Martin Luther King was not born with that first and second Name. At least that is what is said in Eric Metaxas's book "Martin Luther The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World." You forgot God. Martin's father, a minister, Eric tells us visited the historical sites of Martin Luther and upon returning home changed his and his son's first and middle name. Martin Luther King was raised to focus on helping us rediscover God. If you really want to remember one thing about his life and death is that he died as a martyr for Christ. Non-violence was not by accident.
"To most Christians, the Bible is like a software license," Bill Maher once explained. "Nobody actually reads it. They just scroll down to the bottom and click, 'I agree.'" Rev. Martin Luther King thought differently. Indeed, he found the Bible so compelling that his undergraduate degree was in Bible studies and his Ph.D. was in theology. To King, the Bible wasn't a software license. It was software code — a deep, mysterious code authored by God for man's eternal soul.
"Leaving God out of Martin Luther King's life," a friend once told me, "is like leaving naked young women out of Hugh Hefner's. It's like leaving the story of segregation out of Jackie Robinson's." https://www.lifezette.com/popzette/secularization-martin-luther-king-jr/print
In the third paragraph of the famous Birmingham jail Letter King writes, "just as the Apostle Paul left his little village of Tarsus and carried the gospel of Jesus Christ to practically every hamlet and city of the Greco-Roman world, I too am compelled to carry the gospel of freedom beyond my particular hometown."
Dr. Martin Luther King goes on to answer other questions: "One may well ask, "How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?" The answer is found in the fact that there are two types of laws: there are just laws, and there are unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that "An unjust law is no law at all."
Now, what is the difference between the two? How does one determine when 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. To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas, an unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal and natural law. Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust. . . . To use the words of Martin Buber, the great Jewish philosopher, segregation substitutes an "I - it" relationship for the "I - thou" relationship and ends up relegating persons to the status of things."
Martin Luther King responds to being an extremist, "YOU spoke of our activity in Birmingham as extreme. . . . I gradually gained a bit of satisfaction from being considered an extremist. Was not Jesus an extremist in love? -- "Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you." Was not Amos an extremist for justice? -- "Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream." Was not Paul an extremist for the gospel of Jesus Christ? -- "I hear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus." Was not Martin Luther an extremist? -- "Here I stand; I can do no other so help me God." Was not John Bunyan an extremist? -- "I will stay in jail to the end of my days before I make a mockery of my conscience." Was not Abraham Lincoln an extremist? -- "This nation cannot survive half slave and half free." Was not Thomas Jefferson an extremist? -- "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." So the question is not whether we will be extremist, but what kind of extremists we will be. Will we be extremists for hate, or will we be extremists for love? Will we be extremists for the preservation of injustice, or will we be extremists for the cause of justice?"
You see Flying Junior you fell into the sand pit trap of an antlion. A lesser known sermon given from the pulpit of I assume his church is "A Knock at Midnight," about Luke 11:5-6. " "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." . . . And King knew that real hope and change can only be found through God's love. Here's how he closed that speech: "The dawn will come. Disappointment, sorrow, and despair are born at midnight, but morning follows. 'Weeping may endure for a night,' says the Psalmist, 'but joy cometh in the morning.' This faith adjourns the assemblies of hopelessness and brings new light into the dark chambers of pessimism." "
You see Flying Junior about 93% of black keep voting in Democrats that in reality are no better then the governments faced by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. King divided the black community into three groups. I would put the black politicians and entertainers into the comfortable group that have succeeded and do not want to shake the boat for fear that they will lose what they have worked so hard to gain.
The second group contains Black Life Matters, New Black Panther example Huey P Newton Gun Club, New Black Liberation Militia, Anti-Defamation League, Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS, and Antifa. I would include the youth gangs within our inner city, the black ghettos that are the product of 85 years of federal programs.
And the third is King's non-violent basically Christian and family based. The third group was the largest in King's day and I believe today is still the largest of the third.
The best description of what blacks have received after 85 years of voting in mass for Democratic politicians comes from from two black conservative economist Doctors. That has resulted in total control of the federal government for 32 years compared to 5 years plus Trump's year before 2018 election for the GOP. "Walter E. Williams, a George Mason economist and author of “Race and Economics: How Much Can Be Blamed on Discrimination?” is not a fan of the welfare state that exists in the country. In an appearance on Thursday night’s “Stossel” on the Fox Business Network, Williams argued that welfare has done more damage to black society than slavery or Jim Crow.
“[T]he welfare state has done to black Americans what slavery could not have done, the harshest Jim Crow laws and racism could not have done, namely break up the black family,” Williams said. “That is, today, just slightly over 30 percent of black kids live in two parent families. Historically, from 1870s on up to about 1940s, and depending on the city, 75 to 90 percent of black kids lived in two parent families. Illegitimacy rate is 70 percent among blacks where that is unprecedented in our history.”
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/06/04/walter-e-williams-on-welfare-as-govt-plays-father-blackmales-