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In the late sixteenth century, Rev. Richard Hakluyt, an Anglican Church priest, was one of the leading authorities in the world on navigation and seafaring.
He studied, wrote, and lectured for over fifty years on global exploration.
He also served as an advisor to Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain, urging her to do extensive exploration and to establish colonies in the New World.
He published Discourse on Western Planting in which he defined more than twenty reasons for Great Britain to establish colonies in North America.
Gathering a group of like-minded businessmen, he formed The Virginia Company with the objective of developing colonies to the New World.
What was the motive behind this passion for colonization in North America?
Many saw it as a scheme to gain great wealth. Some still do.
Rev. Hakluyt published two pamphlets from The Virginia Company in which he declared his true and honest motive.
He wrote in A True Declaration of the State of Virginia, “…our primary end is to plant religion, our secondary and subalternate ends are for the honour and profit of our nation…”
A second publication was released from The Virginia Company, True and Sincere Declaration of the Purposes and Ends of the Plantation.
“First to preach and baptize into Christian religion and by the propagation the Gospel, to recover out of the arms of the devil a number of poor and miserable souls wrapped up unto death in almost invincible ignorance; to endeavor the fulfilling and accomplishments of the number of the elect which shall be gathered from out of all corners of the earth; and add to our myte the treasury of heaven.”
The Rev. Hakluyt never landed on the shores of Virginia.
On December 20, 1606, when one hundred and five colonist and forty seamen left the shores of England for North America, he was an old man.
He had poured his vision and passion into the heart of fellow Anglican priest and dear friend.
Rev. Robert Hunt served as secretary to this man of vision with a passion to take to the Gospel to The New World. He would serve as Chaplain, spiritual leader of the voyage, and be pastor of the colony.
April 26, 1607, the ship arrived at the shores of Virginia.
Rev. Hunt insisted they not leave the ship until they had spent adequate time seeking the face of Almighty God and cleansing themselves before Him.
He led the men and women for three days in worship, prayer, fasting, and reading the Word of God for personal examination and spiritual cleansing.
April 29, 1607, Rev. Hunt led the colonist onto the shores of Virginia for the first time. They were not disembarking. Only one thing was being carried off the ship as they stepped to the shore.
It was a rough-hewn, oak wooden cross, seven feet tall. The cross was erected in a prominent location and the colonist gathered around for worship and prayer.
Their pastor, Rev. Robert Hunt, raised his hands to heaven and declared,
“…from these very shores the Gospel shall go forth to not only to this new world, but the entire world.”
How dramatically different are these well documented historical facts from the new social history curriculum being propagated in the education system across America.
Originally published in the New York Times by reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones, for which she received a Pulitzer Prize, the 1619 Project, presents a radical rewrite of Jamestown and our nation’s history that clearly reveals the battle for truth that has been enjoined.
It is not a year that most Americans know as a notable date in our country’s history. Those who do are at most a tiny fraction of those who can tell you that 1776 is the year of our nation’s birth. What if, however, we were to tell you that this fact, which is taught in our schools and unanimously celebrated every Fourth of July, is wrong, and that the country’s true birth date, the moment that its defining contradictions first came into the world, was in late August of 1619? Though the exact date has been lost to history (it has come to be observed on Aug. 20), that was when a ship arrived at Point Comfort in the British colony of Virginia, bearing a cargo of 20 to 30 enslaved Africans. Their arrival inaugurated a barbaric system of chattel slavery that would last for the next 250 years. This is sometimes referred to as the country’s original sin, but it is more than that: It is the country’s very origin. Out of slavery — and the anti-black racism it required — grew nearly everything that has truly made America exceptional: its economic might, its industrial power, its electoral system, diet and popular music, the inequities of its public health and education, its astonishing penchant for violence, its income inequality, the example it sets for the world as a land of freedom and equality, its slang, its legal system and the endemic racial fears and hatreds that continue to plague it to this day. The seeds of all that were planted long before our official birth date, in 1776, when the men known as our founders formally declared independence from Britain.https://pulitzercenter.org/sites/default/files/full_issue_of_the_1619_project.pdf
Ms. Hannah-Jones and the proponents of this curriculum appear to totally reject or at the very least ignore the events that took place on the little vessel Mayflower.
Before disembarking to shores of the Plymouth Colony in the Chesapeake Bay, William Bradford led that company of godly pilgrims in signing an amazing document that established a covenant with Almighty God.
That document would be a major guiding light to the Founding Fathers of this nation.
