“I didn't want to be a coach because I see how hard and difficult it is. But he saw something in me that I didn't see in myself. He gave me my first opportunity, and I'm very thankful to Doc, and I'll always love him. He'll always be my mentor.”
In Part I, we revealed Biblical evidence that Africans played a significant role in the development of Christianity from the very beginnings of the faith some 2000 years ago. In Part II, we will touch upon the history of Christianity in Africa hundreds of years before the Atlantic Slave Trade brought Africans to America, where they were exposed to a perverse and racist distortion of the Christian faith.
One of the greatest losses Black people suffered during slavery was a knowledge of their true history. Led to believe for hundreds of years that they had no history worth remembering, many Blacks even lost the desire to know anything about their African past. But ignorance of one’s history can be a dangerous thing. When a person does not know the truth, he or she becomes susceptible to all sorts of lies. Click through to read how Christianity is NOT the "White Man's Religion".
I don’t know all the facts of the case yet, as many of us don't, but I do know that something needs to be done to help prevent "preventable deaths" whenever possible. And not just conversations... something needs to be done! And on a national level.
While the world has depicted Jesus as a soft, effeminate type, the truth is that he was a strong, fearless man of courage. It took courage to knock over the tables of the money changers in the temple (Matthew 21:12), courage to stand up for the way of God in the face of persecution by the world and by the religious system of his day, and courage to go to the cross when he knew the great pain, torment and humiliation that awaited him (Luke 22:42).