Known as the father of Black liberation theology, James H. Cone heavily scrutinized the white church since he believed it capitalized on the dehumanization of Black people and promoted white supremacy. However, the scriptures tell us differently.
Cone received backlash from the theology community because he taught that God identified with the oppressed, and, according to scripture, saved those who suffered.
He recognized the oppression of Black folks and made the connection - God must be Black!
Although Cone recently passed away, his legacy of adamantly critiquing religion is a testament to how the Word can be used to oppress us or unite us.
As you go about your day today, take comfort in knowing you are ordained by God to be free. How can you show gratitude for your freedom through love today?
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