We need 3 verses today:
1.“But wisdom is justified by her children.” -Matt11:19 (NKJV) In other words, wisdom is known by what it produces.
2.James 3:14,17 teaches two types of wisdom:
a.Wisdom from above. But the wisdom that is from above is first
pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of
mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy
b.Wisdom not from above. This wisdom descendeth not from
above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish (Jms3:14)
Notice James3:17 says one thing God’s wisdom produces is “without partiality”. The Greek word means impartial or undistinguished. Its’ root means to separate thoroughly, which means equally. For example, if you divide 6 by 3, you get 2…every time, without exception! How then does “without partiality” apply to White Privilege? If we plug WP into the previous division problem, what do we get? In order to answer honestly, we must examine the consequences of WP; or the product of WP.
Let’s look at The National Museum of African American History and Culture(NMAAHC) in Washington D.C. It was established in 2003, and opened in 2016, for the purpose of documenting African-American life, history, and culture. In early 2020, under the category of “Talking About Race”, it released a fact sheet on their website entitled: “Aspects and Assumptions of Whiteness & the White Culture in the United States”. The fact sheet was later removed because of the National uproar it created. However, its removal does not suggest NMAAHC no longer holds the views expressed in the fact sheet!
I copied and downloaded the original NMAAHC pages of the fact sheet to my personal archives before they were removed from the website. Please see the attachment.
1.First, the obvious purpose of the fact sheet is to attempt to explain White Privilege(WP). Notice the methodology used to explain is what I call ‘Word Manipulation’, which I define in two ways: i.Creating new words; ii.changing definitions of traditional words.
For example, notice the word choices used in the title: “Whiteness” and “White Culture”. While the words “White Culture” might be familiar, the idea of “Whiteness” requires some defining. If you check Dictionary.com’s definition it has no reference to skin color. It uses the traditional definition of “white” to define “whiteness” or the color of white— it does not mean white people. In other words, the dictionary has no definition for “whiteness”, which informs us that the word “whiteness” --as used by WP advocates in general, and NMAAC specifically--was invented. In other words, someone or people created the word “Whiteness” for a reason. And, what is that reason? If you look how the word “Whiteness” as used in the main title, its’ context suggests an obvious negative connotation. In other words, NMAAC believes “whiteness” is something to reject or avoid, i.e. it is not good! Therefore, beginning with the negative undertone of the main title, we can expect to learn that the body of the fact sheet will teach us how ‘whiteness’ creates and continues racism…in a racist America!!
2.The following titles on the first page of the fact sheet are NMAAC’s initial evidence for WP:
c.Emphasis on Scientific method
e.Protestent Work Ethic
Unlike the main title, these subtitles look very positive. However, because of what we know from the main title, subconsciously we can expect the subtitles to:
i.Teach that you must reject ‘whiteness’, if you want to be a good
ii.But, in order to reject ‘whiteness’, we must agree to reject the
points on this fact sheet beginning with the above 5 points(a-
Let’s review a couple of the points a-e. Notice each of the points designed to describe ‘whiteness’ or ‘white culture’ are traditional, success principles given to mankind by God. As a matter of fact, all three pages have points rooted in the Judaeo-Christian ethic, i.e.the Bible. As I read through this fact sheet for the first time, I immediately saw its origin: the rejection of the Judaeo-Christian ethic by associating God’s word with the dreaded ‘whiteness’!!! Actually, this is the objective of White Privilege!
First, let’s look at “Rugged Individualism”. God first created Adam, and then Eve, who subsequently had children. In other words, God created mankind as individuals(Gen1,2)-- beginning with Adam! In addition, salvation is individual because it requires each person to come to Christ through repentance(Rom10:9,10). Lastly, Jesus the individual, died on the cross alone, to atone for each individual person’s individual sin. In other words, the Bible supports individualism!
How about “Family Structure”? After creating Adam and Eve, God joined them together in marriage, commanding them to reproduce, and called it ‘family’; which by the way is ‘THE’ foundational structure GOD sovereignly designed for humanity. As a matter of fact, every culture, religion, tongue, nation etc., from the beginning of time, has possessed the ‘nuclear family’ structure—that sadly, NMAAHC declares is an example of ‘whiteness’!! On the contrary, because NMAAHC defines the ‘whiteness’ of WP using the nuclear family as their example is probably the greatest reason WP is a doctrine from a false god! What god? Either atheism or liberalism!
What about “Emphasis on Scientific Method”? NMAAHC boldly declares, “Emphasis on Scientific Method” is an example of ‘whiteness’ or the white culture. The example they use as evidence is: “objective, rational linear thinking”. In other words, and I repeat, to “Emphasize the Scientific Method, by using objective, rational linear thinking”…is ‘whiteness’!!!
Of course, the folly of declaring: ‘objective, rational linear thinking' is a by-product of ‘whiteness’, is that in order to understand their very contention: “Emphasis on Scientific Method is an example of whiteness or the white culture”, one must use “objective, rational linear thinking!!!!!!
On the contrary, ‘objective, rational linear thinking’ is a result of the rational, logical God of order(Jer31:35-36), creating the Laws of logic(Col1:16;Col2:3)*, along with a consistent universe(Gen1), which can only be understood using the logic of ‘objective, rational linear thinking’…all for His glory, of course(Ps19:1-3)!!!
Dr John Oller Jr says, “Scientific inquiry depends upon the premise that there is order in the universe. If this premise were not true, science would be meaningless.” I repeat, only by using ‘objective, rational linear thinking’ can the NMAAHC statements even be understood!!!
So far…can the NMAAHC fact sheet be considered “without partiality”? I think not!
*Law of non-contradiction (LNC); Law of Identity(LID); Law of Excluded Middle(LEM)
If you learn to set a good sail, the wind that blows will always take you to the dreams you want, the income you want, and the treasures of mind, purse, and soul you want. -Jim Rohn
In tidbit 5, I addressed Dr Joy DeGruy’s personal experience used to define WP. Now, I would like to address two more of Dr Peggy McIntosh’s 26 points--randomly chosen, by the way--she uses to define WP (See Tidbit 4 for her list). Remember, Dr Peggy McIntosh is considered the original standard for WP.
