God calls back the past.

Ecclesiastes 3:15 

God is in control and God has



providential power and appointed 



times. Our past, present, and future 



takes place under God's Divine



 Providence!


Ecclesiastes 3 reminds us:


There is a time for everything,


 and a season for every activity
 

under the heavens:


Time and the events happening 



in it are parts of a ceaseless flow.



Whatever is... has already been, 


and what will be... has been before;
 

and God will call the past to account.


All of history and the way we view 


history is important. 



Some are inclined to think that 



former days are gone, forever.



 Ecclesiastes 3 shows that this



 concept is not necessarily true. 





It is evident that God allows the 



past to revisit us, for His purposes



 and our good. God makes positive



 use of history repeating itself for



mankind's betterment. 




The past helps us remember 



who we are and Whose we are!



It is through history that we can



recall man's past calamities... and



take notice of God's unmerited



favor and grace. 



History has shaped us. When we



look over our shoulders... we are 



humbled and thankful to see what 



God has delivered us through and 



what God has delivered us from. 



As we journey through life... a 



historical perspective allows us to 



make sense of today's world, and 



do all we can today to improve 



our tomorrows.



History compels us to look back. 



When we look back and examine 



our past and see how far we 



have come... it compels us to 



look at both darkness and light. 



We can embrace the light, but 



we don't ignore the darkness



Both can motivate us to keep 



moving forward... giving us the



 resolve to tackle the obstacle(s)



 we may be up against, right now, 



or take a different approach.  





The best foreseer of future 



actions would be... past actions. 



One of the best ways to gain



 perspective is to examine our past.





 Some may believe the past is best 



left behind, but we believe taking a



 look back can be incredibly useful



 when we purposefully learn, grow 



and gain insightful wisdom from our



past experiences, then move forward





Past actions are great guides 



for anticipating how someone

 


 might conduct themselves 



in a situation and/or with a



problem.





The past helps us see the bigger



 picture. Our past motivates us to 



look forward. It can be great fuel 



to prepare us for our future. 


 


History is not just about man... 


history is about knowing


God, reckoning with God


 and keeping our minds 


fixed on God, the Source


from which our highest 


good flows




In all of history, God is 


the ultimate possible good 


for us. A good which has


 no rivals or superiors. 




God is our Instructor,


 our Guidance, the 


explanation for... God is our 


clarity, the meaning of


 everything. 




Scripture is full of history!


We must not lose track of... 


or disregard our history.



God bids an account of mankind's 


past, and God will bring every deed 


into judgment. 


(Ecclesiastes 12:14)



A noticeable theme in Ecclesiastes is... 


judgment and justice.



God's Will is justice and justice will prevail. 


History repeats itself, and one who does not 


learn from the past... will pay the price in the


 future. 



The day of reckoning will not end 


in political arenas or the boardroom... 


it ends at the throne of 


God.



God is in control of history... and evil, 


unrighteous circumstances will never


 be able to subvert this fact.



All of mankind is flesh and inclined to deviant


behavior. By the grace of God, God seeks to 


help those of us who have muddled our past. 


By His grace and mercy... God seeks to 


recover and restore what seems, from our point


 of view, to be forever lost. 


God has the power to bring forth the 


experiences from our past so that we may 


have an opportunity to sort through our previous 


egregiousness, remorselessness, abuses of power, 


gluttony, barbarousness, violence, anger, foulness,


shadiness, wrong-doings, brutality, viciousness,


heinousness, destructiveness, cruelty, nefariousness, 


wickedness, corruption, confusion, agitations, 


exploitations, selfishness, chaos, lawlessness,


unrest, messiness, rebellion, devilishness, 


deceitfulness, and troubles... 


with a greater degree of noble-mindedness, 


uprightness, and clarity.



God has a purpose for our lives...



always does things with good 



purposes in mind, and will


 

fulfill His purposes for us all.



We can trust that God will 



never abandon His work in 



our lives... He never has and 



never will.



With God's help, we can do the righteous 


thing... learn from our history to better 


ourselves, and pay it forward.



God does not bring the past up for the 


purposes of condemnation, but for


 redemption.

History is being written for the generations to 


come and our decisions have lasting implications.


What is happening right now... has already 


happened in the past, and what will happen in 


the future... our lifetime will shed light... or dim


 the light that will drive future generations.



In Ecclesiastes 3, Solomon is essentially saying, 


History is made up of three parts:


the past, present, and future. We are


 surrounded by history, the present 


moment, and future possibilities.


 They are all linked together...


all are interconnected.


While not all of our history is good, 


it is true... it happened.



It is the truth which will free us



and guide us forward.


If most of us, in my era, would think back to our 


school days, we would probably remember history


as being unrelatable and difficult to connect with. 


How can we learn from the past



 if we select and filter, omit, and/or 



erase history?




All inclusive historical truths 


can teach us important lessons.


We all deserve to know the whole


 truth and nothing but the truth of 


our existence.


How can we expect to build 


better future without 


acknowledging injustices and 


being honest about our past? 

To erase everything that is related to the 


dishonorable parts of our history does not 


mean that those events never happened. In fact, 


it does more harm than good.


To expunge or rewrite history 


filling it with misleading opinions, 


alternative facts, or manipulated  


events (according to the choosing 


of a few) is a mistake which can 


lead to a very dangerous path. 



Erasing or attempting to sanitize 


the facts about the negative and ugly 


parts of history does not make it go 


away or mean it never happened. 


To not share the good, bad, and 


ugly truths about history means... 


no one can learn or grow from the 


mistakes or the accomplishments 


from the past.



To fear the truth being taught 


speaks volumes about the 


person in fear. 



If history offends people, this


 may be the necessary motivation 


to keep us from repeating 


historical mis-steps and tragedies.



If we cannot learn from the 


mistakes of the past and 


history is re-created by the 


vocal minority... 


who is served?



History is not for a few to 


censor, destroy, or erase. 


History is history... it was not 


always pretty or kind, but


it happened, and it belongs 


to all of us!



When we love our country or someone... we should 


be able to honestly express our anguish, and point 


out where one or the other may be falling short. 


This does not imply that one is unpatriotic or does 


not love. It is an indication that one is awake,


concerned, and has one's best interest at heart. 


It means holding our country accountable to the 


ideals that it proclaims. It means we strive to live


 out the stated ideals of the United States Declaration


 of Independence: that we each have unalienable


 rights given to all humans by our Creator, and 


among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of


Happiness", which governments are created to 


protect.



American history is not pretty. However, we owe


 it to the millions who lost their lives and those 


who were oppressed for the entirety of U.S. 


history. To bring up America’s troubled past 


is not about guilt or shame, it is about justice 


and reconciliation for all. To speak truth to 


power does not make one  “Anti-American.” 


It does not mean that a person does not feel


 devotion, loyalty and respect for their country. 


True patriotism acknowledges our historical 


truths... it rights wrongs, and works to not 


repeat it.




God recognizes that we often choose paths 


that lead us away from living out the promise


 of "One nation under God, indivisible, with 


liberty and justice for all."



God loves us. God never disappoints, never 


deludes or shames us. God wants the best for 


us... something better.


Does God have our best interests at heart? 


Jeremiah 29:11 says, 


Yes!


 "For I know the thoughts that I think 


toward you, says the LORD,


 thoughts of peace and not of evil, 


to give you a future and a hope." 



It is important that we all truly consider 


what American patriotism means to us. It 


should not simply be accepting our country in 


its entirety, i.e., man-made evil doings, bigotry, 


systemic faults, obstructions, racism, fractures,


 imperfections, shortcomings, pitfalls, injustices 


and all. It should mean being awareidentifying 


its infirmities and downsides, while recognizing


our exceptional strengths, and with great 


enthusiasm... working to be a more perfect union.


It is very crucial to thoughtfully, intelligently, and 


empathetically teach historical truths. This is a 


multi-cultural country and the vast majority of us


 have a desire to know the truth, but many have 


found themselves stumbling into indoctrination. 


It's funny how other countries teach more on 


American history than America.

It is absurd to call any educational institution racist 


because they are teaching the historical truths of


 colonization, slavery, the civil war, native American


 genocide, and the deep roots of racism throughout


 American history, etc., and refusing to breathe out 


lies to young people about U.S. history and current


 events. That is dishonest and ungodly! 


Truth may make some students 


feel uncomfortable or sad, 


but... it is the truth! 



Our youth need to be taught 


the truth if we expect them to


 make meaningful contributions


 to society and not repeat the errors


 and cruelty of the past. 



Students deserve to understand 


and care about the experiences 


of those like and unlike them. 


They deserve to learn the truth. 


They need to be educated and 


prepared to become active and


 engaged members of our society 


with a full understanding of 


America's failures to live up to 


its ideals... and its successes... 


it is their right!



Is it not better to live the truth 


than a lie?


God never lies (Titus 1:2).


God is the Source of truth. 


“It is impossible for God to lie” 


(Numbers 23:19).


Jesus called Himself the way, the truth, and the life 


(John 14:6), and 


He expects those who follow Him 


to be people of truth. 


The truth is to be expressed in love (Ephesians 4:15),


 offering hope to those seeking redemption 


from the lies of the world.

The most authoritative way to destroy people 


is to twist, rename, alter, confuse, nullify, 


falsify, and destroy records; then, rewrite


 their past by dissolving, weakening, 


undermining, rubbing out, and annihilating 


one's awareness of their history.

Why are we telling children 


stories that we know to be 


false? 

It is a disservice to the future of


 this country to not acknowledge 


the inhumane struggles, sacrifices, 


injustices, rivers of blood, and


 senseless, torturous lynchings,


and murders that happened 


throughout history.



