3 Reasons Why Christianity is NOT the White Man’s Religion (The REAL Black History!)


This meme says: I don’t practice the white man’s religion Some people think being a black Christian
is an oxy moron. Some people think that if you are a black
Christian, then you are an oxymoron minus the “oxy” Given that it’s black history month, I thought
I’d take a minute to explain why I’m a black Christian
while at the same time conclusively showing that Christianity is NOT the white man’s
religion. So, let’s get into it: So this meme is referring to Christianity
when it talks about the white man’s religion. Alright? Now there’s at least 3 ways to understand
what people mean when they say that Christianity’s the white man’s religion. One way to understand this is that Christians
are mostly white men. Since this first point deals with statistics,
we can go ahead and keep this one quick and simple. For those of us who have never looked at the
statistics, we might think that Christianity consists of mostly white males. But factually speaking, that’s just incorrect. Christianity is not mostly white, or male. There’s more Christians in Africa right
now than in America. We’re gonna get to that later on, but in
the mean time, just note that Christianity is not mostly white. So the first point is, Christianity is not
the white man’s religion factually speaking. Now to the second reason. Another way to understand the claim that Christianity’s
the white mans religion, is to reference the fact that Christianity was given to blacks
by white slave masters during the slave trade. In other words, the reason why blacks came
to accept Christianity in first place, is because it was beat into them by slave masters
who used Bible verses in order to get them to be obedient. Therefore, Christianity originally came from
white men, and was only forced on blacks in order to keep them obedient and submissive. So with this claim, if we go back in history,
it’s both true and false. What do I mean by that? It’s true in that some slaves at that time
were introduced to Christianity from their slave masters. This is something that, as a black man, I
can understand why people would find the thought of blacks accepting Christianity to be offensive. Just the thought of our ancestors being given
a belief that was used to manipulate them into becoming submissive to abuse, is emotionally
tough. So in that way, the claim is true. It’s true in the sense that some blacks
were introduced to Christianity during the slave trade. Now, why is it false? Well, it’s false because Christianity was
not first introduced to blacks during the slave trade. As Lisa Fields talks about in my video with
her on this channel, some of the early church fathers, like Athanasius, were African. Christianity was in Africa even before Islam
was in Africa. So blacks held belief in Christianity going
all the way back to around the time that Christianity first started. In the book of Acts we read about Ethiopia and at that time included all of Africa South of Egypt We read about the Ethiopian Eunuch that declares,
“I believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God” We also read that the men from Cyrene (a north
African town) who laid hands on Paul the Apostle to go do missions, were also African. And we even read that Africans were missionaries
to Europeans. All of this was 1600 years before the African
Slave trade, and even then, blacks that were giving their lives to Christ and worshipping
Jesus. An alternative way of understanding the slogan
is that, Christianity is the white man’s religion because basically it’s foreign
to us as a people. In other words, Christianity is something
that white people do, and black people do African religions. But as we just saw, that can’t be the case
when we look at history. By definition Christianity IS an African Religion. We also know from history that Christianity
was in Africa before it was in Europe. It was in India before it was in England. And it was in China before it was America. So even if it were actually the case that
the majority of Christians today were white men, historically speaking, it was anything
but that. So what should we do if we go around telling
people that they shouldn’t become Christians because of black history? Well if we’re gonna be real and we’re
gonna be consistent, now that we have more of the facts, then we should tell people that
they should become Christians because of black history. In other words, if our argument is that blacks
should make a decision about Christianity based on history and how they first came to receive Christianity then taking in this fuller scope of history should compel us to accept Christianity based on even more history and the fact that blacks accepted Christianity voluntarily for all the centuries
prior to the slave trade. So our second reason is that Christianity
is not the white man’s religion, historically speaking. Before we get to our last point, a quick point
about why I’m a Christian. Alright guys. I’ll right black, you stay white here. Now, I know that there’s plenty of people,
and plenty of Christians who hold to certain religious beliefs based mostly on positive
emotional reasons. Many will hold to their religious belief because
it makes them feel good, helps them cope with life’s problems, gives them hope, and so
on. And on the flip side of that, many people
might reject religious belief because of negative emotional reasons, like what we just talked
about; like some people may reject Christianity because of the use of Christian scriptures
against our ancestors. But if you were to ask my why I believe in
Christianity, it isn’t for any of those reasons. I believe in it because I believe that it’s true. A true statement about reality and the way
things really are. Now I’m not saying that Christianity can’t
and it doesn’t bring happiness; it definitely can. But that’s not why we should believe in
Christianity. And we shouldn’t reject Christianity because
of negative emotions either. If that were the case, there wouldn’t be
any prophets, disciples, apostles or even a savior. So considering this, in my eyes, any pressure
put on me to reject Christianity for any other reason than it being false, ultimately doesn’t
have anything to do with if I should accept or reject it. Ok now to the final point. Given the fact that I believe Christianity
is true, as true as anything else that is true about reality, I’m free to celebrate
my culture. But as a Christian, my value ultimately isn’t
found in my skin color or my culture. I’m not valuable because of who I am or
what I was born. I am valuable because Christ loved me and
provided a way for me (and everyone else) to be rightly related to Him. Despite the fact that I don’t deserve it
and didn’t earn it. I get death threats for making these sorts
of videos and exposing what I am convinced of is the truth, and as this channel grows, I
expect to get even more death threats. It’s possible that I could die at the hands
of my enemies, like Christ. Or I could suffer some illnesses, like Job. Or I could die in some random, freak accident. But no matter what the case may be, nothing
will change the truth of Christianity and the fact that Christ died for me. My identity is ultimately found in Christ,
and life’s circumstances, emotions and even death, won’t change that one bit. As Paul the apostle said, not even death itself
can keep us from the love of God that’s in Christ. So the final point is that Christianity is
not a white or a man’s religion because it’s not about white men, any more than
black men, or any other man. Jesus’s final instructions to his disciples
were to go make disciples of ALL the nations. Christianity isn’t and never was for or
about whites only. Christ didn’t just die for me, He died for
anyone and everyone who will accept Him. Do you agree with me on these points? Do you disagree? What are your thoughts about Christianity
being the white man’s religion? Whatever it is, go ahead and leave your comments
down below. And if you’re interested in this topic,
my boy Adam Coleman has a podcast on it that I highly, highly recommend. And that link is in the description. And if this is your first time here then go
ahead and subscribe, cuz I got all kinds of new stuff comin. Until then, the next time someone says that
Christianity is the white man’s religion, what are you gonna say?

