relationship with God and are safe from judgment for our sins. The bulk of the chapter confirms the role of the Holy Spirit in empowering us in living out our faith. The final segment assures us that God’s love for us will never die or diminish. After seven chapters that speak to our failings and our need of a Savior, chapter 8 builds a case for spiritual confidence in Christ. His protection, Spirit, and love have come to us through the cross, reminding us that we’re loved and cared for by the Father.