Without truthful information and 


documentation about our nation's 


past and present, how can our 


youth build a better future?




To teach a dumbed down account


of history not only damages our 


children... it undermines and burdens


our societies as well. A whitewashed 


version of history fails to empower


 young people to be conscientious 


and upright critical thinkers. B


failing to teach truth...this can


 stagnate our young people's 


growth and well being




Why would any godly parent want


 their child to be mis-educated with a


dumbed down, white-washed version


of American or World history? 




Students deserve to learn 


the truth!


It’s true that knowing history is empowering, 


but not knowing history is disproportionately 


unacceptable. 


Historical truths stimulate and gives us rise to 


learning more and to respect what we are reading.


Our history is our birthright! 


In fact, history is one of the most important 


subjects we will ever study. 



Think about it:



How can we ever move past all of the bigoted 


"isms" if we can't acknowledge the past and come 


to understand how it connects to the present?




To remember the past in our own life helps


 

to unite us to that authentic self and reminds 



us of who we have been and then compare 



that to who we feel we are today. That gives



us a sense of who we want to be down the 



road in the future. 




When we study history we learn and 



understand more about what and who 



created our present day society. In other 



words, history helps us come to realize 



how we got to where we are, and why we 



live the way we do. 




History helps us to better understand successes 



and failures, and if we are wise enough to glean



 lessons... we will be more inclined to reach 



higher and dig deeper... positioning ourselves 



to build forward to something greater.




History does not stay behind us, it can directly 



impact our lives, today. It is important to 



understand the past and how the complicated 



choices and events in the past have impacted



our current social and political conditions.




  Through history we can learn how past



 societies, systems, ideologies, governments



 and cultures thrive while others fail. Events 



of the past have created systems and



 conditions that have lasted generations.




The rich history of the world studies the 



past and the legacies of the past. It helps 



us to paint an all-embracing picture of 



where we stand today. 




When historical truths are taught



it can help students connect to their



roots, which is something many



 African Americans have been 



deprived of.


At this present time, it is of the utmost importance



 to know and understand the connections between



 past and present. It is eye opening to see how 



history connects people, places, and situations,



through time. 




We learn from history. In observing and analyzing



the past events of life... we discover warnings,



 pragmatic advice, direction, and we can garner



greater clarity.



To understand who we are, we need to develop a



sense of self. History gives us the opportunity



 to learn where and how we fit in the story of our 



country and the global community. 


True history is a story of us. It is a story of 



who we are, where we came from, and it can, 



potentially, reveal where we are headed.





History tells us where our ancestors came 


from and tells us who they were. Most


importantly, it gives us the ability to realize 


(and appreciate) the legacies we may have 


inherited from them. 



The languages we speak were inherited from 



those who came before us. Our cultures, 



traditions, genetic makeup, and religions



 were all inherited from the past. 




History helps us develop a better understanding



 of the condition of mankind. It tells us the 



story of how our nation, cities, and/or communities 



came to be




History teaches. It helps us determine how to 



approach the future, as it allows us to learn 



from our past mistakes and triumphs, as a 



society. History helps us better understand how,


 

when, and why things happened as they did 



and why things unfold as they do.


 


History gives us the tools we need to be 



decent citizens. Productive citizens are informed 



citizens, and no one can consider himself to 



be an informed citizen without a working



knowledge of history. 




History helps us become more effective



members of our society. It helps put us in a 



position to better inform others as well.



Through the knowledge of our true history, 


we can step into a whole new world of 


possibilities that will change who we are, 


forever. 

“Those that do not learn 



history are doomed to 



repeat it.” 



Those words were first spoken by 



George Santayana, and they are still very 



relevant today because of how true they are.



 

History gives us the opportunity to learn 



from past mistakes. It helps us understand



the many reasons why people may behave the 



way they do. As a result, it helps us become 



more compassionate as people and more 



impartial as decision makers.


Some people try to falsely accuse,



  antagonize and/or destroy the 



lives of others with lies because



 their lives can be destroyed with 



the truth.


To fear the truth being taught


 speaks volumes about the person 


who opposes it.


Some individuals' relationship to reality is 


tarnished, tainted, and/or compromised. They 


are profoundly fearful of life and light. Many, 


come hell or high waters, will not address the 


truth. There is no place and they give no place 


for truth in their lives.


 Some choose to deny reality, cling to illusions,


or they downsize the truth and file it into


miniscule viewpoints. 

Many people are so afraid of losing their power


 that they will never cease rejecting the truth, no


 matter how compelling the evidence.

It is amazing to see just how far people


 will go to oppose, disregard, and downright 


fight against addressing issues of the 


past that still plague our present and creates 


a great divide and grim fate for our future. 



Many of the issues we are faced with today... 


stem from problems of the past. We need 


actual, honest dialogue if we are ever going 


to have any degree of optimism of mending


it, but we also know there is a very brutal, 


resistant body of people who benefit from the


 status quo and will sabotage any effort to make 


things right... unless enough people 


rise up and drown out 


their voices and their


devilish, smug, 


self-aggrandizing agendas


Some evade the truth like the plague. 

They come up with irrational distractions, denials,

malicious deflections, inhumanness, confusion, 

or outright lies as a way to avoid and/or deny

the existence and validity of uncomfortable truths.


It is unfortunate that some people prefer to not



deal with the unpleasant truth, even though 



the truth is available to themSadly, some prefer 



not hearing it, they avoid it, would rather be left 



alone, or just remain silent about it




Some would rather be assured that what they 



have chosen to believe (knowing that their choice



is nothing short of comforting lies) will work 



for them and keep them in their comfort zone. 




Some have been so traditionally entrenched



in inequities and their ideologies that any 



deviation from it... is deemed dangerous.



There are some who are hell bent on reshaping 



and silencing the truth about our country's 



history of racial injustice. Instead, they pretend 



that others are bad and evil so they won't feel 



guilty about the inhumane things they have 



purposely overlooked, ignored, done and/or


 

accepted


Many embrace the idea that they are 


self-sufficient individuals rather than 


active participants in a generational 


web of lies.


"Pretending a dis-ease doesn't


 exist... will not cure it." 

Many spew false narratives that are harmful 



and continue to castigate and deny 



African Americans the possibility of rational 



thought, agency, and/or liberty. They prefer


 

things stay as they are and the current



 state of affairs remains the same. 




Some groups and/or individuals have taken 



extreme actions (for psychological effect on 



another, typically for amusement or competitive


 

advantage) deliberately alienating, shutting out, 



blocking, excluding, rejecting, and marginalizing



Africans and African Americans.




These racial slights are done in an attempt to 



make African Americans question their abilities, 



their existence, feel invisible, feel systematically 



ignored and disregarded. These are psychological



operations and mind games that manipulative 



people play. These are attempts to make others feel 



less confident and/or to gain control over people.




Listen, when toxic people, are ignorantly 



bound to a false and extremely deceptive 



sense of identity, they become bent out 



of shape when they cannot control others.



Encountering repeated racial slights can 



create psychological invisibility. 




Some may resort to trying to control how 



others see Africans and African Americans 



by actively tearing them down and instilling 



fear in others. They demonize, denigrate, 



and diminish African Americans with vile,



scornfully abusive remarks and accusations 



like: "Blacks are not equipped to run things,



 they are lazy, thugs, the enemy, they must



be fought or avoided."



That is evil!


 Evil is the absence of good. 


Evil is what happens when


 man rejects good.

What we can know is whatever God does is holy 


and perfect and ultimately will glorify God.

Some will even stoop as low as propagating the 



myth of the predatory Black man to justify their 



brutality and violence against Black individuals, 



communities, and continents. 




Think about it, at one time, regardless of the 



program or the network, White males were 



always... cast in positions of comfort and 



power. This good white life was projected to 



little White children. It instilled a since of 



entitlement to authority... an expectation of 



looking down on Black people. Typically, 



when Blacks were cast for roles... they were 



often cast as criminals, shown as thugs, and/or 



buffoons.




Insecure and weak individuals make ridiculous 



assumptions and accusations. They create distance,



fear what they do not understand about 



African Americans, become suspicious of them, 



and look for reasons to abhor them. 




These are generational misconceptions and



accusations. These manipulations are used



to make communication and reconciliation



difficult as well as insuring injustice against



 Africans and African Americans.


Jesus says of Satan, "He was a murderer from the


beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because


 there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks 


out of his own character, for he is a liar and the 


father of lies" (John 8:44). 



We need to be wise to Satan's tactics so we 


will not succumb to his deceptions or accept 


the shame he wants others to bear the weight of.



Some people are irrational and have fragile


 egos. They struggle to accept when they


 have been exposed and called out for their 


wrong-doing. Instead of owning it and taking 


the blame, they act as if they have the right


 to do or have what they want. 



They have a hard time believing they are not 


perfect or worthy... so they get annoyed and 


lash out... looking for reasons to shift the 


blame and hurl insults. They gaslight others 


for what they themselves did. These are the 


entitled ones who believe the world revolves 


around them, and they cannot do anything 


wrong.

When people allow themselves to get caught up



in generational lies, self-centeredness, and



ego-gratifying illusions and then feel their



self-regard has been threatened, they do 



others and themselves a grave disservice. This 



could limit their intelligence and inner freedom.




All of the generational "isms", coddling,



deceitfulness, worry, headaches, anxiety and



setbacks harms and/or injures the offender,



and no one is healed from that.




