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The Ministry Of Reconciliation Part 3

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  • by the partners and friendsof Creflo Dollar Ministries.
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  • male announcer: Coming up nexton "Changing Your World."
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  • Creflo Dollar: There is noreconciliation without equality.
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  • You said "amen" when I showedyou that with you and Jesus.
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  • Now I'm telling youthat, where we live at,
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  • there is not--no reconciliationwithout equality.
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  • We have to reconcile our societywith what is written on paper.
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  • I ain't asking for no new laws.
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  • I'm just asking that you equallyenforce the ones you wrote down.
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  • Creflo: God is about to opensome doors that no man
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  • will be able to close.
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  • God is about to set some stuffup that nobody could set up.
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  • God is about to give you favorthat nobody could give favor to.
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  • male: The messages isjust fully loaded with truth
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  • that our generation andour society needs today.
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  • ♪ This is your world, ♪
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  • ♪ so let's vow to makeit a better place ♪
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  • ♪ Let every heart thatneeds to know ♪
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  • ♪ your love ishere to stay ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, it's time welive a new life ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, let his loveshine bright in you ♪
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  • ♪ Oh, we're savedby his grace, ♪
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  • ♪ so we embraceyour love today ♪
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  • ♪ We are changed ♪♪
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  • Creflo:Philippians chapter 2:6.
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  • Follow me carefully.
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  • Verse 6 says--well,let me read verse 5:
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  • "Let this mind be in you, whichwas also in Christ Jesus:
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  • Christ Jesus who, beingin the form of God,
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  • thought it not robbery tobe equal with God."
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  • Huh, thought it not robberyto be equal with God.
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  • Jesus, the great equalizer.
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  • Now, now watchwhat I'm saying here.
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  • We could not bereconciled to God.
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  • There could be no harmonybetween man and God.
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  • There's no compatibilitybetween man and God until,
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  • first of all, equalitywas established.
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  • You could neverhave reconciliation
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  • until you had equality.
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  • But once equalitywas established,
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  • reconciliation betweenGod and man was possible.
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  • Oh, y'all don't hear me.
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  • As much as God loved you,because of sin, reconciliation
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  • was not possible withoutJesus, the great equalizer.
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  • But because of Jesus, we nowall stand on equal ground
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  • because the greatequalizer has shown up.
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  • You ready?
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  • For all of my ministry,I have believed that the--
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  • I believed and even what BrotherCopeland and I were talking
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  • about years ago, I went aroundthe country, and I was preaching
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  • reconciliation amongstblacks and whites.
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  • I had meetings whereI had blacks to come up
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  • who were in strife and whitesthat came up who were in strife,
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  • and they hated one another.
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  • And I had them to addresstheir inferiority and their
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  • superiority, and theyhugged and they cried,
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  • and they forgave one another.
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  • And I thought,"Man, we hit it."
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  • And lo and behold, that oldugly devil of racism stuck
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  • his head up again.
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  • Listen to me carefully, Ibelieve that the first step--
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  • I thought the first step towardsgood relationship between
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  • blacks, whites,American Indians,
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  • Native Americans--I thought thefirst step was reconciliation.
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  • I have since grown and maturedand have experienced enough in
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  • my life to know that the firststep towards a good relationship
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  • between different ethnic groups,between blacks and whites and
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  • Hispanics, I now understandthat the first step is not
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  • reconciliation butit must be equality.
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  • For the last six months, youheard "Black Lives Matter"
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  • but the question needs to benow, "Are black lives equal?"
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  • Matter?Are they equal?
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  • Native Americans, their livesmatter, but are they equal?
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  • The issue is not what matters,and then people talking,
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  • "Well, all lives matter."
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  • That's just likesaying, you know,
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  • "All houses in a neighborhoodmatter, except mine is on fire."
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  • That's not the timeto be talking about
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  • "All lives matter," whenthe one that's on fire
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  • is the one thatmatters right now.
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  • Listen to me carefully.
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  • I felt some ofy'all scringed up.
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  • It's gonna be all right.
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  • I ain't mad at nobody.
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  • I ain't mad at nobody.
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  • I'm not a racist.
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  • I got white grandkids.I got a white son.
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  • So, I mean, you know,I'm in there with you.
