Racism:  White Versus Black  or Light Versus Darkness?

Racism: White Versus Black or Light Versus Darkness?

Brian Thomas serves as founder and Internet Evangelist at Blessings To Israel Ministries, where he utilizes his passion for technology and Bible prophecy to share the message of the Lord’s soon return. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a degree in Mathematics, along with a minor in Computer Science. He has worked in the Information Technology field as a Computer Quality Assurance Analyst for more than 20 years.

Brian Thomas: As a Christian black man living in America, I am very disturbed by what I am seeing and hearing in our nation. It seems that every direction you turn, there are images and narratives about blacks facing injustice at the hands of whites. I want to state upfront that I do not buy into the broad-brush depiction that blacks are being targeted by whites. More on that in a moment.

The End-Time Sign of Disunity

In Matthew 24:3, the disciples went to Jesus on the Mount of Olives and asked Him, “And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” Jesus responded with a thorough outline of the “signs of the times.” One of the signs He mentioned was that nation will rise against nation (Matthew 24:7). In the original Greek, this is written ethnos against ethnos which is where we get the word” ethnicity.”

In other words, our Lord said that ethnicity against ethnicity would be a sign of His Second Coming. That is an extremely important fact to make note of as we examine the racial tension in the nation.

Satan has been sowing division since the Garden of Eden where he pitted Adam against Eve. Jesus prayed that our oneness would be an indicator to the world that He had been sent by the Father (John 17:20-23). Thus, division is a work of the enemy whereas unity is the work of the Spirit. As we examine the climate, we must remember this along with the fact that we wrestle against principalities in wicked places, not flesh and blood (Ephesians 6:12).

The End-Time Sign of Lawlessness

Another sign Jesus mentioned that would point to His soon return was that the love of many would grow cold, due to lawlessness (Matthew 24:12). All we have to do is turn on the news, and we can see how cold love has grown due to lawlessness. Many are defying curfews and are rioting and looting. This spirit of lawlessness and anarchy comes directly from the spirit of the antichrist which is detailed in 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12.

What makes it obvious that this is a demonic spirit is to just look at the transgressors’ actions. What does a business owner in New York City have to do with the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis? Absolutely nothing.

But those who have been taken over by the spirit of lawlessness are looting entities that are literally thousands of miles away from the epicenter. They are not truly seeking justice for blacks. They instead are motivated to create chaos and division which will ultimately destroy the nation. Jesus specifically stated that this spirit would be a sign of the end of the age.

The New Buzz Phrase

The buzz phrase that we are bombarded with today is “systemic racism.” The liberal media pushes this narrative by inciting the masses with emotion-provoking headlines. Every time a white police officer shoots a black man, the headlines shout, “WHITE POLICE OFFICER SHOOTS UNARMED BLACK MAN.” They could just as well state, “Police Officer Shoots Unarmed Man.” But they highlight the race because they have the goal of inciting people’s rage. Forget the facts, they just want people to react, so they play the race card.

Anyone in their right mind knows this country at one time had unjust policies towards blacks, beginning with slavery, through Jim Crow, etc. But just because it existed then does not mean it exists now. I am not so naive as to think racism does not exist in any capacity. Certainly, there are racists, just as there are liars, thieves, and coveters. All of these are sins that will continue to exist until Jesus returns to set up His eternal kingdom.

But I do not accept the systemic racism narrative. I was watching the local news with my wife one evening, and the anchors mentioned systemic racism repeatedly. The newscast then cut to press conferences being delivered by local chiefs of police. Of the three largest cities in my area, each police chief was black. I turned to my wife and stated, “How can there be systemic racism against blacks when so many chiefs of police are black?”

Our nation is 13% black and 77% white. When we consider the fact we elected a president who had a black father, along with numerous black chiefs of police, black mayors, etc, how does one come to the conclusion there is systemic racism? The reason is due to believing a lie rather than the truth.

By the way, the progressives ignore the fact that Planned Parenthood was founded by a white racist for the purpose of eradicating blacks. If that is not systemic racism, I do not know what is. But liberals would rather ostracize law enforcement while applauding the killing of the unborn. We are witnessing the depravity of minds referred to in Romans 1:28

The Media Lie

The lie that so many are accepting is that all cops are racists and all whites are racists. It is simply not true. I personally know numerous police officers and whites who are born again followers of Christ, and they are not racists.

But the liberal media is seducing people into believing a lie. It is conditioning the world to accept an even greater lie of the future. That great lie will be that of the Antichrist, who will require that all must worship him. The Bible declares that the one who will possess the Antichrist is the father of lies (John 8:44-45).

What is even more disturbing is the position of many churches. I have seen numerous churches immediately align themselves with Black Lives Matter in the aftermath of the George Floyd killing, even though its platform is in direct contradiction to the Christian faith. The true Church would never align itself with such thinking, but this is another sign of the times — that a great apostasy would occur at the end of the age with many churches falling from the faith.