100 comments

  1. Matthew 10:5-6 "Go not into the say of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Smaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of Israel".

    Black people have had this religion beat into their ancestors and aren't willing to let it go. Theres nothing AfroCentric about Christianity and it succeeded in making Africans docile and content with their oppressed status.

  2. Race means nothing. Election is everything. Only the Elect will hear and respond to the Gospel. It was never your choice from before the foundation of the world.

  3. Of course you have white nationalists who say the reciprocal of that by adhering to ethnically tied pagan religions because muh Jew on a stick

  4. Do you hate people because the are white? whom Jesus died on the cross for? Doesnt that make you living in hate towards your brother? Are you really born-again? Repent …in the Bible it doesnt matter what color or race, language or gender (female or male) God created all nationalities and ethnicities to worship Him in Spirit and in truth…

  5. No its not a whites only religion that idea is foolish, but we must never ever forget that Christianity is the central pillar that built the glorious western civilization. forgetting that fact has been a costly price, just look at how Europe is beginning to fall as it abandoned Christianity for example England is now a muslim country.

  6. Christianity was established in North and East Africa, the Asia Minor and Western Asia centuries before Constantine was born. Examples are the Ethiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church and the Egyptian Coptic Church. There's a YouTube channel I follow simply called Coptic Orthodox Answers. It's worth checking out.

  7. The death threats are hard core proof that you are doing the right thing. The devil knows what you can accomplish for the Kingdom and is scared shitless! God bless and keep you, bro!

  8. As a black believer in Christ, I thank you brother for articulating and factually putting into words what I couldn't.!!