Let’s begin with: “15.I am never asked to speak for all the people of my racial group.” First, 2Corinthians 2:11 instructs us not to be ignorant of the schemes/devices of the devil. One scheme of liberalism is to divide people into groups.[DJ1] According to ‘liberal theology’ (Col2:8) every person is placed in a group, or assigned a group. For example, following are some of the groupings liberals use for people: Blacks, Whites, Latinos, lesbians, gays, transgenders, pro-choice, anti-abortionists, rich, poor, men, women, Marxists, capitalists etc.
Whereas God begins with the individual, Whom He created in His image and likeness (Gen1:26-28), liberals begin with groups, which they use for moral authority to coerce political power.
Therefore, liberal political opinions (Col2:8) begin with the question, “How does a particular policy, or law, or judgment, affect my GROUP(s)?” For example, liberals group women together, and then assign them “women’s rights”.* One of their most important liberal women’s right is abortion, of which they interpret to mean that a woman has absolute control over her own body; rejecting any right of the baby or the father.
Now, on to Dr Peggy McIntosh. Let’s apply the liberal “group all humans” philosophy to Black people, who are the context of point 15. The liberal reason for placing people in groups is, and I repeat, to exert control over that group. As this relates to Black people, when Blacks are grouped together, the intent of the liberal mind is to cause all Blacks to speak/think/act alike! Said yet another way, to the liberal mind, Blacks are expected to think according to liberal expectations…or lose their Blackness, i.e.be labeled an Uncle Tom!!!
Following is Dr McIntosh’s position: in her 15th point, she argues that WP allows Whites the great privilege of living without the heavy burden placed upon an individual White person to speak for all White people. Obviously, by default, this assumes the opposite for Black people. In other words, because of WP, any individual Black has the burden to speak for all Black people!!
Incredibly…these very words unveil the very APEX of liberal hypocrisy! First, as wrote earlier, liberals group all Blacks together, which they use to coerce Blacks to think and act alike. Yet, according to Dr McIntosh’s number 15 example of WP, those same liberals who group all Blacks together, and demand that all Blacks adopt their liberal views, turn-around and accuse Whites of WP for expecting Blacks to think and speak alike!!
You need proof? Following are the most recent examples of White liberals ‘grouping’ Blacks, expecting them to follow liberal thinking. Liberal Joe Biden said, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” Or, what about Chelsea Handler, who is White, pompously declared about her former Black boyfriend Curtis Jackson(50 cent), “and I had to remind him (Curtis Jackson) that he was a black person, so he can’t vote for Donald Trump.”
These are perfect illustrations of two things:
1.White liberals grouping Blacks expecting them to think
according to THEIR enlightened philosophy!
2.Pure irrefutable liberal racism.
Or, how about Dr McIntosh’s number 9.“I can go into a music shop and count on finding the music of my race represented, into a supermarket and find the staple foods which fit with my cultural traditions, into a hairdresser’s shop and find someone who can cut my hair.”
Because my father was a Black barber, Dr McIntosh’s statement on hair-cutting caught my immediate attention. To save time, I will only comment on the hair-cutting part of her statement.
First, my Black father cut White people’s hair for over 30 years…which means they chose him…is this an example of White or Black Privilege? Remember, it is Dr McIntosh who presumptuously claimed: to easily find someone of your skin color to cut your hair…’IS’ WP!!!! So…and I repeat, what do you call it when a White man chooses my father, a Black man, to cut his hair? The liberal idea of WP makes it very difficult to be consistent!
Second, after my father passed, and I found other barbers to cut my hair, both Black and Hispanic barbers told me that in barber school they were taught to cut the hair of different ethnicities, both male and female! I have even had some Black barbers tell me they find it easier to cut White people’s hair than Blacks!
While I have never asked a White barber his/her opinion on this issue**, there are two fundamental reasons a White barber would not have a problem cutting Black/Latino hair:
1.Money. The White Barber who does not know how to cut Black
hair leaves money on the table. Because hair-cutting is a
business, that certainly would be unwise.
2.License. All states require a license to cut hair. Therefore,
because a license requires schooling, and barber schools teach
their barbers to cut all kinds of hair, I can’t see how a White
barber would have any problems learning to cut Black hair! I
saw Latino barbers cutting Black hair all the time!
The essence of Dr McIntosh’s statement is racist…it assumes Black people ‘require’ Black barbers; and White people require White barbers; and Latino people require Latino barbers! In practice…it just ain’t so! This is yet another example of Liberal racism! In this case, White liberals telling Blacks who should cut their hair!! Humans should choose whomever they want to cut their hair, not have to conform to liberal clap-trap!!!
I know Black women who have White hair-dressers, and even Latino hair-dressers! My wife has had both Black and White hairdressers, and presently has a Latino hairdresser…all by choice! However, according to Dr McIntosh, my wife ought to stay-in-her-lane!
Our church has a Hispanic salon owner, with different races comprising their hair-dressers…all serving different ethnicities! I have a Black brother-in-law, who married a Latino woman, and their daughter is a hair-dresser---how does her mixed racial heritage fit into Dr McIntosh’s WP scenario?!?! I repeat, the definition of WP must be consistent…because it is irrational!
In conclusion, WP advocates use their personal experiences to define WP---because it can have no objective standard!! In other words, a liberal can use anything a White person experiences—good or bad—and make it an example of WP! Therefore, WP is relative…and undefinable!
* FYI, all rights in our Constitution are individual--group rights do not exist!!
**Because it is so embarrassingly absurd!!!
Don't borrow someone else's plan. Develop your own philosophy and it will lead you to unique places.
In order to understand this tidbit, please review Dr Joy DeGruy’s video, it’s only 3.48 seconds. To define WP, Dr DeGruy offers her experience at a grocery store with her young child, and her sister-in-law, who is bi-racial, but looks White. In short, the White check-out attendant allowed Dr DeGruy’s sister-in-law to easily pass through the check-out line because she looked White, but gave Dr DeGruy all kinds of trouble, by asking for several kinds of ID to verify her check, because she was Black--all the while not knowing Dr DeGruy’s sister-in-law, who passed through line before her, was Black! Dr DeGruy says not only did her daughter notice the different treatment, but so did other Whites behind her in the check-out line.
