How One Harlem African American Church Is Addressing Depression

How One Harlem African American Church Is Addressing Depression By SGREY I'm a PK (Preacher's Kid). My father was a Baptist pastor and I was raised in the church since I was 5. I left the church when I was 16 because of the hyprcosy I saw in how churches were run. It's good to … Continue reading How One Harlem African American Church Is Addressing Depression

Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III – A Message To The Black Church

Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III – A Message To The Black Church By SGrey I'm a PK (Preacher's Kid), my father was a Baptist pastor, so I saw how churches are run first hand. Too many pastors are hypocrites, that's why I didn't go to church for almost 20 years. We need to redefine what … Continue reading Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III – A Message To The Black Church

5. Good and Evil, Heaven and Hell, are states of being, and reflect how close or far we are to God.

This last belief will probably be the most controversial and many people will have a hard time Believing it (having Faith in it and Acting as if it is so).  When you reflect back on the first four beliefs, you will see that God Loves you unconditionally no matter what you do and that you … Continue reading 5. Good and Evil, Heaven and Hell, are states of being, and reflect how close or far we are to God.

4. We are spiritual beings here on earth as human beings, for just a fraction of our soul’s existence.

When you have Faith and Believe that you are a spiritual being first and foremost, who has a close personal relationship with God in the spiritual existence, then you are able to keep things in perspective.  You are able to understand that your life as a human being is temporary by design.  When you Believe … Continue reading 4. We are spiritual beings here on earth as human beings, for just a fraction of our soul’s existence.

3. The Soul/Sprit is of God, and like God, it has always existed and will always continue to exist.

This belief gets to the essence of our relationship with God, which is a spiritual relationship.  I use the terms Soul and Spirit interchangeably (which will drive some people crazy, such as my wife).  I am referring to that part inside of each of us that comes directly from God.  I believe that each Soul/Spirit … Continue reading 3. The Soul/Sprit is of God, and like God, it has always existed and will always continue to exist.

2. God is not human, and therefore does not have human characteristics.

This is a very important belief and it goes back to the definition that God is Love, Unconditional Love.  Many religions assign human characteristics to God when God is far from human.  If God is Love, then God cannot be jealous, or vengeful, or angry.  God does not choose sides, or favor one group of … Continue reading 2. God is not human, and therefore does not have human characteristics.

1. God is Love, Unconditional Love.

God is Love.  What a simple, but powerful, statement.  What a clear definition.  One word that summarizes what God is: Love.   But what is Love, and specifically, what is Unconditional Love?  The dictionary states that “Love is to feel tender affection for someone, to like something very much.”   Psychology Today writes “Love is a force … Continue reading 1. God is Love, Unconditional Love.