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MLK Speaks

Steve talks about Martin King Luther Day today on his show. He plays a speech from Robert F. Kennedy on the day of his murder.

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The following program is recorded content created by the Truth Network one time Noblesville where biblical Christianity meets the everyday issues of life in your home, at work, and even in politics. Steve is an ordinary man who believes in an extraordinary God it on a show, there's plenty of grace and lots of true no sacred call Steve now 86 34 true 866-34-TRUTH or checking out online, Steve Noble now here's your host Steve Noble you the King was shot with the king dedicated his life to love and to justice between fellow human beings.

He died the cause of that in this difficult day this difficult time for the United States.

It's perhaps well to ask what kind of a nation we are and what direction we want to move in. For those of you who are black, considering the evidence evidently is that white people were responsible.

You can be filled with bitterness and hatred and a desire for revenge. We can move in that direction as a country and greater polarization black people amongst Blacks, white amongst whites, filled with hatred toward one another, we can make an effort as Martin Luther King did. To understand and comprehend and replace that violence that stain of bloodshed that is spread across our land with an effort to understand compassion and love for those of you who are black and are tempted to filled with filled with hatred and mistrust of the injustice of such an act against all white people. I would only say that I can also deal in my own heart. The same kind of feeling.

I remember of my family killed, but he was killed by a white man, but we have to make an effort in the United States. We have to make an effort to understand, to get beyond go beyond these rather difficult times. Favorite Paul might my favorite poet was Aeschylus. He once wrote. Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget. I drop upon the heart until in our own day despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God, but we need in the United States is not division but we need in the United States is not hatred but we need in the United States is not violence and lawlessness, but his love and wisdom and compassion toward one another feeling of justice toward those who still suffer within our country, whether they be white, whether they be black, we can do well in this country.

We will have difficult times we had difficult times in the past, but we will and we will have difficult times in the future is not the end of violence is not the end of lawlessness is not the end of disorder, but the vast majority of white people in the vast majority of black people in this country want to live together want to improve the quality of our life. I want justice for all human beings that abide in our land with what dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago to tame the savage innocent man and make gentle the life of this world that has dedicate ourselves to that and say a prayer for our country and for our people. Thank you very much. Well, that was the body can review those good speeds that they obviously do you mean when he found out that Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated and it was a beautiful speech in with a lot of messaging in there that's obviously timeless and the things that are timeless of the things that we can find in the pages of God's word and so that's kind of the whole point is you search for truth in this crazy world that were rented today as we mark MLK day is a nation.

Looking back on the ministry and the work Martin Luther King Jr. others a lot to consider.

So I'd like to help us all do that today by using some of Martin Luther King Jr.'s writings in the speech himself. When I come back from the break one that's the really powerful discovered it a few years ago. The rediscovering lost values. He gave the speech on February 28, 1954 in Detroit Michigan and going back to Bobby Kennedy's comments to when he said to understand and comprehend what's going on. This country at the time. And then of course today. The same is true to understand the comprehend what's going on. This country after understand that this is ultimately a clash of worldviews that always has been I would say it always will be but one day it won't one day be a clash of worldviews will be over the truthful worldview as brought to us by Jesus Christ, and through the word of God will triumph and in that we are more than conquerors right and so we have that is the hope of heaven in the future so that one day all this strife and division and pain that we experience. For whatever reason will be gone and praise the Lord for it, but there is in the meantime, this clash of worldviews in this in the speech rediscovering lost values which you gave the sermon, February 20, 1954. So many great salient points. Just great theology sought to share that with you when you come back from the break and then I want to read from an article that came out this time last year by Oedipus Harris runs a men's ministry at Jake's Divinity school for men entitled a search for community over chaos that's important. And then some expert excerpts from letter from a Birmingham Jail. I don't know why listen to Michael Brown excerpt but that's not mine, but this is Steve Noble the Steve Noble show will be back in man going around in the back of Steve Noble to Steve Noble show great to be with you. Hope you're doing well and is a cold frigid day, no matter where you live talking about some things that were said and read MLK. Of course MLK day national holiday, but to read from rediscovering lost values. It's a sermon Can gave on February 28, 1954, Detroit Michigan really a survey he was asking some at the beginning of the sermon he was asking some rhetorical questions are something wrong with our world a fundamentally he said basically fundamentally basically wrong and so he unpacks here, just some really effective biblical worldview understanding which is so important for all of us.

