By John Blake, CNN
(CNN) - Here's a pop quiz for anyone who calls the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. an American hero.
Can you name any of his great speeches or written works without citing "I Have a Dream" or the "Letter from Birmingham Jail"?
Most Americans would likely flub this quiz. King may be a national hero whose birthday the country commemorates on Monday, but to many he remains a one-dimensional hero - the vast body of his work unknown. Though he wrote five books and delivered up to 450 speeches a year, he's defined by one speech and one letter.
What then are the great works by King that never get the attention they deserve?
That's the question CNN put to some members of King's inner circle as well as top King scholars. We asked them to pick their favorite overlooked gems from King, any extraordinary spoken or written words people don't typically hear during King commemorations.
Six entries made our final cut: three sermons and speeches, King's most radical book, an astonishing letter he wrote as a college student, and a "eulogy" he delivered for a friend that revealed a side of him the public rarely saw.
Daivd, amen Jesus/Yeshua is indeed the Savior of the world. The Promised Messiah of Israel and the Savior of both Jews and Gentiles. Shalom
And now returning to the 21 century with an update:
The Apostles' Creed 2013 (updated by yours truly based on the studies of NT historians and theologians of the past 200 years)
Should I believe in a god whose existence cannot be proven
and said god if he/she/it exists resides in an unproven,
human-created, spirit state of bliss called heaven?????
I believe there was a 1st century CE, Jewish, simple,
preacher-man who was conceived by a Jewish carpenter
named Joseph living in Nazareth and born of a young Jewish
girl named Mary. (Some say he was a mamzer.)
Jesus was summarily crucified for being a temple rabble-rouser by
the Roman troops in Jerusalem serving under Pontius Pilate,
He was buried in an unmarked grave and still lies
a-mouldering in the ground somewhere outside of
Said Jesus' story was embellished and "mythicized" by
many semi-fiction writers. A bodily resurrection and
ascension stories were promulgated to compete with the
Caesar myths. Said stories were so popular that they
grew into a religion known today as Catholicism/Christianity
and featuring dark-age, daily wine to blood and bread to body rituals
called the eucharistic sacrifice of the non-atoning Jesus.
(References used are available upon request.)
Reality, all you are offering here are what the opponents of Jesus have said through the ages. You do not know the Old Testament (Tanakh). It is written there that Messiah must first suffer and die and rise again before He reigns as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. That is exactly what Jesus did. This is found throughout the Holy Scriptures....Psalms, Prohphets, Writings... Reality check my friend. Jesus/Yeshua is the only provision that The Father has provided for our salvation. You must decide who you will follow, men or God. Your decision will determine your eternal future.
No one is righteous—not even one. No one is truly wise; no one is seeking God. All have turned away; all have become useless. No one does good, not a single one.” ... For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved ... For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.
What does this have to do with MLK?
In case you were ignorant, MLK Jr. is a Christian pastor.
You might have had a valid point if you had addressed that question to "Archibald Smythe-Pennington, III", you hypocrite!
I am well aware of who MLK is, and your vitriolic post notwithstanding, I see "Archibald Smythe-Pennington, III” in this page. Keep up, dick head troll.
I see no whoever. But you're still somewhat of an asshat.
Barnes-You called it a hypocrite. Actually it is a sick troll. Ignore the troll.
But then I'm a troll myself, so I can't really call anyone else hypocrite. Sorry Liz.
You hypocrite BBM! Troll.
Well. Not a troll, but thanks. Same to you.
And if it were not for slavery draining much of the continent of their brightest, Africa today would be a much better place to live.
If it weren't for the white man continuing to rape Africa of its most precious resources and wealth, Africa would be a much better place to live today.
Amen to that !!
Live4Him has skipped into another topic having been severely bruised on this topic. Standard procedure.
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."
God is an ever receding pocket of scientific ignorance.
- deGràsse Tyson
he does try not to laugh to much though .
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“Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge, which is power; religion gives man wisdom, which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals.”
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Morals/values are not from the bible .
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for you AE.
I'm not sure what your point is. That post is confusing.
You mean to tell me,
that a Jewish zombie can make me live forever,
if I telepathically accept him as my master…
all because a talking snake convinced a woman created by one rib
to eat from a magical tree?
You mean to tell me
first there was nothing and nothing happened to nothing and then nothing exploded for no reason creating everything and then a bunch of everything rearranged itself for no reason what so ever into self-replicating bits which then turned into dinosaurs?
There was never nothing.
there was never nothing. if you're going to be vehemently opposed to a set of facts, you should at least know what those facts are. When you only read your cult's main book and books written by people in your cult, it's not surprising you don't know the facts.
Got a different route to immortality? Please let us know.
OK...Show of hands...how many have seen Live4Him lie, misrepresent science, present false and flawed logic...then be refuted and shown why it is wrong, only to see him return with the same pack of lies time and time again?
I see it at least 5 times a day.
Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them, and no man ever had a distinct idea of the trinity. It is the mere abracadabra of the mountebanks calling themselves the priests of Jesus.
L4H spins its lies every day on this blog but screams ad hominem when ridicule is used, as the real Thomas cited, what else can a reasoning person do.
it's like groundhog day
Dino soft tissue.
Therefore, all science is invalid.
"Isn't all religions curious?–If they weren't you wouldn't get anyone to believe in them."
Juno and the Payc0ck by Sean O'Cassey
If L4H has to lie every day to maintain the delusion, what good is the delusion?
Am I really the only one who remembers the story about satan taking jesus to the moon for a day?
yes...He still did not comprehend that you cannot see all of the earth from the moon.
Or that if you are on the moon you wouldn't need to be on top of a mountain.
Whhhat? I must have missed that one....
That is my personal favorite.
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