This personal example reveals two inherent problems with WP.
1.Absolute Authoritarianism. If this situation were exactly reversed, would a Black check-out attendant be accused of Black Privilege? NO! Why? Because---according to liberalism, Blacks cannot have privilege! Why? Ironically…because of WP! Once WP is in place…no other privilege…especially Black privilege, can exist beside it!
Here is my point, as long as WP exists, even though the rich have privilege, the Black rich cannot have privilege! As long as WP exists, even though those with high IQ’s have privilege, Blacks with high IQ’s cannot have privilege! As long as WP exists, even though great musicians and singers would normally have privilege, Black great musicians and singers, cannot have privilege! As long as WP exists, even though Americans have privilege, Black Americans cannot have privilege!!! Why? The sovereignty of WP declares Blacks are oppressed, regardless of how rich, or what status in life they achieve; and Whites are oppressors, regardless of how poor, or little in life they experience!
Oprah Winfrey offers the proof: “There are white people who are not as powerful as the system of white people – the caste system that's been put in place – but they still, no matter where they are on the rung, or the ladder of success, they still have their whiteness." "Whites have a leg up. You still have your whiteness. That's what the term 'white privilege' is. It means that whiteness still gives you an advantage, no matter. It is the fundamental issue."
In other words, Oprah, who is a billionaire, is still on a lower rung of the ladder than Appalachian Whites...who have a "leg-up"! Why? Oprah answers succinctly, "You still have your Whiteness!"
WP trumps all! It allows 'NO' co-equal!!!! It takes 'NO' prisoners!!!
2.No Remedy. In theory, White Privilege is supposed to be evil. So, when we apply the “evil” connotation to Dr DeGruy’s experience, we would have to conclude that the White grocery check-out attendant behaved in a racist manner, right?!?! In other words, was the White check-out attendant wrong for treating Dr DeGruy differently, who is Black, from her sister-in-law who looks White? The only answer is a resounding YES!!! Of course!!! Absolutely!! But…if that White check-out attendant discriminated against Dr DeGruy, the attendant ought to apologize for her wrong behavior. In other words, if Person 1 offends Person 2, Person 1 ought to offer an apology to Person 2 to restore their relationship! Isn’t that right? Absolutely!
I see two problems. First, some WP advocates say WP is not wrong! They argue, it’s just privilege, and lots of people have privilege! For example, the rich have privilege; Americans have privilege; the intelligent have privilege—its’ all just privilege! So, because privilege exists, it can’t be wrong! Therefore, WP is not wrong, it just is!
On the contrary however, WP advocates also have the leeway to take the exact opposite position*, declaring WP is wrong and should be acknowledged. They shout, “Acknowledge your WP!” intending to convey that WP is wrong. But if it is wrong and should be acknowledged, why is it that when a White person acknowledges his/her “White Privilege”…nothing happens!!! (See Tidbit 1).
In other words, if Person 1 apologizes to Person 2 for a wrong done, then Person 2 ought to forgive that wrong done. Therefore, if the White check-out attendant apologizes to Dr DeGruy, her daughter, her sister-in-law, and the other witnesses for her bad behavior, she ought to be forgiven; and try to do better next time, isn’t that right?! YES!! Of Course!! Absolutely!
Here is the problem. There is no remedy for WP! In other words, if the White check-out attendant apologized for her bad behavior, and Dr DeGruy forgave her, then the WP ought to be healed!! Right? YES!! Of Course!! Absolutely! However, if Dr DeGruy actually forgave the White grocery store check-out attendant’s bad behavior, their relationship would be restored, because forgiveness is designed to remove the pain of an offense, and restore broken relationships! But…if WP can be healed, it would no longer exist! The problem is that WP advocates cannot have a WP that can be healed! They need a WP that exists forever!!! Why? Because it is ‘THE’ ingredient of victimology!!! In other words, if there is no victim of WP, there is no WP! Therefore, WP needs victimology, for without victimology, there is no basis for coercing the power and money they ultimately seek!!
Lastly, because WP was created to have no remedy, it requires a driving component that has no remedy…and what is that? Whiteness!!!!! First, remember, WP requires Whiteness…which is why it is called WP! Second, because a White person can never change his Whiteness, and WP requires a driving component that cannot change, Whiteness is the perfect choice. With ‘Whiteness’ as its unchanging component, WP is assured of continuing forever!!!
* Remember, WP is relative! Therefore, by rejecting the Law of Non-contradiction, WP can simultaneously exist as both A and non-A!
Don't borrow someone else's plan. Develop your own philosophy and it will lead you to unique places. -Jim Rohn
. Understanding often begins with definition. This tidbit includes definitions and therefore may be abit tedious, but please take careful note that this topic requires greater concentration. We can never understand “White Privilege” without the understanding the definitions of those who invented it!! I repeat, WP cannot be understood by attempting to impose a Christian definition on a word created by non-Christians. We must use their thinking on their word! Let’s begin with a few basic definitions:
1.a right, immunity, or benefit enjoyed by a particular person or a restricted group of people beyond the advantages of most:the privileges of the very rich.
-the unearned and mostly unacknowledged societal advantage that a restricted group of people has over another group:white privilege based on skin color; male privilege; children of privilege.
