Remembering and Forgetting

Deuteronomy 8:2 NLT – Remember how the Lord your God led you through the wilderness for these forty years, humbling you and testing you to prove your character, and to find out whether or not you would obey his commands.

Philippians 3:13 NLT – No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.

Deuteronomy 5:15 NLTRemember that you were once slaves in Egypt, but the Lord your God brought you out with his strong hand and powerful arm. That is why the Lord your God has commanded you to rest on the Sabbath day.

Deuteronomy 7:18 NLT – But don’t be afraid of them! Just remember what the Lord your God did to Pharaoh and to all the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 8:18 NLTRemember the Lord your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful, in order to fulfill the covenant he confirmed to your ancestors with an oath.

Deuteronomy 9:7, 27 NLT7 Remember and never forget how angry you made the Lord your God out in the wilderness. From the day you left Egypt until now, you have been constantly rebelling against him. 27 Please overlook the stubbornness and the awful sin of these people, and remember instead your servants Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Deuteronomy 15:15 NLTRemember that you were once slaves in the land of Egypt and the Lord your God redeemed you! That is why I am giving you this command.

Deuteronomy 16:3, 12 NLT3 Eat it with bread made without yeast. For seven days the bread you eat must be made without yeast, as when you escaped from Egypt in such a hurry. Eat this bread—the bread of suffering—so that 12 as long as you live you will remember the day you departed from Egypt. 12 Remember that you were once slaves in Egypt, so be careful to obey all these decrees.

Deuteronomy 24:9, 18, 22 NLT9 Remember what the Lord your God did to Miriam as you were coming from Egypt. 18 Always remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that the Lord your God redeemed you from your slavery. That is why I have given you this command. 22 Remember that you were slaves in the land of Egypt. That is why I am giving you this command.

Deuteronomy 25:17 NLTNever forget what the Amalekites did to you as you came from Egypt.

Deuteronomy 32:7 NLTRemember the days of long ago; think about the generations past. Ask your father, and he will inform you. Inquire of your elders, and they will tell you.

Deuteronomy 8:7-18 NLT7 For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land of flowing streams and pools of water, with fountains and springs that gush out in the valleys and hills. 8 It is a land of wheat and barley; of grapevines, fig trees, and pomegranates; of olive oil and honey. 9 It is a land where food is plentiful and nothing is lacking. It is a land where iron is as common as stone, and copper is abundant in the hills. 10 When you have eaten your fill, be sure to praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you. 11 “But that is the time to be careful! Beware that in your plenty you do not forget the Lord your God and disobey his commands, regulations, and decrees that I am giving you today. 12 For when you have become full and prosperous and have built fine homes to live in, 13 and when your flocks and herds have become very large and your silver and gold have multiplied along with everything else, be careful! 14 Do not become proud at that time and forget the Lord your God, who rescued you from slavery in the land of Egypt. 15 Do not forget that he led you through the great and terrifying wilderness with its poisonous snakes and scorpions, where it was so hot and dry. He gave you water from the rock! 16 He fed you with manna in the wilderness, a food unknown to your ancestors. He did this to humble you and test you for your own good. 17 He did all this so you would never say to yourself, ‘I have achieved this wealth with my own strength and energy.’ 18 Remember the Lord your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful, in order to fulfill the covenant he confirmed to your ancestors with an oath.

Philippians 2:11-12 NLT11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 12 Dear friends, you always followed my instructions when I was with you. And now that I am away, it is even more important. Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear.

Remember God’s:

  • Guidance (v. 15)

Deuteronomy 11:2 NLT – Keep in mind that I am not talking now to your children, who have never experienced the discipline of the Lord your God or seen his greatness and his strong hand and powerful arm.

  • Greatness (v. 14)
  • Goodness (Vs. 17-18)

Agnotology is culturally induced ignorance.

What is Critical Race Theory?

I. The White experience in America is not universal or normative.

II. Racism is permanently baked into the structure of American institutions.

“Racism is an integral, permanent, indestructible component of society. Blacks will have short-lived temporary peaks of progress. Blacks will have short-lived periods of improved conditions that last a few years until White domination once again reasserts itself. Blacks will never achieve full equity with Whites.”

Derrick Bell

Power keeps:

  • Issues from rising
  • Grievances from being voiced
  • Interests from being recognized

III. What we think is racial progress is interest convergence.

Pictures of lynchings

Justice is:

  • Not symbolism
  • Not tokenism
  • Reparations

IV. The primary reason racism cannot be fixed is because it won’t be acknowledged.

DeAngelo book and pic

Blacks have been held back by obstruction and extraction.

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