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Project 1619

A staff meeting at the New York Times was recently leaked to the media.  The content of this meeting revealed a new focus entitled Project 1619.  The goal of this journalism plan is to expose America’s Original Sin which began 400 years ago.  According to progressives, this unforgivable sin was the arrival of slaves from Africa, purchased by the wealthy in the state of Virginia to do hard labor.  Based upon the initial piece, America’s founding fathers are under attack along with the spiritual heritage of this country.

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me, John 14:6.

Nikole Hannah-Jones had the honor of writing the first article to implement Project 1619.  According to the New York Times Magazine, Project 1619 aims to reframe this country’s history.  Hannah-Jones uses a theory of Erik Homburger Erikson on the psychological development of human beings to prove her point.  Unfortunately, Nikole disregards the work of William Wilberforce who was instrumental in ending Great Britain’s ties to the slave trade.  If you are a parent of children, curriculum for Project 1619 is coming soon to a public school near you.

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come, John 16:13.

Fortunately, this attack on history is not being ignored.  Groups such as Steeling the Mind of America hold an annual conference hosted by Compass International.  This year marks the 26th anniversary of this event.  One of my favorite books is Steeling the Mind of America Volume 2.  Author John Ankerberg relies on famous historians to educate readers of America’s spiritual founding.  The only way to defeat Project 1619 is to follow in the footsteps of the Bereans, Acts 17:11, testing everything that you hear and read with the Bible.  When you do, Christians will be able to expose the falsehoods of Project 1619’s narrow minded look at history.

by Jay Mankus

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