  9. Saying that it's a white man religion is pretty racist, Jesus and the apostles were middle Eastern.

  10. I have seen many depictions of Jesus and other biblical figures, all of which with white skin. But then I heard that black people depict Jesus as black. And Whaddo You Meme?? said that Christianity was in Africa before it was in Europe, in India before it was in England, and in China before it was in America. So, whoever reads this, please tell me what you think is the correct skin color of the biblical figures. And yes, I mean historically, so if you're an Atheist this question goes to you, too. Were people in the bible white or black or Asian or other or did it differ from culture to culture? For example, Numbers 12:1 says: "Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite." Does this mean that Moses had another skin color than his wife?

  11. I started believing in Christ when God answered my prayers and showed me heaven and hell. And Jesus spoke to me. White with blondish brown curls and blue eyes. But I saw every color in heaven, each was represented to me.

  12. I think it’s funny how most of these black people who call Christianity a white mans religion are so supportive towards Islam. that’s actually more of a white mans religion than Christianity is.

  13. If Christianity is not a white man's religion then why was Jesus changed to a white man??? If Jesus was a Jew in Palestine, he certainly was not white since Palestine is in Africa, no matter it is now called the Middle East, it is still Africa and the Indigenous People of Africa were not white.

  14. Again an excellent job brother. It annoys me when people make statements that are factually incorrect. Christianity has never been a white man's religion. In fact white men didn't even write the bible. Also as you eluded to in one of your other videos, White slave owners took out verses that proved that they didn't write the bible. Common sense should tell people if it were a white man's religion, then the white slave owners wouldn't have to take out verses in the bible to oppress black people. Again it's just an excuse for people to justify identity as a means of prosperity for a certain group of people and so-called oppression of another group of people. When the bible clearly doesn't favor one group of people over another one.

  15. White people are fooling themselves if they believe that Christianity is a white man's religion, Yahweh is the God of the Israelites who are coloured and they are his favoured people, and Jesus was not white either despite all the artwork and actors you may have seen depicting him as such. Christianity is a coloured man's religion at its roots white people need to accept that it is they who are practising a coloured man's religion and not the other way around. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_0Uo3mduyo Here let KRS-One explain it to you 😀

  16. Also it's not a white men's religion, it's a desert cult emerged out of middle east with no way out
    White men helped spread it more than any other race with lies and propaganda, stay by your original native religions which was followed by your ancestors not some foreign barbaric cult

  17. Christianity linguistically is not a word from the Afro-Asiatic language. It is a religion made up by the council of Nicea and was later used as a weapon to keep Africans enslaved in the Americas. Now the characters of this made religion are based on Egyptian Gods, baby SunGod or SkyGod Horus and Virgin Mother Isis cradling him which the Madonna is borrowed from. But Christianity along with Sunni Islam is a white mans religion and they both worship an invicible spirit God on the clouds that doesn't exist.

  18. I only notice that informants posed as black people are making videos about Christianity not being a white mans religion. Jesus never heard of it and it is a made up religion compiled in Europe for the sole purpose of indoctrinating Europe before Islamization did during the Ottaman Byzatine Empires push into Spain by the moors.

  19. Great video man, you're breaking it down to some people here. What can all them Christianity haters going to say now?

  20. What's important to mention is that christianity wasn''t necessarily given to slaves. Many slave owners actually believed giving slaves religion was useless, as slaves couldn''t go to heaven. They were believed to be like demons.

  21. South African myself.✋ But i have to ask you.. where on earth did u get your facts about the slavery??

  22. God forbid you will not die bro whoever sends you death threat may the Lord smite them down with death and blindness in Jesus name

  23. Agree. Some of my ancestors received early (Raman British Celts), but the Ethiopians, Egyptians, & South Indians already had a church by then (& still do). The last of my ancestors to (as a society) to become Christian were the Norse 1000years after the Ethiopians & Kerala Indians. Personally my acceptance was at the tail end of the Jesus movement in the 1980's as a university student. Blessings brother.

  24. God is for everyone, you don’t need to belong to a religion to have a relationship with God. God is everything. Just by being a human being you have a relationship with him. Christian or not. Religion doesn’t really matter. For as long as you practice love you reflect God.