The Bowing Fad

Scenes are playing out all over the country of people bowing to their knees in the streets, assembly halls, churches, etc. The theme is that they are “taking a knee” to represent solidarity and apology to blacks for systemic racism and the actions of our nation’s forefathers. A video has surfaced of a black man demanding a white woman to kneel and apologize for her “white privilege.”

I have watched footage of a church congregation assembled under an outdoor tent. The pastor, who is white, led the white members who were positioned on one side of the tent to kneel before all the blacks who were standing facing them on the opposite side of the tent

In a separate incident, a police officer was criticized because he refused to kneel to protesters in the streets. He stood while all his comrades kneeled because he declared that he only bows to our Lord. People branded him a racist. It reminds me of Romans 11:4, which tells how the Lord commended those who would not bow their knees before the false god, Baal.

Satan has tried to get mankind to bow the knee before anything but God throughout history. Now they are bowing to an ethnic group. The Bible declares that the only appropriate bowing is to the one true God (Exodus 20:3), and it further states that one day every knee shall bow at the name of Jesus (Philippians 2:10).

Jumping to Conclusions

Whenever there is conflict between a white and a black, why do many assume that it is motivated by racism? I stated immediately upon viewing the George Floyd killing that it was a social injustice, but I did not know if it was a racial injustice.

Declaring it racial injustice would mean I knew for a fact what the officer’s motive was, which I did not. Did the officer shout a racial slur, did he pen a manifesto stating hatred toward blacks, were there social media posts declaring hatred for blacks? I have yet to see any of that presented but everywhere you turn, people are calling him a racist.

Why? It is because people have unforgiveness in their hearts. The devil causes people to run even when no one is after them (Proverbs 28:1). It is called paranoia. Yes, slavery was brutal and Jim Crow was wrong, but there must come a point when we must move past it.

The Necessity of Forgiveness

When one holds on to past transgressions, he becomes a prisoner held captive in his own unforgiveness. How many times must whites apologize for the sins of some, not all, of their forefathers — every time there is a conflict between a white and black? If I have a conflict with my wife, does that mean I have to apologize for every incident where I offended her over the past 14 years? Rehashing all that serves no benefit.

How did Stephen respond when he was stoned to death (Acts 7:54-56)? He asked God to forgive them even as the stones were being hurled that ultimately killed him. And look at our Lord Jesus. While being mocked and crucified, He asked God the Father to forgive His transgressors (Luke 23:34). We must follow the example of Stephen and Jesus if we want to be set free and have true racial reconciliation.

The Apostle John looked into the future and saw a great multitude in heaven composed of every ethnicity from earth (Revelation 7:9). Our Lord is for all people, not just whites, not just blacks, not just “fill in the blank.”

If you want eternal life in the kingdom of God, you must forgive. If you want freedom and peace, you must forgive. If we want Jesus to forgive our sins, we must forgive others. He died for us all. Now, let us embrace one another as brothers and sisters of the human race and display the love of our Lord!

Unity is a work of God, a gift from above. There is a reason Jesus prayed for oneness. May we look to our Lord and stand together against the enemy in the last days of this age.

We are not in a battle of white versus black. It is a battle of good versus evil, it is a battle of light versus dark. Do you recognize the signs of the times?


LA Court Holds John MacArthur’s Church in Contempt for Hugging, Singing and Laughing

LA Court Holds John MacArthur’s Church in Contempt for Hugging, Singing and Laughing

Los Angeles County is asking a state court to hold Grace Community Church in contempt of court for hugging, singing and laughing at health department regulations during a Sunday church service!

No I’m not making this up!

Sounds like a great church to me!

Continue to pray for Pastor John MacArthur and Grace Community Church as they spearhead the fight for the First Amendment for all churches in America.

If America doesn’t wake up the devil will shut down every church in America!

Held in Contempt for

Hugging, Singing and Laughing

At the beginning, Pastor John MacArthur listed out requirements from the (health department) protocol,” county health official Benjamin Mock wrote. “Attendees responded to some of the restrictions Pastor MacArthur identified by laughing.

Oh, the horror.

“During the service, attendees sang two hymns,” Mock wrote in the court document. “I also observed attendees hugging and shaking hands.”

Well, sweet mercy — Christians hugging one another?

Better call in the National Guard.

Instead, the county sent environmental health specialists to the Sunday service. At least one security guard refused to let the government agents into the building.

The court document revealed that at least one security guard was issued an “administrative citation” for interfering with a public health officer.

Fewer than five percent of the people we observed were wearing face coverings,” the government agent reported.

Social distancing was not being observed.”

And perhaps the most egregious activity came at the end of the sermon when the Christians (brace yourself) walked out the doors.

No instructions or guidance was given regarding maintaining social distance while exiting the worship center,” the court document states. “There were no directional markings on the floor. Individuals streamed out of the doors without practicing social distancing.”

