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People of THE CHURCH are attentive to God’s Direction, His Will and His Word, many, many times falling short in their efforts. Organized religion is often about looking for stuff from God, asking Him to Change His Will and adjusting His Word to fit its needs. The sad Truth is organized religion is the image of THE CHURCH in America.
It may not have been made clear in other blog posts on this Web site, but the root cause of white supremacy and racism is organized religion. Until organized religion in America publicly confesses and repents the following perversions of Christ’s teachings: Prayers for Justice. Don’t Bother!
Papal Bull Dum Diverersas - 18 June 1452
Pope Nicholas V issued the papal bull Dum Diversas on 18 June, 1452. It authorized Alfonso V of Portugal to reduce any “Saracens (Muslims) and pagans and any other unbelievers” to perpetual slavery. This facilitated the Portuguese slave trade from West Africa.
The Bull Romanus Pontiflex (Nicholas V) - 5 January 1455
The same pope wrote the bull Romanus Pontifex on January 5, 1455 to the same Alfonso. As a follow-up to the Dum Diversas, it extended to the Catholic nations of Europe dominion over discovered lands during the Age of Discovery.
The Bull Inter Caetera (Alexander VI) - 4 May 1493
In 1493 Alexander VI issued the bull Inter Caetera stating one Christian nation did not have the right to establish dominion over lands previously dominated by another Christian nation, thus establishing the Law of Nations.
Together, the Dum Diversas, the Romanus Pontifex and the Inter Caetera came to serve as the basis and justification for the Doctrine of Discovery, the global slave trade of the 15th and 16th centuries, and the Age of Imperialism.
information taken from www.doctrineofdiscovery.org.