I you listen to the shower. Watch the show for long, you'll know that all often say hey if you really understand what's going on in the world.

All you need to do is become a good student of Romans chapter 1 that's it in a nutshell. Romans chapter 1 will explain to you exactly what's behind everything you see going on today in terms of morality and morality. Redefinition of reality, you name it and that's real funny Romans chapter 1, but this is particularly effective. Just excellent by MLK here on MLK federal holiday so just check this out and then see what you think this is really really effective. See, the trouble wasn't so much that we don't know enough, but it's as if we aren't good enough trouble wasn't so much that our scientific genius lags behind, but our moral genius lags behind.

Well, the great problem facing modern man is that that the means by which we live, have outdistanced the spiritual ends for which we live. So we find ourselves caught in a messed up world. The problem is with man himself in the man's soul. Amen and amen right in the great danger facing us today. Docking rights is not so much the atomic bomb. This was in 1954.

Remember that was created by physical signs not so much that atomic bomb that you can put in an airplane and drop on the heads of hundreds and thousands of people as dangerous as that is. But the real danger confronting civilization today is that atomic bomb which lies in the hearts and souls of men capable exploding into the vilest of hate and into the most damaging selfishness, my friends, Dr. King said all I'm trying to say is that we if we are to go forward today. We got to go back and rediscover some mighty precious values that we've left behind. That's the only way that we would be able to make our world make of our world a better world and to make of this world. What God wants it to be in the real purpose and meaning of it. This first is the first principle of value that we need rediscover. This is Dr. King in 1954.

Is this that all reality hinges on moral foundations. In other words, that this is a moral universe and that there are moral laws of the universe just as abiding as the physical laws I'm not so sure we all believe that we never doubt that there are physical laws of the universe that we must obey. We never doubt that. So we just don't jump out of airplanes or jump off a high building for the fun of it. We don't do that because we we unconsciously know that there is a final law of gravitation and if you disobey it. You'll suffer the consequences. We know that, but I'm not so sure if we know that there are moral laws just as abiding as the physical law.

This is excellent.

I'm not so sure we really believe that there is a lot of love in this universe and that if you disobey it. You'll suffer the consequences. Not so sure we really believe that now these two things convinced me that that we don't believe that that we have strayed away from the principle that is a moral universe. The first thing is that we have adopted in the modern world, a sort of relativistic ethic. We've accepted the attitude that right and wrong are merely relative to our whatever right you guys all know that what's right for you is right you what's right for me right for me.

That's relativism docking goes on. Most people can't stand up for their convictions because the majority of people might not be doing it.

See everybody's not doing so must be wrong. And since everybody is doing it must be right.

So, assorted numerical interpretation of what's right because I'm but I'm here to say to you this morning that some things are right and some things are wrong eternally. So absolutely, so it's wrong to hate. It's always has been wrong and it always will be wrong is wrong in America it's wrong in Germany is wrong in Russia.

It's wrong in China. It was wrong in 2000 BC and it's wrong in 1954 gave this sermon. It always has been wrong. It's wrong to throw our lives away in riotous living. No matter if everybody in Detroit is doing it. It's wrong.

It always will be wrong and it always has been wrong. It's wrong in every age and and every and and and it's wrong in every nation. Some things are right and some things are wrong. No matter if everybody is doing the contrary some things in this universe are absolute, the God of universe has made it so and so long as we adopt this relative added toward toward the attitude towards right and wrong were revolting against the very laws of God himself. Like I said earlier, see Romans chapter 1 and then there is the second thing Dr. King writes a second principle that we got to go back and rediscover and that is that all reality has spiritual control words. We got to go back and rediscover the principle that there is a God behind the process well this you say why is it that you raise that is appointing your sermon in a church.

