Questions like yours renew my faith in the
American Christian Home School System
and the American family. I've called your mother and father and I'm
going to personally come by to sign her Bible next week and shake your
I'm sorry you got slapped and belted, but you got a lesson out of it
- and it got you to thinking about important issues like this.
The truth is, Billy-Lee -- there are two schools of Baptist Theology
- and they are both divided when it comes to the issue of
"Negroes in Heaven."
One school teaches us that Negroes will have a role to play in
Heaven. As the true descendents of the Biblical figure, Ham, the Lord
will in fact bring all people of color in Heaven together into a
glorified and pre-ordained eternity of servitude. Whether Jesus holds an
auction and lets all the normal people in Heaven pick their own, or we
simply have a few of them waiting for us when we get to our mansions in
Glory, remains to be seen.
Don't let anyone ever tell you the curse of Ham (Genesis
9:21-27) has been lifted, Billy-Lee (Joshua
9:23). And curses based on disobedience - like that of Ham,
are only lifted by God when the cursed folks become obedient (Exodus
20:5-6). And as you and I well know, all you have to do is
turn on your TV to Fox News and see that's a long time a'comin'!
The other school of Theology teaches us that in order to be in the
presence of God, we must be created in his image. God has colored folks
call tree-swinging apes "Poppa" just to trick the evolutionists into
thinking real humans didn't come from Adam and Eve. God loves to
see scientists make fools of themselves! If it turns out that
colored people evolved from primates that means they won't quite fit in
Heaven now, will they? If
doesn't let puppy dogs into Heaven, True Christian Logic™ follows...
why would He allow colored folks in? You understand?
I hope I've answered your question. When you grow up - you'll have to
decide which position to hold. I lean toward the first one, since I'm
still a leery of accepting ANY theory of evolution. They have lots of
facts and data to support the theory, but there is still not enough
faith based evidence in my opinion.
Your Baptist Friend and
Pastor Deacon Fred