(GRCAM Reclaiming The Black Church & The Black Community In The 21st Century)

I am calling for new leadership within Black America through my virtual Christian organization the Grass Roots Community Activist Movement. I am not seeking celebrities but rather ordinary law-abiding citizens on my friends list and active members from my social groups. My book is just the beginning I want to be remember for trying to do something positive for my people who are trapped in American ghettos as well as doing something positive for my ancestral homeland Africa through my future Christian business the Grass Roots Community Activist Institute.

GRCAI will serve as a resource for 21st Century community building. The only thing which is preventing me from starting my Christian business is the lack of manpower and the capital this is why I am on social media to get my message out to the public through my Youtube videos, my Social Groups, my Blog Postings, my online talkshow, and now through my revised book. I’m calling on all my supporters from around the world it’s time for us as digital citizens to share my book information with your friends, family, place of worship and also at your local community center and help me turn my ideas into action. I am just one black man with a plan and a vision it takes a team to make a dream work.

We as Christians are supposed to be an example to the world and show God’s love but today the church is failing to live up to God expectation ask me why? Because of all of this manmade denomination. It is said that the most segregated time in America is on Sunday morning at 9:00AM According to Ephesians 4:5-6 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

There supposed to be unity and diversity in the body of Christ according to 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. And if they were all one member, where were the body?

But now are they many members, yet but one body. And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked. That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

The Grass Roots Community Activist Movement is a spin off of The Poor People’s March on Washington, a 1968 effort to gain economic justice for poor people in the United States. It was organized by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and carried out under the leadership of Ralph Abernathy in the wake of King’s assassination. The campaign demanded economic and human rights for poor Americans of diverse backgrounds. After presenting an organized set of demands to Congress and executive agencies, participants set up a 3,000-person protest camp on the Washington Mall, where they stayed for six weeks in the spring of 1968.

The Poor People’s Campaign was motivated by a desire for economic justice: the idea that all people should have what they need to live. King and the SCLC shifted their focus to these issues after observing that gains in civil rights had not improved the material conditions of life for many African Americans. The Poor People’s Campaign was a multiracial effort including African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Native Americans aimed at alleviating poverty regardless of race. Poor African-Americans, particularly women, suffered from racism and sexism that amplified the impact of poverty, especially after “welfare mothers” became a nationally recognized concept.

The Poor People’s Campaign sought to address poverty through income and housing. The campaign would help the poor by dramatizing their needs, uniting all races under the commonality of hardship and presenting a plan to start to a solution. Under the “economic bill of rights,” the Poor People’s Campaign asked for the federal government to prioritize helping the poor with a $30 billion anti-poverty package that included, among other demands, a commitment to full employment, a guaranteed annual income measure and more low-income housing. The Poor People’s Campaign was part of the second phase of the civil rights movement. King said, “We believe the highest patriotism demands the ending of the war and the opening of a bloodless war to final victory over racism and poverty.”

King wanted to bring poor people to Washington D.C., forcing politicians to see them and think about their needs: “We ought to come in mule carts, in old trucks, any kind of transportation people can get their hands on. People ought to come to Washington, sit down if necessary in the middle of the street and say, ‘We are here; we are poor; we don’t have any money; you have made us this way and we’ve come to stay until you do something about it.”

Here’s the problem with the church: The Christian right or religious right is a term used to label conservative Christian political factions that are characterized by their strong support of socially Conservative Republican policies and the far right which is code for white supremacist groups like the Klan. Christian conservatives principally seek to apply their understanding of the teachings of Christianity to politics and to public policy by proclaiming the value of those teachings or by seeking to use those teachings to influence law and public policy.

In the United States the Christian right is an informal coalition formed around a core of evangelical Protestants and Roman Catholics. The Christian right draws additional support from politically conservative Protestants, Jews, Evangelicals, and Mormons. Its influence draws, in part, from grassroots activism as well as from focus on social issues and from the ability to motivate the electorate around those issues. The Christian right is notable today for advancing socially conservative positions on issues including school prayer, intelligent design, anti-homosexuality, anti-abortion/Prolife.

In contrast, The term Christian left or religious left refers to a spectrum of left-wing Christian political and social movements that largely embrace viewpoints described as social justice and uphold a social gospel. Although there is some overlap, the Christian Left is distinct from liberal Christianity, meaning not all Christian Leftists are Liberal Christians, and vice versa. Some Christian Leftists also have socially conservative views on some social issues, while left-leaning on some economic issues.

The Social Gospel emerged from Protestants which applied Christian ethics to social problems, especially issues of social justice such as economic inequality, poverty, alcoholism, crime, racism, unclean environment, child labor, inadequate labor unions, poor schools, and the danger of wars. Social Gospelers sought to operationalize the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:10): “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” It’s leaders were predominantly associated with the liberal wing of the Progressive Movement, and most were theologically liberal, although a few were also conservative when it came to their views on social issues. The Social Gospel, after World War II, influenced the formation of Christian Democracy political ideology. Many of the Social Gospel’s ideas also reappeared in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. “Social Gospel” principles continue to inspire newer movements such as Christians Against Poverty.

Our current black churches have been hijacked by religious people the same people who help kill Jesus in the first place. The Grass Roots Community Activist Movement is too big to be a storefront. I will not start my Christian business until either I have my management team in place or until God bless me with the capital from my book sell to recruit and hire qualified individuals to assist me with the daily operation of my Christian business starting in the city of Chicago.