We must remember that it's possible to affirm the existence of God, with your lips and deny his existence with your life. The most dangerous type of atheism is not theoretical he feels about practical atheism. That's most dangerous type in the world. Even the church is filled up with people who pay lip service to God and not life service.

We see with our mouths that we believe in him, but we limit our lives, like he never existed, and I think my friends Dr. King writes that this is the thing that is happened in America that we have unconsciously left God behind. Now we have unconsciously done that we have we have consciously done it. You see the text you remove the text said that Jesus's parents with old days journey, not knowing that he wasn't with them, then consciously leave them behind.

It was unconscious when a whole day and didn't even know it was a conscious process.

You see, we didn't grow up and say now. Goodbye God were going to leave you now materialism in America has been an unconscious thing since the rise of the industrial revolution in England and then the invention of all of our gadgets and contrivances and all the things in modern conveniences we have consciously left God behind. We didn't mean to do it. We just became so involved in getting our big bank accounts that we unconsciously forgot about God. We didn't mean to do it.

We became so involved in getting our nice luxurious cars in their very nice but we became so involved in it that it became much more convenient to write out to the beach on Sunday afternoon, then to come to church that morning. It was an unconscious thing we didn't mean to do it. We became so involved and fascinated by the intricacies of television that we found it a little more convenient to stay home then to come to church. It was an unconscious thing we didn't mean to do it. We just grow up and say now God, your God, we had gone a whole days journey and then we came to see what we had unconsciously ushered God of the universe whole days journey. Didn't mean to just became so involved in things that we forgot about God. This is like the slow fade right this is Dr. King sermon in 1954.

I'm not going to put my ultimate faith in the little gods that can be destroyed in an atomic age. But the God who has been our help in ages past, and our hope for years to come. And our shelter in the time of storm and our eternal home. That's the God that I'm putting my ultimate faith in. That's the got.

I can call upon you to worship this morning, go out and be assured that God is going to last forever. Storms might come and go, our great skyscraping buildings will come and go, are beautiful automobiles will come and go but God will be here place me whether the flowers may fade. But the word of God shall stand forever and nothing can ever stop for great message from Martin Luther King Jr. February 28, 1954, entitled rediscovering loss values.

Our primary problem this country friends as you probably know, is not political, spiritual, dark heart of mankind let loose on the world will be right back Steve Noble to see the noble show taken sometime today on MLK day go back through some of speeches and writings. He was an incredible thinker good theologian I can find plenty of things to disagree with here and there. I can do that with anybody you can do that with me. That's not the point. And that's where we have to learn some wisdom and discernment.

And like I mentioned an article on Friday that should we cancel theologians because there are imperfect people. Martin Luther king Junior certainly known for philandering and things of that nature and that but you know you said there yeah look at that. Okay, grab a mirror spend little time in years, especially gentlemen, you know what I mean and so there's that, or there's a Martin Luther who is disgustingly anti-Semitic, especially later in his life but Martin Luther the reformer you what you do with that or Jonathan Edwards, Jonathan Edwards and George Whitfield. The two pillars of the first great awakening in Jonathan Edwards on some slaves. So does that taint everything you ever taught everything ever said no it does not.

You have to have some discernment by the way, this is the way I teach US history. Interestingly enough, are right in the Civil War this week in my US history classes for high school age homeschoolers and so what having MLK today is just great timing and I'll continue to teach out of that, but do you throw the American story out the window because of the blood on America's ledger be there original sin of slavery you get into what happened with the American Indians, the indigenous people to talk about Jim Crow law. We talk about abortion. We talk about lack of rights protective rights for children in the workplace. Women, etc. etc. etc. no you call the disgusting garbage. What is and then you celebrate the things that you can celebrate you can actually walk and chew gum at the same time and that's how I approach summary like MLK acknowledging he is none righteous, no not one is a sinner like the rest of us.

