Mother Bethel A.M.E Church: Founded by Ex-Slave Richard Allen

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During the 1700s and 1800s, Philadelphia was home to a large community of free Americans. Many of these people were descendants of enslaved Africans and looking to create a better life for themselves. Many members of the black community began to form businesses, churches, schools, and other organizations. One church in particular became an important part of the community and influenced African-American life throughout the United States, Church.

The founder of the church was , a former slave. Allen had been born into in 1760, and sold along with his family to Stokeley Sturgis, a farmer in Delaware. By the age of 17, Allen was a religious believer, and convinced his owner to allow a white minister to preach on the farm. After hearing the sermon which was abolition influenced Allen’s slave owner converted to the religion and allowed Allen to buy his freedom for $2,000.


Allen worked to support himself taking odd and end jobs throughout the state, and would preach on the Methodist circuit. He was invited to preach to Black members at St. George’s Methodist Church in Philadelphia. Services had to be rendered at 5 am to keep from interfering with the worship of the white members. However, the racial tension in the church began to grow, because of this Allen and other Black members decided to leave the church. Along with Absalom Jones, Allen formed the Free African Society. The organization would provide help to the members of the community. The Black community along with the leadership of Jones formed the “African Church.” Allen, also purchased land at 6th and Lombard Streets because he wished to keep the connection with the Methodist church. On July 29, 1794, Bethel Church was born. In 1816, Bethel along with other Methodist congregations founded the “African Methodist Episcopal Church in America”. The church became “Mother Bethel” and Allen was appointed the first bishop of the church. Helped by his wife, Sarah, Allen helped to hide escaped slaves. The church served as a stop on the Underground Railroad. Allen remained an active leader of the church working for the rights of enslaved Blacks. He died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on March 26, 1831.




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  • Emmanuel Love April 4, 2019 - 2:07 am Reply

    Hey, how’s it going?

    I want to pass along some very important news that everyone needs to hear!

    In December of 2017, Donald Trump made history by recognizing Jerusalem as the captial of Israel. Why is this big news? Because by this the Jewish people of Israel are now able to press forward in bringing about the Third Temple prophesied in the Bible.

    The Jewish people deny Jesus as their Messiah and have stated that their Messiah has been identified and is waiting to be revealed. They say this man will rule the world under a one world religion called “spiritualism”.

    They even printed a coin to raise money for the Temple with Donald Trumps face on the front and with king Cyrus'(who built the second Temple) behind him. On the back of the coin is an image of the third Temple.

    The Bible says this false Messiah who seats himself in the Third Temple will be thee antichrist that will bring about the Great Tribulation, though the Jewish people believe he will bring about world peace. It will be a false peace for a period of time. You can watch interviews of Jewish Rabbi’s in Israel speaking of these things. They have their plans set in place. It is only years away!

    More importantly, the power that runs the world wants to put a RFID microchip in our body making us total slaves to them. This chip matches perfectly with the Mark of the Beast in the Bible, more specifically Revelation 13:16-18:

    He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

    Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.

    Referring to the last days, this could only be speaking of a cashless society, which we have yet to see, but are heading towards. Otherwise, we could still buy or sell without the mark amongst others if physical money was still currency. RFID microchip implant technology will be the future of a one world cashless society containing digital currency. It will be implanted in the right-hand or the forehead, and we cannot buy or sell without it! We must grow strong in Jesus. AT ALL COSTS, DO NOT TAKE IT!

    Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.” (Revelation 14:9-11).

    People have been saying the end is coming for many years, but we need two key things. One, the Third Temple, and two, the technology for a cashless society to fulfill the prophecy of the Mark of the Beast.


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