The fastest growing religion among Black males, sadly, is Islam. I identify with some of the root causes of this, as I too once thought Islam was a better alternative to Christianity, in my teens.
I was once caught up in Orthodox Islam and, later, the Nation of Islam.
The common denominator is that Islamic propaganda does a great job in selling millions on the false notion that it is a natural religion, particularly, for those who are oppressed.
They point out how Christianity was supposedly forced on Africans by slave traders and that the White man gave us his religion in exchange for our identity.
Many young White Americans are starting to buy into this lie.
Yes, it is true that everything Black was once couched in language that made it evil and all that is white, the language made it good.
Heck, even Napoleon tried to blow up the Sphinx, hating its African origin.
These facts make it much easier for many to be led into deception.
However, more and more, over the past 80 years, the truth has been revealed that people of African descent have played a major role throughout human history, in that which is both good and evil.
Not just that which is negative, as some would have us to believe.
The truth is that there Black Africans were in the Upper Room when the Holy Spirit came.
Ethiopia was likely the first Christian nation in the world.
A Black African, Simon of Cyrene (Matt. 27:32) helped to carry Jesus cross.
A Black African took the Word of God back to Ethiopia after being witnessed to by Phillip (Acts 8:26,27) and, thus, Ethiopia became a Christian nation, long before any European nation thought about it.
There were Black African Coptic Christians in the 1st Century, in Carthage by the 2nd Century.
Those who called Christianity a White Religion should study Tertullian, Clement of Alexandria, Origen of Alexandria, Cyprian, Athanasius and Augustine of Hippo.
The notion that Christianity is a White Mans Religion is not only historically inaccurate, but it is a lie from the pit of Satans hell intended to distract from Gods reality.
Food for thought for the day, for those who have been miseducated by radical Islamic propaganda or by that of Black Nationalists.