All mankind is flesh and are inclined to sinful



behavior. The question we must ask ourselves is: 



Would God be well pleased with the behavior 



and examples of our forefathers?




We must not do as our deceased, rabble-rousing, 



ungovernable, and devious forefathers have 



done. Some of the choices and decisions they



 made were diabolically cruel, deplorable, 



 totally inhumane and ungodly. 




With God's help, we must reach higher 



and dig deeper so that we can better 



ourselves and live righteously before God,  



our children, grands, and generations to 



come.


When we know better... 


we should do better.

 1 Corinthians 10 God provides a ‘written memorial’



 of the deceased in order to teach those living... 



regarding the wayward and lawless behavior



 of some of “Our fathers”.



“With many of "Our fathers"...



God was not well pleased”


 (1 Corinthians 10: 1, 5).


It should be beneath our dignity, as human beings,  



to imitate the evil, immature, egregious conduct



passed on by some of our ancestors.

Love gives, receives and serves.


When we fail to acknowledge as part of reality 


the worth of all mankind, it becomes difficult 


to hear the cry of nature itself;


everything is, connected.


African Americans have been fighting 


never ending, long overdue systemic battle 


against oppression and racism. However, 


some who have been intergenerationally 


indoctrinated in a racist White supremacist 


culture... would rather embrace a plausible 


lie... than face truths that makes them feel 


uncomfortable, afraid, or placed in a


 position that may disrupt their lust for 


power, privilege, bigotry, and unbridled 


greed.



Many have remained obstinate, unreasonably 


attached, narrow-minded, and firmly fixed on 


their skewed sense of reality, they have 


chosen to believe, regarding Africans and 


African Americans being inferior, sub-human


 and not having place in history.


Racism lies about everything. It is a game


 learned from the elders. It covers up many


 of the valuable contributions African and 


African Americans have made to the world, 


all across history. Some have been notorious 


for trying to make others believe they are less 


capable and less deserving than they are. 


"Man’s inhumanity to man” 


is baseless and vile.


Absurd and twisted realities and thinking 


can become dominant threads in the fabric of


creation which can lead to the perpetuation of 


racism... 


which suffocates everyone. 


Harmful dysfunctions of parents can be 


passed down from generation to generation


making some weak, toxic, ignorant and fragile.


Lying, sad to say, has become a standard way 


to communicate for many people. When we 


whitewash or diminish aspects of history


as a means of protecting our children, we're


 not providing them with all the information 


they need to truly understand the systems of 


oppression that affect us all. 



We do our children a disservice when we pass 


on generational supremacy and lies as truth. The


 answer to lies is not more lies. The children, the 


innocent children, can easily be influenced and 


groomed to become the fruit from the tree of 


white supremacy.


Some people have been filling voids and pain 


of separation from God and generational lies


with a multiplicity of sins served up on a platter 


of grossly offensive generational lies and unfair 


behavior.


On closer examination, we find that family


 traits, i.e., stereotyping, "isms", negativity, 


myths about race, and other destructive 


behavior is often passed down from parents 


to children. They are closely linked with 


one's family background.... it is a genetic 


inheritance. This cycle has been repeated


 for centuries.



Listen, just because an ancestor passed down


their set of convictions does not make them right...


it does not instantly qualify their way... as the


 righteous way.



There may, indeed, be a 


dysfunctional generational


influence in our lives that 


needs to be broken!


When these areas of sin become deeply 


ingrained in us, they can be difficult to 


overcome under our own efforts.  


 Identifying areas of generational influence 


is critical in our lives. When generational 


influences are at work in our lives, customary,


dysfunctional patterns can or will emerge. 



 Sometimes, a generational influence will 


cause us to repeat the sin we saw modeled


 in our family. Other times, our sin will be 


something committed in response to the sin


 in our family. 


Historical distortions and/or ideologies were


 created by those who came before us and they 


passed these distortions and/or ideological 


influences on to generations following them. 



Disgracefully, some have latched on to these 


delusional beliefs and claims which devalued 


the humanness in others, based totally on 


melanin... as if these belittling, unjust, 


repressive assertions were the gospel truth.  



Abraham was an obedient 


"Friend of God" 

(James 2:23).


 He abandoned the pagan sinful culture of his


 family line and chose to live a new and 


positively unwavering way of life. 



At God's request Abraham left that 


region and even his own family to 


follow the path God set for him. In 


doing so he became known as 


"The father of the faithful."



Because of Abraham's willingness to 


refrain from the sinful habits and practices of 


generations, God made specific promises 


to him about the future of his descendants. 




God told him, that He would make his descendants 


as the dust of the earth; greatly multiplying his 


offspring so that they would be too numerous to


 count.


(Genesis 13:16).



God further told Abraham, 


"I will bless those who bless you, and I will


 curse him who curses you; and in you all the


 families of the earth shall be blessed" 


(Genesis 12:3).



Almost 2,000 years later Jesus Christ, 


a direct descendant of Abraham, 


would be born to make good for all sin 


and offer eternal life to all mankind. 



The entire world came to be blessed, 


through Abraham, because of his willingness 


to break with the patterns of past generations 


and embark on a new way of life revealed


 by God.

John 8:32 - And ye shall know the truth, and the 


truth shall make you free. 


That's a wonderful promise that can be taken


 seriously. 



The definition of truth in "Harper's Bible Dictionary" 


includes the statement... 



"God is truth." 


We must be earnest and steadfast in pursuing truth. 


God will reveal it to us, and the truth will give us 


a better perspective on life.

We must expand the 


African and 


African American 


narrative. 

There is no question that the slave trade exerted


 a profound influence in many parts of Africa; 


however, to look at African history as the history


 of slavery and the slave trade is an inaccurate


 account. 



The West focuses only on slavery, but the 


history of Africa is so much more than a


 footnote to European imperialism. 



Slavery is just one chapter amid a plethora


of inventions, events, complex systems of 


participatory government, powerful states, that 


covered large territories with extensive regional 


and international links. Art, learning and 


technology soared, and Africans were 


exceptionally skilled with medicine,


 mathematics, and astronomy. In addition to 


domestic goods, they made fine luxury items


 in bronze, ivory, gold, and terracotta for both 


local use and trade.



Societies had become highly developed 

in terms of their own histories. 


West Africa had many ancient cultures and over 800 



languages. West Africa had many rich and diverse



 histories and cultures centuries before European 



slave traders arrived. 



Africans had a wide range of political 



arrangements including kingdoms and 



city-states.

According to material, we gleaned, in large part,  


from the International Museum of Slavery, 


"West Africans traded with Europeans through


merchants in North Africa for centuries. The first 


traders to sail down the West African coast 


were the Portuguese in the 15th century. The Dutch, 


British, French and Scandinavians followed. They


 were interested in precious items such as gold, 


ivory, spices, and especially pepper.



From their first interaction, 


European traders kidnapped


 and bought Africans to be 


sold in Europe.



It was not until the 17th century, when


 plantation owners wanted more slaves to satisfy 


the increasing demand for sugar in Europe, that


 transatlantic slaving became the dominant trade." 


The expansion of the transatlantic slave trade 


disrupted in West and Central African societies,


and over the centuries extracted an immeasurable


 human toll. 



Europeans first made contact with African 


societies centuries before, and had long 


maintained trading posts on the continent's


 coasts. As European colonies in the Americas 


expanded, their governments increasingly


 looked to Africa as a source of cheap labor 


to power their growing farms, mines, and 


plantations.


The poverty of some... is due 


to the greed of others. 


Slavery, greed, a resilient system of oppression, 


corruption, inequality, white supremacy, malice,


 ignorance, a sense of entitlement, ego, 


self-importance, injustice, and lies have all


 greatly contributed to the impoverished and


 broken state of Black societies... and the 


source of White prosperity and undue 


advantages.

We must acknowledge that Africans and 

African Americans were and are an 

integral part of shaping American history.

Racism and biases can distort and disrupt how 


people think. Many times people who have very


 fragile egos make assumptions and essentially 


deny the freedom and dignity of members of 


the hated or disdained race. Some live with a 


sense of vain deceit and alternative reality. 


They interpret and arrange truth so that it 


can keep their fragile egos... inflated.



According to Scripture, 


Satan is a subtle, 


deceptive,wicked, 


manipulative, and malicious 

being. 


Satan and his demons are fully out, and they have increased 


their activities. They are determined to turn as many humans, 


as possible, away from doing the will of God.


Jesus describes Satan as a manslayer.

Satan is just as dangerous as any leader of a well organized crime.

He sees to it that his will is accomplished through his cohort, 

the demons, especially when he knows his time is over. 

Why do people deflect 


and project?



Deflecting and projecting are defense 


mechanisms which involves condemning 


others for their own emotions, traits, 


reactions and behaviors.



Deflecting and projecting usually occurs 


when a person is afraid and does not have 


the ability to move past their inner conflicts 


and acknowledge truth. They project things 


they don't like about themselves onto others. 


In other words, they scrape the mud off of 


themselves and smear it onto others.



In their heads, projecting protects them from 


having to acknowledge parts of themselves 


they don't like. They transfer, or project, their 


unwanted emotions or traits and... attribute 


them to someone else. 



Some people tend to feel more comfortable 


seeing negative qualities in others rather 


than in themselves. If a person disagrees 


or confronts them, they will, like lightning, 


shift inta deflection mode. 



They will do anything to run counter, transfer,


and confuse the communication, in an effort to 


skirt around the topic at hand and take the 


attention off of their fears, etc. 



Deflecting and projecting does what all 


defense mechanisms are meant to do: 


It keeps discomfort about oneself at bay.