  25. This is one of the reasons I was an atheist for a few weeks, I’m black and I would believed everything these black “woke” people would claim. But then I started looking up facts and I was like dannnggg, I was so gullible🤦🏽‍♂️😂 I felt dumb.

  26. Its all about cultural&religious domination.
    The culture of Christianity conquered and dominated the other less powerful cultures of Africa and Asia.
    Poor natives are assimilated into the foreign culture and forgets their own weak cultures.
    Its all just more powerful protocols (cultures) overriding lesser and incompetent protocols(cultures).

  27. TRUTH that religion itself does not come from blacks nor whites as it comes from indian Yajur ved first religion is HINDUISMand that be dharmic not Abrahamic.numbers come from indian hindus which your adopted bs Abrahamic subreligion should not be appropriating for your bs revelations chapters.

  28. every stupid inferior race wants to COPY HindU Indians  why cant you losers get a life and  move on. obsessed over shit which isn't even yours to begin with  us Indians  know that you are all inferior as you have no heritage before us Indians  and music and dance comes from our sam ved language linguistics grammar literature astronomy astrology comes from our rig ved cotton clothing comes from indus valley civilization4th millennium bce cashmere wool comes from Indians education comes from indians martial arts comes from Indians known as kalari  what did blacks and whites have answer NOTHING! you wont like the truth nawW get out of herE'

  29. I am going to a Pentecostal church and it doesn't matter what race you are because ALL are welcome! We are having a week long camp meeting event and it is very diverse! We don't believe in a " black church" or " a white church" etc. Demographics tend to create racial majorities in congregations but I can freely attend any I want. If I go to an area where the congregation is mostly a different race than me I am still welcomed with open arms! We are all His children. Race and culture different than our own can be interesting. You are right that christianity is not white mans religion but it is for all people. I am not sure if I am correct on this, but I think it is believed to be white mans religion because it was brought to north America by white people. They( Europeans) were once in darkness and without Christ at one point the way any other non Jewish country or nation. Love this video! I have always hated it when people say christianity was called " the white man's religion" ; that us historically inaccurate.👍👍🏻👍🏼👍🏽👍🏾👍🏿

  30. I find it offensive when people try to use Christianity to back up racist ideals and not realise that people like Moses was married to a black woman. Good video brother.

  31. Isn't the catholic church and mormonism white men religions? Its true people don't like black people being Christians because their ancestors was forced into this, the bible doesn't condone slavery, it condemns, anyone could be a Christian no matter skin color, gender or jew or gentile. White people didn't come up with Christianity, wasn't the first Christians brown israelies, and don't show those white images, Jesus was brown not white

  32. Most true Christians don't care about colour , age or gender we only care about Jesus Christ…… He brought us the words and the way to eternal life . Surely that should be the cause of rejoycement alone ……….

  33. Christianity spread throughout most all of the known World in the first few centuries after Christ, with only a few exceptions. Jesus brought the Gospel to ALL the World, and we are ALL God's children. And ,anyway, what's with all the focus on skin color? Who cares?

  34. were not really a race but only call ourselves a race, everyone is basically equal and of course christianity is for everyone, God made it clear that we need to teach the gospel to every human on the planet if possible. We are all the church, and we all belong to the church. God loves everyone and we should too.

  35. Wait are you black or are you biracial because theres a big difference.
    I don't beilve in Christianity I beilve in Jesus

  36. Nobody: Most christians are white males
    This video: Actually that's false. Most christians are black.
    Me: scratches head…who is arguing this?

  37. Christianity was introduced to the descendants of African slaves in the western hemisphere by whites. Facts. This stuff about ancient christianity in East and North Africa has nothing to do with this fact. Christianity was used to subdue slaves and to justify the slavetrade. Thats another fact. That's just how it happened. If you want to still subsrcibe to this religion, thats your business but stop twisting the truth.

  38. I mostly agree with you say it's a great video and it's historically pretty accurate. The reason we don't see too much Christians in the Middle East or Africa anymore compared to the past is because the Islamic conquest happened.

    You had Kings and leaders asking for help from the European Christians thus this is why the Crusades happen.

    The idea of the Crusades was to reclaim Christian lands that have been lost to the Islamic conquest as well as some pagan conquests.

