My first fury revolves around Christians who want to run and hide and wait for Jesus to fix everything, instead of going on the road of repentance, self-discipline, working, growing, and serving.
As if God wanted worthless servants, slacking around, doing nothing but passively waiting and running away from real-world obedience/humility into spiritualism/good feelings, giving Satan the physical world while keeping their souls pure.
(That is, doing actual evil in the real world, while fantasizing about how their pure hearts makes their road to heaven sure.)
And how the mean old Law no longer applies, and it’s all just Unlimited Grace forever, so all the filth Christians do will never matter, and we will never ever be held accountable for our worthless behaviour.
Didn’t Jesus say that if you love Him, you will obey Him?
Didn’t He say that not a dot or tittle of the Law will ever pass away, that He has not come to abolish the Law but to fulfill it?
Aren’t we commanded to do good works, not only by James, but by Christ Himself (and the author of Hebrews?)
Can’t we tell that we are currently being ground down under the heel of men because of our disobedience to God’s Law?
Matthew 5:13-20, ESV
“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people's feet. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
And now again, from Matthew 7:21-23, ESV
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’
And didn’t He teach that it was good that He leave our physical presence, so He could send the Holy Spirit to empower us?
Isn’t this a good thing, the act that would benefit (not weaken!) he Kingdom of God?
John 14:12-21, ESV
“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it. If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”
Note not only the importance of the Holy Spirit, but the importance Christ places on obeying His Commandments, the Law-Word of His Father.
So we can do greater works than He ever did, and secure the victory of the Kingdom of God over all His enemies, in time and on earth.
Can we NOW dispose of the Gnosticism?
Can we NOW get rid of the Greek-pagan spirit/flesh, body/soul duality?1
Can we now stop pretending that Christianity was just another escapist Roman mystery cult
- (and so perfectly acceptable in the eyes of the Ruling Class)
instead of a direct challenge to all the evil and lawless men and cultures on the planet
- (and so deeply loathsome in the eyes of Our Merciful Benefactors?)
What angers me most is Christians willfully shooting themselves in the feet (and the head), turning the world over to these deluded pagans and their irrational, death loving self-worshipping idiotic babble.
The second thing that angers me is watch a massive segment of the American population, Black Americans, choose to be and to endorse worthless… just as their Political Masters prefer.
And when I say their Political Masters, I don’t mean the Republicans.
After all, worthless people — like worthless servants, the focus of my First Fury — are always dependent on others for their leadership, to do the thinking for them.
Always, Black Americans just dutifully follow a Strong White Hand who will take from others and give to them some scraps to eat, some set-aside university or government or race quota job, some Free Stuff to enjoy.
Instead of taking responsibility, and strengthen their ability to govern and control themselves, and build their own wealth, their own consciousness, their own civilization.
So, on to Quora, What don’t you understand about black culture in America?
Hannah Baty, lives in The United States of America
*Read this answer before Moderation censors it (which probably won’t be very long).*
I’m a black American, and it confounds me why so many black Americans celebrate and defend the absolute worst values and behaviors, as if they’re proud of being the worst instead of the best.
Academic excellence? Nah, man, that’s for nerds and white people.
Proper English? (Likewise.)
Marriage before having kids? Over seventy percent of black kids are born out of wedlock, and blacks have the highest rate of abortion relative to their representation in the population of any demographic in America. (But that’s not a problem…)
Respectable dress? Hah!
Punctuality? Nah, man. We on “CP (that’s “Colored People”) time”.
Obeying the law? Nah; being a thug is where it’s at; and going to prison gets you respect and makes you a real man.
Being a healthy weight? Nah, man; we like our women BIG. (And diabetic too.)
Ladylike and gentlemanly behavior? Far from it: Being a pimp or a “ho” is celebrated, and being loud, rude, crass and nasty is encouraged.
Self-control? (What’s that?)
Nah, nah, NAH…
Yet despite wretched values (or the lack thereof) and regressive attitudes, they seem baffled as to why black Americans have such a generally poor reputation among other ethnicities. They’re at the bottom of every positive category except sports, and at the top of every negative one. Other ethnicities compare themselves to blacks as a gauge of how poorly they’re doing in society (“Black” is at the lowest end of the Success and Honor spectrums): If your statistics are close to those of the black Americans, your demographic is in trouble.
If you act like a clown and a fool and celebrate and pursue degeneracy and depravity like it’s a virtue or an accomplishment, you’ll rightfully reap disgrace and failure.
(No, don’t shoot the messenger; blame the man in the mirror. Or I suppose you can keep blaming the “white man” for the rest of eternity and supporting every individual or organization that tells you that your problems are somehow someone else’s fault and responsibility. But doing what you’ve always done will only get you more of what you already have: Nothing.)