Biases impairs rational judgment and becomes


major obstacle in decision-makingBias is the


 tendency to search for, interpret, deviate, and recall 


information in a way that confirms or supports 


one's prior beliefs or values. Biases can lead to 


poor decisions and accumulated corruptions.



Some people believe that their beliefs, biased 


accounts in historical descriptions, interpretations, 


explanations, and their colonial way of thinking is 


right and the only way to go; although, they have 


been profoundly and appallingly proven wrong.



Despite there being overwhelmingly credible 


evidence to debunk stereotypes and tackle 


systemic injustices... the biases of the status quo


shuts out anything, with the exception of what 


they want to acknowledge. Some would rather


keep blinders on, choosing to see only the events, 


people, and situations any other way than the


 way they are. 

Pyramids of Giza - Ancient Egypt

In ancient times they were included among the Seven Wonders of the World.

All three pyramids were plundered both internally and externally in ancient and medieval times. Thus, the grave goods originally deposited in the burial chambers are missing, and the pyramids no longer reach their original heights because they have been almost entirely stripped of their outer casings of smooth white limestone; the Great Pyramid, for example, is now only 451.4 feet (138 metres) high. That of Khafre retains the outer limestone casing only at its topmost portion. Constructed near each pyramid was a mortuary temple, which was linked via a sloping causeway to a valley temple on the edge of the Nile floodplain. Also nearby were subsidiary pyramids used for the burials of other members of the royal family.

According to Wikipedia,  Egypt is the most populated country in the Arab world 

and the third most populous on the African continent, 

with about 95 million inhabitants as of 2017. 

The history of Egypt has been long and wealthy, 


due to the flow of the Nile River with its fertile 


banks and delta, as well as the accomplishments


of Egypt 's native inhabitants and outside influence. 


Much of Egypt's ancient history was a mystery


 until Egyptian hieroglyphs were deciphered with 


the discovery and help of the Rosetta Stone.


  • 1st Intermediate Period: 2181-2055 BC

  • Middle Kingdom: 2055-1650 BC

As per Encyclopedia Britannica, Egypt, country located in the northeastern corner of Africa. Egypt’s heartland, the Nile River valley and delta, was the home of one of the principal civilizations of the ancient Middle East and, like Mesopotamia farther east, was the site of one of the world’s earliest urban and literate societies. Pharaonic Egypt thrived for some 3,000 years through a series of native dynasties that were interspersed with brief periods of foreign rule. After Alexander the Great conquered the region in 323 BCE, urban Egypt became an integral part of the Hellenistic world. Under the Greek Ptolemaic dynasty, an advanced literate society thrived in the city of Alexandria, but what is now Egypt was conquered by the Romans in 30 BCE. It remained part of the Roman Republic and Empire and then part of Rome’s successor state, the Byzantine Empire, until its conquest by Arab Muslim armies in 639–642 CE.


Nile River, Arabic Baḥr Al-Nīl or Nahr Al-Nīl, the longest river in the world, called the father of African rivers. It rises south of the Equator and flows northward through northeastern Africa to drain into the Mediterranean Sea. It has a length of about 4,132 miles (6,650 kilometres) and drains an area estimated at 1,293,000 square miles (3,349,000 square kilometres). Its basin includes parts of TanzaniaBurundiRwanda, the Democratic Republic of the CongoKenyaUgandaSouth SudanEthiopiaSudan, and the cultivated part of Egypt. Its most distant source is the Kagera River in Burundi.

During a time period in history known as the 


4th dynasty of the Pharaohs, in Egypt, nearly


 5000 years ago, an incredible feat characterized 


by ingenious design, resourceful technique, and


 the labor of tens of thousands of men was 


developed... accomplished... established. 



These men contributed with their bare hands


 in creating massive tombs which were as tall


 as a 40 story building. They did this for their 


Pharaohs. This was the most ambitious and 


spectacular undertaking ever attempted by 


mankind.



Today’s civilizations owe an immense debt 


to the powerful empires and mighty cities of


 antiquity. Their inventions, techniques and


 concepts enabled the advancement of 


humankind and laid the foundation for life


in the modern world.


Egypt's impact on later cultures was immense. 


Egypt provided the building blocks for Greek


 and Roman culture, and, through them, 


influenced all of the Western tradition. Ancient


Egyptian civilization lasted for more than 3000


 years and showed an incredible amount of 


continuity. 



The influence of the Nile river on Egyptian 


culture and development cannot be overstated,


without its presence, the civilization would 


have been entirely different, and most likely


 entirely elsewhere. The Nile provided not only 


a constant source of life-giving water, but 


created the fertile lands that fed the growth of 


this unique (and uniquely resilient) culture.


(Text adapted from Khan Academy)

There are some who use psychological and 


emotional manipulations to impose their will.


They purposely create an imbalance in terms 


of power, rights, control, and responsibility. 


Some have purposely hidden the truth from 


the masses and will not accept it for themselves. 


They don't question themselves; yet, will blame


 others for their misdeeds, especially when the


 person they have oppressed and created all 


sorts of roadblocks for, despite the setbacks, were



 blessed to tap into their God-given



abilities and talents, come from



behind, push upward, despite



feeling overwhelmed,  



accomplishing what God had already 



ordained, written, and brought them



 into this world to do




They rise!

Whenever we open the door to any twisting or


misrepresentation of truth, it is fairly easy to 


continue down the road of deliberate deception. 


Some people have lied so much... they lose sight 


of the truth and start believing their own lies.


Their deliberate lies and deceptions have 


caused untold damage, and the human cost


 has been devastating.


Systemic white oppression is one of the most 


insidious, resilient, and adaptive social forces


 in all of human history. It is a diabolical force 


that reinvents itself, generation after generation. 


Each subsequent recurrence emerges more subtle, 


vast, and undetectable. It is barely perceptible.

Oppressors, although they are bankrupt of valid


arguments, fear and hate free speech and free 


African Americans. They have always tried to 


silence any people or speech that threatened


 their power. 


They become uncomfortable exchanging error 


for truth. For many, deceit holds the key to 


money, prominence, vindictiveness, and/or power


In history, this has often resulted in unspeakable


 cruelty, suffering, disingenuousness, forgeries, 


shams, and in some cases... millions of deaths.

Satan is well aware of the fact that time is 


running out on him. He is not only deadly,


 but often well camouflaged. 



Let us dare not be ignorant of Satan's 


schemes and strategies. His plan of attack 


is aimed at the mind. He wants to keep our


 lifespans short and our minds weak, 


re-educated, and controlled while pretending


 to do the opposite. 



God's Word has a lot to say about 


the mind, which serves to further underline


its crucial role. Our approach must be one


 of soberness, for the issues at hand are life


 and death, heaven and hell.



Brainwashing - also known as mind control, 


menticide (which is the systematic effort to 


undermine, destroy and manipulate a person's


conscious mind, mental independence, values 


and beliefs, as by the use of prolonged 


interrogation, drugs, tortureetc., can induce 


radically different ideas). Coercive persuasion, 


thought control, thought reform, and 


re-education is the concept that the human


 mind can be altered or controlled by certain


 psychological techniques. 



According to Merriam-Webster dictionary,


 brainwashing is a forcible indoctrination to 


induce someone to give up basic political, 


social, or religious beliefs and attitudes and 


to accept contrasting regimented ideas. It is


 persuasion by propaganda or salesmanship.

For those who choose to maintain the status quo, 


change is perceived by them as a loss or detriment.


 It can be a scary thing, and it makes them resistant 


and uncomfortable, which is why many tend to 


prefer things simply stay the way they are.


Many are generationally taught to not acknowledge, 


respect or appreciate the valuable contributions


made by African Americans. Many are taught


 not to respect or appreciate the diversity in the


African American experience. Ultimately, this 


can result in insensitivity, distrust, and a disdain


 for treating other people, particularly


African Americans and other people of


 color, as they should be treated.


It would be a very sad commentary


 if we found that discrimination and 


racial inequality has actually been 


built into our country’s laws and


institutions.


To honour, accept, and appreciate the


 uniqueness of everyone... realizing and 


respecting the fact that we are all created 


equal in the eyes of our Creator... this


would be a process worth developing



If we can look beneath the superficial 


appearances that seem to be the source


 of our prejudices, then we could see the 


inner strengths and values of all humans.


It is our loss, if we don't.

As a first step in exterminating and/or 


eliminating a people... the evil one erases 


their memory, wipes out their books, their


 culture, their history, and then have revisionists


 gloss over past events, grossly impacting 


the sacrificial person's life... creating a series 


of events that were not so. It is a case of he 


who has the pen and the press creates... 


his-story.

Let us acknowledge that there are two histories: 


the actual series of events that once occurred; 


and the ideal series that many, right or wrong,


maintain, support, and uphold in memory. 



How can silencing truth correct the mistakes


 of the past? Repeating mistakes of the past is 


worse than regretting mistakes. It is a conscious


 and harmful choice that is made. 



Much of the worry, regret, heartache, suffering,


and unhappiness in people’s lives is caused by


 an unwillingness to learn from mistakes. Some 


people are notorious for doing the same things


 over and over again... expecting different results. 



If we do not learn from the lessons that


 life is trying to teach us, then, they will be


taught to us again and again until we do. 


It is wise to see the blessing or lesson in 

what could snowball into major stressing. 


To put it simply, life lessons can teach us not


 to make the same mistake twice.



When people begin to forget what is... and what


 was... it can sabotage the root and the branch.


In order for us all to understand our history... 


we must tell the truth, even when 


it is uncomfortable. We must 


unlock the vault of our authentic 


history, and tell the whole 


truth and nothing but the truth...


so help us God.

