Comparing Christianity And Langston Hughes

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“Beware of the Easter Bunny” by Charles Colson, “Letter from Birmingham Alabama” by Dr. Martin Luther King, and “Salvation” by Langston Hughes depict the ways human have the wrong definition of Christianity. People often expect from God and what He can do, but do not understand the true concept of Christianity. People often expect acts of God, but they themselves do not act or stand up. In “Salvation”, Langston recalls his aunt telling him how “when you are saved you [see] a light… and Jesus [comes] into your soul” (Hughes 345). Langston’s incorrect definition of Christianity ruined his experience and beliefs. Langston expected something but in order for that (see Jesus) to happen, he had to believe, Langston did not accept Jesus as his savior…show more content…
Colson explains how his first memories of Easter are looking for colored eggs and then putting on his “Sunday best” and going to church because “this one day [he] had to go. I didn’t know why” (Colson 63). Colson writes how one day you “secularize” a Christian celebration, but you are secularizing Christianity and Christians do not hold their beliefs sacred (Colson 64). In Salvation, Langston has a complete misunderstanding of the Christian experience which is accepting Jesus as his savior. Langston takes to heart the fact that when you accept Jesus, you will “see a light” and how “Jesus will come into your soul”, but in his case, it was different because you do not always see Jesus face to face when you accept Him as your savior (Hughes 345). Langston had the wrong concept of Christianity and the first Christian…show more content…
Charles Colson states that “without the Resurrection at the center of the Christian message, we all put our hope in the Easter bunny” (65). The true definition of Christianity includes Christ dying and resurrecting from the dead, nothing as pagan as the Easter bunny should ever re-define the true concept of an event in human history that is held sacred to believers. The “Easter bunny may seem harmless… but in truth it diverts our attention from the centrality of the resurrection (Colson 66). Many things often divert the centrality of Christianism that urge some to tell others to ‘wait’ just like the clergymen told Dr. King. Dr. Martin L. King with gracious and kind words explains to the clergymen his Christian reasoning and cause. He explains how the Bible contains examples of civil disobedience to obtain change (King 335), and writes how early Christians were willing to face hungry lions and the excruciating pain of chopping blocks rather than submitting to certain unjust laws” (King 365). King showed the clergymen how it is justified and a part of Christianism to stand up against
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