How low does the self esteem of an individual or a group of people have to be to embrace and flaunt the things that everyone else in society holds in contempt and is ashamed of—wearing even the ugliest gender and racial epithets like “b*tch” and “ho” (that is, “whore”) and the “N word” without indignation, embarrassment or objection? It doesn’t matter how it got started; black Americans are the ones perpetuating it.
Of course it should go without needing to be said that not all black Americans belong to or identify with the subculture that predominantly characterizes black ethnicity in this country, but a majority of them do; and those who don’t identify with it directly overwhelmingly defend or attempt to minimize the negative characteristics and products of that culture, including black academics, politicians, lawyers, and other people who are intelligent enough to know that their excuses and explanations are empty but who can’t or won’t separate their reason from their emotions and who fear being called a “race traitor” for denouncing that toxic subculture and emphasizing individual responsibility in the pursuit of excellence.
And so, by their own choice—-and by the enabling and affirmation of cowardly, professionally ambitious or well-meaning but misguided and patronizing people—-black Americans continue to wallow and stagnate in a culture that celebrates everything that does not benefit them or improve their image. Anyone who, like myself, dares to speak too honestly or critically about their failures and detrimental attitudes is greatly resented, and maligned.
It seems to me that black Americans go out of their way to be the worst of the worst in everything but sports. Why, I have no idea; and frankly, I don’t care. It just needs to stop. There’s nothing laudable about being a buffoon, a leech or a loser. I only wish that more black Americans felt similarly.
The Boondocks – Dr. MLK Jr. Speech
Worthless servants are destined to hell, no matter how much they yell “Lord, Lord”.
But worthless nations, tribes, races don’t have a collective soul, so they can’t got to hell per se.2
Instead, they are driven into extinction for their contempt for God and His Law… regardless if they are Italian, or Russian, or Chinese, or Black American.3
There is Only One Law.
And, there is only One Lord over Heaven and Earth.
Incidentally, while our duty is to proclaim His Law, Christ is perfectly capable of enforcing it, all on His lonesome.4
In time and on earth, as well as in the afterlife.
1From Stephen Perks, Disciple the Nations:
“From the biblical perspective human beings do not have souls, i.e. they are not made of two irreconcilable bits, spirit and matter. This is the pagan view. Scripture tells us that when Jacob went down to Egypt seventy souls (nephesh) went down with him (Gen 46:26–27). Does this mean that they went down as disembodied spirits and that their bodies remained in Canaan? Of course not! It means seventy human beings went down to Egypt. This is not the pagan Graeco-Roman notion of the soul. The biblical notion of the soul is not the same as the Graeco-Roman idea of the soul. Human beings are souls. God breathed into Adam the breath of life and he, i.e. the physical creation, became a living soul. I do not have a soul, I am a soul. When we die the breath of life (nephesh) leaves us and we cease to be living souls. What makes us human is not the possession of souls, since the animals also have the breath of life (nephesh, cf. Eccl. 3:21), but rather our creation in the image of God. Until Christians get rid of this last vestige of animism from their anthropology they will fail to eradicate the spirit of Gnosticism, the Alexandrian worldview, from their lives, and this pagan religious perspective will continue to hamstring their efforts to disciple the nations because the basic idea underpinning this view of salvation is escape from the world, not transformation of the world into the Kingdom of God. The Bible does not teach a doctrine of spiritual deliverance from matter. It teaches deliverance from sin, which is the transgression of God’s law, and the resurrection of the body. Until that resurrection of the body our job is to disciple the nations and therefore transform the world. The Kingdom of God must grow until it displaces and replaces the secular and idolatrous social orders that dominate the nations. The Lord Jesus Christ will not return until the kingdoms of this world have become the Kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ. The dualistic perspective works against this biblical agenda by replacing the Great Commission and the seeking of the Kingdom of God on earth with an escapist agenda based on this false dualistic view of reality and salvation.”
The spirit of Gnosticism must be eradicated from the assembly of believers, the Body of Christ.
No internal uncleanness can be allowed to stand in the Holy Spirit’s way, or be allowed to hinder us from obeying Christ’s explicit command to teach the nations — communities, leaders, governments — to obey Him, and uphold His Law.
2Although nations, tribes, families, races cannot go to hell — as only individual human beings are made in the Image of God — such collectives CAN certainly receive curses instead of blessings, and public disgrace instead of public honour.
So, it’s up to Black Americans to determine if they are cursed or blessed, and to determine why. The curse on Black Americans is different than the curse on the sterile Spanish (say), so they have different sins to uncover and repent of.
3Black Africa is on another road. Not because they are so morally superior, but because there are no Compassionate White Progressive Hands dangling Free Stuff in front of their eyes.
Out there, if you don’t work, you really will starve to death.
As God intended, as a general rule for all able-bodied men.
Regardless of race, tribe, nation.
4Actually, it is the Father who is enforcing the rule of His Son.
Matthew 22:44, ESV
“‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at my right hand, until I put your enemies under your feet”’?
Fear ye the Lord.