Yet people in the U.S. still do not treat African Americans as citizens and try to weigh them down. Clergymen follow the Bible, and the Bible states that God created every man equal; therefore’ African Americans should be given these rights after fighting for more than three hundred and forty years. The Civil Rights movement was finally organized and supported by numerous neighborhoods instead of rebellions and protest after three centuries. This method gained the attention of the government and caused the movement to further
Paul Washer delivers a dire appeal to the Christian pastors and church leaders that have been believing and teaching a false gospel. He lists ten indictments against the modern Church system in America. His first indictment, that he explained, was about the denial of the sufficiency of scripture. Paul told the audience about how the social sciences have taken precedent over the Bible and have become a primary influence in the churches. He questioned, if the Bible is sufficient or do we have to bring in every so called social science and cultural study in order to know how to run a church?
In the first quote,”I have the honor of serving as president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization operating in every Southern state, with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.” He uses words “serving” and “ president.” The word “serving” is important because it shows how he is humble and it makes a connection to the clergymen. Clergymen serve in the Christian church and Dr. King is explaining to them that he too serves the church just in a different way. This is also a way for Dr. King to call them out for not helping their black brothers in Christ. Dr. King makes his audience feel as if they should be doing more as they are intended to do. He uses the word “president” which shows his position which helps him be looked up to.
He writes in his “Pilgrimage to Nonviolence” that he had almost given up hope on the previously explained Christian philosophy of nonviolence working, but then he heard of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi was able to fight for India’s independence from Britain using nonviolent practices. King further writes that while on a trip to India he was surprised to see that “the aftermath of hatred and bitterness that usually follows a violent campaign is found nowhere in India.” Armed with the knowledge that after a nonviolent protest there is none of these ugly feelings left over, gave King even more reasons to continue to strive for nonviolence. He wanted African Americans and whites to be equals, having to deal with all the messiness of a violent protest would have delayed this
In the article Faith in Jesus Christ Russel M. Nelson writes, “He went to Judean desert to meditate for 40 days and 40 night.” Once Jesus learned what God requested him to do, he returned to began spreading God’s word. This wasn’t really working because everyone thought Jesus was lying, but things began to turn around when Jesus began performing miracles. Jesus inspired many with the his religion and continued to preach until he was killed on the cross. He then came back from the dead to continue preaching and when he felt like his 11 remaining disciples were ready he had them spread his word around the world and then ascended into heaven. He then became known as the central figure of Christianity.
As students being taught to reason the first time, we would defensively discuss what we were taught. The world of religious politics was open to me, there was a god and was not, there was no heaven but there was, there was punishment for life sins, there wasn 't. My mind was baffled, being torn every which way that wasn 't right. So I turn to my family, and asked; who was God; Does God truly exist; is there definitely a heaven and hell; can my family prove it? They could not, so I was put in Sunday school to answer my questions, or reinforce my first instilled believes.
The Ebenezer Baptist Church itself protrudes as symbol for the advancements made by Martin Luther King Jr. during the movements of Civil Rights for African Americans. A volunteer at the church had told us that the clock on the wall in the sanctuary had stopped at the exact time of Martin Luther King Jr dead which was at 10:30 on April 4, 1965 and has not moved since that day and time. For me, that symbolizes the impact of the death of Martin Luther King Jr and his unforgettable legacy. Outside the church, a monument called The Eternal Flame in commemoration MLK Jr according to the plaque symbolizes, “The continuing effort to realize Dr. King’s ideals for the Beloved Community.” The historic Ebenezer Baptist Church was a great learning and spiritual
On April 12, 1963 the Alabamian clergymen sent out a public letter discussing the violations that Martin Luther King Jr. was causing in Birmingham. Once King saw the letter , in jail after being imprisoned for peaceful marching in the civil rights movement, he responded explaining that the clergy weren’t doing anything to help out the African American racial injustices. Martin Luther King not only responded to the Alabamian clergymen’s criticism in his letter, he also addressed the local African American community in order to successfully convince them that they need to continue fighting for their equal rights. Martin Luther King strategically uses biblical allusions, knowing that his immediate audience is the clergy, and the reference to
The first leader, Martin Luther King Jr., was a reverend from Atlanta, Georgia, who advocated peace and tolerance between all races. He led huge numbers of people in protests against injustice and inequality, but he always insisted that his protests be peaceful and representative of love between different groups of people. His way of thinking would lead to the advancement of civil rights ideals for decades to come following his assassination, which left the movement in shock. Another leader who had tremendous influence and cultural significance was Malcolm X. X took his name because he considered his original name, Malcolm Little, to be a slave name and therefore unrepresentative of who he was. This mentality of separation from traditionally white culture
From there, I began travelling to different parishes in Jamaica, educating my brothers about Christianity, which I believed promised freedom. I spoke to my fellow brothers about the injustices of slavery and pointed out that the bible said “No man can serve two masters”- Matthew 6:24 KJV . This gave me the opportunity to educate and open the eyes of my people so that they can see that we have our rights. My complexion and hair should not define my life and how I should be treated. Our only master is God, and I worship him to my heart.