If the ‘white’ man wrote the Bible

I am not certain when or from whom this belief originates or what makes it true.  But, I have heard it expressed by persons without theological training or even remote interest in the subject, who I believe have neither read the Bible in its entirety nor do they wish to.  However, I think they would consider themselves Christians and persons of deep faith– at least in times of crisis.  Perhaps, it was said in response to the false interpretations of Old Testament writings used to cast the Hamitic curse upon those of African descent (Genesis 9.18-27) or Paul’s writings on slavery (cf. I Corinthians 7.17-24).  Whatever the reason, such a statement is heretical and without merit.

If the socially colored white man wrote the Bible, then the Bible is not divinely inspired but humanly contrived, racially motivated and designed to perpetuate its social hierarchy (This is impossible since race did not exist “in the beginning” but is a relatively new invention.).  If the socially colored white man wrote the Bible, then this single man (because they don’t say, “White men wrote the Bible.”) becomes the finger of God, writing the Ten Commandments and thus, giving the law by which much of humanity governs itself in one form or another.  If the finger of God, then the socially colored white man becomes the voice of God, providing utterances that the prophets would proclaim to the children of Israel and that Jesus would declare in the synagogue (cf. Luke 4.16-21).  If the socially colored white man wrote the Bible as the finger of God and the voice of God, then the socially colored white man becomes God as John tells us that “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God… And the Word became flesh” (John 1.1, 14).  The Word is Jesus the Christ.

If the socially colored white man wrote the Bible and is its inspiration then the socially colored white man is God.  If the Word, as described by John, is God (and it/ he is), then the socially colored white man becomes the Son of God.  And if the Son of God, then why not the Holy Spirit?  Why don’t we just ascribe the entire Trinity to the power and presence of this single human being?  Because it is absurd just as the thought that the socially colored white man wrote the Bible.

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