Black Spirituality Religion : WILLIE LYNCH 2--HOW TO MAKE A NEGRO CHRISTIAN

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    In 1832, a sermon was given in the south entitled, The Religious Instruction of the Negro.
    By 1906, Negro church followings increased 57.6 percent. Said another way, enslaved Afrikans were being transformed into negro christians at alarmingly fast & successful rates.

    HOW TO MAKE A NEGRO CHRISTIAN reprints the entire sermon, so you can read it for yourself and adds highly critical commentary.
    Read about the exact plans constructed by one Dr. Reverend Charles Colcock Jones :whip: to 'biblize' us-the enslaved Afrikan population and take notice at what happens on sundays in the majority of the Afrikan/Black communities today in 2007.:whip: :whip:
    Below are a few choice quotes from the so-called 'Apostle of the Blacks.'

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    HOW TO MAKE A NEGRO CHRISTIAN
    And having our plantations, the time and persons of our servants wholly under our control, we can arrange the manner and frequency of our instructions, as we please, and the period of these instructions with as much punctuality, and with as little interruption, as we can arrange the morning and evening devotions of our own fire-side. Our very children might become, to some extent, teachers, by reading to them plain portions of the Bible, or plain Tracts and things of such sort
    page 67

    HOW TO MAKE A NEGRO CHRISTIAN
    Will the authority of the Masters be weakened by instructions of this sort? No, it will be strengthened. And we believe that their authority can be strengthened and supported in this way only; for the duty of obedience will never be felt and performed to the extent that we desire it, unless we can bottom it on religious principle
    page 72

    HOW TO MAKE A NEGRO CHRISTIAN
    It is a matter of astonishment, that there should be any objection at all; for the duty of giving religious instruction to our Negroes, and the benefits flowing from it, should be obvious to all. The benefits, we conceive to be incalculably great, and [one] of them [is] there will be greater subordination . . .amongst the Negroes.
    page 52

    HOW TO MAKE A NEGRO CHRISTIAN
    n order to induce a sense of guilt, [you] must charge upon the Negroes those particular sins to which they are so much addicted, and expose their enormity and consequent punishment in the world to come.
    page 55

    HOW TO MAKE A NEGRO CHRISTIAN
    [The matter of preaching to the Negroes should] deal much in parables, historical events, miracles, lives of men holy and profane, as found in the Bible, and the great and wonderful works of God: all in illustration of doctrine and practice. He must reason much by illustration. And as the great majority of them do not read, he should read and explain God's holy word to them constantly, and as extensively as possible
    page 83

    HOW TO MAKE A NEGRO CHRISTIAN
    It becomes us to inquire, if, in the history of the world, any people have ever been thoroughly christianized, without the employment of their own agency to a large extent, in diffusing the gospel amongst themselves? I know of no such people.
    page 86

    HOW TO MAKE A NEGRO CHRISTIAN
    Let them [the slave masters] invest a little capital in the minds and hearts of their people [us Afrikans], and it will prove to all concerned, a peace-giving and profitable investment for time and for eternity. “. . . for time and for ETERNITY”
    page 102

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    A log may stay in water for 10 years but it will NEVER become a crocodile. --Afrikan proverb
     
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