Monday, January 17, 2011

"Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that." Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)

"I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood."

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." (from August 1963)

Martin L. King was an incredible speaker. He spoke from his heart. He didn't have a hidden agenda. He was certainly flawed. In fact, I'm not sure where he was concerning the Gospel of grace vs. the Gospel of good works. But he was to be admired for the way he stood up against prejudice and hatred.

There are many, now, and then, who appear to follow in his footsteps, but isn't it obvious they do this for their own glory, and are not genuine.
Martin Luther King was the real deal. He labored in a righteous way for the black communities in America, where black human beings, created in the image of God as all humans, were treated as non-human. May he be resting with the Lord from his work. I hope he is.

Any good works we do in this life, if done for an entrance into God's kingdom, will never take us there. Only the work of Christ-- His suffering and laying down His life, is the way to eternal life. Jesus lived a sinless life, and then died on a Cross for all sinners who come to Him, and trust Him with a heart of repentance and sorrow for their sin. This is eternal life, knowing Christ Jesus. (John 17)

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