But God used him in a really powerful way, and particularly a specific way with respect to the civil rights movement and so that's why there's things that are worth plumbing and listening to K and learning from. So don't throw the baby out the bathwater. That's going to cancel culture mentalities to be careful that this is an article that came out last year in the Christian Post by one of their op-ed contributors. He had some great things to say here is search for community over chaos. Okay, particularly in the environment were living in now where we go from here. Cancer community was Dr. Martin Luther King's last home he famously said, quote, we are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now, this may well be humankind's last chance to choose between chaos or community a mug among the global pandemic, the writer puts us from year ago the social uprising of political factions 2020, sent citizens of the United States on a trip down memory lane dj vu for those who live through the tensions of the civil rights era. Additionally, the political coup of January 6 talk about DC was the harshest stack of the US capital since 1814 during the world of 1812 that time it was international attacked this time, a national political attempt right to certain extent. I'm not I could do saving here with this article right with everything he says degree of some of it not having become the greatest nation on earth with more than 3 million residents in the US, the stakes are higher now than during the Civil War of 1861 Abraham Lincoln's favorites famous scriptural quote must be taken more seriously than ever before. A house divided against itself cannot stand. Only the socially blind would not see we are staring in the face of Civil War, part two, so to speak.

Not only does the pandemic interrupt this year's Kings Day celebrations but also the onslaught of political and social disturbances, challenging us to seriously ponder societies unresolved issues, we must earnestly and deeply reflect on whether we will opt for chaos or immunity.

If chaos were on the right road. It would be sad if we abort the nation's highest ideals and for sake, King's dream of a beloved community, and increasingly secular society often miss locates King in a political camp when he was primarily a preacher, the theoretically trained pastor and social prophet lifted his voice in the public square speaking up for those who cannot speak up for themselves and whatever I read that line with respect. MLK always think abortion is well, which I'll touch on in his letters from Birmingham Jail.

The moral substance of King's hopeful conviction was rooted in his commitment to faith. Such hope is not merely contemplated but action oriented. We all need to make that service to others is embodied. Hope the greatest goal of moral education can confronted moral depravity with the relentless challenge to make right the wrong that human beings and society as a whole inflicts on suffering people.

King's legacy must not be merely a list of demands for change are speaking truth to power but rather a pledge to build up those whose lives are crushed by prevailing system structures and dominant attitudes.

King profoundly noted that changing systems is necessary but not enough. This is the point right spiritually unregulated hearts undergird societies fixation on power and money. King recognized and we see this even today that laws can only take society so far.

That's why I want to great writers is observing the early days of American history said that that your passions forge your Feddersen. So once we have a group of people that understand that they can vote for themselves unlimited amount of cash out of the public treasury. They will of course vote for people to promise to give them more and more our passion for a free ride forge our fetters we become enslaved to that.

Let us all strive to lead by King. He writes let us focus on an action oriented hope that is rooted in the heart of love and intensely focused on the pursuit of community as much as that is possible.

Paul wrote, I'm adding this part.

Romans 1218 live at peace with everyone now it's easy and it feels good. Believe me, I get it.

I got the T-shirt to go out and and choose not to let a piece of the did not even try to just stir up dissension in order to make a point. And I know that dissension comes when you make a point. We stand for truth and stand for the Lord that's going to happen. That's the gospel division will happen in your house will happen in your neighborhood.

It will happen at work. It will happen in Congress that happens everywhere as part of the deal. But you don't lean into that and make it an enjoyable thing to clench your fist at the dying societies your bird right was the gospel harden any of that. Okay will start a little bit here letter from a Birmingham Jail and finish it the last thing she'll have to break but just so many great excerpts your arms can read several of them for you okay letter from a Birmingham Jail. You can Google listen read the whole thing yourself.