2.White privilege, or white skin privilege, is the societal privilege that benefits white people over non-white people in some societies, particularly if they are otherwise under the same social, political, or economic circumstances. With roots in European Colonialism and imperialism, and the Atlantic slave trade, white privilege has developed in circumstances that have broadly sought to protect white racial privileges, various national citizenships and other rights or special benefits. -Wikipedia
3.White Skin privilege is not something that White people necessarily do, create, or enjoy on purpose. Unlike the more overt and institutional manifestations of racism, white skin privilege is a transparent preference for whiteness that saturates our society. White skin privilege serves several functions: first it provides White people with perks, that we do not earn, and people of color do not enjoy. Second, it creates real advantages for us white people are immune to a lot of challenges. While privilege shapes the world in which we live, the way we navigate with one another and with the world. -Southern Poverty Law Center
Or, how about Peggy McIntosh’s 26-point list, who many credit as the discoverer of WP, to help ‘us’ identify, i.e.define, i.e.recognize WP:
1. I can, if I wish, arrange to be in the company of people of my race most of the time. 2. If I should need to move, I can be pretty sure of renting or purchasing housing in an area, which I can afford and in which I would want to live. 3. I can be pretty sure that my neighbors in such a location will be neutral or pleasant to me. 4. I can go shopping alone most of the time, pretty well assured that I will not be followed or harassed. 5. I can turn on the television or open to the front page of the paper and see people of my race widely represented. 6. When I am told about our national heritage or about “civilization,” I am shown that people of my color made it what it is. 7. I can be sure that my children will be given curricular materials that testify to the existence of their race. 8. If I want to, I can be pretty sure of finding a publisher for this piece on white privilege. 9. I can go into a music shop and count on finding the music of my race represented, into a supermarket and find the staple foods which fit with my cultural traditions, into a hairdresser’s shop and find someone who can cut my hair. 10. Whether I use checks, credit cards or cash, I can count on my skin color not to work against the appearance of my financial reliability. 11. I can arrange to protect my children most of the time from people who might not like them. 12. I can swear, or dress in second hand clothes, or not answer letters, without having people attribute these choices to the bad morals, the poverty, or the illiteracy of my race. 13. I can speak in public to a powerful male group without putting my race on trial. 14. I can do well in a challenging situation without being called a credit to my race. 15. I am never asked to speak for all the people of my racial group. 16. I can remain oblivious of the language and customs of persons of color who constitute the world’s majority without feeling in my culture any penalty for such oblivion. 17. I can criticize our government and talk about how much I fear its policies and behavior without being seen as a cultural outsider. 18. I can be pretty sure that if I ask to talk to “the person in charge,” I will be facing a person of my race. 19. If a traffic cop pulls me over or if the IRS audits my tax return, I can be sure I haven’t been singled out because of my race. 20. I can easily buy posters, post-cards, picture books, greeting cards, dolls, toys, and children’s magazines featuring people of my race. 21. I can go home from most meetings of organizations I belong to feeling somewhat tied in, rather than isolated, out-of-place, outnumbered, unheard, held at a distance, or feared. 22. I can take a job with an affirmative action employer without having coworkers on the job suspect that I got it because of race. 23. I can choose public accommodation without fearing that people of my race cannot get in or will be mistreated in the place I have chosen. 24. I can be sure that if I need legal or medical help my race will not work against me. 25. If my day, week or year is going badly, I need not ask of each negative episode or situation whether it has racial overtones. 26. I can choose blemish cover or bandages in “flesh” color and have them more or less match my skin.
Or, how about reviewing some of the more famous and popular promoters of White Privilege:
-Tim Wise. Here.
-Dr Joy DeGruy. Here.
-Or even Blind people on racism. Here.
Here is my point, Youtube offers what is probably thousands of people advocating for WP. What is most interesting are their differing definitions! The common thread running through the multitudinous explanations* are personal experiences! In other words, WP is defined by people’s personal experience. But why is that? Because WP requires relativism! In other words, it’s completely subjective!
For example, let’s examine a couple of Dr McIntosh’s list items: “11.I can arrange to protect my children most of the time from people who might not like them.” Look at the language used: “most of the time” or “might not like them”. This verbiage is subjective! Can Dr McIntosh honestly believe that Blacks can’t protect their children: “most of the time”? If it is true that Blacks can protect their children, “most of the time”, how then can this be an example of WP? On the contrary, if Blacks, like Whites, can protect their children “most of the time”, do Blacks also have WP?
Or, what about: “5.I can turn on the television or open to the front page of the paper and see people of my race widely represented.” This is totally subjective! Can anyone possibly believe that no Black, Brown, Yellow, or Red person can turn on the t.v. and see their own race?!?!! Really?!?! In my opinion, I’m not even sure why someone would be looking for their own race when turning on the t.v.!!!! But…if you’re Black, and want to find your race, has Dr McIntosh never heard of the BET network? Are there no Hispanic speaking tv stations? Really??!!?!?
The ‘Golden Tongue’ of WP, Tim Wise once declared, “For those who still cannot grasp White Privilege…perhaps this list will help. WP is when you can get pregnant at 17, like Bristol Palin, and everyone is quick to insist that your life, and that of your family is a personal matter, and that no one has a right to judge you or your parents cause every family has challenges even as Black and Latino families have similar challenges and are regularly typified as irresponsible, pathological, and arbiters of social decay.”
Obviously, Mr Wise dislikes Sarah Palin, so…he uses his personal opinion to explain her WP— and then turns to include America in his criticism of her! Really?!?!? In other words, according to Mr Wise, any human being--White, Black, Brown, Red, Yellow, or polka-dotted--can dislike any White person for any reason, and then turn it into an example of WP?
I challenge you to simply go to Youtube and type in the search engine: ‘White Privilege’, and begin to listen…you will hear a ‘ga-zillion’ personal experiences and definitions of WP! In other words, if every time a White person has an experience—good or bad**--and it is defined as WP, then WP has no definition!!!!
*The fact that WP requires so much explanation speaks volumes!! If WP is so obvious, why do I need hundreds and even thousands of people to explain it?
**When Bristol Palin got pregnant out of wedlock, I’m sure that was not a positive experience for Sarah and her husband. But…according to Tim Wise, even negative experiences for White people are WP!
"The worst day in a man's life is when he sits down and begins thinking about how he can get something for nothing." --Thomas Jefferson
Because of man’s wickedness, in the last days, one way God will pour-out His wrath is to send a strong delusion, that men might believe a lie(2Thes2:11). Tragically, all over the culture, not only are sinners affected, but even many Christians are unable to discern right from wrong, or good from evil. One contemporary example of God’s strong delusion is White Privilege.
