Grace and peace to the children of God, and greetings to the lost.
A friend asked me a couple of days ago why it is that blacks are hated the world over. Every race, she noted, has its problems, and in just about every culture there are those groups that are demonized for political, religious, or other reasons. But blacks are the only people in the history of the world that are hated as a race. “Does God hate blacks?” she asked in frustration.
I can understand her frustration: for blacks have certainly suffered their share of hatred and persecution. But I reminded her that it is not entirely true that blacks are the only people in the history of the world that have been hated as a race. The Jews have also suffered their share of hatred and persecution. As I said this, the force of this realization hit me like a sledgehammer. No other people on the face of the earth have suffered such intense hatred and persecution, as have the Negro and the Jew.
I believe that everything going on in the world today, even political and social-economic issues, can be explained from a biblical perspective. I further believe that God is firmly in control of everything—the good and the bad. If it is good, it comes from God and is a blessing. If it is bad, it is of the devil and is allowed by God. Racism is bad, therefore, racism is of the devil. This means that the root of racism—specifically hatred of blacks and Jews—is of the devil. Satan must hate blacks and Jews. And if Satan hates blacks and Jews, then we should be able to find the genesis of this hate in the Bible.
But before we discuss the genesis of Satan’s hatred of Blacks, let us dispel the popular myth that God hates blacks. God does not hate blacks, as this verse of Scripture clearly shows:
“Are ye not as the children of the Ethiopians unto me, O children of Israel?” (Amos 9:7).
The Ethiopians are the Negro race—the Blacks. The name Ethiopian has come to mean those black Africans from the country of Ethiopia. But when the Bible was written, Ethiopia, as a country, did not exist. The Masters Study Bible defines Ethiopia as the “region of Nubia just south of Egypt, from the first cataract of the Nile into the Sudan; modern Ethiopia is further to the southeast.”
Christian historian Alexander Hislop in The Two Babylons, tells us that the name Ethiopia means “Land of Ethiops.” Ethiops, which means “The Black One” (Hislop, 48), was another name for Cush, a son of Ham and grandson of Noah (Genesis 10:6). Cush was also known as Al Khem, “The Burnt One,” as was his father Ham (Hislop, 25). Cush was the father of the black race. For centuries, Africans were known as Cushites and Khemites. So, when the Bible speaks of Ethiopians, it is referring to all blacks.
Notice that Amos 9:7 compares God’s chosen people, the Jews, with the Ethiopians, the blacks. This is proof that rather than hating blacks, God loves Blacks: so much so, that He compares His love for them with His love for His beloved Jewish people.
Noah’s son Ham, the father of Cush, was the father of all dark-skinned people, including the Egyptians. The Bible calls Egypt “The Land of Ham” (Psalms 105:26-27, 106:21-22). Ham was also known as Al Khem “The Burnt One.”
Throughout the Bible, there is an indelible link between Egypt and Israel. God told Abraham to sojourn in Egypt with his wife, Sarah, and later, Abraham fathered a child with an Egyptian woman, who bore him a son. We read that Jacob’s son, Joseph, was enslaved and taken to Egypt, where he later rose to prominence as its first prime minister. Joseph also married an Egyptian woman. God used the Egyptians to punish the Jews for having forsaken Him and turning to idols, and it was in Egypt that God revealed His power by bringing Israel out of that land with a mighty hand. Moreover, God told Joseph, Jesus’ stepfather, to flee to Egypt with his family to avoid being killed by Herod’s troops. God had no problem sending the family of our Savior to “The Land of the Blacks.”
Even further proof of God’s love for the Black race is the fact that Moses, the prophet of God, married a black woman:
“And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman” (Numbers 12:1).
Miriam was the sister of Moses. Chapter 12 goes on to explain how God was angered because of Miriam’s criticism of Moses saying, “[W]herefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?” At this, He struck Miriam with leprosy (v. 10). Now, God did this because, as He explained in verses 6-8, He spoke to Moses face to face and not in dreams or visions like other prophets. God was saying, in other words, that if He had had a problem with Moses marrying a black woman, He would have told Moses so.
Now, Miriam and Aaron did not rebuke Moses because they were racists, but because Moses took a non-Jew to wife and it was the Jews’ custom to marry only other Jews. God is not a racist. Recall that one of the first converts to Christianity was an Ethiopian (Acts 8:37). And the Holy Spirit specifically directed Philip to talk to him. It is clear then, that God loves the Black race.
The question, therefore, is not if God hates blacks, as we have just seen biblical proof to the contrary. Neither is there a question of Satan’s hatred of blacks, as the historical record of atrocities towards blacks bears sufficient witness that this is the case. The question, therefore, is “Why does Satan hate blacks?”
