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Short Take: Why did The Great Society programs not help with the maladies in the black community?

The Christian Worldview / David Wheaton
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June 6, 2020 8:00 pm

Short Take: Why did The Great Society programs not help with the maladies in the black community?

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June 6, 2020 8:00 pm

Description: Short Take from The Christian Worldview program on “Systemic Racism” and the Christian Response (Part 1 of 2)

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Virtual also reviewing this and why did the great Society programs of the 1960s to the court of describing what those were ambitious series of policy initiatives legislation and programs spearheaded by Pres. Lyndon Johnson with the main goals of ending poverty, reducing crime and abolishing inequality. Why didn't the solutions the policies instituted back then why has that move the dial on some of these these maladies that people see within the black community. Again it goes back to what we talked about about the earlier you misdiagnosed the disease, the cure that you're going to prescribe is not in and of itself helpful. We got the history about Lyndon Baines Johnson wiki. He was deftly no no friend of of the cortical African-American community the kinds of things that he stated the kinds of things he said were all in an effort to ensure that that black communities and he did a great job that black communities would be voting Democrat for the rest of their lives.

That was his whole point is what was that he would have black folks and he needed used that word he said he would have black folks voting Democrat for the next 200 years, and he knew that the way to do that was to go about providing some of these cortical solutions. His efforts were benevolent by any stretch of imagination they had in in and of themselves, the promotion of his own, because his own bit it was to his own benefit and to his parties benefit for years to come.

We actually didn't get in the entire episode about the issue of socialism which unfortunately we see more more black to lean in in leftist ways. Economically speaking and otherwise these programs were designed to help and that's why we are finding that they don't help because they've never identified. They misidentified what the cause is. And so therefore they're going to prescribe the absolute wrong cure. Gerald you want to add to that judges at a couple things. A lot of that buys into a misunderstanding of what the role of government is we have such a a paternalistic or paternalistic views if you will of government that government exists to provide for us from cradle to grave which is have descendent but is theological spit on it.

We have gained this visage. Somehow, somewhere, that there should be no suffering in this world you can't get more antithetical to what the Bible teaches about this world and to believe that there should be no suffering. I believe if Jesus taught nothing else outside of the fact that you need to repent of your sins. He taught that in this world you will have suffering and that suffering is a result of this world being cursed by sin will start to sound redundant here but but everything comes back to the sin issue every single thing comes back to the sin issue. You use the word malady earlier.

David and I think you know to answer the question about why these cortical programs haven't moved the dial is because these aren't maladies they're not maladies. These are situations that are the result of the biblical principle of reaping and sowing. This is what happens in a world that is a loft in sin, you get where we make wrong decisions we make simple decisions.

We don't apply biblical principles to how we handle our money. We don't apply biblical precepts to how we handle our marriage relationships. We don't apply biblical precepts to how we raise our children how we operate on the job. How we conduct ourselves within the ecclesiastical body, the church, I could go on and on.

So a lot of this is can be attributable to just God's principle of universal principle applies to every person on this planet that you reap what you sow. But we've inverted that so that we look to government to remedy what God's universal principles are supposed to bring about

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