C. Mark Hollomon/A Scriptural Perspective on Reparations

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I just want to take a moment to applaud the members of your organization for your courage and great integrity. Truth is often confrontational and uncomfortable to hear, but that does not mean that it should not be heard and acted upon. Only through truth can lasting change and freedom be realized. Observing how South Africa took ownership of their past, instead of trying to ignore it, and used it as a springboard for their revitalization efforts should serve as an indictment and an example to America on how to heal the wounds of the past.

You are an exceptional group of people to be willing to step out of the box and to be willing to endure the persecution that I am certain has come your way. Oh, for more Americans, White and Black, like yourselves! If there were more like you, our racial issues would have been resolved long ago. Once again thank you and KUDOS!

Mark Hollomon

Author of "A Scriptural Perspective On Reparations"
GoodJenks Publishing Group
2390 Crenshaw Bl. Su. 162
Torrance, Calif. 90501
310-619-9304

E-mail inquiries or correspondence go to: Mark Hollomon

EXCERPT

The most telling Scripture on this subject comes from James 5:1-11. It seems to encapsulate the story of American slavery and its results better than any other. Let's look at an abridged version of the Amplified translation of verses 1-6.

1) Come now you rich [people], weep aloud and lament over the miseries that are coming upon you.
2) Your abundant wealth has rotted and is ruined and your many garments have become moth eaten.
3) Your gold and silver are completely rusted through, and their rust will be a testimony against you and it will devour your flesh as it were fire. You have heaped together treasure for the last days.
4) [But] look! [Here are] the wages that you have withheld by fraud from the laborers who have reaped your fields, crying out [for vengeance]; and the cries of the harvesters have come to the ears of the Lord of hosts,
5) ...You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.
6) You have condemned and murdered the righteous (innocent man), [while] he offers no resistance to you.

Notice that verse 4 says that not only have the cries of the people come to God's ears, but their withheld wages also cry out for vengeance. That is a powerful statement! James promises that God has heard the cries for justice, and that He will personally bring a day of reckoning for those who patiently endure while keeping their hearts right before Him. America should take these Scriptures to heart.