Baptized Church Member Lives Matter

“I used the phrase ‘Black Lives Matter’ in a social media post earlier this week. As happens each time I use the phrase, someone asks, ‘Why not just say “all lives matter?”’ Here is my quick response: When one of my four kids got hurt, it didn’t seem to make sense to say to them, ‘All my kids matter.’ In that moment, I embraced them and said, ‘You matter. Your pain matters. Your healing and return to health matters.’ That doesn’t diminish my love for my other kids. It expands my capacity to love as I live with another person’s pain.

Jesus did the same thing in his ministry. He didn’t say, ‘all people matter.’ He went to those who were hurting, who’d been denied a place at the table, who had been cast out of community and said ‘You Matter.’ Samaritans matter. Women matter. Tax collectors matter. Lepers matter. Did that mean he loved other people less? By no means. His life and ministry expanded the vision and capacity of his followers to love as they broke down the religious and cultural walls that had long divided people.”

Kai Nilsen

1.) When your child was hurting you didn’t hurt your other three children in order to relieve the pain of the one child that was hurting. “Black Lives Matter” as it works itself out, clearly implies and explicitly demonstrates, that in order for Black Lives to Matter, White Lives do not matter. I mean, it is not for no reason that small business owners are putting on signs in front of their buildings, “Black owned business.” The idea here is as Black Lives Matter don’t burn down this black business but rather find white businesses that don’t have this sign and burn those businesses to the ground.

2.) Black Lives Matter is a Marxist myth. If Black Lives Mattered then the organization Black Lives Matter would be burning down the Planned Parenthood facilities, the one place where it is being screamed that Black Lives are disposable.

3.) Jesus didn’t say, “all people matter,” because He understood that all people did not matter. He understood who His enemies were and He clearly pointed all His rhetoric and whip action at those people who didn’t matter. The idea that “all people matter” is a noxious weed that grows from the soil of “The Brotherhood of all Men,” and the “The Fatherhood of God over all Men.”

4.) The people that Jesus collected (Samaritans, Women, Tax Collectors, Lepers) were all people who had one thing in common. All these people who mattered (as Kai puts it) were people who were conversant with their sins or who needed to be brought face to face with their sins. Let me know when, in the context of all this Marxist mayhem, you find a member of Black Lives Matter who is conversant with their sins or who are willing to be brought face to face with their sins. They can start with “Thou Shalt Not Steal,” (As seen in their arson, looting, and pillaging.) Then they go on from there to the sin of envy. I guarantee you that at this very moment Jesus only thinks criminal lives Matter, as measured by His law, in the context of their repenting. If they refuse to repent these Black Lives Matter criminals are going to see just how well Jesus think their lives matter.

5.) The life and ministry of Jesus did indeed break down the walls that had long divided people. However, those walls were broke down so that the differing peoples might bow to Christ. Jesus does not love those who are outside of Christ. If White, Black, Brown, Yellow, and Red people will bow to Christ they can be sure that they are loved by Christ. However, as it is not possible for the true believers of Black Lives Matter to bow to Christ while remaining true believers of Black Lives Matter they can be sure that Christ and His true followers are their enemies.

Jesus hates Black Lives Matter as it is ideologically and theologically organized now. For Jesus, in terms of what men can know by looking, it is only Baptized Church Member Lives matter.

Author: jetbrane

I am a Pastor of a small Church in Mid-Michigan who delights in my family, my congregation and my calling. I am postmillennial in my eschatology. Paedo-Calvinist Covenantal in my Christianity Reformed in my Soteriology Presuppositional in my apologetics Familialist in my family theology Agrarian in my regional community social order belief Christianity creates culture and so Christendom in my national social order belief Mythic-Poetic / Grammatical Historical in my Hermeneutic Pre-modern, Medieval, & Feudal before Enlightenment, modernity, & postmodern Reconstructionist / Theonomic in my Worldview One part paleo-conservative / one part micro Libertarian in my politics Systematic and Biblical theology need one another but Systematics has pride of place Some of my favorite authors, Augustine, Turretin, Calvin, Tolkien, Chesterton, Nock, Tozer, Dabney, Bavinck, Wodehouse, Rushdoony, Bahnsen, Schaeffer, C. Van Til, H. Van Til, G. H. Clark, C. Dawson, H. Berman, R. Nash, C. G. Singer, R. Kipling, G. North, J. Edwards, S. Foote, F. Hayek, O. Guiness, J. Witte, M. Rothbard, Clyde Wilson, Mencken, Lasch, Postman, Gatto, T. Boston, Thomas Brooks, Terry Brooks, C. Hodge, J. Calhoun, Llyod-Jones, T. Sowell, A. McClaren, M. Muggeridge, C. F. H. Henry, F. Swarz, M. Henry, G. Marten, P. Schaff, T. S. Elliott, K. Van Hoozer, K. Gentry, etc. My passion is to write in such a way that the Lord Christ might be pleased. It is my hope that people will be challenged to reconsider what are considered the givens of the current culture. Your biggest help to me dear reader will be to often remind me that God is Sovereign and that all that is, is because it pleases him.

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