How do I determine WP is a delusion? In this third tidbit, I want to show that God gave Israel an elaborate and complex system to handle the issue of human sin. For example, in the Old Testament, there were literally thousands of priests whose sole responsibility was to handle the many sacrifices necessary to secure forgiveness of sin for the Jewish people. In addition, God commanded Israel to celebrate several feasts, such as Passover, Feast of Weeks, Feast of Trumpets, etc.; which required Israel to return to Jerusalem several times during a calendar year, along with the sacrifice of animals or birds for the remission of sins.
Furthermore, in the New Testament, the Bible identifies Jesus as the Lamb of God Who takes away the sin of the world (Jn1:29). This truth is supported by other passages like Matthew 27:51, which describes the curtain in Holy of Holies torn in half due to the death of Jesus, which was a sign teaching that the Jew could come into God’s presence without a human priest.
What does all this have to do with White Privilege? Everything!!! First, you must understand that Satan comes to steal, kill, and destroy(Jn10:10) therefore, categorized under the word ‘steal’ is mimicry; to mimic is an attempt to steal. But, to steal what? The answer is: the weight, or the seriousness of something; in this case to steal the reverence for God’s word! In other words, as a method of creating deception, Satan introduces false doctrines (1Tim4:1) that actually mimic God’s word creating a trivialization, which ultimately ends in people rejecting God’s word as unimportant.
For example, if we examine the temptation of Jesus(Matt4:1-10), in the first of Satan’s temptation, Jesus resisted by using the Word of God: “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone”. However, in the second temptation, Satan responded by copying Jesus tactic of using the
Word of God: “…it is written, He will command his angels concerning you…”. Was Satan serious? How can the Word of God be used to deceive the very One Who exists as the Word of God (Jn1:14)!?!? Therefore, Satan was not trying to deceive Jesus in the second temptation, he was mimicking Jesus’ use of the Word of God in the previous temptation. In other words, Satan was mocking Jesus!
If you remember, Satan’s second temptation was, “If you be the Son of God…? In the first temptation, after a 40 day fast, Jesus was literally hungry, therefore to turn the rocks into bread to eat, could have been a serious urge! On the other hand, in Satan’s second temptation, do you
really think, Jesus was ever confused about His Sonship…either before or after Satan’s words?
Of course not! Therefore, Satan could not have been attempting to deceive Jesus! On the contrary, Satan was mocking Jesus, by mimicking Him—in order to get Him to trivialize the Word of God! To trivialize the word of God, always ends in rejecting His word!
This is exactly the error of WP--it seeks to trivialize God’s word in the area of repentance, forgiveness, and reverence, which ultimately ends attacking the very cross of Christ! As I pointed-out in the first tidbit of this series, the people who espouse WP demand that Whites repent of their WP to both Whites and Blacks.* Yet, because repentance is part of God’s system to deliver mankind from sin, the demand to repent/acknowledge/confess WP, pits-it directly against God’s system of repentance and forgiveness of sin. Let’s take a quick look, and literally compare the two systems of repentance and forgiveness against one another:
1.To whom do you confess WP? or to Whom do Christians confess their sin?
White privilege Christianity
Humans: Blacks & Whites God
2.Who defines WP? or Who defines sin/evil?
White privilege Christianity
Humans: Blacks & Whites God
3.Who forgives WP? or Who forgives sin?
White privilege Christianity
Humans: Blacks & Whites God
*If you contend, ‘repentance is not really required in WP, the people who do so, don’t know what they’re doing!’ Yet, if it is true, they don’t know what they’re doing when they repent/confess/acknowledge their White privilege, I have three questions:
i.Why then is WP considered wrong?
ii.Yet, if it is not wrong, why do people feel the need to acknowledge/confess it, i.e.repent? iii.Furthermore, if WP is literally not wrong, and no repentance is necessary, then why make any issue of WP…at all? In other words, if one can do nothing about WP, why even mention it?
The most important question to ask on the job is not "What am I getting?" The most important question to ask on the job is "What am I becoming?" -Jim Rohn
In part 1 of this tidbit, I argued that the “spiritual” origins of White Privilege are the sins of idolatry and blasphemy. In other words, the idea of WP creates in its advocates both idolatry and blasphemy. I would like to add 2 more variables to support my position:
1.Absolute White Privilege
2.Cultural White Privilege
If you examine the term “White privilege” you will notice that its foundation is “Whiteness” not privilege. As I argued in part 1, the idea of “privilege” is what the Bible calls favor(Ps5:12). In other words, favor, i.e.privilege, does in fact exist. However, the favor or privilege of God originates in either:
i.Spiritual privilege. In other words, who you(mankind) are, i.e.mankind’s identity. This means God gives favor according to Who God made you:
a.Mankind (Gen1:28). God made man in His image through the
b.Righteousness(Ps5:12). On the other hand, God requires
righteousness in man, through the Abrahamic Covenant (Rom5:17-
ii.Natural privilege. This privilege happens through what mankind:
a.Produces (Gen1:28; Lu19:13; Pro20:11). All mankind is called to
produce, which God blesses.
b.Moral (righteous) behavior(Is1:19;Ps84:11). For example, it’s
possible for sinners to obey certain of God’s law, i.e.marriage,
at least for a period of time, which can facilitate God’s blessing
These two factors (spiritual and natural privilege) originate in God’s benevolent will; which refers to His general desire to bless mankind—both the righteous (entire Bible) and the unrighteous(Rom2:4; Jer31:3)—therefore, and I repeat, favor(privilege) is Biblical, i.e.godly.
On the contrary, if we examine the “Whiteness” of White Privilege, it can only exist as either absolute or cultural. What do I mean? Let’s examine ‘absolute White Privilege’ first. The absolute nature of WP –in general--refers to human beings who are White that exist all over the world. For example, there are nations where White people comprise a majority, like Russia, Germany, and France etc., and other nations where White people comprise a minority, like Japan, China, or Ghana. Here is the question: are the White people of the nations where they exist, as either a majority or a minority…still White? Of course! Obviously! Duh!! Therefore, because the White people of those nations are all White, if WP originates from ‘Whiteness’---and is absolute--then it must follow that the White people of those nations must possess WP!