Truth is likened to a two edged



 sword... it will either cut one 



down or cut one free. 


History is not hatred. 

History helps us all develop a better 


understanding of the world. Through history, 


we can learn how past societies, ideologies, 


systems, and cultures were constructed. 



History can equip us with the necessary tools to 


analyze and explain problems of the past and 


patterns that may have infested our present. 


It is important to know about and learn from 


the mistakes... the good, bad, and ugly of our


nation's past. Otherwise, those who are in a 


position of power can broadcast and program 


the masses with one-sided, distorted narratives 


about our nation's past. Some have even 


stooped to extinguish any source of 


enlightenment by ridicule or death.



There has been gross inaccuracies and 


mischaracterizations regarding Africans,


slavery and people of color, in general. These


 mischaracterizations of historical events 


continue to haunt our present and threaten 


our future.



If our great nation understood the notable moments, 


contributionsstruggles, bloodshed, and sacrifices 


of life made for our great nation by Africans and


 African Americans... it could very well weaken, 


threaten and/or sabotage some people’s mindset


 and/or suggestions of black inferiority. 


It would behoove us all to cultivate an honest 


representation of the past and learn to treat all


 people with respect and understanding.

People tend to learn more about a nation by 


looking at and carefully examining what a 


nation chooses to forget. 


Loving our country means 


teaching historical truths about 


its past. The more enlightened 


we are about our past, 


the better prepared we are 


for the future. 


History is not taught to make one love or hate


 our great nation... it is taught to help us all  


become more enlightened. It helps us all better 


understand our country, our history, our origin 


and culture.

History is the creation and recording of our heritage.

It is our prayer we will be fortunate enough, before we 

die, to gather up as much as we can of our civilized 

heritage and transmit it to our children and future 

generations.

History, as we have been taught, is a one-sided 


narrative at odds with actual events. It has 


been grossly distorted and misrepresented.

Unfortunately, history is


overflowing with


 inaccuracies and omissions.

History is a lamentable error! 


Throughout history, forgeries, perjuries,


 and intentional deceptiveness abound and 


a myriad of errors have grossly littered the 


ancient past. Much of what has been 


passed on as "History" are nothing short 


of egregious ancient myths. 



Many historical lies are told by commission, 


which is making things up that are not true. 


Some of it is made by omission, which is 


leaving out information or details, not telling 


the full story. And some of it by assent, which 


is... remaining silent when not in agreement. 



Much of history that was taught in school was 


riddled with blatant generational lies. It has 


been exaggerated and filled with obvious false


 statements written and published by others who 


knew they were telling lies and twisting the truth.



Some of the most powerful forces that shaped


history were dressed-up lies people made up


about events that never happened with the


 intention to deceive and lead others to accept


 those lies as truth.



Many are so stuck on historical lies... they


 cannot bring themselves to acknowledge that


 which is inaccurate or true. That, in and of 


itself, is alarming and cultish. These distorted 


interpretations, perceptions and ideological 


influences presents insidious historical lies and 


sensational claims about America's past. 


These disingenuous accounts have threatened


 democracy and undermined reality.



Furthermore, these lies, omissions, and 


misrepresentations only compound the 


problems we face, today. These lies and


distortions about our racist legacy have laid the


 deceptive groundwork for imminent catastrophes, 


i.e., racial indifferences, injustices, systemic 


oppression, redlining neighborhoods, inequalities, 


police profiling, police brutality, mass incarceration


 and many other expressions of hostility and/or 


discriminatory practices.



These historical distortions and/or ideologies 


were created by those who came before us. 


They passed these distortions and/or ideological 


influences on to generations who followed them. 



This is a phenomenon called the illusion 


of truth effect. It basically proves that any


statement some people read, see, or speak 


regularly... is seen as more valid than one 


they are exposed to only occasionally. For 


some, it makes no difference whether the 


information is true or false... the only thing 


that matters is how often they are exposed


 to it. 



Disgracefully, some have latched on to these 


delusional beliefs and claims which devalue


the humanness in others, based totally on race, 


as if these belittling, unjust, repressive 


assertions were the gospel truth.  



Research shows that an unsound message 


rehashed continually becomes more convincing 


than a strong and truthful statement, only heard 


once. Whatever one can plant, in the mind,


and nourish, with repetition, can become


 one's reality.



The law of repetition can be a strong 


reinforcement and change one's perception 


of reality. Repetition and/or programming


has the power to rewire the brain, change


one's mind, and consequently govern one's 


thoughts, belief system, and behavior. 



A lie repeated often enough becomes the truth, 


for some. The same goes for visuals, which are 


just thoughts and ideas concentrated into an 


image. 



Repetition can rewire the brain and increase


one's mental validation of anything they are


exposed to, repeatedly, which is why it works


 so well in newspapers, magazines, radio,


 television advertisements, and political 


propaganda.



According to Wikipedia, history is a social 


resource that contributes to shaping national 


identity, culture, and public memory. Through the 


study of history, people are able to make inroads


 with a particular cultural identity. 



By negatively revising history, one can craft a 


specific ideological identity contrary to reality.


There are ongoing cases of deceptions, revisions

 and consciously falsified reinterpretations of 

history shamelessly taken out of context by some 

who would blindly accept a lie to avoid 

uncomfortable truths. 



Many historians are credited as people who, 


without compromise, pursue truth, by way of 


facts. On the other hand, revisionist historians 


capitalize on the historian's professional 


credibility, and present their pseudo history 


as true scholarship. By adding a measure of 


credibility to the work of revised history, the 


ideas of the revisionist historians are more


 readily accepted in the public mind and tends


 to fit their political, social, and ideological 


contexts.



These devious lies have revealed an arrogance


 and entitlement which has affected every 


generation of humanity, and sadly, this


 disinformation is still being condoned, 


promoted and actively embraced by those 


who would rather live generational lies... 


than face the truth. This is a disturbingly 


relevant narrative of oppressors versus the 


oppressed and resistance to systemic


 exploitation of African Americans.



Some have chosen to continue demonizing, 


denigrating and dismissing African Americans,


 brutally mistreating, denying, and ridiculing


 the truth and even killing African Americans. 



There are facts about the oppressed that are


 still being overlooked by historians. We can 


no longer, in good and righteous conscience


 be buried by satanically inspired philosophies, 


twisted human reasoning, or warped, evil and 


distorted belief systems.



Power has influenced the production of the 


narratives we tell of the past. Power also 


protects and reinforces, for the sake of argument, 


the epistemic validity of Western historiography, 


and Western ways of knowing and using the past.



Unequal power structures have worked to create


 and reinforce historical narratives that contain 


a boat-load of silences. These silences are found 


not only in academic historical accounts, but in


 sources, archives, and in how societies recall


 and cast their minds back to the past, depart from


 the truth, invent historically inaccurate narratives,


 and establish historical significance.


Like the old proverb says, 

“Truth is the only daughter 

of time.”  


The truth will come out 


sooner or later.  


What doesn't come out in the 



wash, more likely than not, will 



come out in the rinse.

In an incredible journey of over 400 years, of 


World and American History... are missing pages.


Pages of untold stories have mysteriously


 vanished. They have been left out and/or 


have been silenced from history books. The 


enduring power of counter-storytelling has


 purposely created a wall of silence regarding


 the untold stories of Africans and 


African Americans.



Many cannot imagine what the history was


 like before the slave trade. To grow up 


believing African Americans' history started 


in slavery is a lie.



We must unlock the vaults of African 


and African American truths. There is a 


wealth of in-depth, sobering, unshakeable, 


unyielding, steadfast and resolute African 


and African American History. African


 American History is deeply rooted within the 


American story. Regrettably, this history has 


been, purposely, enshrouded in silence and 


hidden from public knowledge. 

IT IS AN UNDENIABLE FACT OF HISTORY 


THAT THE COLONIZERS, WORLDWIDE, 


HAVE CONSISTENTLY ENGAGED IN ACTS


 OF THE MOST HEINOUS, SHAMEFUL 


AND DISGRACEFUL TORTURE AND 


MURDER. 



Slavery and American racism 


were born in genocide.


White supremacy has been


 ingrained in our nation's 


history. 

America was founded upon ideals and,


generational lies, genocide, tyranny, cruelty,


 brutality, slavery, theft, terror, and immorality.



America has a deplorable legacy of bigotry /and


 violent crimes against humanity committed


 either outside the law or in the name of  "Law 


and order"... a record that stretches back centuries. 

The system of white supremacy was presented


to the Americas by European colonists and 


took effect in early U.S. society through the


genocide, enslavement, and internal colonization


 of indigenous populations, and the enslavement 


of Africans and their descendants. 



Historically, white supremacy has been 


understood as the belief that white people are 


superior to people of color. As such, white 


supremacy was the ideological whip of the 


European colonial projects and U.S. imperial 


projects: it was used to rationalize the groundless, 


unreasonably excessive and unrighteous rule 


of people and lands, theft of land and resources, 


enslavement, and genocide.



The phenomenon of colonization is a well-known


demeanor of gross, deplorable bigotry, tormenting


violence, systemic oppression, and insidious


 injustices against African Americans. 



Unfortunately, what happened to George Floyd, 


in 2020, stands within America's prejudiced 


tradition of oppression, implicit bias, heartless, 


warped, inhumane, unmerciful, and narrow-


mindedness... the enduring evils that 


perpetuates white supremacy. 



History helps us to better understand many


 of our present-day issues and why things are the


 way they are. Our country has a long and rich


undocumented history.



