Church services to mark Martin Luther Kingâ€™s birthday were especially poignant this year, as black preachers across the US used the pulpit to remember the civil rights campaignerâ€™s dream of a racially just world and hail the inauguration of Americaâ€™s first black president on Tuesday.
While Kingâ€™s birthday is January 15, it is traditionally marked on the third Sunday in January, known affectionately as â€śKing Sundayâ€ť in his birthplace of Atlanta, Georgia.
The mood was jubilant at many black churches on Sunday as congregations joined in singing â€śWe shall overcomeâ€ť and preachers hailed Obamaâ€™s victory as a monumental step towards the realisation of Kingâ€™s dream for racial equality in America....
Greetings! Continue to seek righteousness and justice. Although we go forth with the gospel of reconciliation we must always be active for righteousness. You have done a good thing. Please pray for President Obama. God's will be done nevertheless I pray that he will become saved and have a Christian world view. Even in hard times it is good for us as Christians. Unfortunately we can be stubborn and sometimes we need judgment and trials ourselves for spiritual growth and devotion to the Lord.
"Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass." Psalm 37:7
ps. God willing some day I would like to visit both Ireland and Scotland and hopefully to be able to write out a bag full of tracts and bring them along with me. JOB 42:2
I emailed the BBC today complaining that a UK broadcaster, which had been dedicated to the anti god/secular humanism philosophy had deserted the cause and was worshiping at the newly erected Obama Shrine,and I was sorely disappointed at their conversion to "religion". I hope its like rubbing salt in a wound.
For those outside the USA it has been reported that over 90% of the mass media today in America are far-left, socialist and even Communist in their political allegiance(registration). Expect a blowup of Mr. Obama. You will have to go elsewhere than the mainstream American media to get the truth. For example the mass media put the Global Crossing scandal on the bottom shelf and then exploded with the Enron episode(who incidentally asked for government help at the end). Global Crossing of course was a major contributor to the Democratic campaingns and eclipsed the Enron bankruptcy. The socialist American media made sure to cement the Enron situation in peoples minds and subdue to elimination of the Global Crossing scandal. Who remembers, Terry McAuliffe and his 18,000% profit from Global Crossing in less than two years(pulling out immediately before the crash). Nothing about windfall profits and Clinton slush funds and paybacks but nothing except Halliburton. Hmmm, some investigative reporting???
"The mood was jubilant at many black churches on Sunday as congregations joined in singing â€śWe shall overcomeâ€ť and preachers hailed Obamaâ€™s victory as a monumental step towards the realisation of Kingâ€™s dream for racial equality in America. ..."
Preaching about "the realisation of King's dream for racial equality in America..." in "black churches" whose fundamental distinction is the color of the congregation's skin. What's wrong with this picture?