On the contrary however, if you actually examine the reality of the existence of ‘absolute’ WP—all over the world--we find something entirely different! For example, does a White person in Ghana (a black African nation) have WP? Or, a White person in China (a yellow racial nation)? Or, how about a White person in Japan (a yellow racial nation)? If we are honest...the answer is NO! This is irrefutable evidence that WP does not exist according to the absolute nature of “Whiteness”! In other words, the fact that White people possess less melanin than Black, Brown, Red or Yellow people does not actually mean that all White people absolutely have privilege!
Moving forward, if the privilege of “Whiteness” is not absolute (universal), unless there are other choices I’ve missed, WP must be cultural. In other words, in the context of this tidbit, ‘cultural WP’ applies only to America. Therefore, here is the essence of ‘cultural WP’: because Whites have dominated America, i.e. created its systems to favor Whites, all White people in America have White Privilege over other races! The question now before us is, ‘IS THIS TRUE?’
My response: if WP applies only to American Whites; or if Whites have privilege in America over Black, Brown, Yellow or Red people…because of their ‘Whiteness’:
1.How do you account for all the Whites in America that are poor,
destitute, and even illiterate? The number of Whites on welfare is
nearly double the number of Blacks. Does this constitute
2.How do you account for the Whites in prison in comparison to
those other races who are not in prison? Can this be designated
as ‘cultural WP’?
3.How do you account for the vast number of non-Whites in
American sports, like the NFL and NBA, where 80% of those
leagues are Black? I repeat, is this ‘cultural WP’?
4.How do you account for incomes of ethnic groups in America,
where non-Whites like Indians(from India), Taiwanese, and
Filipino Americans have all pushed-ahead of American Whites?
In conclusion, the moment “White” is placed in front of “Privilege”, i.e. “White Privilege”, the privilege ceases to come from God, and begins to come from race, which ‘is’ racism; and, why it is called “White Privilege”!! Therefore, because nothing in the Bible teaches that God gives privilege to color or race, then WP can only be designated as a false or unBiblical doctrine!
“This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual,
“1.Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times
some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits,
and doctrines of devils;
2.Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a
hot iron” -1Tim4:1,2
The key factor that will determine your financial future is not the economy; the key factor is your philosophy. – Jim Rohn
The Bible teaches righteousness is gifted to us through imputation (Rom4:3,5,6; Gal3:6), which is very much like money charged to your account through the Cash app . In other words, God’s righteousness is foundational for our personal salvation (Rom5:17,18,21).
On the other hand, 'White Privilege' (WP) works along the same spiritual track; for this reason it is not just a term defining a political or cultural phenomenon, but literally encourages the sins of blasphemy and idolatry. Allow me to explain using WP’s impact on both Whites and Blacks.
To begin, when a White person acknowledges his/her’s 'White Privilege'(WP), it is a confession that 'WP' is not good—which is the reason it requires an ‘acknowledgement’ or a 'confession’. I repeat, when a White person confesses 'WP', he confesses something that has been previously determined as bad! It is very much equivalent to a Christian confessing his sin. For example, 1John 1:9 addresses the Christian who has sinned: "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." This means when a Christian confesses a sin, he is cleansed from his sin and unrighteousness through faith in the cleansing blood of Jesus—which by the way, is ‘THE’ sovereign element for the removal of sin for all humanity(Col1:14,20;Heb9:12;Rev1:5)!
On the contrary, what happens when a White person confesses ‘WP'? Three things:
ii.An appearance of righteousness, i.e.enlightenment
iii.A forever acknowledgment of 'WP'
i.Remember, when a Christian confesses his sin, he immediately is cleansed by the blood of Jesus. On the contrary, when a White person confesses his 'WP, that confession results in nothing! Why? Three reasons:
a.Because 'WP' is based upon Whiteness, which is the reason it is
called “WHITE” Privilege, no matter how many times a White
person confesses 'WP'; or for how long that confession is made,
the guilty White person remains White! In other words, the
confession of 'WP' can never change the Whiteness of a White
b.Because ‘privilege’ is based upon Whiteness, and because the
Whiteness of a White person cannot change, neither can their
privilege change! Therefore, confessing ‘WP’ can do nothing to
the ‘privilege’ of a White person.
c.God alone defines sin(Gen2:16,17), and God does not define
Whiteness as sin, which means it requires neither confession, nor
repentance. Therefore, confessing ‘WP’ can do nothing for a
White person, whether ‘WP’ is categorized as: 1.simply
unbecoming; 2.a bad thing; or 3.worst of all, a sin.
ii.Second, in spite of nothing happening after confessing 'WP', the person who actually confesses 'WP', in his own eyes*, immediately becomes righteous, i.e.a good person; or a just person! Why? The White person who confesses his 'WP' immediately feels better about himself because he believes he has become more, higher, or better than other White people, who have not confessed their 'WP'!
iii.As I have already noted, the only way a White person can 'literally' rid himself 'WP' is to become non-White! Yet, because a White person can never become non-White--even after confessing 'WP'--to compensate, the White person must continue to confess his 'WP'! In other words, even after initially confessing 'WP', in all future situations, that same White person must continue to confess 'WP' when encountering other Whites and Blacks who did not hear his initial confession! But once again, what does repeatedly confessing 'WP' do? The same as confessing ‘WP’ once does...ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!
What then is the impact on the White person who acknowledges White Privilege? It is four-fold:
i.Self-Deception. The person who believes ‘confessing 'WP'’
delivers him from that ‘WP', or does anything at all, is immediately
self-deceived! I repeat, confessing 'WP' does not rid White people
of ‘Whiteness'; nor privilege, nor 'WP'…nor anything at all!!!
ii.Promotes Deception and lies. To confess one’s own ‘WP’ by
default, encourages other Whites to confess their ‘WP’ in order to
be a ‘good’; or a ‘right’; or a ‘moral’ White person. However, to
participate in the deception promotes deception and lies in
iii.Rejects authentic righteousness. Because acknowledging ‘WP’
literally does nothing, when a White person confesses ‘WP’, he
exercises faith in his own righteousness. This means he defines or
creates his own righteousness, which by default, rejects authentic
righteousness imputed only through faith in Christ Jesus.
iv.Becomes a blasphemer. The White person who confesses his ‘WP’
actually believes his deliverance from ‘WP’ comes through the
‘work’ or ‘works’ (Eph2:9; Tit3:5) of confessing ‘WP’! Assuming ‘WP’
is a sin**, means it must follow that deliverance from sin, or some
forms of sin, i.e. ‘WP’, does not require the cross of Christ…which is
Tragically, 'WP' also has devastating effects on Black people too!