By negatively revising history, one can craft a 


specific ideological identity contrary to reality.


The revised history documented was made 

widely available by those who robbed, erased,

 ignored, oppressed, subjugated, enslaved, 

plundered, captured, colonized, lied, and 

murdered. As a result, their version of 

history has been infected with blatant lies, 

gross distortions, and countless omissions. 
History and context matters.

History helps us to dig deeper to see the 


importance of slavery to the American narrative.


 It helps us better understand the cause and effects 


of slavery and see how and why people of color


 are still being racially marginalized.



When students are miseducated and can only 


glean from unfavorable stories and stereotypes 


reported on the news, read in newspapers, 


heard on radio, seen in movies and on 


television... they end up having little to no


respect or appreciation for African Americans 


because of negative slants, etc. 



In all too many instances, African Americans 


are often overlooked or never described in


 a positive light to any of us. The children


 and our world need to be taught the truth


 about African Americans both historically


 and currently. 



There are some who have tried endlessly to


perpetuate generational lies regarding their 


delusion of white supremacy. Some have lied on, 


murdered and tried to keep African Americans


ideologically and economically downtrodden. 


They have been and are notorious for omitting 


and/or downplaying those critical narratives


which have shaped the character of our nation.



True history helps us to understand ourselves and


 the world around us. It gives us a clearer picture 


of how the various aspects of society works and 


how people have behaved, generation after 


generation, in an effort to impose their 


delusional idea that a superior race exists. 

How can anyone justify


 unequal treatment based 


on melanin? 

How can we promote liberty, freedom and 


democracy, on one hand, and a system of 


subjugation and exploitation of people who 


are of a different hue... on the other?

The colonizers proclaimed that the African people 


had no history. Everything has a history, including 


our nation’s deplorable record of violence against 


African Americans, committed either outside the 


law or in the name of law enforcement itself. 

We are born into a rich heritage of change-makers.

We were born to experience, harness, and 


contribute to this unparalleled journey of


rich diversity of people and cultures. 

Our collective past, from the first civilizations, 


the middle ages and into the modern era are 


overflowing with astounding discoveries of 


strong, faithful and fearless people who, may 


not be mentioned in our classroom books, but


 they have contributed greatly and provided 


strong and sound shoulders for us all to 


stand on.


When people get desperate or feel threatened 


they create illusions of victory... where no 


evidence exists. They turn blind eyes and bend


 reality, creating historical fiction, to selfishly suit 


their desires and personal preferences. They will 


go to extreme measures to cover up their misdeeds. 

The


Motherland 


of humanity...



and Father 



of 


civilization.

All people alive today 


descended from Africa. 


The Homo Sapiens species evolved in Africa. 


We are all descendants of the African continent.


  Genetic research has shown that all humans 


are closely related, inextricably interconnected. 


We all have the same collection of genes, but 


slightly different versions of some of them.



The color of our skin has nothing 


to do with race ...  it’s a by-product of 


adaptation.

The family tree of humanity is much more 


interconnected than some tend to think. Few 


people realize just how intricately the web 


of life connects us all. It is not just to 


people living on the planet today, but to 


everyone who ever lived. Every journey 


began in Africa. This means that all of us 


have ancestors of every color and creed, 


and every Klansman’s family has African


 roots.



If you didn't know... now you know.



Ancient African 


History


Paper was originated in Africa. 
Our ancestors were change-makers. 
African Inventions Have Changed 

the World!

It is in our genes to be change-makers!

Mansa Mussa, King of Mali from 1306 AD to 1332 AD, 


was a great scholar, an economist with great business 


skills, and an art lover. He earned worldwide respect 


as he led a holy pilgrimage of about 72,000 from 


Timbuktu to the Islamic mecca. He was able to make 


Mali the wealthiest kingdom.

The Kingdom of Mali is in West Africa along 


the Niger River. It is highly renowned for its


trading centers, especially the city of Timbuktu. 



Timbuktu was renowned all over the world as 


a center of trade and exchange. 


The Kingdom of Mali is also attributed with 


the construction of vast libraries and one of the most 


prestigious Islamic universities, globally. 


It became a center of knowledge. 


It was at its height during the reign of Mansa Musa. 

A rich tradition of 


change-makers 


precedes us.

These are pyramids built by African


 people in what is now North Sudan.

Africa is not the 




"Dark Continent" 




some tried to make it 




to be.


This heritage of dedicated and resilient 


change makers have established historical 


significance. 

Many people with low self-esteem look for ways 


to feel better about themselves. Some will attempt


 to put others down. They are notorious for 


belittling, condescending and even using 


patronizing speech.



Ignorant, uncultivated, and crude people seem


 to find pleasure and mock the shortcomings and


 faults of others... or their ideas. They vilify and/or 


discredit what they do not understand. They make


accusations often with offensive and dishonest


 intentions. 

Satan's lies become their truths.


Lies and betrayal gives 


tremendous insights into one’s 


character. 



Idle minds and a willing tongue


 can be used as the devil's 


mouthpiece.

Satan is very comfortable taking up residence in 


people who are liars and intentionally mislead 


others to accept false, fraudulent, and invalid 


statements as true and valid.

This kind of speech, by Ian Smith, is a 

passive-aggressive approach to giving someone

 a verbal put-down while maintaining a facade

of reasonableness or friendliness.


We can tell a lot about a person by what they 


choose to see in others. People who lie and 


belittle others do it for the purpose of raising 


themselves up. 



Some people belittle others as a way of 


expressing their own bitterness, anger and 


ignorance when they purposely make 


unproven assertions in order to cast a bad 


light on what is thought to be a 


shortcoming of another.


It's been said,


"To belittle... is to

 


be little".


Misrepresenting the truth creates confusion 


and doubt. These dangerous distortions can


corrupt and cause eventual destruction. 



Historical narratives and the assumption


that the subjective interpretation of history 


is automatically rendered into a historical


 truth on account of its historical impact is


 clearly wrong. 



Delusional opinions and false assumptions


 based on incorrect interpretations of 


another's reality and cultural norms is evil. 


Some deliberately devilish people have 


allowed Satan to profoundly influence their 


human sphere. They are greedy, troubled 


people who are filled with an insatiable 


hunger for power.



Some stick to and live what they know to


be lies. It is an evil which causes widespread


harm, i.e., vicious cycles of animosity, ugliness,


warped justice and racism. Generational lies 


have caused and continues to cause unspeakable


suffering, untold destruction, and millions of 


deaths. 

People can sometimes have opinions about facts. 


Some people are not content unless they are in 


an accusing, invalidating, degrading, dismissive, 


unhinged attack mode. Some would rather be 


bamboozled by lies and trust bogus assertions


than accept or tell uncomfortable truths. 



No one wants to be deliberately lied to, told 


half-truths or given exaggerated accounts of 


people or experiences. The simplest lie, which


 some may take lightly... has the power to hurt,


 discourage and hinder. 



Words are persuasive messengers that could


 have one unleashing anger and hatred on 


people who are undeserving of it. Hurtful, 


one-sided misinformation can devastate 


one's life.



One lie causes others to question 


everything one has ever said.

 It is important that we tell the truth. Truth 


telling is essential for authentic communication 


to occur, and it makes genuine interactions 


between people possible. 


So what happens when our history is fabricated, 


erased... rubbed out and forgotten?



There are sizable holes in the narrative of history, 


some believe if they tell a lie loud enough and 


often enough, people will accept it as truth. 


Some have purposely endeavored to destroy 


historic relics preserved from humankind's 


earliest era just to support their creatively 


constructed narratives.



Erasing history is a dangerous path because


it means that the truth becomes something 


yielding, malleable. 



History has been constructed 


instead of recorded.



 Revisionist history can easily turn into a 


disaster of historic proportions! Picking and


 choosing which details to omit and/or focus 


on may make the events seem like they were 


heroic... or when the blinders are removed...


 the history shouts, this is not so... it has 


not been!



Erasing the facts doesn’t mean that events 


will go away, and they never happened. 


Neither does it mean that one has 


succeeded in narrowing another's range 


of thought. It just means no one, all 


inclusive, can learn very much if 


they depend only on historical fiction... 


which is a false path of understanding.



The truth is the mortal enemy 


of the lie. Let us be willing 


to search for the truth.

The impact of African Americans is 


undeniable and deeply deposited in the 


social fabric of America. 



We cannot talk about or tell American history 


without talking about African and African


American history. Like it or not... these 


narratives are basically connected, coupled, 


affixed, entwined, and related.


We all need the truth!
Shaka Zulu is one of the most popular and powerful

African kings. He is globally remembered as a great

military innovator and one of the most formidable

 leaders in African history. 

One human being of the ancient world who left a profound impact 


on history was the world's first documented multi-genius Imhotep


which means “he who comes in peace.” Imhotep held many titles


 such as sage, scribe, poet, chief lector priest, architect, 


astronomer, magician, chief physician to the king, and 


second in command of Kemet (Egypt).


Imhotep received accolades for his literary mastery that 


earned him recognition in modern times as; "the first man of 


science in recorded history," "the real Father of Medicine 


and healing," and "the world's first doctor". Sir William Osier


 also commented that, "The first figure of a Physician to stand


 out clearly from the mists of antiquity".


Imhotep lived in Kemet – Egypt at the court of King Zoser


 (Djoser) of the 3rd Dynasty around 2,980 B.C. and designed 


Kemet’s first pyramid. He established such a reputation as a 


physician and healer, that during the later stages his adoration


 grew into deification where he was worshipped as a god for the 


next 3,000 years in Egypt, Greece and Rome.