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  • I mean, if you come talkingthat stuff in my house,
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  • you know, I mighthave to hurt you 'cause,
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  • you know, I'm just tryingto show you that equality
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  • has got to be first beforereconciliation 'cause if you
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  • go at reconciliation andthen you ignore equality,
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  • you're just gonna goback in a circle again.
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  • So we all right.I'm your brother.
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  • I'll still come to your houseand have a lollipop with you.
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  • But I'm gonna show you howthe body of Christ can't afford
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  • to be quiet and ignore it.
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  • "Well, I just ain't gonna saynothing, and I'm gonna wait till
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  • it all pass over, and I'm justgonna keep my mouth closed
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  • and then, you know, andthen I'm just gonna act like
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  • ain't nothing happening."
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  • It's equality.
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  • Philippians chapter 2:6, you sawwhat Jesus did there in order
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  • for us to bereconciled with God.
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  • Look at Galatians chapter 3and 28 because we're Christians.
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  • I say we're Christians.
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  • Well, you know what you are.
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  • Galatians 3:28.
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  • He said, "There isneither Jew nor Greek,
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  • there is neitherbond nor free,
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  • there is neithermale nor female."
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  • He said, "All y'allare one in Christ."
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  • So Christ, the great equalizer,says that no matter
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  • what color your skin is,you stand equal.
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  • We all stand on equalgrounds in Christ.
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  • The day you got born again,
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  • you stand on equalgrounds with Christ.
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  • Go to Acts chapter 17:26.
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  • Oh yes, we do.
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  • But we gotta--we gotta confrontthat little demon that wanna
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  • crop up from bad teachingthat we've heard in times past.
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  • And please let memake myself clear,
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  • racism doesn't just exist withwhite folks, 'cause I've heard
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  • about black people who came andsat in church and you sit 'em
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  • right next door toa Hispanic and,
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  • like, "I don't wannasit next to no Hispanic.
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  • I wanna sit to somebody--we sitwith somebody that's black."
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  • No, racism is a spirit.
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  • Racism, unlike some of us,racism doesn't care
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  • what color you are.
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  • If it can operate through youto cause division, it will.
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  • Acts chapter 26.
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  • He says, "And hathmade of one blood
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  • all nations of men
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  • for to dwell on all theface of the earth," one blood.
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  • He's made everybodyin here with one blood.
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  • So God is making it very clearthat like all other people,
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  • we are equal in every aspect.
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  • Let me--first of all--youknow what the big lie is?
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  • You know what thebig lie is in the world?
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  • I don't think people realize?
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  • The big lie is race.
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  • The big lie is that yougot four or five races.
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  • That's the big lie.
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  • Somebody decided to do anexperiment one day and say,
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  • "Hey, let's let everybodyknow that there are four
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  • or five races based on thepigmentation of your skin color.
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  • Let's let the brownman know he a race,
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  • let the black manknow he a race,
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  • let the real whiteguy know he a race.
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  • Let the other guy who kindof brown but he got nap hair,
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  • let him know he a race.
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  • And we'll just tell 'em--we'lltell them that this race is more
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  • dominant than that race andthis race should not stand more
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  • dominant than the other raceand let's just do this great
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  • experiment andspread this big old lie
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  • that there are many races."
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  • The truth is there isnot no four or five races!
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  • There is one race!
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  • It is the human race!
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  • We all have been madefor the same blood!
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  • We're still going around herehaving a problem because
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  • of the paint job of the truck.
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  • We still--we got a problem'cause that truck was painted
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  • black and that one overthere was painted white
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  • and that truck over therewas painted purple, and oh,
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  • that's a--thattruck right there,
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  • it's black on the topand white at the bottom.
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  • And you--it's stilla doggone old truck!
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  • And there's hate that comesup because I grew up closer
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  • to the equator than you did.
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  • Are you seriously kidding me?
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  • I am a whole'nother type of--
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  • I'm another specie becauseof the color of my paint job?
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  • Nothing else God madegot a problem with that.
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  • You get a black horsethat get with a white horse,
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  • they make a horse.
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  • You get a black dogwith a brown dog,
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  • they make a dog.
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  • A black sheepwith a brown sheep,
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  • they make a sheep.
