Quite a few years ago I heard a colored preacher speak from Cocoa, Florida on the radio. In his colloquial manner, he really cut the wood where needed cutting. He testified of another Negro coming to him and saying that he was called to the black souls of Africa. The preacher related how he praised "de Lawd" and told the zealot that they would now go down to colored town and preach to the black souls of Cocoa, Florida. After the man declined the offer, the disappointed preacher told him, "If you are not called to win the black souls of Cocoa, you are not called to the black souls of Africa." Unlike the NAACP, CORE, the Black Panthers, and the news media (who do not care anymore about the souls of blacks than the KKK or the Nazi party). This colored preacher had a real burden for his kinsmen according to the flesh.
We wonder if the brainwashed Christians, who are more concerned about churches that do not accept interracial memberships than they are in making trips to colored town to win them, really care? One preacher in New York excused a Fundamental Baptist Church’s interracial membership by saying, "they accept them as members but do not let them get anywhere in the church." Does he really care about black souls? Another preacher in Ohio married a mixed couple and lost several families over it. He lost the mixed couple as well—to the church of God! Does he really care about black souls? A preacher told me of a church in California that opened its membership to an integrated membership. The liberal pastor eventually looked out onto the mostly black congregation and left himself. Does he really care about black souls? Years ago, a co-worker of mine chided my Florida church over these matters. I asked him, "How many Negro members do you have in your church?” He replied, "Well . . . er . . . none, but we believe in it." I told him that his believing in it and our not believing in it seemed to amount to the same thing. Does he really care about black souls?
One of my first pastors, as a staunch segregationist, used
to participate In many evangelistic efforts to the colored section of his
hometown in Tennessee. I myself, who does not pretend to have an overwhelming
burden in this area, have probably witnessed to more Negroes concerning
the grace of God that is to all men than these critics and detractors.
I was engaged in a county jail ministry in Indiana, where the inmates
were 95% black. They used to get up Christian singing groups to entertain
us when we came in one cell block. What is the answer to winning colored
people to Jesus Christ? Is it amalgamation or separation?
God outlines a racial soul winning plan in Acts 17:26. “(God) . . . hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined . . . the BOUNDS of their habitations; That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him . . . " There, was a day in America when these BOUNDS were honored by the different races and the result was that thousands upon thousands of whites and Negroes haply felt after and sought the Lord Jesus Christ and for the most part became Baptists. Sadly, in our modern uninhibited era where racial amalgamation has run rampant, modernism, apostasy, cults, Black Muslimism, witchcraft, and civil rights have replaced the Gospel among both races. The most successful soul winning among any people has been done the way our missionaries do it, get the people saved and then establish them in their own churches. The most successful soul winners to various ethnic groups have been those of the same ethnic origins. Our Jewish Missions have testified to this.
If blacks are to be won in this country in large numbers, it must be done by other blacks for the most part. The modern interracial thinking in Christendom hinders rather than helps the Gospel message. We need to take a fresh look at God’s division and separation of the sons of Adam (Gen. 9:24-27; 10:32; Deut. 32:8; Acts 17:26). We need to also take a fresh look at those, who ignored this division and separation and the problems that ensued: Babel, Gen. 11:9; Lot, Gen. 19:1, 34-38 with Gen. 10:19; Abraham, Gen. 16:3 and Gal. 4:22, 23; Esau, Gen. 26:34, 35 with Gen. 10:15 and Gen. 27:46 to Gen. 28:1-9 with Gen. 16:15; David, 2 Sam. 22:3, 4 with Gen. 10:15; Solomon, 1 Kings 11:1, 2 with Gen. 19:38, 1 Chron. 1:13, and Neh. 13:26; Samson, Judg. 16:4, 5 with Zeph. 2:4, 5 and 1 Chron. 1:12; Moses, Num. 12:1 with Gen. 10:6; and the Jews of Nehemiah's day, Neh. 13:26 with 1 Sam. 5:1, 2, Gen. 19:38 and 1 Chron. 1:12. The result of the Jewish amalgamation with Canaanites and others was Samaritans who did not know what they worshiped (John 4:22).
The principle, “What God hath joined together, let no man put asunder" implies that the converse is true. What God has separated (Gen. 11:8) should not be put together again by all the King's horses and all the King's men. If we trace man's history from the tower of Babel until now, we will find that every time the principle of God’s separation is violated there are problems, trouble, moral decay, and black, yellow, and white souls, who are not won because of it. Men, who have a genuine concern for the souls of men, need to follow the soul winning plan of Acts 17:26. The Babel Rabble, who think that Gen. 9:24-27 is not plain enough or is a matter of interpretation will one day have it made plain to them as their predecessors did (Gen. 11:1-9).
-- by Herb Evans