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Attempting to obey God and follow Jesus Christ our Lord

If Black Lives Really Matter

The continuing mantra of “Black lives matter” has been raised to a deafening decibel. It seems that no matter where one goes or what happens there are those that come out of the woodwork to declare the importance of Black lives. The deafening sound has been once again raised as a young Black male died while in police custody last week in Baltimore. Many of the facts of the case have yet been made public; yet masses of people have taken to the streets of Baltimore declaring the absolute importance of Black lives.

It is doubtful that the Baltimore police set out to target Mr. Gray because of his skin tone. The fact is that Mr. Gray, the reason for this latest uprising, was in an area of West Baltimore where drug sales and usage are prevalent. He was a know drug dealer and may have been caught in the act of selling drugs. Admittedly, this is speculation; still, if Black lives matter perhaps this young Black man should not been on the notorious corner selling drugs as had been his practice. Perhaps he should not have run when the police approached him. If Black lives matter perhaps those Blacks that choose to use drugs would think more highly of themselves and not do things that are harmful to their bodies. Additionally, if Black lives truly matter perhaps respecting law enforcement officials would bring many matters to just ends rather than having a person die because of wrong choices.

If Black lives really matter then perhaps Blacks should not put themselves in harm’s way. Perhaps, just perhaps, Blacks would stop killing each other. The outcry of police targeting and killing young Blacks is not supported by actual facts and numbers. Even so, the killings are not just on the streets as a result of gang and other violence. Blacks often kill their unborn for reasons that seem unreasonable. If Black lives really matter perhaps these killings would cease to be because even unborn Black lives should matter if Black lives really matter.

Now, this article is not one of political correctness and cannot be if Black lives matter. Perhaps those Blacks who are having babies out of wedlock would consider the negative ramifications of raising children on welfare. Of course, if these Black children are being raised on welfare there is a very good chance the fathers are not in the picture. If Black lives really matter perhaps having babies simply to collect an unearned checks would become a practice of the past. If Black lives really matter then fathers would be allowed not only in their children’s lives but also back in the homes of those Blacks lives that matter. If Black lives matter perhaps those things that tear at the family would be addressed so that the family unit is once again made whole.

It is true that Black lives matter which is why those Blacks that have chosen to live contrary to the law might make better decisions. Living riotous lives does little to promote healthy living. This is why if Black lives really matter Blacks that lie to collect social security or other “benefits” would cease the lies and pursue healthy occupations. There is no guarantee of ease. There is no one that should expect employment merely because of pigmentation. As such, Blacks might do well to better themselves. Perhaps trade school or other training might be in order. College is not a bad option for those who enjoy academia. If Black lives really matter then perhaps Blacks should do everything possible for self-improvement as well as aiding others to pull themselves up from the muck and mire which serves only to destroy them.

Generational curses of Black families are often perpetuated because many Blacks have turned their backs on the One that is the epitome of reconciliation. Blacks need to reconcile with God and seek to live in accordance to the way that Jesus taught. If Black lives truly matter Blacks would turn to the giver of life rather than seek to take lives. Jesus is surely the answer for those Blacks who would take to the streets repeating false narratives that seek only to tear apart the greatest nation on Earth. If Black lives really and truly matter the Blacks would stop whatever they are doing, repent and begin living a life pleasing to the Most High God. Yes, Black lives really matter and those Blacks need to raise their hands to a Holy God in complete surrender to His Majesty.

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5 responses

  1. Your post is, indeed, the epitome of Political Incorrectness. Good for you. If, “The Truth shall set you free,” it is no wonder that so many people who have subscribed to the liberal line are enslaved. And that number crosses all color lines.

    April 27, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    • Thank you. I have to agree that slavery has nothing to do with color.

      April 27, 2015 at 4:12 pm

  2. Thank you for taking the time for the kindness of a response.

    April 27, 2015 at 5:55 pm

  3. Preacher Carter, you must either be naive or totally out of touch with reality.. I do not think you comprehend the slogan “Black lives matter”. Black lives matter regardless. Whether Freddie Gray was selling drugs or not, he did not deserve to die. There is nothing in the law that says, selling illicit drugs is punishable by death–neither robbing a package store or selling illicit cigarettes. Of course, black lives matter. There is no IF or BUT about that.

    Preacher Carter, I am sure you remembered the horrendous killings at a Colorado theater some years ago, and the shooting in Tucson, Arizona, where Congresswoman Gabbie Gifford was severely injured. Did the police murder the suspects? NO. So, why should a black man lose his life because he was selling illicit drugs? Think about that, Preacher Carter. You could be next!

    April 28, 2015 at 9:38 am

    • You have totally missed the point of my essay. I never said the young man deserved to die. I am simply saying that individual responsibility makes all the difference in the world. After all, I could have been a “Mr. Gray.”

      April 28, 2015 at 3:26 pm