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  • And they know it.
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  • But you get white folks withsome black folks and then some
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  • brown ones, andyou're talking about
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  • you don't know what they are.
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  • They're human.
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  • They are still within thespecie of that one blood.
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  • That my intellect is supposedto be lesser than your intellect
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  • because of a paint job?
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  • And we've been buyingthat lie for the longest.
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  • "Well, Brother Dollar,you don't understand.
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  • I pastor amultiracial, diverse--"
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  • Listen...
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  • you don't have different colorpeople in your church just
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  • so they can sit there anddecorate your congregation.
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  • You treat them equally andso they're not the ones
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  • that just sing in the choir.
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  • The black guy can also haveinfluence in your leadership.
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  • "Well, I don't mind 'em beingin the leadership and singing
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  • in the choir, but not--howabout marry your daughter?
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  • How about marryyour white daughter?"
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  • Uh-oh.
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  • "Well, you ought tostick with your own kind."
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  • You are, human.
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  • A horse is a horse?Of course, of course.
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  • And if one horse getwith another horse,
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  • regardless of the paint job,they're gonna have a horse.
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  • If one human gets togetherwith another human,
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  • regardless of the paint job,
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  • they're gonna haveanother human.
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  • But you bought that race lieand thought there was a whole
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  • 'nother specie was createdbecause of the paint job.
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  • How ignorant is that?
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  • [congregation applauding]
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  • There is no reconciliationwithout equality.
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  • You said "amen" when I showedyou that with you and Jesus.
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  • Now, I'm telling youthat, where we live at,
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  • there is not--no reconciliationwithout equality.
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  • We have to reconcile our societywith what is written on paper.
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  • I ain't asking for no new laws.
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  • I'm just asking that you equallyenforce the ones you wrote down.
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  • There is no reconciliationwithout equality.
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  • First, we must bereconciled as equals--
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  • as the equals we are in God'screation along with every other
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  • racial and ethnic group, andonce we have been recognized
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  • as equals, if wehave a falling out,
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  • then we have a validbasis for reconciliation.
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  • Reconciliation has nomeaning if it's not aimed
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  • at achieving equality
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  • in life expectancyif--education,
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  • employment, and all of theimportant and measurable
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  • areas of disadvantage.
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  • Reconciliation is aboutcreating equity, and equity
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  • is about the quality ofbeing fair and impartial.
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  • And equality is somethingthat's very important.
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  • And equity is very important.
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  • And we gotta close this gap
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  • and build relationshipsin order to do this.
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  • It's uncomfortable to talkabout sometimes but--
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  • "Well, Preacher,you're just preaching"
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  • No, no, no, no, no,no, no, no, no, no.
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  • I don't often have times toshare what I'mma share
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  • with you tonight but, no,not preached it; lived it.
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  • As a second grader, I wasthe first black to integrate
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  • an all-white schoolin the South.
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  • Was that difficult?
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  • It was scary.It was scary.
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  • Some of those white kidshad never been that close
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  • to somebody like me.
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  • I didn't realize howdisadvantaged I was
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  • until I saw how far aheadthose students were with me.
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  • I had some catching up to do.
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  • And walking aroundthe corner one day,
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  • I heard two white femaleteachers talking about me,
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  • saying, "You can't expecttoo much from him because
  • 00:18:04.652 --> 00:18:08.589
  • he's a black kid, and he's onlygonna make a certain level.
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  • So we have to start him offin the slow reading class
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  • because he won't qualifyfor the advanced."
  • 00:18:18.232 --> 00:18:22.537
  • And I went home and didwhat most black kids did.
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  • I told my mama.
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  • I said, "Mom," and Itold her what I heard.
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  • And my mama lookedat me in my face,
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  • she said, in these short words,"The best revenge is success.
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  • It's on you toprove them wrong."
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  • I never studied so hard becausewhen all the kids got invited
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  • over to another kid's house,I couldn't come because, back
  • 00:19:02.076 --> 00:19:04.979
  • in those days, parents hada problem with blacks.
  • 00:19:05.012 --> 00:19:10.351
  • When we made our tripto Washington, D.C.,
  • 00:19:10.384 --> 00:19:13.187
  • it was always a problemtrying to figure out
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  • who was gonna stay with theblack guy, 'cause the parents
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  • did not want that to happen.
