Martin Luther King Looks Back


"I still believe that standing up for the truth of God is the
greatest thing in the world.  This is the end of life.  The end
of life is not to be happy.  The end of life is not to achieve
pleasure and avoid pain.  The end of life is to do the will of
God, come what may."  
               Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.   
                     Montgomery, Alabama -  November 6, 1956

Since the death of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, we have followed a multitude of leaders. Some have continued in the direction set by Reverend King. Others have introduced strange views and alliances. We have been encouraged to return to paying homage to the Sun. We have been told that we are one with the universe and that the earth is our mother.

Under the guidance of these leaders we have believed that we might be delivered by our many coalitions, and have thus put aside the knowledge of Psalm 33:16; that we will not be saved by the number of our coalitions or by our strength of our hands. We continue to seek from Democrats and Republicans that which only God can deliver, and would, were we not too "intelligent" to ask.

Rather than ask of God, we have aligned ourselves with those who work to proliferate aberrant sexual practices in the name of civil rights, attracting new followers to their damnation. And we have focused on history to the extinction of the future, seemingly unaware that now is the time God has set.

Were Reverend Martin Luther King to look back from the grave, would he be pleased with the leaders of a people who have never had any help other than God? or the mingling of God's word with the traditions of men? What message would the Reverend King have for those who would now be king?

But " . . .as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment," (Hebrews 9:27), Reverend King will send us no message from the grave. Yet, I wonder if there is not a message found in the seventh chapter of the book of Jeremiah? Below is my paraphrase. I encourage you to read the seventh chapter yourself, as well as the other texts cited.


M.L. King Looks Back (Jeremiah 7)
What have you done for the people,
     the brothers you say that you lead?
Have you given them food for the journey,
     or light drink no better than mead?

Are your talk and direction real cloudy,
     filled with multiple pathways to gods;
veiled with your idols of worship, 
     to usher them into your shrouds?        
          
Your wisdom is jaded by numbers
          of differing concepts and creeds,
the main points of all held before you
          and mingled to form unsure breeds.

You seek for successes deemed worthy 
     by those in whose quarries you've toiled;
pressed on by their clamoring promise 
     not knowing your soul is despoiled.

You work for a selfish redemption,
     proclaiming your strength day by day,
disclaiming the gift of the Savior,
     not yielding your mind to His way.

Oh, your labor will do you no service
          if you fail to consult with the One     
who died on the cross to relieve you 
               of burdens imposed by the Sun.

The Savior has done all your bidding
     and waits for your fated return
from the pain of your labor, to grace you with favor  
     and give you a love you can't earn.

Colossians 2:8 (KJV) Beware lest any man spoil you through
philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the
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