Imhotep, as a physician,


 was acknowledged as the


 author of the Edwin Smith


 Papyrus which describes


 more than 90 anatomical


 terms and 48 injuries. In


 Memphis, Imhotep also


 founded a school of


 medicine known as


Asklepion that remained


 famous for two thousand


 years. This took place well


 over "2,000 years before


 the Western Father of


 Medicine Hippocrates was


 even born"

A medical document that he authored is still studied to this

 day by medical students around the globe. In the area of

 medicine therefore, Hippocrates, who was born around

 460 B.C., is regarded as the “father of medicine”,

 whereas Imhotep, who was born around 2,700

 B.C., was worshipped as the “God of medicine.”

Imhotep, who also 


performed surgery and 


dentistry, diagnosed and 


treated over 200 diseases 


with some related to the


abdomen, bladder, rectum,


eyes, skin, hair, nails and 


tongue.


He extracted medicine from


 plants and cured such


diseases as spinal


tuberculosis, gallstones,


appendicitis, gout, mastoid


diseases, rheumatoid and


arthritis.

There were thousands of homes around the 


huge square, all in the shape of beehives.


Cattle breeding, milking cows and hunting big


game were all considered as being honorable


 activities, and for this reason they were usually 


carried out by men.



More importantly, in terms of livelihood, 


social status and also as the subject of 


economic transactions... was cattle. 



For their protection against wild beasts 


kraals were constructed. These circular corrals 


were located in the center of each homestead. 



At night the herd was enclosed there. Cattle 


were extremely highly valued, because the 


size of the herd represented a benchmark of 


social success for every man.



History has been significantly shaped by the 


influence of Africans and African Americans. 


African Americans have made significant


 contributions to every field of the human


endeavor, including, but not limited to: a 


body of knowledge in science, the practical 


application of electrical knowledge and


sciences of technology. They have extensively 


researched brain function to develop and design 


the mechanical system.



Africans and African Americans were able to 


make complex mathematics appear simple. 


Historically, Africans and African Americans 


have left an indelible mark in theology, 


astronomy, architecture, medicine, education, 


agriculture, arts, literature, athletics, politics, 


and especially to the American economy. 



In every facet of the 


American experience lies


 the story of Africans and


African Americans.



John 10:10 reminds us, "The thief comes 


only to steal, kill, and destroy." 



"Woe to those who enact evil statutes


And to those who constantly record unjust 


decisions, So as to deprive the needy of 


justice And rob the poor of God’s people 


of their rights" there are consequences.



God’s Word is clear, it says we’ll be known


 by our fruits. Not by how much money we have. 


Not by how many followers we have. Not by 


how many books we have written or the great


 things we have done. We will be known by 


what fruit exists in our lives.

 At its height, 


slavery was a $3 billion-


plus industry and a 


major engine of the U.S.


economy.



The belt-tightening of slavery 


wasn’t relegated to the South: 


it crossed state lines. Even those 


states with low slaveholding


 populations were turning a 


profit from the tedious,


 exhausting, back-breaking 


blood, sweat, tears and 


subjugation of the enslaved.



 From tobacco cultivation, in


Virginia, to shipbuilding in 


Rhode Island, industries 


throughout the states both 


supported, and were


 supported by, slavery. 



By 1850, 80% of American 


exports were the product of 


slave labor. 



The estimated value of enslaved people


 increased 500% between 1790 and 1860,


 from $200 million to around $3.059 billion.



 Slavery’s profitability far 


outweighed the moral outrage 


it gave rise to. 



The South, in particular, was so dependent


on slavery that after the passage of the 


13th amendment freed the enslaved, many


 Southern states leveraged the vague nature 


of the amendment text, "Neither slavery nor 


involuntary servitude, except as a punishment 


for crime whereof the party shall have been


 duly convicted, shall exist within the 


United States, or any place subject to their 


jurisdiction," to criminalize African Americans 


and reinstitute them as a free labor source. 

Freedom... liberty?


The Constitution actually


 protected slavery.

African and African American history holds 


a long, rich and deep spiritual heritage. 



Jesus is central to


that heritage. 

Various theories about the race of Jesus 


have been proposed and debated.


True, we should be more concerned 


about our salvation and not the 


color of one's skin, but the question 


becomes... if color doesn't matter, to those 


waking up from the white Jesus myth, then 


why is it assumed, through countless 


illustrations, that Jesus was of European 


descent? 



After research and revelations, it is extremely 


unlikely that Jesus looked white with blonde hair 


and blue eyes. He probably looked like the 


average man in that time period and place.

Why would Mary and Joseph take a blonde


 haired, blue eyed baby... to hide in a Black and 


Brown Egypt and Africa?


Everyone was Black, Brown or tan 


(As the Romans were) during that time. 


Odds are that Mary, the mother of Jesus, 


didn’t have blue eyes or even a recessive gene


 that would allow a child of hers to have blue eyes.


There were NO blonde Jews or Hebrews on the 


continent. None!



Egyptian culture before the British occupation.


Jesus was before the Diaspora, and they 


were Semitic, with brown features, 


dark brown almost black eyes, and black hair.



For eons, it depended on who painted the picture. 


All of the artists who drew or painted pictures 


of Jesus, for the most part, were European. 


So naturally they drew Him to look European. 


While Christ transcends skin color and


 racial divisions, this heinous default 


assumption of Jesus being light-haired,


 blue-eyed, and very white has caused many 


to become disciples of a white Jesus... 


which is inaccurate.



In the Book of Revelation, Jesus is described 


as having hair like “white wool,” eyes like 


“flames of fire,” and feet “like burnished 


bronze, refined as in a furnace.”


Burnished bronze is closer to a dark brown.

Jesus was about 30 years old when He began 


His ministry (Luke 3:23), but the Bible tells us


 virtually nothing about what He looked like...


except that He didn’t stand out in any 


particular way. 



When Jesus was arrested in the garden of 


Gethsemane before the Crucifixion 


(Matthew 26:47-56) Judas Iscariot had to point 


Jesus out to his soldiers among the disciples...


presumably because Jesus blended in with


 the rest of the population, He didn't stand out,


or at least with His followers, enough so that


 Judas had to identify Him for the guards who 


were coming to arrest Him after the Last Supper.


They all appeared similar to one another. 



Painted in the sixth century A.D., is the


 earliest known image of Christ found in


Israel, and the image portrays Him with 


shorter, curly hair, a depiction that was 


common to the eastern region of the 


Byzantine empire... especially in Egypt 


and the Syria-Palestine region, but it 


disappeared from later Byzantine art.



 We should not need Jesus to be either 


black or white, but we should need the 


Word of God to be represented accurately.



In church, depictions of Jesus have been 


used for centuries. A white image graced 


church walls for decades and travelled around 


the world with missionaries, military personnel


 and in American publications. This Protestant 


image was, in some ways, a modern expression


 of portrait trends in the work of some master 


artists in the European Renaissance.



For years, Sallman’s Jesus “represented the


 image of God, a white notion of the sacred. 


These depictions also influenced the idea


 that Jesus was a man with blonde hair,


 blue eyes, and white complexion.



Leonardo da Vinci was a leading artist and


 intellectual of the Italian Renaissance 


who was known for his enduring works 


“The Last Supper” and the “Mona Lisa.” 


Rembrandt van Rijn, another painter, 


rendered a drawing of 


The Last Supper after Leonardo da Vinci.



Obviously, some had a crude and somewhat 


infantile fascination with skin color. 



Why was it necessary to depict Jesus as white? 



Could it be that some may have used the Bible

 to push their heretical, racist, divisive agendas?


As Jesus' following spread out of the


Middle East ... sometimes via devoted 


missionary work and sometimes by more 


aggressive methods... people across western


 Europe started casting Jesus in their image.



Scholars have a better idea of what people,


in general, looked like in the Middle 


East around the first century... and they 


were not light-skinned. The Bible reflects 


countless unsung heroes who have been


 portrayed quite differently. 



For centuries, the most common image of 


Jesus Christ, at least in Western cultures, has 


been that of a bearded, fair-skinned man with


 long, wavy, light brown or blonde hair and 


(often) blue eyes. 




The famed painting, which has been 


reproduced at least a billion times, came


 to define what many generations thought


 was a accurate portrayal of Jesus Christ.


The evidence we do have indicates Jesus 


probably looked very different from how 


He has long been portrayed.



Yet, a white Jesus remains the standard in 


most modern depictions. 



Why?



 

Cesare Borgia was the illegitimate son of Cardinal 


Rodrigo Borgia, who later became Pope Alexander VI.


He was the son of his father’s most famous mistress,


 Vannozza Catanei. Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia, 


was vice chancellor of the church and had three 


earlier children by other mistresses. 



Cesare befriended Leonardo da Vinci during 


his life. Leonardo used Borgia’s likeness as a


 base for his depiction of a caucasian Jesus. 


Apparently, it was common place for artists to 


do such things to please popes and monarchs. 

Jesus' teachings elevated humanity 


to a higher level of spirituality and enlightenment. 

This authoritative man with dark curly hair 


like wool (or with a rastafarian hairstyle) and


 burnished brown skin died for our sin and is 


God’s Son. 



Jesus was manifested in the flesh, justified 


in the Spirit, sent by God, the Father, to dwell 


with man. He came and died and resurrected 


for all races and ethnicities.

Jesus faced all the


same kinds of 


trials and tests we


are subjected to...


and more.


"With humility comes 


wisdom"


Without humility, there is strife 


and division. 