The short answer is that Satan hates blacks because God loves blacks, just as Satan hates the Jews because God loves the Jews. But this answer does not sufficiently explain the world’s intense hatred of the black race. There must be a particular biblical incident that we can point to that explains the enmity between Satan and the Blacks.
And there is. But before we look at it, it is important to our discussion to understand that Satan’s hatred of Blacks has its origin in the Garden of Eden. Subsequent to Satan tempting Eve to eat the forbidden fruit, God pronounces the undying enmity between Satan and the Jews:
“And I will put enmity between thee (Satan) and the woman (Israel), and between thy seed and her seed” (Genesis 3:15).
Now the woman, Israel, has two seeds: physical and spiritual. The physical seed are the descendants of the twelve sons of Jacob: the Jewish people. The spiritual seed of the woman are Christians and non-Jewish proselytes to the Jewish faith, who worship the God of Israel. With regard to Christians, the Bible says that all who believe on the name of Jesus Christ are saved by faith, and are thus the spiritual seed of the woman:
“And if ye be Christ’s then are ye Abraham’s seed (spiritual Jews), and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:29).
It is the spiritual seed that concerns our discussion regarding Satan’s hatred of Blacks; for the first spiritual seed of Israel just happened to be a black man. That’s right: a black man.
But before we go into that, understand that blacks were not always the enemy of Satan. The first king of Babylon, and, in fact, the world, was a black man, and his name was Nimrod (Genesis 10:8-10, Hislop, 69). It is a known fact that idolatry began at Babylon, as Nimrod and his wife were worshipped as gods (Genesis 10:8). (“Mighty one” is the word El, which means a god or an idol.) Nimrod was a very immoral man, who married his own mother, Semiramis. It is also known that Nimrod worshipped Satan and he and the Babylonians practiced child sacrifice.
Nimrod seemed to be doing everything that Satan would approve of, so something must have happened, besides the prophecy of Genesis 3:15, that made Satan the bitter enemy of the Black race. Something did, in fact, happen. And that something can be found in Chapter 18 of the Book of Exodus, which reveals an important dialogue between Moses and his father-in-law, Jethro.
It happened on this wise: shortly after the exodus out of Egypt, Jethro, a Black man, brings Moses’ wife and children to where the Israelites are encamped. Now, the next day, all the Israelites come before Moses, as was their custom, with all their grievances. The Bible tells it thus:
“And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people: and the people stood by Moses from morning unto the evening.
“And when Moses’ father in law saw all that he did to the people, he said, What is the thing that thou doest to the people? Why sittest thou thyself alone, and all the people stand by thee from morning unto even?
“And Moses said unto his father in law, Because the people come unto me to inquire of God: When they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between one and another, and I do make them know the statutes of God, and His laws.
“And Moses’ father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest is not good.
“Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone” (Exodus 18:13-18).
Jethro went on to suggest to Moses a way to minister unto the people without killing himself. I have never, ever heard a sermon preached on this passage of scripture, but it is crucial to an understanding of Satan’s rabid hatred of Blacks. It also showcases his diabolical cunning.
Understand that God and the Israelites had just scored a major victory over Satan and the powers of darkness. Tradition has it that Noah’s son, Shem, the father of the Jewish people, killed Nimrod because of his abominable practices like child sacrifice. Satan then took revenge on the descendants of Shem, the Jewish people, and He used Pharaoh and the Egyptians to do it. Pharoah was Satan’s man, the new Nimrod, and Satan used him to persecute God’s people, Israel. But Moses, the mighty man of God, went in and by the power of God, led Israel out of that land and forever destroyed Egypt as a world power.
But Satan never rests. He still had a plan to destroy the Jews. His plan was to wear Moses out and kill him by having the people come to him with all of their problems and complaints. The Israelites numbered more than six hundred thousand men, not including women and children (Exodus 12:37). A very conservative estimate of their number could very comfortably be placed at one million. Moses sat alone in front of all these people and listened to their problems from morning until evening. Most professional counselors and psychologists can handle no more than ten clients per day and retain their sanity. Any more and they run the risk of becoming a casualty themselves.
Satan planned to kill Moses with stress. He figured that if he took Moses out, the Israelites would have been left without a leader and would perish in the wilderness. But God had an ace up His sleeve. He had Moses’ father-in-law come and give him godly advice on how to minister unto the people:
“Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee…” (Exodus 18:19).
God allowed Moses to take advice from a black man. And the advice that this black man gave enabled Israel to endure (v. 23).