Church leaders have been told to show up in court on Friday.

LA Health officials are literally trying to hold the church in contempt not just for being open, but for people hugging each other and shaking hands. And laughing.

Thou shalt not chuckle at the ignorance of the California health department overlords.

Trump Trumpets Middle East Peace and Signs ‘Abraham Accord’ Peace Treaty at the White House

Trump Trumpets Middle East Peace and Signs ‘Abraham Accord’ Peace Treaty at the White House

Signing the peace treaty Tuesday was a remarkable day of prophetic significance as President Trump continues to accelerate end time events.

President Trump predicted eventual peace in the Middle East as he hosted the signing on Tuesday of historic agreements with Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to normalize diplomatic relations.

“We’re here this afternoon to change the course of history,” Mr. Trump said. “After decades of division and conflict, we mark the dawn of a new Middle East.”

Trump Trumpets Signing of Historic ‘Abraham Accord’ with Israel and Two Arab States

While many prophetic issues we discuss these days can often be seen as minor in setting the stage for fulfillment of Bible prophecy, the incredible Trump peace deal this week is anything but minor.

Israel and the peace process can never be seen as a subject that’s on the outer edges of Bible prophecy. And what we’re seeing these past weeks with President Trump and the ‘Abraham Accord’ must be considered as profound a sign as any we’ve seen on God’s prophetic timeline!

With all else that’s going on in this nation, we see the president making history in an astonishing leap of setting the stage for end time events. And who can deny that this president moves the needle on history’s tachometer of accelerating end time events?

Never has President Trump been as instrumental in moving the needle as this past week or so. It’s as if the engine of biblical eschatology has been revved to near max.

John MacArthur’s Church Defies Judges Order and Remains Open

John MacArthur’s Church Defies Judges Order and Remains Open

John MacArthur’s Church Defies Judge, Says Outdoor Restrictions Would ‘Shut the Church Down.’

This is shaping up to be quite a battle and every believer in America needs to pray for Pastor John MacArthur and the wonderful people of Grace Community Church as they spearhead the fight for the First Amendment for all churches in America.

The devil would love to shut down every church in America and as this church goes, so will your church.

Satan Using COVID

To Close The Church in America

Satan continues to prompt the state to weaponize COVID to harass believers and to shut down the church.

Grace Community Church of Sun Valley, California on Sunday defied a judge’s order not to meet indoors during the pandemic, with pastor John MacArthur telling attendees that the state’s restrictions for legal outdoor services would make it “impossible” to follow and result in the congregation shutting down.

The church met indoors multiple times Sunday, three days after California state Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff issued an injunction against such services and upheld Los Angeles County’s health restrictions on large gatherings.

Beckloff said the county’s order allows worship to occur outdoors, although MacArthur – during Sunday’s 10:30 a.m. service – said the various restrictions on outdoor worship are impractical.

The California Department of Public Health released a 14-page document July 29 outlining requirements and recommendations for churches to legally meet. Los Angeles County issued its own requirements and recommendations in July that churches in the county must follow.

Please pray for Pastor John MacArthur and Grace Community Church as they spearhead this battle for all churches in America.

Trump announces Bahrain strikes peace deal with Israel along with the UAE. Both will sign ‘Abraham Accord’ at White House Tuesday

Trump announces Bahrain strikes peace deal with Israel along with the UAE. Both will sign ‘Abraham Accord’ at White House Tuesday

Trump’s ‘Abraham Accord’ peace plan is shaking the Middle East like an earthquake and has become the biggest prophecy development of the 21st Century!

In another major, Middle East turn of events, President Trump has announced a second Arab Kingdom wants peace with Israel.

The Gulf Kingdom of Bahrain, strikes a peace deal with Israel and will be joining with the UAE to sign the ‘Abraham Accord’ Peace Treaty this Tuesday. This makes two Arab nations to make peace with Israel in 30 days.

Don’t miss our special teaching about the prophetic significance of this and how it is setting the stage for the rise of Antichrist.

‘Abraham Accord’

Bahrain Joins UAE

Historic Peace Agreement

With Israel

The second peace deal with Israel and an Arab nation constitutes another blow to the Palestinian leader and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who had condemned the UAE-Israel deal as despicable and a betrayal, and sought in vain to have the Arab League condemn it last week.

Trump said a short while after the statement was released: “I can see a lot of good things happening with respect to the Palestinians,” and he predicted that “the Palestinians are going to end up doing something that’s gonna be very smart for them, and all their friends are coming into this and they want to come into it very badly.”

He added that “people want to see the Middle East conflict brought to an end, and brought to an end quickly… We’re doing this the opposite way of previous administrations. They were doing it with nothing but fighting and blood. The sand was loaded up with blood, and now you’re going to see that a lot of that sand is loaded up with peace.”