We cannot stop people from doing evil, 


but they cannot force us to participate 


with them. It takes no power, might, or


 wisdom to retaliate against evildoers.

"The way of fools seems right to them"


Death is the shepherd of all mankind. 


And “in the morning” those who are evil 


will be the slaves of those who are good. 


For the power of their wealth is gone when 


they die; they cannot take it with them.


Psalm 49:14-16


"When pride comes, then comes disgrace."


The angry, lawless, hate-filled lynch mob 


mocked, and treated Jesus shamelessly. They 


spat in Jesus' face, brutally struck Him with 


their clenched fists on His temples and


 tormented Him. 



Others slapped Him with the open palm


 of their hands. They blindfolded Him and 


cursed Him, beat Him, and whipped Him. 


Jesus was even beaten by some of the council. 


They too, ridiculed Jesus. 



Jesus was falsely accused by so-called 


witnesses, unjustly condemned by His judges,


 and insulted by all. They continued to strike 


Jesus and even beat Him with a whip before 


He was lynched and/or crucified. 



This was the greatest contempt and most 


disgraceful punishment which could 


possibly be shown.


The Romans murdered 
the Son of God.

History and current events are full of examples 


of people who may win a series of battles to get ahead,


 but they lose the war and will eventually have to 


suffer the consequences of their actions.



In other words, we are talking about cause and effect.


The law of consequences states that every result or 


outcome (effect) happens for a reason (cause).



Let us not think that we are so deserving and


entitled that we can get away with bad choices... 


even if it seems like we will never get caught. 


Listen, no one... regardless of 


their race, tribe, creed, color,

 


class, religion, language, age, 



culture, political beliefs, 



educational background, or 



socio-economic differences,



experiences, or realities can



 escape the consequences 



of their actions. 




All walks of life will experience



sowing and reaping.Whatever 



we sow into the lives of others, 



be it happiness or misery, we



will eventually reap. 


 


Reaping is no respecter of 



persons. Each of us will reap


 the fruits of our actions. We 


will inherit goodwill or 


ignorance.


Negative deeds will eventually


bring harmful repercussions. 



If we sow evil... we reap evil.



It comes back to us... one way 



or another.


God is not only the Creator of what is visible

 but what is invisible (Colossians 1:16). 

This includes everything in the spiritual 

realm, including our emotional state.

Some people’s disposition has 

become supremely vicious. 

Their conscience is dominated

 by the evil one.


Jesus knows how stubborn 


mankind is.


Jesus knows what cruel,
 

violent, indecent treatment 



feellike.

Humility humanizes a leader.


Humility is the trait that strengthens



all other positive attributes. 


When we respond to evil in humility and grace, 


we are proving that good triumphs over 


wickedness. Returning good for evil is one 


of the greatest demonstrations of strength.


Jesus died on the cross for us all... 



even the very same people who



crucified Him.

All history should be a lesson in humility. 


We should be concerned with what is right. 


Seeking to be humble is a series of ascending 


stages to divine understanding.


Because Jesus had these human experiences... 


He could sympathize and empathize with our 


weaknesses, pain, struggles, and temptations.



Jesus has been there, done that, and gone 


through it all. Jesus is fully aware of and 


sensitive to... the feelings, thoughts, and 


experiences we now have.



Jesus' humanity enabled Him 


to sympathize with our human


 frailties in ways others never 


could.

God loves us and is under no illusion about


 who we are, where we have been, what we


 have done or acquired. 


Some of our deepest personal problems


are rooted in something we can't control... 


dysfunctional generational behavioral 


patterns our ancestors left behind. 



The cycle has been repeated over and 


over again. It is time that we consciously


 control our choices. After all, we will, at 


some point, become our children's 


children's ancestors. Our behavior becomes


 a model or example to the next generations.


We must stop the cycle that has polluted 


the minds and hearts of our families for 


generations.

The struggle for civil rights and human 


rights are the most basic rights of


 all human beings. It is not a privilege... 


it is a right. All human beings are born


free and equal!

Civil rights and human rights



 should matter to everyone, 



especially to those 



who know God. 


Treat others the way you would want to be 


treated. Having said that, what would Jesus do, 


Believers?


Jesus would have us think about others the 


way we would want to be thought of.


 Feel about others the way we would want 


others to feel about us, and speak to others the


 way we would want to be spoken to or 


spoken of.

All are equal, in God's sight,



but treated unequally by man.




Man has made a mockery of 



"All men are created equal." 



Some have spoken out calling 



this a myth... a self-evident lie.


Some have admitted that belief in God’s


 equality in human creation would form


 the basis for a powerful attack upon the 


brutality of the slave trade, slavery, and 


every other kind of injustice.

Unfair practices and an uneven playing field 


may have allowed some to get to the top 


of their profession, but God knows. Pride 


has a way of bringing one back to the 


bottom.


 

There are numerous people who made it to 



the top, but they are not wise. In fact, some 



of the most prominent people in our society 



claim to be the smartest ones. But, when you 



see their behaviors... chauvinism, bigotry, 



lying and laziness... you realize they are not 



wise. Their intelligence helped them achieve 



success in academia, athletics, politics, business 



and entertainment. But, their lack of wisdom

 


brings disgrace upon them, their families and 



everyone who ever supported them.




To gain wisdom, we must exercise Humility 


and be willing to learn from our history and 


current mistakes. Without Humility, even the 


most intelligent people walk a road to 


destruction. 


Regardless of social rank, wealth, or knowledge... 


God does not ignore or change


 His standards for anyone. 


All human beings were given life by God 


and are made in God's image and likeness 


(Genesis 1:27).



Human rights should be rooted in God and 


in our being. 



May we arise and embrace our inherent


 dignity as human beings and not deprive 


any person of life, liberty, or the pursuit


of happiness.



One important aspect of God’s character: 


He does not favor... and never has favored...


one person or group of people over others. 



No matter what external circumstances, 


such as socioeconomic status or nationality, 


for there is no respect of persons with God. 


God’s fairness is toward 


all humans:


Job 34:19: “Yet He is not partial to princes, 


nor does He regard the rich more than the poor; 


for they are all the work of His hands.”



Let us break free and clean up the 


generational mess some of our fallen, 


unchecked, and unsaved ancestors passed 


down. It is not a legacy to embrace, it is


 a lie that can affect one's descendants. 


Just think for a moment of the sins that


 could be visited upon our children. 


Whether we like it or not, our children are 


becoming just like us. And as time goes by we 


will find that they have inherited some of the


 same tendencies toward sin that we learned 


from our own parents and grands. 


Dag Hammerskjold, former Secretary to the


 United Nations, once said, “You cannot play


 with the animal in you without becoming 


wholly animal; play with falsehood without 


forfeiting your right to truth; play with 


cruelty without losing your sensitivity of mind. 


He who wants to keep his garden tidy doesn’t


 reserve a plot for weeds.”


If one is sincerely trying to do the right thing 


and emulate the character of God, they 


understand and value honesty and integrity.  

Despite our heritage, we each have to make


 our own choice if we want to righteously follow 


God and live our lives in reverence to Him.


“The earth is the Lord’s 

and everything in it” 

(Psalm 24:1). 

God is the Source of all there is! 

Everything that exists is God’s property, and

we exists for God's purposes. God's rights 

and His creation are being violated every day... 

where is the outrage?!

How can we speak with authority to the world


 about human rights when we have yet to 


achieve racial equality?  



America, we must taken an enlightened look 


at the degradation, dehumanization, injustices, 


inequities, police brutality, civil rights and 


human dignity in our own communities.

Why aren't we, as Believers, standing up for


the rights of the oppressed and the vulnerable?



When will we stand up and say injustice is



wrong!

Make it make sense???


Thank God, there are multitudes of hearts and


 minds working together for a much higher 


purpose. 



God's twin purposes for creation is to reveal 


His character and nature, and to provide for 


what God has made. Humanity's use of God's 


amazing creation must promote... not 


compromise the ability of creation to reveal


 God and to provide for humans and other


 creatures on the earth now... and in the future.  



As stewards of God's creation, let us persevere 


and not allow the world to be defined by the 


injustices, inequities, death and destruction 


caused by some. Rather, let us intervene on 


behalf of the oppressed and try to resolve the


inequities or injustices many face... based on


 their melanin. 



Civil rights and equality is the process of making 

things right and fair. It need not be out of the 

question; and contention coupled with police 

brutality need not be the inevitable. 

Without humility, all of a one's other strengths


 become watered down... like a vapor... 


unnoticed.


Jesus' parable said,


"Whatever you did for one



of the least of these brothers



and sisters of mine,



you did for Me."

Although stained by Eurocentrism, 

human rights is inherent to being

human. It is the heart of the 

Gospel of Jesus Christ. This is what 

Jesus pronounces, declares, asserts 

and establishes in the gospel accounts.

The answer lies in Jesus Christ and in the 


sacrifice He made on the cross. 


2 Corinthians 5:21 tells us: 


For He made Him who knew no sin to be


 sin for us, that we might become the


 righteousness of God in Him. 



Jesus, having lived a perfect life without sin, 


was the only acceptable sacrifice for our sins.


When Jesus suffered and died on the cross, 


He bore the penalty for all of our sins – 


including any generational influences at 


work in our lives.


Generational influences can be ingrained. 


What our parents and ancestors lived through 


and by can have real impact on our lives today.


 These influences have, in many cases, positively 


shaped us or... burdened and damaged our 


humanity.


 But if we repent and acknowledge what 


Christ did for us on the cross, we can walk


 free from the sin that has entangled us for years. 


Not only can we walk free, but our children and 


future generations can walk free as well!