But what is even more significant, is that this black man’s suggestion affected not only the welfare of God’s people, but also the way that the Jews organized themselves for thousands of years. In fact, Jethro’s suggestion has been used in Israel right up until this very day: and not just in Israel, but all over the world, in a way that is so significant, that I’m going to cover it in a separate post. I could hardly believe it when the Spirit led me to see it. You will scarcely believe it yourselves. But it’s true. You don’t want to miss part two of this essay.
I believe that this is when the Blacks became the enemy of Satan. God used Jethro to save Moses and the Israelites, and his suggestion transformed Israel from an unorganized mob into a feared fighting machine. No wonder Satan hated Jethro, and why he still hates the Blacks. Jethro, a Black man, conferred with Moses, a Jewish man, and they defeated Satan’s plan to destroy the Jews. This league was orchestrated by God.
But there is something else we need to understand about this black man. Not only did Jethro advise Moses, but he also worshipped his God. Jethro was the priest of Midian (Exodus 3:1), but he knew and respected the Most High God. Listen to what the Bible says:
“And Moses went out to meet his father in law, and did obeisance, and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare; and they came into the tent.
“And Moses told his father in law all that the Lord had done unto Pharoah and to the Egyptians for Israel’s sake, and all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how the Lord delivered them.
“And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the Lord had done to Israel, whom he had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians.
“And Jethro said, Blessed be the Lord, who hath delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh, who hath delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians.
“Now I know that the Lord is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly He was above them.
“And Jethro, Moses’ father in law, took a burnt offering and sacrifices for God: and Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Moses’ father in law before God” (Exodus 20:7-12).
Did you see that? Moses’ father in law, a Black man, worshipped God. And not only that, but he worshipped right along with all the elders of Israel. This would make Jethro the first spiritual Jew! Jethro was the very first non-Jewish “seed of the woman.” And Satan’s hatred of Jethro and his seed is a literal fulfillment of the prophecy of Genesis 3:15!
But there is something else very important here that we ought not miss: Jethro ate bread with the Jews before God. Perhaps the significance of this escapes you for the moment, so let me unpack it for you. Moses took the trouble to point out that these men ate bread together before God. He wanted us to know that they weren’t just eating to be eating. This was an act of worship. These Jewish men and this Black man were eating bread together in fellowship and worship of God.
Saints, this was a foreshadowing of the Lord’s Supper. This was a picture of the Christian church! Understand that these were Jews and a non-Jew (Gentile) partaking of bread together as an act of worship. Thousands of years later, Jews and Gentiles would again eat bread together before God in the person of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:42,46; 20:7).
This was a picture of the Lord’s Supper, and the first non-Jew to eat it was a Black man. Is this not glorious? If you understand that nothing is trivial, accidental, or coincidental with God, then you must also understand that this was very intentional on His part. God loves the Blacks.
This is very significant. Understand that all the other nations feared and hated the Jews. But the Blacks loved the Jews—and their God. This is why God loved the Blacks and still loves them, and why Satan hated them and still hates them to this very day. Though not His chosen people, Blacks are also beloved of God. This is the only possible explanation for why of all the nations that were hostile towards the Jews, the Blacks are not numbered among them, though they lived as closely to them as many of the other nations. The Blacks knew God.
There is New Testament proof of this. Remember that in Acts Chapter 8 the Holy Spirit specifically tells Philip to go speak to the Ethiopian eunuch. Listen to this:
“And he (Philip) arose and went: and behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch under great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to worship,
“Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias (Isaiah) the prophet” (Acts 8:27-28).
Did you see that? The Ethiopian was reading from the book of Isaiah. Blacks still worshipped God!
Now, pay close attention to what the Bible says next:
“Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot” (v. 29).
Now did you see that? The Holy Spirit specifically told Philip to go speak to this Ethiopian. It was God’s plan that he be saved. But there is much more here that is often overlooked, so we need to look at it.
First, the eunuch was on leave from the court of Candance, the Ethiopian queen. This is important, for if the Ethiopians had been pagans, then this man would never have been given leave by the queen to go to Jerusalem to worship the God of Israel. This is proof that the Ethiopians still worshipped God. Moreover, this man had charge of the queen’s treasure. He was an important man, and his absence would be felt. Yet, he was allowed to personally go and worship in Jerusalem. It can be reasonably assumed, therefore, that the worship of God was as important to the queen as it was to the eunuch. And, if this is true, then it is highly likely that she, too, worshipped God. And if the queen worshipped God, it is a forgone conclusion that her subjects did also.
