Civil Rights: Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.



Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.
A Baptist preacher.

"Rev. Martin Luther King... found the Bible so compelling that his undergraduate degree was in Bible studies and his Ph.D. was in theology." (1)

"Moral principles have lost their distinctiveness. For modern man, absolute right and wrong are a matter of what the majority is doing. Right and wrong are relative to likes and dislikes and the customs of a particular community. We have unconsciously applied Einstein's theory of relativity, which properly described the physical universe, to the moral and ethical realm ... This mentality has brought a tragic breakdown of moral standards, and the midnight of moral degeneration deepens." (1, from sermon "A Knock at Midnight")

Unfortunately, in 2017, the culture of death and politics of government dependence has created a culture with no ethics, morality, or humanity, in other words, "the midnight of moral degeneration."

"Under what circumstances, King asked the readers, is it permissible for a man of God to violate man's laws? To answer that question, King turned to a higher power:

'How does one determine whether a law is just or unjust? A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law.'" (1, from "Letter from a Birmingham Jail")

One race, one blood.

"Brothers from one race, Adam's race, were brothers from one blood, Christ's (Ephesians 2:13-22; 1 Peter 1:18-19)"
"Love listens to the pain of others..."
"cultivating gentleness and respect towards all..."
"grace relations instead of race relations..."

"Biblical love for members of the family of God transcends the shade of our skin. We are one race, Adam's race, and if born again, we become one in Christ's body."
(excerpts from "Racial Reconciliation that Matters" by Charles Ware, Answers magazine, October-December 2016, vol. 11 no. 4, page 76)

References:

1. "The Secularization of Martin Luther King Jr." by Lee Habeeb, www.lifezette.com/popzette/secularization-martin-luther-king-jr/ visited 2017-01-15