Of course Black Lives Matter. That does not mean that other lives don’t; to suggest so would be a sin. As Christians, we know that all lives matter because all life belongs to God and is sacred. However, also as Christians, it is right to affirm that Black lives do matter out of an awareness of the particular need to speak to the race-based injustices against Black and Brown people that have come to the forefront of public attention, yet stem back through the history of this country and others. Because racism is a sin, this issue must matter to the followers of Jesus Christ.
It is important that Christians use godly discernment in how we affirm the sacredness of life and condemn racial injustice. Our first allegiance is always to Jesus Christ, so we must be careful to always ensure that what we do, and what we support, is consistent with the biblical faith. There is a distinction between affirming that Black lives matter and supporting the Black Lives Matter Organization. One is a moral and spiritual imperative; the other is a political action group with aims and an agenda that go far beyond their name. Many people who have sent money to the organization or purchased their paraphernalia, assume that they are merely affirming that Black lives matter. However, the website of the organization reveals a very different agenda. A careful read of their beliefs reveals the following statements (from: https://blacklivesmatter.com/what-we-believe/ as of August 9, 2020)…
“We make space for transgender brothers and sisters to participate and lead.”
“We are self-reflexive and do the work required to dismantle cisgender [meaning natural biological gender] privilege and uplift Black trans folk, especially Black trans women who continue to be disproportionately impacted by trans-antagonistic violence.”
“We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.”
We foster a queer‐affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking, or rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual (unless s/he or they disclose otherwise).”
These statements should be concerning to any Christian, as they oppose a biblical worldview. They uphold the notion that gender is not a biological reality, but psychologically fluid. They degrade the divinely ordained family structure. They denigrate the sacredness of biblical holy matrimony. They deny the biblical view of the sinfulness of the homosexual lifestyle.
The organization cloaks these aims behind a motto that has tricked many Christians into donating and supporting them without knowing the deeper agenda. This is a “Trojan Horse” tactic, referring to the ancient story of the conquest of the City of Troy. Having sought to conquer Troy for ten years, the Greeks finally constructed a statue of a horse, inside of which was hidden a small force of Greek soldiers. After the Trojans brought the horse, which appeared to be an offering of peace, inside of the city gates, the Greeks were able to attack from within and open the gates to their invading comrades. The aims of Satan are often cloaked in what appears to be good. But we must beware of Trojan Horses, remembering the words of Saint Paul…
2 Corinthians 11:12-15 (ESV); 12 …what I am doing I will continue to do, in order to undermine the claim of those who would like to claim that in their boasted mission they work on the same terms as we do. 13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 15 So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.