It is also important to note that Candace, Queen of the Ethiopians, was known of Luke, the writer of the Book of Acts, because he names her. There was still a spiritual connection, evidenced by the Holy Spirit sending Philip to witness to the Ethiopian.
It is very significant that one of Jesus’ first acts after His ascension into Heaven was to make sure that the Blacks knew that there had been a major change in the plan of salvation. And Philip preached Jesus to the Ethiopian. I don’t have to tell you what happened next—but I will. The Ethiopian gladly accepted the Gospel and was baptized. Scripture says, “He went on his way rejoicing.”
Do you know that this Ethiopian’s confession and subsequent baptism is the only such event recorded in the Bible? This man—this Black man—confessed Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and was baptized. God did not forget the Blacks, but reached out to them with the Gospel. This shows His love for them.
This unique account disagrees with profane history, which records that Africans were always pagans and savages before missionaries went to Africa. But as we have seen, the Bible clearly records that the Blacks already knew God and were also among the first non-Jewish people to worship the Lord Jesus. They were not hostile to the Gospel.
Is it not strange that the Black race is the first race, other than the Jews, recorded in the Bible as having worshipped God? Again, this would make Blacks the first spiritual Jews. Can you now see the significance of the Black race in biblical history? Do you now understand Satan’s intense hatred for Blacks?
Isn’t it also strange that, according to the Bible, all the other nations to which the Gospel went were pagan EXCEPT the Africans (Ethiopians)? One need only read the book of Acts and Paul’s epistles to see how pagan the Gentiles were. But remember that when Philip preached the Gospel to the Ethiopian, he was reading from the Book of Isaiah. He was already a believer.
This is extremely important. This Ethiopian—this Black man-—WAS READING THE BIBLE. Do you know that this is the only instance I know of where the Bible records a non-Jewish, non-Christian person reading from the Bible? And he is Black! This is huge! Many believe that the Europeans brought Christianity to Africa, but according to the Bible, the Africans knew God long before the first white man ever set foot on the Dark Continent.
This has to be true. We know that during the time of Jesus, the Jews were under Roman rule. Yet this Ethiopian eunuch traveled freely to and from Jerusalem to worship God. This would not have been possible if the Africans had been primitive pagans under Roman rule. If they had been, then the Romans, to secure their rule over them, would have kept them as pagans. Yet they knew God.
But there is something else to consider: this Ethiopian was READING. He could read! This is of major importance, because history records that Africans were always an ignorant and illiterate people. But as one can plainly see, this is entirely false. What’s more is that this black man was reading THE BIBLE. This is significant for several reasons:
- If he was reading the Bible in Hebrew, it would show the unbroken solidarity in worship between the Africans and the Jews since the time of Moses.
- If he was reading the Bible in his native tongue, then this would mean that the Bible had been translated into his language, even more demonstrating the love his people had for the Word of God.
- If he was reading the Bible in Greek, then this would not only mean that he was a very educated man—again, contrary to popular history—but it would also mean that the Old Testament was translated into Greek before the New Testament was even written. This would demonstrate the immense popularity of the Word of God, among the Africans, because Greek was the language of education and commerce at that time.
Any of these scenarios disproves the popular belief that the Africans were always an ignorant, illiterate, savage, pagan people. To the contrary, they were an highly intelligent, enlightened, and God-fearing people, because God had blessed them. Can you see why Satan hates the Africans so?
This is another reason Satan is trying to destroy the King James Bible. Not only because it is the precious Word of God, but because it destroys the myths and false history that his Satanic university and seminary professors teach. Historical and archaeological sources prove that the Africans were an advanced and prosperous civilization. What brought them down? Paganism. They turned their backs on God. The same thing is happening here in the United States right now. We used to be prosperous too.
God does not hate the Black race. As a matter of fact, they have a cherished place in His heart. Satan does not want us to know this. He wants us to believe that God hates Blacks when, in fact, it is Satan himself who hates Blacks. Satan doesn’t want Blacks to realize the special love God has f0r us. Satan doesn’t want us to know that his hatred of Blacks is a fulfillment of God’s prophecy of Genesis 3:15 concerning the enmity between Satan and the “seed of the woman.” Now you know the truth.
Understand that the prophecy of Genesis 3:15 says that there would be enmity not only between Satan and Israel, but between Satan’s seed and Israel’s seed. And Blacks were the first spiritual seed of Israel. Regarding racism, this is extremely important, and I’ll tell you why.
