Martin Luther King Jr.–Unbeliever?
MLK in his own writings:
Apparently not. The following was spoken the night before he died. The speech is entitled, “I See The Promised Land” and was delivered April 3, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. He had not abandoned his heretical notions:
“As you know, if I were standing at the beginning of time, with the possibility of general and panoramic view of the whole human history up to now, and the Almighty said to me, ‘Martin Luther King, which age would you like to live in?’– I would take my mental flight by Egypt through, or rather across the Red Sea, through the wilderness on toward the promised land. And in spite of its magnificence, I wouldn’t stop there. I would move on by Greece, and take my mind to Mount Olympus. And I would see Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Euripides and Aristophanes assembled around the Parthenon as they discussed the great and eternal issues of reality.”
I guess Christ was never enough for King. He will never be enough for men who favor the social gospel leading to Hell. Racial justice, equality for all – this is not the Gospel of Jesus Christ – it is a lie. It is in fact, not even logical.
Yet the push for social justice, racial equality supersedes biblical truth for many, and is far more important an endeavor to live and die for. The propagation of such popular thinking, and promotion of Martin Luther King Jr., is especially frightening when we see it coming from highly influential public preachers and bloggers.
Martin Luther King Jr. is not a man to be honored for his faith, but pitied.