Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Black Hebrew Israelites Exposed
The Black Hebrew Israelite movement has dozens of chapters across the country and is known for its anti-white sentiments. They are very vocal on YouTube, and when we run into them out soul-winning, they tend to be hostile.
No better than the KKK, Black Hebrew Israelites hate certain people because of the color of their skin. They claim white people are Edomites, but what does the Bible say about hating Edomites?
"Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite; for he is thy brother: thou shalt not abhor an Egyptian; because thou wast a stranger in his land." Deuteronomy 23:7
The whole point of the Black Hebrew Israelite movement is to try to prove that Jesus Christ is black, which makes zero sense. I love black people, but this teaching is contrary to scripture, contrary to history, and contrary to common sense. Instead of accepting the fact that people come in different colors and we can’t all look just like God, Black Hebrew Israelites want to fashion a God in their own image. One of their favorite verses is the following verse from Revelation:
“His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;” Revelation 1:14
They interpret that to mean that Jesus has wooly hair, so he’s a black man. The verse does not say his hair is like wool or wooly. It is saying his hair and his head are white like wool. I believe this is due in part to the fact that Jesus is glowing, but it is ridiculous to try to use a verse that says he is white to prove he is black. They'll also use a verse about people's skin being blackened because they are suffering from starvation to try to prove that the children of Israel were black.
"Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets: their skin cleaveth to their bones; it is withered, it is become like a stick." - Lamentations 4:8
"Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine." - Lamentations 5:10
No skin color is better than another, but saying that Jesus was black makes about as much sense as saying he was Chinese. If I had to guess, I’d say that Jesus probably had light brown skin while he was here on this earth based on his nationality and the fact that he was born in the Middle East.
We can see from reading the Levitical law on leprosy that black hair was the norm for the children of Israel, but there’s a verse in Jeremiah where he talks about the Ethiopian’s skin, so it was obviously noticeably different than the skin of Jeremiah and the people to whom he was speaking.
“Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.” Jeremiah 13:23
Anybody who is following the Black Hebrew Israelites is not very smart. You don’t see educated black people joining the Black Hebrew Israelites. This group is nothing more than a gang of ghetto thugs who want to take their preconceived racist ideas and try to fit them into the Bible. They are wrong on salvation, and their primary focus is race. They are so prideful about their skin color that they refuse to worship God unless he looks just like them.
We don’t know exactly what Jesus looks like, but he was not born in Sub-Saharan Africa. Not only that, but trying to elevate one ethnicity above another is unbiblical because the Bible says to avoid genealogies. Hopefully this post will give you a few answers for these Black Hebrew Israelites who are just trying to glory in their flesh. Whether someone is extremely black, extremely white, or somewhere in between, they can become grafted into the family because God is not a respecter of persons.
“For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.” Romans 10:12
Here is a sermon from Brother Tyler Baker on the Black Hebrew Israelites.