I reject small minded people who only give me their opinion but refuse to work with me. I created (GRCAM) the Grass Roots Community Activist Movement in 1991 on a site called Gopher in order to connect with other like-minded individuals who are interested in networking with me in order for me to gather support for my cause Help Stop The Genocide In American Ghettos starting in Chicago. GRCAM is a virtual Christian socialist organization. A Christian socialist is a form of socialism based on the teachings of Jesus. Many Christian socialists believe that capitalism is idolatrous and rooted in greed, social inequality, and institutionalized racism which most Christian denominations consider a mortal sin. We will show an authentic form of Christianity by focusing on what we stand for: love, compassion, social justice, and liberation theology. Jesus told us to focus on the lease of these in society according to Matthew 25:35-40. Jesus commanded us to be a witness to others not just for us to read his word, but to activate social change in the world according to Luke 4:18-19.

We will be committed to the healing ministry of Jesus by showing compassion to inner city youth and their families which will promote dignity to the people and community we will serve. Religious people have no place in my Christian organization for those are the same people who had Jesus. For example, Jesus was considered a revolutionary because of his preaching in those days. He was a threat to the political elite and the religious establishment because he wanted people to focus on God’s kingdom. In the book of Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” We can see in the book of John 10:24-39 and in the book of Mark 11:27-28.

The gospels portray Jesus opponents as The Chief Priests, Scribes, Elders, Pharisees, and Sadducees as religious leaders who conspired to have him killed. The only sources we have for who had Jesus murdered are the four Gospels: Mark 14-15, Matthew 26-27, Luke 22-23, and John 18-19. The Bible tell us that Jesus was arrested, underwent two hearings or trials, was sentenced to death by crucifixion, and died on the cross. The Jews who took the initiative in this proceeding were not the only opponents of Jesus during his public ministry (the Pharisees) but also the High Priest, the Chief Priests and the Elders those who had more at stake in running the Temple and keeping the peace of Jerusalem. According to Mark 14:53-65, there were two charges made against Jesus: He threatened to destroy the Temple and claimed to be “the Messiah.”

Jesus’ threat against the Temple fits with his symbolic action in “cleansing” the Temple (Mark 11:15-19) and his prophecies about the Temple’s destruction (Mark 13:1-2). For Jewish leaders and merchants whose livelihood depended on the Temple, the slightest threat against the Temple would have been taken very seriously. Moreover, Jesus claim to be “the Messiah” set off alarms not only among the Romans but also among the Jewish leaders. Both viewed Jesus as another religious pretender who had to be dealt with. The kind of language being used about Jesus in some circles alerted them to the danger that Jesus pose to their power and status quo. Although Jewish leaders were involved, the main legal formalities were carried out by the Romans. Jesus was killed “under Pontius Pilate,” and the Jewish authorities in Jerusalem played a role in Jesus death.

In Matthew 27:25 “His blood be upon us and upon our children” is best taken as referring to the crowd manipulated by the leaders of Jerusalem. Jesus died in accord with the Scriptures as the expression of God’s will. Jesus died a sacrificial death for us and for our sins (Mark, Paul, and Hebrews). Jesus death was part of his revelation of God and of his glorious return to the Father and the pledge of his second coming (Revelation).

I am called by my creator to rebuild our inner cities in America similar to that of Nehemiah who was called by God to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. Nehemiah used qualified engineers, architects and inventors to rebuild a new city. Likewise, I will use qualified individuals who have the expertise in the following area such as: Investors, Business Partners, Christian Entrepreneurs, Social Entrepreneurs, and Philanthropist, who will work with me in setting up and starting my nonprofit and my for-profit organization. My vision is confirm based on Joshua 18:3 God is asking the Black Church the same question He asked the Israelites; “How long will you wait?”

I call upon Millennials, Progressive African Americans, African Immigrants, Afro-Brazilians, Afro-Caribbean, Non-black sympathizers, all Christian denominations, moderate Muslims, and secular people who are interested in working with me in turning my vision into a reality purchase my book and read my story first if you agree with my vision then make yourself known to me I provide all my contact information in my revised book.

My vision for Africa: I call upon my international friends who reside in Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Angola, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda to encourage your family and friends who live abroad in Europe, Canada and in the United States to purchase my book and read my story. Once I have my African Immigrants in place within the United States then I will have them to assist me to expand GRCAI to 10 countries in Africa. We will go through the proper channels with their government to start our (NGO) Non- government organization. We will offer private employment to our clients and members based on our budget and our sponsorship.

We will provide infrastructure for clean running water, agricultural technology to feed the people, and most of all help improve the African economy. In time, we will expand to Brazil and the Caribbean Islands. GRCAI is a global community of thinkers and builders I need your help to move GRCAI from behind a computer into our urban communities that need our talent and skills. I believe this act of human collaboration across an open platform is essential to the low income African American community and our collective future.

The Grass Roots Community Activist Institute will be private in order for me to weed out people who don’t care about inner-city youth, their families, or the black community. Everyone will be screen and must attend our mandatory orientation and sign the community pledge no exceptions. No harden criminals, No active gang members, No urban terrorist, No pedofiles, and no half steppers allowed in my organization this is how I get down. GRCAI is open to all ordinary law-abiding citizens, all racial groups, and undiscovered artist. This is my contribution back to my community, society and throughout the African Diaspora.

Bible References

Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

Matthew 18:19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

Matthew 9:37-38 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

Matthew 9:10-17 Luke 7:36-50

Matthew 10:14 John 19:12-15

Matthew 12:22-28

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