A belief in 'White Privilege' effects Black people in two ways:
i.First, the 'belief' that Whites have privilege creates anger in Black people (and other minorities) because there is no way for Blacks to ever either aspire, hope, or achieve equality or privilege--without first becoming White! Because it is impossible for a Black person to ever become White, the only recourse is to become angry. Tragically, the anger takes two forms:
a.anger at whites, because of their 'WP'
b.and more importantly, anger at God, for creating ‘Whites’ with
ii.Second, because Blacks have no way of overcoming 'WP'--even considering personal achievement***--Blacks can only overcome their oppression by WP through coercing subservience. What does that mean? Blacks demand Whites become subservient to them. This occurs in two ways:
a.Whites must acknowledge 'WP'...to Blacks! The pseudo-doctrine of
'WP' makes a distinction between confessing 'WP' to Whites and
Blacks! If you remember, confessing 'WP' to Whites is designed to
end with righteousness, i.e.Whites feeling good about self,
and feeling better than other Whites who have not confessed
their 'WP'. On the contrary, confessing 'WP' to Blacks is designed
to force Whites to acknowledge Black superiority and White
subservience. Following are just a few pieces of my 660 pages of
archived evidence: Black superiority (Here. Here.) Meet their
insane demands (Here. Here. Here.) Excusing Black racism (Here.
Here. Here. Here.)
b.Genuflection. Whites are literally forced, and even willingly
bowing to Blacks. (Here. Here.)
Tragically, points a. and b. create idolatry in both Whites and Blacks. First, for a White person to literally bow to another human being, either Black, White, or other, creates idolatry in Whites. And second, for a Black person to either coerce or allow a White person to bow to him/her, creates idolatry in that Black person!
In conclusion, two final points.
1.'WP' helps neither Whites nor Blacks, but encourages the sins of both blasphemy and idolatry!
2.Tragically, the idea of ‘WP’ establishes, emboldens, and increases racism in the culture! As long as ‘WP’ is culturally accepted, racism will be impossible to end!
*which makes it an appearance, not a reality!!!
**If ‘WP’ is not sin, why confess it?
***Oprah Winfrey, one the richest woman in the world—Black or White—is still of victim of WP! (Here. Here.)
Only human beings can reorder their lives any day they choose by refining their philosophy. -Jim Rohn
In my experience, contemporary Democrats are almost exclusively Liberal (and vice versa); and contemporary Republicans are almost exclusively Conservative (and vice versa). Interestingly, Blacks are almost exclusively Democrat although many still claim to be Conservative. On the contrary, Whites are divided between Conservative and Liberal, and Republican and Democrat fairly evenly, although Whites lean more toward the Liberal side than Conservative. Most importantly, Christians are often split between both Liberals and Conservatives. Obviously, this creates great confusion!
Furthermore, the reason more Blacks are Democrats than Republican is because Blacks are taught from their youth that Democrats favor Blacks, and Republicans are racist. I find this an extremely interestingly phenomenon, which will be addressed later. This means race does in fact, have an effect upon party affiliation.
If you review the following Pew research poll:
…you will find that peoples’ ‘generation’ is not a consistent factor to determine whether a person is Democrat or Republican. Further evidence for this inconsistency is that political party platforms change over time, and some people switch parties while others choose to remain with their party. This means not even party platforms are powerful enough to consistently predict how people determine their party affiliation.
Furthermore, another Pew research poll reveals that race, generation,
and education do not consistently predict party affiliation over time. In other words, some polls predict, while others contradict how party affiliation is determined. Yet, because inconsistencies do in fact exist, the interpretation of these inconsistencies becomes relevant.
Following are at least four reasons for the inconsistencies:
1.Definitions. First, the definitions of the words Liberal, Conservative, Democrat, Republican often change, which completely confuses people, who respond by retaining their present party.
2.Platform positions. Second, most people do not affiliate with a political party because of their Party’s platform positions. Why? Because like definitions, party positions also change. Once again, because people have voted according to a particular party--all their life—they simply continue that historical pattern. In addition, the idea of voting according to a historical pattern is also true of people who don’t vote at all.
3.Apathy/lethargy. People believe their votes don’t make a difference because--in their opinion--nothing changes whether a Democrat or Republican takes office. Apathy can also overwhelm people due to a belief that because the Constitution does not change, and all leaders must abide by the Constitution, there is no need to vote.
4.Bible. A rejection of the Bible causes:
i.ignorance of the Word of God
ii.ignorance of the purposes of America
ii.ignorance of the providential history of America, and other nations
iii.ignorance of God’s wrath.
“It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.”
-President George Washington
In short review, in part 1, I concluded: Democrats, Republicans, Conservatives, and Liberals all derive their philosophies from a deity! Why? See part 2.
In part 2, I concluded Colossians 2:8 declares Christ/the Word of God stands on one side; and on the other are the philosophies of mankind. Therefore, all philosophy originates in theology, or from a god—either the God of the Bible, or a false god.
In part 3, I offered the definition of liberalism from 1828 Webster’s dictionary: “free to access, sexual license. In comparison, the conservative definition is conserving the principles of the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution.
In part 4, I concluded the Biblical God is political (Is9:6). Therefore, political philosophies can be Biblical or unbiblical! All man’s philosophies originate either from God, or from man.
Therefore, because parties are comprised of ‘imperfect’ people*, it is possible for an authentic believer to become part of a party/group that holds to unbiblical/ungodly positions, yet that individual can still be saved. How? Because his/her mind is not renewed on the Word of God(Rom12:1-2)!!!