It has been established by credible sources that wealthy Jews in the United States, such as Judah P. Benjamin, played a major role in both the Confederacy and in the American and West Indian slave trade. Books such as Dope Inc. reveal this fact, as well as the William Cooper series of broadcasts based on this book, entitled The Ugly Truth About the ADL. But what most, if not all, of these sources fail to do, is to emphasize that these Jews were not, in fact, true Jews: that is, Jews who worship Jehovah God. These dope dealing, slave trading, Black hating Jews “say they are Jews, but are not,” and are what Jesus called the “Synagogue of Satan” (Revelation 2:9, 3:9). Rather than worshipping God, these Jews worship the goddess.
This is important, because if the Synagogue of Satan existed then, then the Synagogue of Satan exists today. And if the Synagogue of Satan were responsible for the slave trade then, then the Synagogue of Satan is also responsible for racism today. This means that they were also responsible for the Black Codes, Jim Crow, segregation, apartheid, and the Ku Klux Klan.
Speaking of the Klan, most people profess ignorance as to what “Ku Klux” actually means. I have even heard that it was an incorrect transliteration of the Greek word kyklos, which means “circle.” Since it has been established that the Ku Klux Klan was formed from a pre-Civil War occult group known as The Knights of the Golden Circle, I accepted this explanation. But understanding the importance of the “circle of light” in the occult, and the fact that it was the Synagogue of Satan (false Jews) and the Romans (Latins) that crucified Jesus, I decided to look up the words circle and light in Hebrew and Latin.
What I found out will amaze you, for I discovered that circle in Hebrew is the word chug (pronounced “koog”), while lux is the Latin word for light. Pronounced together, koog-lux sounds remarkably like ku klux, wouldn’t you say?
So, it would seem that just as the Synagogue of Satan and the Romans combined to murder Jesus and subsequently persecute the Christian church under Herod, Nero, and a host of Caesars, so were the Synagogue of Satan and Rome responsible for the slave trade and the subsequent persecution and murder of countless Blacks. For not only is it a fact that false Jews were involved in the American slave trade, but it is also a fact that the Roman Catholic church controlled slavery. For it has been firmly established that the Vatican’s Treaty of Tordesillas (1494) divided the African slave trade between Portugal and Spain, and Portugal and Spain are Roman Catholic countries. It has also been established that many of the slave ships that brought African slaves to the New World were largely owned by wealthy Jews. But these Jews were not true Jews.
You must understand that God does not hate black people, but, in fact, loves them. And if God loves Blacks, then Satan is compelled to hate Blacks. And if Satan hates Blacks, then the Synagogue of Satan also hates Blacks. And it is the Synagogue of Satan that created black racism and was and is responsible for black oppression in the United States and the world.
Blacks must understand this, because the “Curse of Ham,” a heretical doctrine born of an incorrect and entirely deliberate misinterpretation of Genesis 9:25, was used to justify slavery. The satanic New Age Movement has resurrected this blasphemous teaching and, consequently, many blacks have turned their backs on God and Christianity. Did you know that there are some Blacks who will not come to Jesus Christ because they think that Christianity is just for whites? It’s true. They feel that all that has happened to Blacks throughout history is a result of God’s hatred of Blacks.
I have personal experience with this. I once witnessed to a Nigerian coworker. One Friday night after clocking out, I was in the locker room changing my clothes to go home, when I noticed him sitting on a bench looking very sad. When I asked him what was the matter, he explained that his sister back in Africa was deathly ill and could die at any moment. I explained that if it were His will, Jesus could heal his sister. He became slightly angry with me, and told me that Christianity was a white man’s religion, because whites were responsible for all of Africa’s problems, and that most of those whites claim to be Christian.
I told him that anyone who does harm to another could not be a true Christian. I told him that Jesus loves Blacks. He told me that he practiced Voodoo because this was a black man’s religion. I asked him why he was worried about his sister if Voodoo were real. I persuaded him to pray with me for his sister. I only understood later that this act of praying with me, though in desperation, was an act of faith, however small.
Well, Jesus healed his sister. But he still had a hard time accepting Christianity as a religion for Black people. He, like many other Blacks, had been thoroughly brainwashed. I still pray that he will one day accept Jesus as his Savior.
I wrote this essay because a friend wondered out loud why the Black race has had such a hard time throughout history. I had wanted to write it for some time, and she gave me the impetus to do it. I hope I have answered this question to her satisfaction—and yours.
If you are Black, know that Jesus loves you. He has always loved you.
Just because someone claims to be a Christian, doesn’t mean that they are. Many horrible acts have been perpetrated against Blacks and others in America, Africa, India, Australia, and other parts of the world under the guise of Christianity. But this is not true Christianity.
Jesus loves the Black people. And he wants you to come to Him. He laid it on my heart to extend this message of love and truth to you. If you are Black and would like to know Jesus Christ, click here.
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The Still Man