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)
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