  39. Rejecting Christianity because of the actions of those who are NOT following its precepts is logically incoherent.

  40. Exactly. And if i am correct the first christians were jews and many were ethiopians. CHRISTIANITY FOR ALL RACES. from a white guy.

  41. Christianity has followers from every race and every ethnicity (except north sentinel isles) Christianity is not a white man's religion. If anything a jew's man religion though not really. They say "islam is the black man's religion" and yet muhammad called them raisin heads.

  42. Jesus was not white he was probably blackish olive. like an ethiopian and a arab the features of judah at the time so why do white supremacist idiots insist Jesus was white and that christianity is a white man's religion? it's very jewish.

  43. If christianity is a white man's religion? then why are most christians not white I.E latin americans and the millions of africans. and others. only half of our population of christianity is white and with converts maybe even less.

  44. God is so full of love he wouldn't tell a difference between his white or black devout follower.

  45. At best which is not true. Christianity is a semitic man's religion (I.E jews, arabs, assyrians, maronites, phoenicians, jordanese, chaldeans, babylonians, (later two are still alive people are surprised of this fact), samaritas (which also for whatever reason are believed to be dead even though bible never stated that and there is 1200 alive today) and other groups) And why is christianity at best a semite man's religion ? because most early followers descend from shem and are semitic and Jesus was semitic and so were the scripture. But with the grace of God all races are accepted not just semites. He would even give neanderthals the option to convert to christianity if they were still alive.

  46. I agree with you are saying. My value is not in my skin color or my culture. My value is in Christ. AMEN! I used to find my value in others, until I found Christ, who defined who I am.

  47. I have to be honest I do not pay much attention to skin color and didn't even notice you were black. Most times I can not even tell because a white man with a tan can look like a black man. Ya I know I am odd but I have a hard time telling what color someone is. Anyway, keep up the good work.

  48. So you want to use a Book with no dates in it as a history book? Look, the first Bible was created by a man who claimed to be a Greek God. His father before him, started Christianity in Africa, Egypt to be exact. All before Jesus was supposedly born, a good 300 years beforehand. They were called the Bishops of Christ aka the early Christians. These Christians worshiped a statue, not a man, but a statue called Serapis Christus. This all took place around 300BCE. If you can show me a Bible that's older than the LXX, or a group of people that called themselves Christians before the Bishops, that were Black, then your 3 reasons would be legitimate.

  49. I have been watching a lot of your videos. I was hesitant to advocate your channel at first, because in the first few videos I watched you showed logical fallacies in the atheists without supporting a biblical worldview. I became more certain or your worldview a few videos ago, but this one, at 4:25, earned my respect for you. I appreciated hearing your testimony and why you believe in Christianity. Thank you brother for what you do through this channel.

  50. Why did mesus say its okay to beat slaves hahahaha how can black americans be christians after jesus said its okay to beat slaves

  51. Here’s a 4th reason it’s not a white man religion: not all Europeans are white and these people think it originated in Europe. Europeans are diverse too. For example, in some parts of the Mediterranean especially in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece you’ll find a significant number of people with dark hair and olive skin. Only 12% of Italians are naturally blonde and that’s small next the percentage of Norway which is like 50% and this be surprising but there are a lot of Asian groups living in Europe as well such as the Sami’s and Uralic peoples in Scandinavia are descendants of East Asians who immigrated there over 20,000 years ago. Another Asian group are Tatar’s who mostly live in Russia, Ukraine and Crimea, the Baltic countries and Romania. Tatar’s are a mixed race between Slavs and Mongolians who came there via mongol empire. Another example, Charles Bronson from the death wish movies is Lithuanian American with lipka Tatar roots. Lipkas are a sub group in the Tatar community that live mostly in Lithuania and Belarus. I don’t know how people got the idea that Europe is 99% white.

  52. Christianity will be what it always been since the beginning: a religion with an invented God concept; a religion with a reputation of 2000yrs failed end time prophecy; false oracle, false miracle healers, bamboozlement, indoctrination; and a pile of rubbish that needs to be tossed into the receptacle with the rest of rubbish! As we exit — the Christian Twilight Zone!

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