After months of COVID lock down and scores of newly diagnosed depressives, the events following the George Floyd incident ignited what had been simmering below the surface for months, some would say years. Civil unrest.
A rash of rioters and looters made their way through Minneapolis, smashing windows and singeing everything in their path. Americans already living in fear due to COVID lock downs, watched cities like Seattle, Portland, and Chicago join Minneapolis as rioters turned them into ash heaps in the name of justice for George Floyd. Demonstrators wearing Black Lives Matter shirts began to demand white people to kneel in solidarity of their movement, while holding signs that read #SayTheirNames. Whose names, you ask? Well, the names of all who have died, of course. While some may think kneeling and chanting this mantra is simply a way to pay homage like you would a fallen war hero, there is a far deeper, darker, meaning behind BLM’s ‘#SayTheirName’ chants.
According to an article in Georgetown University’s Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace, & World Affairs:
'On June 2, 2020, Black Lives Matter’s Los Angeles Chapter sponsored an action in front of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s house, demanding reductions in the city’s funding of police. The action, what many would call a protest, began like a religious ceremony. Melina Abdullah, chair of the Department of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles, and co-founder of BLM-LA, opened the event explaining that while the movement is a social justice movement, it is first and foremost a spiritual movement.
She led the group in a ritual: the reciting of names of those taken by state violence before their time—ancestors now being called back to animate their own justice:
"George Floyd. Asé. Philandro Castille. Asé. Andrew Joseph. Asé. Michael Brown. Asé. Erika Garner. Asé. Harriet Tubman. Asé. Malcom X. Asé. Martin Luther King. Asé."
As each name is recited, Dr. Abdullah poured libations on the ground as the group of over 100 chanted “Asé,” a Yoruba term often used by practitioners of Ifa, a faith and divination system that originated in West Africa, in return. This ritual, Dr. Abdullah explained, is a form of worship.'
So then, when you kneel and say the names of the deceased, as BLM founders and adherents demand, you are participating in necromancy, that is, worship of the dead and occultism. The article goes on to note that alters, sacred spaces, and inner sanctums are set up by BLM adherents on the site where the death occurred.
The on-the-surface tenets of BLM as indicated on their website, such as destruction of the nuclear family, celebration of LGBTQI etc., and abortion, should be enough to send every Christian to the prayer closet and as far away from this demonic movement as possible. Yet, there are ‘churches’ that proudly plaster their marquis with ‘Black Lives Matter,’ and other social justice taglines, whereby allowing these doctrines of demons to influence and indoctrinate the sheep, from the pulpit to the pews. Scriptures such as Deuteronomy 18:9-14 and Leviticus 19-31 are clear about how detestable BLM’s practices and beliefs are to God.
Apparently, the very word of God was not enough to deter ‘Christian’ rapper Lecrae, J. G. Greear, President of the Southern Baptist Convention, and pastor/author John Piper from supporting this egregious movement. Additionally, thirteen percent of evangelicals, and nine percent of Protestants support Black Lives Matter. Many undiscerning folks have been duped into believing that blacks are currently living through the Jim Crow era, so they have yoked themselves to necromancers and witch doctors in support of their cause. What cause? Well it’s not a cause to end the invisible and unqualified claims of systematic racism. BLM’s cause is one that defends law breakers, celebrates lawlessness and debauchery, ignores innocent victims, and advocates for the destruction of the Genesis 1:27-28 family in order to replace it with one that excludes biological men.
At a Christian conference in 2016, BLM activist and worship leader, Michelle Higgins, urged an auditorium of around 16,000 college students to join BLM in their fight for justice. Higgins stated, “Black Lives Matter is not a mission of hate. It is not a mission to bring about incredible anti-Christian values and reforms to the world. [BLM] is a movement on mission in the truth of God.”
Their movement is clear. Their mission is clear. They must do as the spirits they worship leads them...and the spirits are leading them to avenge the deaths of criminals through violence, tyranny, robbery, death, and destruction. This movement with their alters to the dead, libation offerings, and Ifa chants is indeed spiritual. It is a cult of the occult, led not by ancestral spirits, but by their god; the anti-Christ spirit.
Now what are we to do, Christians?
Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength. Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil. For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. This is why you must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand."