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Don’t Throw Out The Bible | John Henrik Clarke

The Bible is full of African history and folklore, intertwined with Jewish myth. In this clip the respected and renowned African scholar, John Henrick Clarke, encourages Africans to extract the value embed in the writings that have preserved our African stories throughout the last three millenniums.


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  1. … (Continued)  The point of all this is that African spirituality and culture comes in different forms which are not all compatible.  Egyptian spirituality and the spirituality found in Hebrew scripture are in opposition and the teachings in each of these systems bring very different results when applied.

    So in this generation it is time to end the nonsense of believing that just because teachings came from an influential African source and culture, that they are to be considered a preferred or valid choice for people of African origin.  In making our choices, we must stop pretending and honestly consider the types of results we will be seeking when we apply our chosen beliefs.

  2. ..(Continued) The truth is that there is only one Creator and he judges all things, and he created us to live abundantly on earth for as long as we can, without the need for a fantasy underworld.  We are to make atonement for our sins while we are alive, and change our behavior to get positive results that keep us in harmony with each other and the creation.  Hebrew scripture explicitly teaches us this. 

    Hebrew scripture also strictly forbids the presence of gods/dieties other than the Creator, whether it be the sun, or any thing in nature, or man-made.  However, Egyptian spirituality and the Greek New Testament (NT) are another story, and this is why the Old Testament and the NT should be assessed individually. Having other (man-made) gods changes our relationship with the Creator and the creation and puts us out of harmony with the established order. …(Continued)

  3. .. (Continued) Egyptian hieroglyphic writings say that the sun god Ra *"created the heavens and the earth", yet they also describe Ra as being mortal like a human.  This Egyptian concept of "god" does not represent anything real in the natural creation, nor does it represent the one and only Supreme Creator.  

    In ancient Egyptian spirituality, physical death of the body was the starting point for the quest of salvation in the afterlife.  And it was believed that a person needed to have a custom 'Book of the Dead' scroll buried with their corpse if they had any hope of making it through the obstacles of the magical underworld that could potentially lead to eternal life in "heaven".  In the "negative confessions", the deceased would call on magical spells from the Book of the Dead to help them convince the underworld judges that (s)he he had not committed any of the listed sins.  However, we know that all men have sinned, so this process is not based on reality and does not affect reality.

  4. ..(Continued) Yes, the original scriptural Hebrews were Africans, but the Egyptian spirituality is in disagreement at the core with Hebrew scripture.  They represent two opposing models of thinking and therefore they lead to different outcomes when applied.

    It was also inappropriate for Dr. Clarke and other elders to teach as if the Bible is all one book of the same origin.  The Bible consists of the Hebrew scriptures and the Greek New Testament.  Both of them were translated into English and put into one book called the 'Bible'.   The New Testament was specifically written to support Christian beliefs, therefore the NT is incompatible with and in direct conflict with the Hebrew scriptures throughout.  Basically Greco/Roman Christian spirituality is being interwoven with Hebrew sprituality in the New Testament and this is like mixing oil and water. …(Continued)

  5. Elder John Henrik Clark was right in saying that we should understand the Bible, which uses age old stories and folklore from other cultures.  

    But despite Dr. Clarke's extensive experience and knowledge of history, he never understood that the spirituality that is given in the Hebrew scriptures is incompatible and in direct opposition to the spirituality of ancient Egypt.  Therefore he was incorrect in implying that the Hebrew scriptures represent the same spirituality as ancient Egyptians (Africans), or that it is just a "copy".

  6. If the old testament accounts were taken from Africans. Exodus Leviticus Deuteronomy .. then Jesus was a liar also. Basically Dr. Clarke is saying keep the bible for fictitious religious inspiration but dont trust its authenticity and dont trust Jesus and the apostles. The old testament foreshadows Christ in every chapter. Jesus affirms all these things as being attributed to the Israelites being an Israelite Himself..

  7. Bible is 100 percent accurate as an astrological book of the past 6000 yrs, ages of Pisces Taurus and Aries. Jesus message fit Pisces the fish, Jesus the fish fishers of men. Taurus the bull, Brahma, A BRAHMA. every nation has these myths. Everbody ain't stealing from Africa. Same message to all people. Africa was first

  8. Why all this debate and none of you have any proof you are only repeating some other man lie. I am tired of you ignorant people that say you are historians if you were not alive at that time it is not your history so it can not be true. Every one living today have their own personal history that is. HI-STORY. OUR HI STORIES ARE MORE THAN THE SAND OF THE SEA. ONLY THE CREATOR KNOW THE TRUTH AND JESUS IS THE TRUTH HE CAME FROM HEAVEN so why do you not focus on you and what your personal history is and leave us alone with all of these lies.

  9. The ten commandments can be followed as of the rest of the laws in the bible. The problem is people don't want to try to read or understand the bible. People are spoiled by America's do what thy wilt attitude. The bible isn't a book you read as a story, its a puzzle. You have to piece the together precept among precept. To someone who loves what the world has to offer taking time out to accomplish this is a waste of time, but to a person who has found their way out of the matrix using the same source that they used to enslave the masses it's a great and spiritual awakening! The bible is a law as well as a history book. A lost history of a people that only the bible reveals. Not only does it tell why this history was lost but also that the knowledge of this history would be regained, Hosea 4:6/ Dan 12:4


  11. It feels good when you are biased free. because when you're no longer biased you can accept the truth. When you have been brought up in a way to believe something that's not historically correct but, it contradicts a certain group of people's popular belief. It throws a group of people into a very ugly state of mind called "denial". I do not even have to go any further past that. this man its been like a grand father figure for the 20th century and has guided so many people into the right direction of conscious thinking. truly a good inspiration and positive male role model figure he was.

  12. He is 100% correct when he said that every culture has flood story. The Bible is a good book of inspiration when you understand it and use it in manner to empower you. However, I take issue with the weak form of Christianity that is taught to Blacks globally that doesn't empower us and teaches us to forgive our enemies who are killing us wholesale.

  13. I think dr Clarke goes into a respective diatribe to get people to comprehend that it's nothing wrong with the logos of the bible & it's moral & philosophy concepts but when we don't use our cognition to critical think & deviate from the ideology that has been suppressed on us & subjgate our mind to believe that it is the "inspired word of God". Nevertheless, as a man who has a will of a high cognition to discern what is right & wrong & can see from reading the bible that their is many areas of paradox that seems as prose information of accurate accounts. Therefore I have subdue that way of thinking & have concluded that we must negate inadequate information without abandoning certain material from the information that might esteem us & help us transform from a lower state of consciousness to a higher state of consciousness. Meanwhile, we must reference to others about disseminating information that might allure & entice certain people but might cause others to become belligerent because of their willingness & zeal to think. So as adamant & candidly Dr. Clarke is in that regard, I too will have to intelligent accept that role of understanding before acceptance.

  14. the way he talks of africa you would think its a small country of the same people, beliefs, traditions and cultures.

    he only emphasis Africa because he wants to make sure egypt is synonymous with africa, he really only care about egypt

  15. i want to get groups together and put him on a big screen some nights with him on the speakers , with food drink, even ganja
    straight up, and do that with all his teachings once a week a different subject, and study the topics in between showings,

  16. Africans and Arabs were one is the same in those times. They looked alike before the inbreeding with Romans and others for the North. Yes, everyone has a flood story because the flood covered the whole world. We are all one people: Black, White and Asian.. etc. We all originated from Africa and spread out among the world. Through adaptation (natural selection) in other words, the weather and climate of where each group of people decided to settle and stay for thousands of years…, Changed our features over time. Not many sunny days in the North and cold weather, people had to stay inside most of the time. White people need more Vitamin D, lost melanin to adsorb more. Kidneys produce Vitamin D from Sun and Kidneys control skin color, etc. (people with Vitiligo get ultra violet treatments, etc.. White people produce more oil in their hair to keep scalp warm in cold climate, the hair get pasted down. Seals, Whale all produce more oil in body to keep from freezing. Black People in Africa need air to cool scalp, to keep them from passing out in heat. Our hair coils up to receive cool air. White people have long noses to warm air before it gets to nasal passage; black people have wide noses to get the hot air out from nasal passage to keep from fainting. Tibetans and Peruvians have barrowed chest and large lung capacity, because they live in high altitudes. etc, ect…, We all look the way that we do because of our environment! Human at one time could wiggle their ears…, can anyone still do that? Some can, we don't need that function anymore and our body's muted that program. We are still evolving. Our environments are still changing us, 100,000,000 plus years humans will look different. (No, I do not believe in Darwin, he was a racist, we did not come from monkeys) God created us all. The flood is older than they think. We all have the same story because we are all one people. After the flood we separated long enough to develop our own unique look. Do your “own research”, they found caves in Italy were some Christians hid, (they were being fed to the Lions for sport) they drew what Jesus looked like; “Black, with a wild brown afro” and all the disciples were black. The truth will come out in the light. The Bible was inspired by God, the more you mature, the more you will understand it. Keep Reading it. P.S. “Everyone” who says the bible is false always “Quote” from it, and uses its “Timeline” for points of reference… interesting.

  17. Sorry , Ive already throw it out , in the garbage , where the bible belongs to , no spiritual teaching inside it.Just manipulation, lies, purpose ? Spiritual enslavement.Free your mind , free your soul and throw out the Bible

  18. The Hebrews DID NOT copy African folklore so he's a little misguided. The Africans worshipped false gods and practiced idolatry. Moche (Moses) brought the law to the Hebrews who were enslaved by the Africans (Egyptians). The Hebrews were dark skinned people and NOT the imposters who occupy "Israel" today.

  19. African law?? What is that??? Africa is a continent not a country, and since the Hebrew Israelites took over the Canaanite territories /lands according to the Holy Scriptures, than that means that the Hebrews didn't leave the continent of So called Africa. Smh… Seriously! Where do they find these guy's at???

  20. No point in me commenting The father in heaven has already spoke on every subject 1 Corinthians 1:19-21 KJV
    [19] For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. [20] Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? [21] For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

  21. The Bible is Hebrew literature not history. They were filthy nomads that tried to over the Egyptian Economy which was the trade routes that ran threw canaan known later as Palestine.

  22. This man was a Scholar. Farrakhan is a religious zealot. He could never get on Dr.Clarkes level. He is exposing the lies of the hebrew's Exodus it was really called the Hyksos Expulsion. These suckas were kicked out of Egypt.

  23. well someone made us we didnt create ourselves we are not alone on this planet and how come the bible relates to events in hustory thats how i know who the blacks enemies really are we aint gods nor are those idols people worship fucking nephilms aleins wtf who made us!

  24. First of all Abraham never existed. The name Israel comes the Egyptian combination of '"Is"- is, "Ra", and the deity "El". It was never a real person. "The Most High" is a reference to the Sun at noon, when it's at the highest point in the sky.
    Ever wonder why the Holy Bible (Helio- "Sun" Biblia "Book"….The Sun Book or Book of the Sun) never mentions the Pharaoh's name during Abraham nor Moses?? Because if you mentioned their names then you could go to the Egyptian Dynasty and records to see if that person ever existed during that time because Egyptian record keeping goes back tens of thousands of years.
    And doesn't "Hebrews" come from the fact that Jacob was brewing some stew (he brews), and sold it to Esau for his birthright?

  25. You are a Heroic Black Nationalist Leader, however, this time you are WRONG. Most Whites in history abused Christianity, for this they will burn in hell forever. Stop risking people's eternal destiny, and your own. You are stating what you prefer to think, you say NOTHING of what in reality you know. Christ is every man's God, every men will discover this when they die.

  26. people kill me as if they have the absolute truth. The bible was not apart of african history. it is and always will be a slave trade construct. our ancient writings all through africa did not include jesus, yahweh or anything of that sort before slavery. the bible was injected into our history. the facts are there. so who has the right to say we worshipped false Gods? what makes your true God the one and only? a book? our gods did us good will. what has the true one and only God done for us accept slavery? don't worry…I'll wait. ………

  27. Oh wow…too many youtube videos got us believing everything a brother or sister says. I've been to Kemet. I've seen for myself many artifacts That are dated differently than what we see in these theatrics on youtube. sooooo know….I don't know how the first language was only claimed to be Hebrew because the Frenchman and Greeks who created the Rosetta stone could not decipher the text and called it what they figured was a dirivitive of Hebrew based on 7 sometic glyphs that changed over time. The glyphs cannot be translated with words of other cultures. who cares which is older? to find anything about you and life and it's origins you gotta go to egypt not sumer. period. it astounds me how we try to outshine each other with wit and so called knowledge, instead of seeing the division and tactics this beast is using to keep you divided in his dichotomy. sorry but I see it for what it is. willy lynch letter and religion have the same program. trained and check mated at every corner…especially with your identity and unity. think about it….

  28. You mentioned haulocost.How about the 15th century when they went into Ethiopia and Sudan and killed 30 million blacks. Or the were 60 million Native Americans. After They got done there were less than 800000.Not to mention lives lost in slave trade. Claim what you want but as a black man with a little Native American genes.That's my Haulocost.

  29. so the Bible says not to put worldly things before God, and when we do we plainly see that's what messes up the structure of our cities…how is the bible wrong in that sence. we got to read and believe what we with common sence knows to be true

  30. All of you so called Black/African Americans are the Chosen Ones of the Almighty Power!

    Genesis 15:13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that your descendants shall be sojourners in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years.

    Deuteronomy 28:40-68

    Moreover all these curses shall come upon you, and shall pursue you, and overtake you, till you are destroyed; because you hearkened not unto the voice of the LORD your God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded you:

     46  And they shall be upon you for a sign and for a wonder, and upon your descendants forever.

     47  Because you served not the LORD your God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;

     48  Therefore shall you serve your enemies which the LORD shall send against you, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon your neck, until he has destroyed you.

     49  The LORD shall bring a nation against you from afar, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flies; a nation whose tongue you shall not understand;

     50  A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor show favor to the young:

     51  And he shall eat the fruit of your cattle, and the fruit of your land, until you are destroyed: who also shall not leave you either grain, wine, or oil, or the increase of your cattle, or offspring of your sheep, until he has destroyed you.

     52  And he shall besiege you in all your gates, until your high and fortified walls come down, in which you trusted, throughout all your land: and he shall besiege you in all your gates throughout all your land, which the LORD your God has given you.

     53  And you shall eat the fruit of your own body, the flesh of your sons and of your daughters, which the LORD your God has given you, in the siege, and in the distress, with which your enemies shall distress you:

     54  So that the man that is gentle among you, and very refined, his eye shall show no compassion toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which he shall leave behind:

     55  So that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat: because he has nothing left him in the siege, and in the distress with which your enemies shall distress you in all your gates.

     56  The gentle and refined woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot upon the ground because of her gentleness and refinement, her eye shall show no compassion toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter,

     57  And toward her afterbirth that comes out from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for lack of all things secretly in the siege and distress, with which your enemy shall distress you in your gates.

     58  If you will not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD YOUR GOD;

     59  Then the LORD will make your plagues abundant, and the plagues of your descendants, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and severe sicknesses, of long continuance.

     60  Moreover he will bring upon you all the diseases of Egypt, which you were afraid of; and they shall cleave unto you.

     61  Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the LORD bring upon you, until you are destroyed.

     62  And you shall be left few in number, whereas you were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because you would not obey the voice of the LORD your God.

     63  And it shall come to pass, that as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nothing; and you shall be plucked from off the land where you go to possess it.

     64  And the LORD shall scatter you among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there you shall serve other gods, which neither you nor your fathers have known, even wood and stone.

     65  And among these nations shall you find no ease, neither shall the sole of your foot have rest: but the LORD shall give you there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:

     66  And your life shall hang in doubt before you; and you shall fear day and night, and shall have no assurance of your life:

     67  In the morning you shall say, Would God it were evening! and at evening you shall say, Would God it were morning! because of the fear of your heart by which you shall fear, and because of the sight of your eyes which you shall see.

     68  And the LORD shall bring you into Egypt again in ships, by the way of which I spoke unto you, You shall see it no more again: and there you shall be sold unto your enemies as male and female slaves, and no man shall buy you.

  31. he came up with his understanding decades ago. its a pan africanist doctrine or belief. there were black people all over the world, if he's such a scholar then why doesn't he express that? the first Europeans were black, the Chinese, Sumerians, Babylonians , Hindus, i mean if you want to be pro black then why wouldn't you claim the whole world?

  32. We all separated then as we do today,,, there is nothing new under this sun… every story under this sun we have been people who are separate under nations that are united… where ever we ended up…

  33. We All Gonna Die Not Knowing The Actual Facts To Anything…The Bible Been Tampered With So Many Times N There R So Many Different Bibles Out Here..So Who Knows The Truth About It…We Can Talk Black N White History All Day Long, But Still We All Suffering From This Government B.S. ….When A Dead Person Come Back In Tell Us There Is A Heaven N Saw A God, Then We Shud Worry…So What's The Debate About? Opinions!….Opinions is Just Like Assholes..We All Have Em.

  34. The land bridge is called a ford. This tape oes back into the 1990's, however today relics have been found in the Red Sea of chariots to prove the Exodus occurred. Kemites are Cushites. Cush is Osiris. Nimrod is Namur the Scorpion King, also known as Horus. Abraham is Akenantan. Both Moses & Joseph were Pharaohs. Jacob died in Mizraim.

  35. We should throw out the bible. It is long past its best-buy date. It is hopelessly obsolete. Nearly all of it should be officially deprecated because it is barbaric or false.

    The Bible Is Obsolete

    Modern day Christians have for all practical purposes declared most of the bible obsolete. Even the most rabid fundamentalists no longer believe or condone the following:

    Death penalty for Sunday shopping.

    Stoning gays to death.

    Death penalty for eating lobster and dozens of other foods.

    Stoning to death women who are raped or who are not virgins at marriage.

    Killing women who speak in public.

    Killing people who swear.

    Killing children who mouth off to their parents.

    Killing people who wear clothes made of two or more fibres.

    Animal sacrifice.

    Human sacrifice.

    Tormenting the mentally ill to drive out demons.

    Refusing to wash your hands.


    Sexual slavery.

    Killing people who have a different religion from you.

    Slavery. Beating slaves.

    Child sex slaves.

    Encouraging people to abandon their families and wander homeless.

    Killing people who have pink flamingo statues on their lawns.

    However, they refuse to acknowledge their abandonment or even to create a list of the parts they still keep.

    All science in the bible has been shown to be wrong.

    You can’t cure leprosy with dove blood.

    You can’t create striped offspring by showing the parents striped boards.

    The sky is not a giant metal colander.

    There is no celestial ocean.

    The age of the earth is 4.543 billion years and the age of the universe is 13.82 billion years.

    The earth goes around the sun, not the reverse.

    The earth is roughly spherical, not flat.

    The value of π is not 3.

    Whales are not fish. Bats are not birds; neither are they locusts.

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