Which is a great thing to do sometimes sit down to read the whole thing nearby things over and over again is probably good chance you should be educated. I'm in Birmingham acting rights because he's writing to pastors because injustices here just of the profits of the eighth century BC left their villages and carried their thus saith the Lord far beyond the boundaries of their hometowns and just as the apostle Paul left his village of Tarsus and carry the gospel of Jesus Christ to the far corners of the Greco-Roman Roman world. So I am compelled to carry the gospel of freedom beyond my hometown like Paula must constantly respond to the Macedonian call for aid by the way, to all of you that came out on Saturday for the March for life. God bless you. That's what you did.

You left the confines of your safe form community to come out and take a stand for something that we should take a stand for like pot like the prophets did like Paul did, like Dr. King did come and take a stand up to say you stand for. It actually stand.

I cannot sit idly by he Rhodes in Atlanta. He wrote and not in Atlanta not be concerned with what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. You probably know that one wheel through painful experiences later in the letter that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor. It must be demanded by the oppressed back to abortion just for second who's the oppressed and abortion ultimately of course it's the baby who stands for them. Good question. I go on. We have waited for more than 340 years for a constitutional and God-given rights. The nations of Asia and Africa moving with jet like speed toward gaining political independence, but we still creep at horse and buggy pace toward gaining a couple coffee or lunch counter perhaps is easy for those who have never felt the stinging darts of segregation, the same weight.

But when you've seen vicious mobs lyncher mothers and fathers that will drown your sisters and brothers at whim.

We have seen, hate filled policeman cursed kick and even kill your black brothers and sisters when you've seen the vast majority of your 20 million Negro brothers smolts smothering in an airtight cage of poverty in the midst of an affluent society when you suddenly find your tongue twisted in your speech stammering as you seek to explain to your six-year-old daughter.

What you can't go to the public amusement park that adjustment advertised on television and see tears welling up in her eyes when she is told that Funtown is closed to color kids and see ominous clouds of inferiority beginning to form and her little mental sky and sea are beginning to distort her personality by developing an unconscious bitterness towards white people, when you have to concoct an answer for your five world son who asked daddy why white people treat colored people so mean when you take a cross-country drive and find it necessary to sleep.

Night after night in the uncomfortable corners of your automobile. Because no motel will accept you when you're humiliated day and day out by nagging signs reading white and colored when your first name becomes NI double GER your middle name becomes boy in your last name becomes John and your wife and mother are never given a respected title. Mrs. when you're harried by day and hunted by night by the fact that you are a Negro living constantly at tiptoe stance never quite knowing what to expect next and are plagued with interferes in outer resentments.

We are forever fighting a deep denigrating sense of nobody miss then you will understand why we find it difficult to wait a comes a time when the cup of endurance runs over and mentor no longer willing to be plunged into the abyss of despair, talking about action okay will come back to this talk about action. Does your faith lead to action. James says you show me your faith that what you say your Christian bumper sticker and I'll show you my faith by what I do say your pro-life if you ever go out and engage stand across the street and pray do you do anything you just say last time I checked talk pretty cheap, right back to sleep.

Normal show grace be with you today is to celebrate MLK taking God the time today and I will show to go through several different things in and out talking through some of his speeches and sermons in this on right now just reading five different passages from letter from a Birmingham Jail, which he Rhodes on 16th of April 1963 my dear fellow clergyman, so he's writing to other pastors okay who are writing to him and complaining about a lot of different things in it. At one point he said the beginning so the new iPods answer criticism my work and ideas of I sought to answer all the criticism across my desk.

My secretaries would have little time for anything other than such correspondence in the course of the day and I would have no time for constructive work. He wrote, but since I feel that you are men of genuine goodwill, and that your criticisms are sincerely set forth. I will try to answer your statement and what I hope will be patient and reasonable terms and he goes on to write this a pretty lengthy letter so I'm just reading five excerpts from number three. Great, great stuff to contemplate and be convicted by no sense do I advocate evading or defying the law as would the rabid segregationists that would lead to anarchy. One who breaks an unjust law must be must do so openly, lovingly and with a willingness to accept the penalty that sounds familiar, doesn't it with what we been going to last year's I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.