“In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are underwritten the loyal subjects of our dread sovereign lord, Kingdom James, by the grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith, etc., having undertaken for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith and honor of our king and country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God, and of one another, covenant and combine ourselves into a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation an d the furtherance of the ends aforesaid and by virtue, hereof to enact, constitute, and frame such just and equal laws ordinances acts, constitutions, and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general use of the Colony, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witness whereof we have here underscribed our names at Cape Cod, 11th of November, in the year of the reign of our sovereign lord, King James of England, France and Ireland the eighteenth and of Scotland the fifty-fourth. A.D. 1620”William Bradford, The Plymouth Settlement, Mantle Ministries, San Antonio, 1988, 75-76
Patrick Henry, Commander-in-Chief of the Virginia Militia, member of the Continental Congress, and member of the Virginia General Assembly and House of Burgesses, knew very well the heart of our nation’s Founding Fathers.
He boldly stated, “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity and freedom of worship here.”
A century of influence from those who teach a Social Gospel and fifty years of preaching Liberation Theology have given birth to a new progressive theology and progressive form of Evangelicalism.
A recent announcement from the United Methodist Church reflects this new progressive theology.
A group of progressive United Methodists announced Sunday (Nov. 29) they are forming a new Methodist denomination, the Liberation Methodist Connexion, or LMX. The Liberation Methodist Connexion describes itself on its website as “a grassroots denomination of former, current, and nonMethodist faith leaders working on the unfolding of the kin-dom of God.” …The LMX seeks to embrace the “full participation of all who are living out their God-given identities and expressions,” according to the site. That includes people of all gender expressions and sexual identities, races and ethnicities, mental and physical abilities, sizes and ages. Its theology “is not written in stone,” the website said, but it builds on Methodist theology with various expressions of Liberation theologies, which were first developed by Latin American Roman Catholics in the 1950s and 1960s. Correct doctrine is less important to the new denomination than correct action, collaborators said during Sunday’s presentation. That action includes reparations, caring for the earth, and finding new ways to live together outside of systems like colonialism, white supremacy, patriarchy, clericalism and heteronormativity, they said.Emily McFarlan Miller, Progressive United Methodists Announce New Denomination: Liberation Methodist Connexion, Christian Headlines, December 3, 2020
Many Evangelical and Pentecostal movements are embracing this progressive theology.
Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality with its “White Privilege” message is Lucifer’s new Trojan Horse.
These doctrines have their origins and roots in the ideology and socialist philosophy of Marxism and Communism, as clearly stated by LMX in their press release.
The “White Privilege” message that is being proclaimed from Christian pulpits across the land is a doctrine of deconstructionism.
Although well-meaning in many cases, it is rooted in a false guilt and a spirit of condemnation spawned from the powers of darkness.
Liberation Theology and the social justice movement, with their deep roots in Marxism, are now taking direct aim at denying and removing every detail of the godly Christian roots of this nation.
Further, they intend to marginalize and eventually close every Gospel preaching institution.
The Secular Democrats of America – PAC and members of the Congressional Freethought Caucus openly revealed the true origin and roots of the “White Privilege” doctrine of the Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality in a twenty-eight-page document they released to Presidential candidate Joe Biden on Monday, November 30, 2020.
It would ban religious organizations from participating in government programs, support governors who want to close down churches amid the COVID pandemic, require new disclosures from churches, overturn religious-rights precedents such as the Hobby Lobby case, prevent mention of creationism in education and work for a “deradicalization” of “white Christian nationalism.” The document declares the “rise of white Christian nationalism is a national security threat.”WND.com, “Secular Democrats Urge Biden to Pounce on U.S. Christianity, WorldNetDaily Staff, December 2, 2020, 7:53PM
The specific purpose of the “White Privilege” doctrine is clearly stated by the members of the Freethought Caucus and Secular Democrats; weaken, marginalize, divide, and remove the Christian influence across the United States.
The Christian church must recognize, Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality with its “White Privilege” doctrine will never bring social justice.
Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and similar movements will not bring reconciliation and healing to our troubled nation, just the opposite!
These movements will bring more violence, more oppression, and more destruction to the very ones they proclaim to be helping.
That is the authentic history of such movements. That is the very objective of such movements.
So, where can true justice be found? That is the message of our next blog, Biblical Justice – True Liberty for All.
Read My Other Articles On This Topic:
A Biblical Answer to Black Lives Matter
Is Social Justice Biblical Justice?
Liberation Theology – Is it Biblical?
Social Justice – A War for Truth
What is the Biblical Basis for Racial Reconciliation?
You Can’t Build a Condominium on a Sandy Beach