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Dr King: Honoring his Legacy

 Editor    Jan 18 : 02:49
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In Galatians 3:28 God, through the apostle Paul, makes very clear

Dr King: Honoring his LegacyIn Galatians 3:28 God, through the apostle Paul, makes very clear
There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
God was stating that even though man considered these differences listed above, slave and free, Jew and Greek to be insurmountable, He would tolerate non of it. In Christ Jesus all mankind were on an equal footing. This is a consistent message throughout the New Testament.

Dr Martin Luther King agreed with this principal when he stated 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.

This was a hard thing for many to hear and tolerate but Dr King was a man who believed in speaking the Truth in Love just as he had learned from Holy Scripture. Violence was never the answer, truth was and still is the best weapon against ignorance.

I got to thinking about this while marveling at the racial diversity of the people who contribute to The Fellowship newsletter. This publication is written, edited, published and organized by blacks, whites, Asians and Hispanics alike irrespective of race. What makes this diversity so amazing is that, unlike the diversity the world claims to seek, ours is totally unforced: no affirmative action, no racial quotas to meet, none of the artificial and superficial criterion the world uses. Our work is not dependant on representation of racial groups or sectors, but rather by who can best get a job done, and is consequently not compromised morally or qualitatively.

The dream of Dr. King is realized in The Fellowship in a way it will never be realized by a world which, on one hand, claims to seek a world where people are not discriminated against due to race, but, on the other, is obsessed with race and practices racism in their very attempt to abolish it. This past presidential election highlighted our obsession with race and how influential racial considerations can be, affecting even the outcome of the highest position in the country. Unfortunately, the same people who evoke his name and image today under the guise of equality perpetuate the very ills Dr. King fought against.
We must be very careful as Christians to avoid falling into the pits dug by the world and its ruler. At this time when we reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., let us remember who he really was, what he was convinced of to the extent of paying for it with his life, Let us strive to keep the true spirit of his dream alive by speaking the Truth in Love about how far�from those principles we have strayed. Let us honor him�by being honest and candid and not silenced by the bullies of political correctness that would have us turn a blind eye to the truths we see. Let us place no limits to the extent we are willing to be truthful.

God has called us to be watchmen in a depraved world. Let us not be caught sleeping when He returns.Click here to read more quotes from�Dr King.

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