November 30, 2022

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Rev. Craig Eastman began the vlog "Racial Sin in the Church Today - A Call to Repentance" and its hosting website http://slaveholderreligion.com in 2019, to counter what is incorrectly professed to be biblical "exegesis" (a correct reading 'out of' or from scripture) by prominent conservative white evangelical pastors (and thousands of their followers in conservative white denominations, seminaries and pulpits across the U.S.), but what in actuality is "eisegesis" (an incorrect reading 'into' the scriptures) of a meaning which supports a preconceived (and often implicit or unconscious) notion - in this case, historical global white supremacy. To briefly expound, in the fourth through the 19th centuries, such eisegesis was developed to support the symbiotic expansion of the European Empire and the Roman Catholic Church, and their "Doctrine of Discovery" which was used to justify New World genocide and chattel slavery, In the 19th and the first half of the 20th centuries, this eisegesis morphed to support the end of Reconstruction, the "Redemption" of the Old South and the establishment and maintenance of Jim Crow segregation. And now in the late 20th and early 21st centuries it has morphed again to support the New Jim Crow and to attack the racial and social justice movement within the Church as antithetical to the Gospel. This "New Jim Crow Theology" is contrary to the properly exegeted scriptures themselves.

Accordingly, it is the mission of Racial Sin in the Church - A Call to Repentance and http://slaveholderreligion.com to "preach the word; be ready in season and out of season" by properly exegeting the scriptures used by the proponents of this New Jim Crow Theology, and to publicly "reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction" (2nd Timothy 4:2) its proponents, to "enlighten the eyes of their understanding," and to call them and tens of millions of their followers to a Godly repentance.

By doing so, it is our prayer that this vlog will be used by Christ to help dismantle and destroy this dangerous, traumatizing and false New Jim Crow Theology which is doing great harm to His cause. It is masking the true Gospel; causing millions to flee from Christ's message and causing the Church to fail in its Great Commission. It is our further prayer that the conservative white evangelical Church will cease to be AWOL in the Gospel-promoting fight against systemic racism and white supremacy, and become the society-transforming headlight in that fight which has, from the beginning, been inherent in and integral to it's Great Commission calling.