If the book called the Bible was The Word of God, it has certainly been wrongly used to mislead, deceive, subdue, control, and strike fear in billions of persons. Like a weapon in the wrong hands, it can be deadly. And, it has been.
It has been used to swindle entire nations of people of color.
I am truly astounded at how those loyal to a book that that claim is from God, ignore the facts of how it has been used – and still is used – for evil. I am equally astounded at how these same people – no matter the color of their skin – give a free pass to those who initiated the misuse and – what I call – a great deceptive work.
The question, “Is the Bible a White Man’s Book?” is found on the official Watch Tower website. Yet, the answer given does not fit the question asked. Notice the slight-of-hand answer given by the Watch Tower. From the Bible Questions Answered section of their website, they state:
The Bible wasn’t written by Europeans. All of the men that God used to write the Bible were from Asia. The Bible doesn’t promote one race as being superior to another. In fact, it states: “God is not partial, but in every nation the man that fears him and works righteousness is acceptable to him. Acts 10:34-35
It is true, that “The Bible” was not written by Europeans, but it was Europeans who took writings and compiled them into a book THEY gave the name Bible to. So the Watch Tower answer provided is not what is asked in the question.
The truth is that “The Bible” is a White man’s book; yet, Jesus’ teachings are not. I hope you see what I am getting at here. The title “The Bible” was created by Europeans. It was even a European politician, Emperor Constantine who dictated to Bishops what was to go into it and how it was to be believed.
One can even take a look at the Watch Tower publications. One can see the strong European influence in it as Adam and Eve, Noah, Moses, Jesus, Angels, The Prophets, the Apostles and many more are portrayed as White people.
For sure the Watch Tower claims that it is one big happy family representing people of all the nations, but its leadership at the top – The Governing Body – since the beginning as being men of European descent; hardly representative of its more than 7 million diverse racial makeup. To this day, The Governing Body is still made up mostly of White men and only in recent years was a Black man by the name of Samuel Herd added. His addition, I believe, to throw persons of African descent a bone. Samuel Herd is a “company” man who is just as under the power and control by the European-based Governing Body as everyone else.
The Governing Body
So is “The Bible” a White mans book? Of course, it is. As stated, the Bible was created by, named by, and compiled by Europeans. The European usurped it and made it his own. The European has pushed his own making upon the other races of mankind – violently if necessary – to sway the world in the way of the European mindset.
There was no such thing as The Bible in Jesus’ day and there was no such thing as The Bible for many hundreds of years after his ascension. So, yes the Bible is a European (White) man’s book.
Scan through the Watch Tower Organizations publications and look for pictures of Adam and Eve, angels, and Jesus. Then tell me if they do not in the likeness of the European.
Here are recent depictions of Jesus in several recent Watchtower magazines. He is European.
Below are typical depictions of Adam and Eve. Both are depicted as White people. Adam has a fresh haircut and Eve looks like she just returned from the hair salon. Such images are not only misleading, they are very dangerous and serve to deify a particular race among men: The European.
The excuse the Watchtower gives for these depictions is that they are just illustrations. Oh really? As a former twenty-year Jehovah’s Witness who is of African descent, I always had a problem with almost everyone mentioned in Scripture being depicted as persons of European descent in the Watch Tower publications. These are not just illustrations, but are a part of the global imposition of a European mindset designed to bring under control persons of color – namely persons of African (Hamitic) descent by indoctrinating them to reject their own ancestry, adopt a European mindset, to not be interested in their own ancestral history, to view the Creator and His Messiah as somehow White-like, and to be in fear of Whites and subjugated to them.
When my daughter was about two years old, I remember after a Sunday meeting at the Kingdom Hall a White Elder approached me in greeting. My daughter looked up at him and pointed at him as said “Jehovah.” I quickly said, “No sweetheart, not Jehovah.”
It was at that point I began to see the subtle inner-workings of the European mindset within the Watch Tower Organization. Our African children would grow up deifying White people and believing them to be credible in all that they speak and do.
A close look at the African man and woman within the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society is a heavily Europeanized one. They are more European than African. It is the European image that the Watch Tower pushes and maintains.
An image is a very powerful thing. The Watch Tower Organization uses them artfully to mislead.
So the answer given by the Watch Tower organization, does not fit the question “Is The Bible A White Man’s Book?” It is interesting too that the Watch Tower gives an answer to this question from “The Bible!” The very book that is in question as being a White man’s book!
The man in the Watch Towers shown above is not Jesus. They are false images. Why? Because no one today has seen Jesus to say this is how he looked. And certainly, Jesus is no longer a man.
