Black Christians Existed Long Before Slavery

One’s belief in Christianity does not come via inheritance.

Just because one’s ancestors or parents found salvation in Jesus Christ does not mean future generations automatically inherit their salvation or status as a Christian.

As we celebrated Christmas 2014, I was amazed that many of my African-American brothers and sisters still believe that today’s Black Christians would not be Christians if it were not for slavery.

While Christianity was obviously falsely and diabolically used to condone the slavery of Africans and the destruction of many Native American tribes, slavery has virtually nothing to do with Blacks who are Christians today or the first Black Christians.

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