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One response to “Sound Doctrine in the Black Church (Response to James White)”
Brother Blake Wilson,
I enjoyed listening to your lecture and find your knowledge accurate when referencing scripture. I have no concern with a “Black Church” or “White Church”, but rather my only concern is for the Body of Christ.
You speak of sound doctrine in context of seminaries, but reference seminaries that engaged in segregation. Without attending any such seminary, I feel safe in concluding that their doctrine wasn’t sound, although we should be glad that Christ is the judge. We do know that any missing/skipping 1 Timothy Chapter 1, which lists unsound teachings and actions, can’t be sound by Biblical definition.
Teaching outside of sound doctrine was clearly the case throughout much of the American south. Even though this is the case, don’t ignore the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) movement, which was in part (if not whole) the root for abolition of slavery world-wide and even women’s sufferage.
My understanding of the 3/5ths compromise, which you reference extensively, is quite different. The compromise was a brilliant political move by abolitionists. It forced the South to identify slaves as human while also limiting the South’s Federal political power. It is sad to see such an incredible political play misinterpreted.
Anyhow, I look forward to hearing more from you moving forward.
Your Brother in Christ,