Friday, May 02, 2008

Reverend Wright Denounced By Black Clergy

Black Liberation Theology Does Not
Represent The Black American Church
Nor Does Rev.Wright Represent Christianity

Mychal Massie, chairman of Project 21, a conservative black think tank, said he finds Wright's remarks about the black church "vulgar."

"There is no black church," Massie told Cybercast News Service . "There is no white church. There's only the Christian church. And if it's not (a Christian church), it's an abomination to God."

Massie, who holds theological degrees, said he bases his opinion on the Bible, specifically Acts 34-35: "Then Peter opened his mouth and said, 'Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons. But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him."

"I defy him to do a study of the word of God and produce anything that he has to say," Massie said. "It isn't in there."

Massie said Wright's message is anything but biblical. "You cannot preach division, you cannot preach hatred, you cannot preach any theology that goes against the word of God," he said.

Kenneth Hutcherson, senior pastor of Antioch Bible Church in Seattle, said Wright misrepresented himself by claiming that attacks on him are attacks on the black church.

"I didn't know Reverend Jeremiah Wright was the sole representative of the black church," Hutcherson told Cybercast News Service . "He was attacked for what he said, not because he represents the black church. And if he does represent the black church, he should be attacked."
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Black Liberation Theology - Marxist

In an attempt to clarify his position on race, patriotism, and his theology the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright, former pastor to Senator Barrack Obama, has added to the firestorm and created further problems for the candidate for the Democrat nomination for the presidency according to the Rev Dr. Charles Nestor, Senior Fellow at the Washington, D. C. based National Clergy Council.

Nestor indicated that Wright explicitly tied his views to those of James Cone, theology professor and liberation theology advocate. Liberation theology teaches that God is the liberator of those who labor under the oppression of ruling classes, especially in their economic pursuits, and that the gospel was given to provide a means of freedom from the oppressors. This ostensible Christian theology has its roots in the Marxist doctrines of class struggle and economic determinism.

Many within the Christian community will find this objectionable and not within mainstream historic Christian teaching. Nestor concluded that Senator Obama must now further explain to the electorate why he attended Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago for twenty years, and whether or not he embraces the pastor and his controversial theology. Dr. Nestor resides in Lakeland, Florida.
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