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  • And I studied and Istudied and I got it.
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  • I said, "I'mma show her."
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  • I made all A's all quarters.
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  • I made straight A's.I made straight A's.
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  • I wanted her to know thatsomebody like me didn't
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  • need somebody like herto tell her I was equal.
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  • I could receive my own equality
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  • without you ever givingme confirmation of it.
  • 00:19:48.723 --> 00:19:55.129
  • I was the first blackquarterback in high school.
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  • I didn't know what theywere rejoicing over.
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  • The day they put me inat the end of the game,
  • 00:20:03.704 --> 00:20:05.973
  • the score was 77 to nothing.
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  • All the black guyscame, rejoicing
  • 00:20:09.410 --> 00:20:10.711
  • like, "Man, you did it."
  • 00:20:10.745 --> 00:20:12.046
  • I'm like, "What happened,what happened?"
  • 00:20:12.079 --> 00:20:13.381
  • They said, "Don't you realizeyou're the first black
  • 00:20:13.414 --> 00:20:14.749
  • quarterback?" and I'm thinking,"No, all I know is there's this
  • 00:20:14.782 --> 00:20:18.853
  • girl over herewaiting for me, and I got to go.
  • 00:20:18.886 --> 00:20:23.190
  • Creflo got to go."
  • 00:20:23.224 --> 00:20:28.863
  • My father experienceda lot of that.
  • 00:20:28.896 --> 00:20:32.033
  • Just last week, wesaw him on "20/20."
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  • He's been dead for 20-somethingyears, but he was a part of one
  • 00:20:34.168 --> 00:20:37.138
  • of the policemen--he wasthree--the first of three black
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  • policemen inCollege Park, Georgia.
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  • And they dedicated a precinct tohim in his name, and we looked
  • 00:20:45.246 --> 00:20:50.518
  • on "20/20" and there he was withhis riot gear on in a place
  • 00:20:50.551 --> 00:20:57.358
  • called Griffin, Georgia,because they just--
  • 00:20:57.391 --> 00:21:00.795
  • they hung a black man to death,and they were afraid rioting
  • 00:21:00.828 --> 00:21:04.432
  • was gonna go on there.
  • 00:21:04.465 --> 00:21:07.835
  • The fear of, in South Georgiawhen our car broke down
  • 00:21:07.868 --> 00:21:11.839
  • and my family was in it, and myfather put us all in one room
  • 00:21:11.872 --> 00:21:16.510
  • because of the fear ofwe're gonna be attacked
  • 00:21:16.544 --> 00:21:21.916
  • and maybe killed andmaybe not even get out.
  • 00:21:21.949 --> 00:21:27.355
  • And a little boy, trying to bea little strong man for my dad
  • 00:21:27.388 --> 00:21:32.693
  • 'cause it was just meand him and my sisters.
  • 00:21:32.727 --> 00:21:36.297
  • "Son, keep your eyes open.
  • 00:21:36.330 --> 00:21:37.631
  • Keep your ears up."
  • 00:21:37.665 --> 00:21:40.368
  • That was traumatizing.
  • 00:21:40.401 --> 00:21:46.540
  • And yet, we rise.
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  • [congregation applauding]
  • 00:21:51.846 --> 00:21:59.820
  • I grew up in the ghettoin a two-bedroom duplex,
  • 00:21:59.854 --> 00:22:05.860
  • five kids and parents.
  • 00:22:05.893 --> 00:22:11.832
  • I was told I would neverget out of the ghetto,
  • 00:22:11.866 --> 00:22:15.703
  • that I was gonnabe just like them.
  • 00:22:15.736 --> 00:22:17.104
  • That's what they said:"You're gonna be just like us."
  • 00:22:17.138 --> 00:22:18.806
  • So it's not enough that you'vegot the racism coming from
  • 00:22:18.839 --> 00:22:22.476
  • white people, butnow your own people
  • 00:22:22.510 --> 00:22:24.345
  • are trying tokeep you down.
  • 00:22:24.378 --> 00:22:31.819
  • And yet, we rise.
  • 00:22:31.852 --> 00:22:36.657
  • I want you to listen to me.
