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When you use the words BLM, a lot of emotions come up from all sides of society. Some are so tired of these words, that they do not want to hear about it anymore or they get angry when you speak about it. Others defend these words by going on the streets, protest and even go that far that they burn down or demolish buildings, statues and depredations.

But how should Christians respond to BLM?

Let us first look at the organization behind BLM and what they stand for.

1) Dismantling and abolishing the police

This is what they say on their website: blacklivesmatter.com:

“We know that police don’t keep us safe – and as long as we continue to pump money into our corrupt criminal justice system at the expense of housing, health, and education investments – we will never be truly safe. That’s why we are calling to defund police.”

If Christians support this thought, then they do exactly the same as that of which the black community feels accused of, namely: GENERALIZATION! That is to say: “You are all the same!”

Fact is that there are always rotten apples in the basket. But that does NOT mean that all apples are rotten. The idea to accuse the ENTIRE police force and the ENTIRE justice system of corruption is not fair and cannot be supported.

What we can do is support the 90% of good agents, judges and lawyers in their commitment to fight crime and maintain order and safety.

The abolition of the police force will by no means solve the racism problem!

2) Promoting the LGBTQ+ community!

This is what they say on their website: blacklivesmatter.com:

“We are making space for trans brothers and sisters to participate and lead. We are committed to being self-reflexive and doing the work required to dismantle cis-gender privilege and uplift Black trans folk, especially Black trans women who continue to be disproportionately impacted by trans-antagonistic violence.” (Cis-genders are all people whose gender identity matches their birth gender)

In itself you may say: “What’s wrong with this?” BLM just supports the black trans community that is facing great enmity.

But let’s read on …

“We foster a queer‐affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking or, rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual unless s/he or they disclose otherwise.”

What are they actually saying here?

They say that cis-gender thinking (the concept of 2 genders, man and woman) should be abolished and replaced by multigender thinking. With this they claim that there are multiple genders. This is unbiblical!

Further they say that they foster a queer‐affirming network. This means that they support the lifestyle of someone that is gay. This is also unbiblical!

Lastly they say that not everyone is hetero and therefore we should be open to other forms of life for someone that is not.

Thus as Christian it is impossible to support the ideas of BLM, that supports and promotes the LGBTQ+ lifestyle!

3) Getting rid of the family structure!

This is what they say on their website: blacklivesmatter.com:

“We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.”

What are they actually saying here?

They say they are against the only hetero thinking that they describe as “Western.” But hetero thinking is in fact a divine principle that says that a family consists of the man as father, the woman as mother and children.

What they want is the abolishing of the old Western traditional ideas. Therefore they promote the thought that a family can consist of every model possible. Whether that is the form of man and man, woman and woman, 2 men and 1 woman, 2 women and 1 man, etc.

Every organization that wants to disrupt, dismantle, abolish and destroy the divine family structure is unbiblical and from the evil one.

Actually these ideas of BLM are very strange, because according to statistics three-quarter of the black children grow up in a family without a father. This is difficult enough for the mothers and children. And now BLM also supports the idea to promote families without a father. All this will certainly not help the black community!

Something about the slogan ‘Black Lives Matter’ (BLM)

This battle cry, slogan, motto, or whatever you want to call it, will be supported by most people. But if they would know what the BLM organization stands for, many will drop out, especially among Christians.

I want to compare it with the slogan ‘JUST DO IT’, which the brand NIKE uses since 1988. Many will support this slogan and maybe used it themselves in some situation. But that does NOT mean that you support the ideas wherefore Nike also uses this slogan today!

This also applies to the battle cry BLM, that was born when defenseless black people were shot by armed white police officers, which was never investigated whether this was just or not. And if it was unjust, the judge never imposed a punishment, but the perpetrators always went free.

Such a battle cry could also be born when Asian people would be killed in the same way by black or white police officers. Then you would hear the cry ALM.

Conclusion

Should Christians support “Black Lives Matter” (BLM)?

When it comes to the slogan BLM Christians can certainly support it. For black people have just as much right to life as ALL other people on this earth. In God’s eyes there is no distinction between light and dark and everything in between. God loves ALL people!

But the organization behind BLM can certainly NOT be supported by Christians, because their ideas are full of beliefs that completely go against all principles of God and His Word!

Delen.

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