Breaking the Curse of Racism from the Root
Xulon Press, 2007 - 344 páginas
The people of African descent have suffered different degrees of abuse since they were taken from their homeland and enslaved. Since that time they have experience abolition of slavery, segregation, and today's subtle racism. One cannot help but wonder why of all the people groups of the world they were chosen to endure this suffering? Why is Africa, their motherland the only place in the world known as the Dark Continent? Are these two issues connected? Are we under a curse? The author finds the answers hidden in the word of God, and discusses ways of biblically eradicating racism, and restore Africa as the continent of light it was created to be. All races will find this book inspiring and freeing as it brings a fresh hope of freedom from these types of problem for all people, especially the people of African descent and the descendants of those who brought them here. Barbara R Smith is the Founder/Director of Instrument of His Peace Ministry, Mercy Intercessors for America and Hands of Mercy Ministry, an inner city ministry to the poor and homeless. She is a Minister, and certified Elijah House Counselor and has traveled and ministered in different parts of the world on short-term missions. E-mail: instrumentofhispeace.org Barbara teaches on Intercession and is called to mobilize the Church to corporate and personal repentance, especially in the area of Racial Reconciliation. She is also called to be a voice for reconciliation, and commissioned to write this book on the Curse of Racism. The Lord revealed to her the root this problem and how to biblically eradicate it. She has a background in Nursing. With an MS in Health Education and a BA in Christian Literature, she is the widow of a Pastor and mother and grandmother.
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I've just started reading this book and was glad to find writing on it. I am white and I have felt the pain and sting of racism; hatred for what I personally had not done, but been born in white skin. It hurts.....I, too, have felt a tremendous burden for the racism still alive on all sides of the fence today; but, it like to have broke me when I experienced the hatred on an on-going basis, with people I'd loved and tried to befriend on a job. You say it right, when you say Forgiveness is the answer.
I was an abused child all of my childhood; I dealt with my abuse through drug use at a young age. I was lied about and ridiculed in school, because of my drug use. I knew great success in my 20's; had children and was clean. In my 30's through difficult situations I ended up using again. My life spiraled out of control for several years and now, for several more years, I have been clean again. I don't struggle with unforgiveness or pain like I could and I believe it's because God gave me His forgiveness and then worked His forgiveness in and through me to others.
I don't struggle with loving my family; I don't struggle with seeing people as a color; God is the answer and through Christ we can do all things. Christ forgave us and we are told to forgive, as we were forgiven. There will always be that one person or persons to challenge your resolve on this issue, and we will always be able to push through and to overcome through Him. We have to believe what the Lord says about us: we are all made in the image of Him. None of us are more guilty than anyone else; when we broke one law, we became guilty of breaking all the law and that is why Christ came and died for us. Through Him, let's pray and let's move forward to actively live this life of love for one another. We need each other today more than ever; Christ is coming back. I don't want to be ashamed of being white any more and I don't want anyone else to be ashamed of their great-great-great grandparents past. God makes us beautiful.
Thank's for writing the book,
Introduction Slavery of the Jews and the Black Race
The Turning Point Prayer Summit
From Abolition of Slavery to Segregation to Subtle Racism
The Cruel Dispersion From Africa to America
The Root of Racism Part I
The Root of Racism Part II
The Root of Racism Part III
The Weapons of Our Warfare
Walking in Forgiveness
No Gethsemane No Forgiveness
A Place of Decision
Bitterroot Judgments and Expectations
The Sin a Nation Would Rather Forget
Reconciliation of a Nation
The Bride of Christ Is Submissive
Epilogue Consequences of Disobedience
What Is Repentance?