LISTEN: The Plantation System, Part 2; A Nation Within a Nation, Part 18; Crime, an Expression of Sin (The History of Black Americans and the Black Church #49 with Daniel Whyte III)

Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

Our Scripture Verse for today is James 1:22 which reads: “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”

Our History of Black Americans and the Black Church quote for today is from Lee June, a professor at Michigan State University and the author of the book, “Yet With A Steady Beat: The Black Church through a Psychological and Biblical Lens.” He said, “While the Bible makes reference to ‘spiritual wickedness in high places’, spirituality in the Christian context is very precise. It is the result of a connection to God as defined in the Bible and is produced by reliance on the Holy Spirit. Vine in discussing the word ‘spiritual’ indicates that the spiritual person is one who walks by the Spirit and manifests His fruit. With the blurring and confusion of terms, biblical counselors must clearly assess where a client is on the various dimensions of religion, including a clear assessment of what is meant by ‘spiritual’ and ‘spirituality.’”

Our first topic for today is titled “The Plantation System, Part 2” from the book, “From Slavery to Freedom” by John Hope Franklin.

The tendency to overpopulate the islands of the Caribbean with Africans arose from several important factors. Of course, many slaves who were brought to the islands were to be re-exported. Furthermore, there seemed to be no substantial increase in the black population of the islands as a result of births until the emancipation in the 1830s. The death rate was so extraordinarily high that it raises the question of the treatment of slaves.

Our second topic for today is “The Negro Church: A Nation Within a Nation, Part 18” from The Negro Church in America by E. Franklin Frazier.

Where could the Negro find a refuge from this hostile white world? They remembered from their Bible that the friends of Job had counseled him to curse God and die. They remembered too that Samson when blinded had torn down the Temple and destroyed himself along with his tormentors.

Our third and final topic for today is from “The Black Church in the U.S.: Its Origin, Growth, Contributions, and Outlook” by Dr. William A. Banks.

Today we are looking at part 17 of Chapter 4: “Reconstruction and Retaliation — 1866 to 1914”


Until recently, bank robbery was on this list, but there has been a dramatic increase in the number of bank robbers who are black. Formerly, this was exclusively the white man’s thing. The mafia and crime syndicates with their dope traffic, lotteries, gambling dens, and prostitution, are neither organized nor ruled by blacks.

Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry which publishes a monthly magazine called The Torch Leader. He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University School of Divinity. He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica for over twenty-seven years. God has blessed their union with seven children. Find out more at Follow Daniel Whyte III on Twitter @prophetdaniel3 or on Facebook.

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