Likewise, it is possible for a person to be part of a party/group that holds Biblical views, and yet not be a Christian, because that one may come understand certain principles God placed in the creation, and allow those principles to inform his/her views. For example, the concept of ‘freedom’ is not only taught in the Bible(Gal5:1,13), but it also exists in the Creation**, therefore an unbeliever can choose a party/group that supports ‘freedom’, and yet not be a Christian.
Of course, the problem arises when an authentic Christian adopts unbiblical philosophies (1Tim4:1,Col2:8); in the long-run--he/she will fail(Josh1:8)! Why? I repeat, only God’s word ultimately works---in both the short and long run!!(Ps119:160) Because this is true, it is imperative that every Christian--after their salvation--begin to renew his/her mind on the Word of God(Rom12:1-2)! Why? In order understand how God works both individually and nationally—and then commit to align themself with His good and perfect will!
It is critical at this point to understand that if an authentic Christian becomes deceived, and chooses to run after political parties, groups, churches, etc., that reject the Word of God(1Tim4:1), they will ultimately receive the same judgment--in this life---as those unbelievers who reject the Word of God! Why? The wages of sin is death(Rom6:23)! For example, although no human can actually judge the heart of another, we can however, judge their fruit(Mat7:16). An application of this great truth is during the 30’s and early 40’s in Germany, where many people claimed to be Christians--yet joined the Nazis! When the Russians attacked Germany from the east and Americans from the west, do you think the German Christians were spared? Of course not! Yet, an even better question is—do you think God protected authentic Christians who ran after Hitler? My answer is an obvious NO! Of course, one may argue that those Germans who claimed Christ, and were Nazis—were pseudo-Christians--and you might be right! Yet, to this day, I know Christians who hold to unbiblical views, yet vehemently claim Christian conversion! Therefore, if that is true, it means it is possible for an authentic Christian to be deceived! But, if a Christian can be deceived holding to unbiblical positions--I can guarantee one thing--his/her Christianity can no more keep that Christian from God’s judgment(on this earth)---than God keeps a smoking-Christian from lung cancer!
Let’s cut to the chase, in part 1 I wrote, “in general, liberal Christians claim the Democrat party, while conservative Christians claim the Republican party”. This is an obvious undeniable fact. What is also undeniable is that liberals/Democrats and Conservatives/Republicans are incompatible, they have totally different values, yet Christians occupy both sides. Who then is right? As I pointed out in part 3, the only standard/way to judge something or someone as either right or wrong, or good or evil—is the absolute standard:
1.the Word of God, the Bible.
2.The creation, which was created by the Word of God, and
possesses God’s innate values within each created thing.
Theologically, these two are known as Special revelation (1) and General revelation (2).
In other words, without God’s word as THE absolute standard, evil cannot exist—only good exists! I repeat, if God does not exist then everything is good---and evil cannot exist! Why? Without God, man becomes the sole judge of good and evil, or right and wrong. Therefore, because mankind is inherently equal, and if mankind determines his own good and evil—then one man’s evil is another man’s good—which means no man’s behavior can be judged as evil!!!!
Yet, because mankind does in fact judge some things good, and other things evil; that fact alone demands an absolute standard! Yet, if an absolute standard exists, it cannot be a creation of mankind—because mankind cannot have an absolute standard! Why? Because I repeat, every man/woman has their own version of good! Therefore, Who is that only One Whom can determine an absolute good and evil? God!! Who is this God? His Name is Jesus! The God of the Bible—Who is the only God (Jn17:3).
If this is not true, there can be no disagreement between Liberals/Democrats and Conservatives/Republicans! Yet, unless one is living on the Moon, we know that not only does a disagreement exist between these two groups, it is an irredeemable disagreement!
*People who have a sin nature, i.e.a propensity to sin.
**Not only people, but all things animate exhibit an inherent law of freedom written on their hearts
“Initial response illustrates a great deal about someone's personal philosophy.” -Jim Rohn
Following are just a few examples of God’s hand of blessing upon America:
1.America is the first nation in the history of the world to facilitate such incredible prosperity for so many of its people*!!
2.An unprecedented number of minorities, including an unprecedented number of Blacks, have achieved--in many instances---wild prosperity; more so than in any other present nation, and more than any other nation in the history of the world--including every Black African
nations—past and present!
3.America is the only nation in the history of the world to willfully elect a descendent of the group it once enslaved as its leader, i.e.president!
4.America is not only the first, but the only nation in the history of the world to willfully re-elect a descendent of the group it once enslaved. There is no other White, Hispanic, Asian, Arab, or African nation that can make this boast!
5.No other White majority nation in the history of the world has ever elected a black leader.
6.America is the only nation in the history of the world to elect a former member of the enslaved group as its president in less than 150 years after abolishing slavery!
7.America is the first nation in the history of the world to abolish slavery not by a slave uprising, but by the conscience of the slave-holder!!!
8.By 1980, more black Africans have immigrated to America seeking freedom and opportunity than were ever brought here as slaves.
9.The conscience of America regarding slavery was changed by the Judeao/Christian ethic, which created Western culture, which for the first time in the history of the world led to, i.e. influenced many other nations to follow its lead, and abolish slavery!!!
-America is the leading exporter of the Judaeo/Christian ethic
to the world, and therefore by default the abolishment of
10.America is the only nation in the history of the world founded upon an idea, and not ethnicity, race, or nationality; and that idea is liberty. America’s freedom has been exported to the nations of the world; and many of those nations have become even more free than America.
11.America is presently the least racist, multi-cultural nation in the history of the world.
Why is America exceptional?** Not because America is better than any other nation, but because America has honored God!
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. -Ps33:12
On the contrary, the day will soon come when God will restore Israel*** to its rightful position as world leader. When that day soon arrives, God will pour out a blessing upon the world like never before!
"I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid:
but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles,
for to provoke them to jealousy.
Now if the fall of them (Jews/Israel) be the riches of the world,
and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much
more their fulness? -Rom11:11-12
*See ‘Everyday Millionaires’, by Chris Hogan, the most comprehensive study of millionaires ever completed. He interviewed over 10,000 millionaires.
**This is a short list of the things that make America exceptional
Your personal philosophy is the greatest determining factor in how your life works out. -Jim Rohn