Monday, February 13, 2012
It was Bishop Charles E. Poole and Evangelist Mattie B. Poole who raised Bishop Dr. A.C. Richards to the ministerial degree of Gospel service. It was Bishop Dr. A.C. Richards who raised me in Ministry via the same doctrine he was taught. Listen to the above YouTube footage and hear the voice of
the late great Evangelist Mattie B. Poole!
"Why should you die before your time,
why should you suffer when others are being Healed"
Evangelist Mattie B. Poole
The Black Church has always been an historic institution in the Black community since the 1700's of British America's 13 colonies and beyond. In the late 1800's as well as early & middle 1900's Black clergy was on the forefront of fighting thwarts racism, slavery, segregation and Jim Crow-ism. Sure, Black folks have always been religious since our ancient days in Kemet, Cush, and Ethiopia, but in America we developed a strong conversion to Christianity.
This isn't to say Blacks in America are monolithic relative to our religious persuasions, but rather to say most Blacks in America are Christian and/or have roots in the Black Church. Personally I take my call to ministry and spiritual ordination by the late great Bishop Dr. A.C. Richards seriously even when and if I'm not fully living up to what a Minister should be as defined by Apostolic Doctrine of which I have a supreme respect for (Acts 2:38-42) but not limited too.
However I take my ministerial degree as universal status within all religious circles. I believe once one has been initiated into spirituality it doesn't matter which branch of spirituality they were initiated in - such a one is part of the fabric of belief in a Supreme Being known to some as: Yahweh, Jehovah, Allah, Krishna, Amen Ra, Great Architect of the Universe, etc..., please understand I don't condone the mixing of the above names such as Jahbulon; however, I do condone every one's right to the FREEDOM of RELIGION which keeps us from pseudo holy acts of Sectarian Violence.
Most Black Men refuse to attend Church because of the various reasons listed below:
(1) Street Gang affiliations that teach against Church and the God of Christianity.
(2) Fear of losing their Manhood i.e. emasculated by male pastors and treated as inferior.
(3) They view pastors as poverty pimps.
(4) Don't see a spiritual need to connect w/ Church.
(5) Don't wanna pay 10% of their earnings to any religious institution.
(6) Lazy and refuse to get up on Sunday morning to attend Church.
(7) Would rather stay home, sit on the couch, eat popcorn, fart and watch sports all day.
Its hilarious how most Black Men refuse to attend Church yet when they want a good wife they go to the Black Church looking! Its also sad how most Black Churches are frequently talked down by most (not all) Black Men yet there are many Black Churches that freely allow Black families to use their facilities for funerals. There are many Black Churches that feed the hungry and visit those who are locked up in prison.
I fully understand a Black Man that is of a different religion besides Christianity, but if you aren't part of any religious body then why are you refusing to attend Church!?! I also understand there are a plethora of pastors that aren't educationally /or/ creatively capable of reaching and teaching some of our well educated, initiated, and paid brothers out here, yet instill that isn't an excuse to totally DISRESPECT by non-participation an institution that has given our Race so much pride, dignity, royalty, excellence and hope!
Get your Black...? LoL! Get your Black behind in a Church ASAP!
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Bishop Eddie Long has backed down and renounced his Kingship conferred upon him by international Bible scholar Rabbi Ralph Messer. The Anti-Defamation League stated "We were appalled by the video of Bishop Long in a fake Jewish Ritual... Their is no Jewish ritual that bears any resemblance to what went on at the church...!"
My question is who and what gives the ADL the rights to condemn any spiritual ritual performed on American soil? If I wanted to I could perform a spiritual ritual of conferring Kings and Queens, needless to say such a ritual wouldn't be honored by the United States because Constitutionally it wouldn't be respected; however, it would be tolerated under rights to RELIGIOUS FREEDOM and the EXERCISE THEREOF.
We fail to understand the "so called" European Jews have no direct ancient biology ANCESTRY to the land they call the "State of Israel" nor any piece of land in the Middle East which has been proven a genealogical and scientific fact. The only Europeans ever in the Middle East in (ancient times) were Romans and Greeks! Which basically means we have a Race claiming to be Jewish with no ties to being Jewish but by belief and conversion to Judaism.
The "State of Israel" was formed in 1948 by Europeans with no direct ancient biological ancestry to the Hebrews, Jews, or Tribe of Israel. The current Jews White/European are natives of Poland, Russia, and Germany who were CONVERTED to Judaism.
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Helen Thomas Says Jews Stole Israel - YouTube
I think Bishop Eddie Long shouldn't of renounced and/or denounced his Kingship! He should of probably apologized for offending those who claim to be Jews, but said "The ceremony I participated in I do not renounce and/or denounce. I fully except and receive my Kingship!" Remember, Jesus is King of Kings which means even Jesus acknowledges there are other Kings in the Earthly and Spiritually realms (Revelation 19:16).
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Simchat Torah Beit Midrash
There's no doubt about it Nikki Minaj is a talented performer and artist; however, did her performance at the 54th Grammy Awards go to far? Was it disrespectful to the Catholic Church and its millions of members around the World? What's the message Nikki was trying to convey? Or was she initiating us all into her eccentric artistry?
I'm pretty sure she may receive a few honorary degrees from various "Mystery Schools" for her performance, nevertheless it was distasteful and disrespectful...a mixture of defamation, allegory, and sexual rituals upon the altar which is viewed by most Christians' as sacred. An abomination to the Catholic Church and religion as a whole rather one believes in Catholicism or not!