  • 00:22:36.690 --> 00:22:38.025
  • I got a point I wanna make here.
  • 00:22:38.058 --> 00:22:42.663
  • I could have spent allmy life angry and mad
  • 00:22:42.696 --> 00:22:49.837
  • and it was thewhite man's fault.
  • 00:22:49.870 --> 00:22:55.209
  • And if I have to work twice ashard or three times as hard,
  • 00:22:55.242 --> 00:22:58.312
  • because it happened tome, I'm out of college,
  • 00:22:58.345 --> 00:23:02.783
  • my dream is to be an NFL coach.
  • 00:23:02.817 --> 00:23:04.585
  • I go to apply for myfirst coaching job,
  • 00:23:04.618 --> 00:23:07.455
  • the head coachtells me I got the job.
  • 00:23:07.488 --> 00:23:10.991
  • The guy hadn't seen me yet.
  • 00:23:11.025 --> 00:23:12.693
  • He said, "I didn't tellhim you were black,
  • 00:23:12.726 --> 00:23:14.929
  • but that shouldn'tbe a problem."
  • 00:23:14.962 --> 00:23:18.399
  • I'm walking in, just thinking
  • 00:23:18.432 --> 00:23:19.900
  • I'm gonna meet himand go to work.
  • 00:23:19.934 --> 00:23:23.737
  • When I walked in,he was like, "Whoa."
  • 00:23:23.771 --> 00:23:29.043
  • And that was it.
  • 00:23:29.076 --> 00:23:31.879
  • I didn't get it becauseI was the wrong color.
  • 00:23:31.912 --> 00:23:37.618
  • I'm trying to tellyou it exists.
  • 00:23:37.651 --> 00:23:42.056
  • I'm trying to tell you itshouldn't have taken
  • 00:23:42.089 --> 00:23:44.058
  • a George Floyd video beforepeople said, "I hear you now."
  • 00:23:44.091 --> 00:23:54.101
  • But I wanna show you something,because this is a plan
  • 00:23:55.202 --> 00:23:58.405
  • of the devil to try todivide and conquer,
  • 00:23:58.439 --> 00:24:01.909
  • and it will not work.
  • 00:24:01.942 --> 00:24:04.345
  • It didn't work 20 years ago.
  • 00:24:04.378 --> 00:24:05.946
  • It won't work today.
  • 00:24:05.980 --> 00:24:08.582
  • But he's even got a betterreason for doing it now.
  • 00:24:08.616 --> 00:24:11.318
  • He's trying to stop the unitythat this revival is gonna see
  • 00:24:11.352 --> 00:24:15.789
  • in these last days andyou already see it.
  • 00:24:15.823 --> 00:24:20.594
  • You don't see justblacks moving in this.
  • 00:24:20.628 --> 00:24:22.830
  • You see blacks and whites andHispanics and--the passion,
  • 00:24:22.863 --> 00:24:26.367
  • like never before.
  • 00:24:26.400 --> 00:24:27.701
  • There's a resetthat has taken place.
  • 00:24:27.735 --> 00:24:30.337
  • There's a retoolingthat has taken place.
  • 00:24:30.371 --> 00:24:33.173
  • And God is about to finallystoke the head that's involved
  • 00:24:33.207 --> 00:24:38.379
  • in this racism and we the churchhave got to be in leadership
  • 00:24:38.412 --> 00:24:43.684
  • and show the worldhow they ought
  • 00:24:43.717 --> 00:24:45.819
  • to be treating one another.
  • 00:24:45.853 --> 00:24:52.159
  • We gotta do it.
  • 00:24:52.192 --> 00:24:57.364
  • Everybody got issues.
  • 00:24:57.398 --> 00:24:59.133
  • Every race has a issue.
  • 00:24:59.166 --> 00:25:03.637
  • You know what I learnedabout superiority?
  • 00:25:03.671 --> 00:25:05.272
  • Superiority is something thatwas given to man by God
  • 00:25:05.306 --> 00:25:10.744
  • so he could show his superiorityover all that God made
  • 00:25:10.778 --> 00:25:15.950
  • but he was neversupposed to show his--
  • 00:25:15.983 --> 00:25:17.651
  • and use his superiorityover one another.
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