It takes a lot of arrogance to render Jesus and other characters in Scripture in the likeness of the European and not expect persons like myself – who have children – to blindly accept it.
White parents – and indeed any of European descent – will have no problem with these images and no problem with their children seeing and visualizing Jesus in this way.
These images do nothing but deify a particular race. There is no way that such images would be rendered as African. The Watch Tower and all other so-called Christian religious would have a problem with it. European-descent parents would not want their children visualizing Adam and Eve, Jesus, Noah, Angels, etc of a different color. Yet, it is OK for everyone else to subscribe to the way they have depicted them in their likeness.
It would be equally wrong to depict these same persons in the likeness of any race of men because no one today saw any of them.
Yet, the European has stood up a book they gave the name Bible to and have Europeanized it. We see that strong European influence everywhere – yes – even within The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society.
What power would arrogate men to think that it was God’s intent to establish an earthly organization with leadership at the top consisting primarily of all men of European descent?
I believe the day will come when Samuel Heard will break away from the Watch Tower Organization for reasons such as this and others. He is too intelligent a man not to wonder why it is the way it is.
In conclusion, I would like to state that much of what has been taught about God and His Messiah is wrong. Why? Because the teaching of them proceeded from the foundation of a European mindset. The European and his descendants have depicted them incorrectly, wrapped them up in what is called religion, sold the world a bill of false goods.
The Creator is invisible and is a Spirit. He is not flesh and blood. His Son – His first Son – is invisible and not flesh and blood. He too is a Spirit. Yet, the European has placed before all of the world visible images of them as being White persons or White-like. This is the most deceptive thing that has occurred.
As I am writing this article, I set at my desk in a small African country and I see the fear my African Brothers and Sisters have of Whites who live here. Many of them are Catholic, Seventh Day Adventists, and Jehovah’s Witnesses. Their fear of Whites stems from these religious systems that have indoctrinated them to revere Whites because the images placed in front of them in their Bibles, film, and art are of Whites. I do not like what I see. I did not like to see it in my country of birth – The United States – and I don’t like to see it here.
The sad part is that many of these Whites claim to be “good Christians” but treat the African less than animals and as people suitable only to be at their beckon call. The saddest part about it is that the African adopts the European religious system; the very system that enslaved them and the very system that still cultivates a mindset that cultivates intolerance of persons of color. A religious system that claims it teaches and practices love, is really a system of religion that gives only lip service. It is a religious system that is fine with only those persons who adopt and go along with the program and become transformed into a “European.” It spews any out of its mouth who do not and are intelligent enough to see what the so-called Christian religion is.
The Christian religious system is not from God. It is an impostor. The Messiah foretold it’s coming at Matthew 24:5. It does not really champion the teachings of Christ. It only mentions Christ as the Messiah and ritualizes a form of teaching as a grand facade pretending to be godly only to Europeanize people of color in order to control them.
Many reading this article – especially persons of European descent – will be the first to say that I am being racist. I say to them, that I am being a champion of Christ’s teachings. It is easy for one of European descent to call a person like myself racist because he does not reject the images of God, Jesus, Adam and Eve and others in Scripture as White. He has no problem seeing them depicted in his likeness. He is simply an unwitting party in the maintenance of the use of Christianity to push a European mindset upon the world.
As a lover and worshiper of The One Most High God and servant and champion of the Messiahs teachings, I reject images of them as European.
Firstly, no man has ever seen God to make him a flesh and blood likeness of anyone. (John 1:18)
Secondly, no one today has ever seen Adam and Eve, Moses, Noah, Jesus or angels in their true form, to depict them in the likeness the European (or any race among man).
This is not being racist, it is telling the truth. A truth that those in power will place a foul stench upon you for telling.
So, is “The Bible” a White man’s book? Absolutely. The European created it and uses it to exercise power and control over billions. Yet, Christ’s teachings are not White man’s teachings. Perhaps many of them would like to think that they are. But when I read Christs sayings and teachings; and I see how he dealt with those who sought to silence him and persecute him; and I see how the crowds tried to lynch him; and I see how he was cruelly put to death, I see more of an African man in him than I do anything else.
It was a European power – Rome – that put him to death.
No one of importance. A disciple (student) of Christ apart from the established religious systems who reasons, thinks and concludes matters for myself. Something is not right with the state of religion in the world. The real dichotomy is that we live in a world so full of religion, yet is an evil, immoral, and dangerous place to live. A mental and spiritual separation from this world that Jesus said his kingdom is no part of is the first step to a "break-through" to freedom and entry into a much larger spiritual world where God and Christ resides and the wisdom, knowledge, and understanding of God can be accessed.