Dr. Voddie Baucham, the Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, recently gave some words of warning regarding the Black Lives Matter organization on Glenn Beck’s radio program.
According to The Blaze, Baucham cautioned against the organization noting that people are being labeled as racist for not agreeing with all that the organization stands for and the actions the group is taking.
“And what worries me is that there are so many Christians who are not taking that stand,” he said.
"We have to separate this movement from the issues. I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use Black people,” Baucham asserted.
"That phrase dehumanizes Black people because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with Black people and their dignity and has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than Black people,” Baucham warned.
“That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love Black people. I love being Black," he continued.
The Dean added: “I don’t have to prove anything to you ... this is about me being right with God.”
Ultimately, Baucham believes that the Black Lives Matter is “dangerous” and “vicious” for trying to use Black people to enforce an agenda.
Baucham also encouraged people to read through the organization’s agenda and belief statement in order to truly understand what the group is calling for.
"And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community – and I am – then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization.” he said. “Because they stand against that for which I am advocating.”
As Christian Headlines previously reported, in June, Baucham joined Glenn Beck again to discuss the difference between social justice and biblical justice.
Baucham has likened the Black Lives Matter movement to a religion that is promising salvation outside of God and the Gospel.
“And unfortunately, there are many Christians, who are sounding like they’re satisfied with this,” Baucham lamented.
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