Great point. We should never forget that everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was legal and everything, the Hungarian freedom fighters did in Hungary was illegal. It was illegal to even comforted you in Hitler's Germany. Even so, I'm sure that had I lived in Germany at that time I would've aided and comforted my Jewish brothers. If today I lived in a communist country were certain principles dear to the Christian faith is suppressed. I would openly advocate disobeying the country's antireligious laws like this was the shutdown right when they were violating not only our right as Christians together, but they were violating their constitutional rights and he says you stand up. Are you willing to pay the price. They were to meet anyway, you guys do a you you doing I'll do it. I'd okay follow the Lord.

And that means whatever that man's law transgresses the higher law. You have every right to transgress the lower law. I got the point. I will speak to honest confession Steve this is Dr. King in his letters from Birmingham Jail, my Christian and Jewish brothers first, I must confess that over the past few years I've been greatly disappointed with the white moderate gain or talk about apathy or my mom, apathy, and I would add cowardice. I have although I've I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negroes great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the white citizen counselor or the Ku Klux Klan or but the white moderate who is more devoted to order them to justice who prefers a negative piece which is the absence of tension to a positive piece which is the presence of justice, who constantly says I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I can agree with your methods of direct action who paternalistic, Lee believes he can set the timetable for another man's freedom, who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a more convenient season shallow understanding from people of goodwill is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will, we read that again that's superpowerful shallow understanding from people of goodwill is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outward right rejection. Amen and amen. Okay, let's move forward.

This is letters from Birmingham Jail by Martin Junior written to other pastors but though I was initially disappointed at being categorized as an extremist. I continue to think about the matter. I gradually gained a measure of satisfaction from the label was not Jesus an extremist for love, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you.

Was Amos not an extremist for justice. Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever flowing stream.

Was not Paul an extremist for the Christian gospel.

I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus was not Martin Luther and extremist quote here I stand, I cannot do otherwise. So help me God and John Bunyan who said I will stay in jail to the end of my days before I make a butchery of my conscience and Abraham Lincoln who said this nation cannot survive half slave and half free and Thomas Jefferson.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.

So the question is not whether we will be extremists. But what kind of extremists will we will be. Will he be extremist for hate or for love will be extremist for the preservation of injustice or for the extension of justice in that dramatic scene on Calvary's hill. Three men were crucified. We must never forget that all three were crucified with the same crime. The crime of extremism tumor extremist for immorality, and thus fell below the environment. The other Jesus Christ was an extremist for love, truth and goodness and thereby rose above his environment. Perhaps the South nation in the world are in dire need of creative extremists. You could think of big about all kinds of stuff with respect to where he bent the last two years in terms of extremism right now Mitt Romney mother Joe Rogan strip right. This ones from the church and will be done for the church.

I've traveled the length and breadth of Alabama, Mississippi, and all other southern states. This Dr. King on sweltering summer days in crisp autumn mornings I've looked at the south beautiful churches with their lofty spires pointing heavenward, I've beheld the impressive outlines of her massive religious educational buildings over and over. I find myself asking what kind of people worship here. Who is there God where were their voices on the lips of Gov. Barnett dripped with words of interposition and nullification. Where were they when Gov. Wallace gave a clarion call for defiance and hatred where their voices of support when bruised and weary Negro men and women decided to rise from the dark dungeons of complacency to the bright hills of creative protest.

Yes these questions are still in my mind, and deep disappointment. I've wept over the laxity of the church, but be assured that my tears have been tears of love there can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love while think about that for second, there can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love. You know that right. You've experienced that I did to. Yes, I love the church.

Dr. King wrote. How could I do otherwise. I'm in the rather unique position of being the son, the grandson in the great-grandson of preachers. Yes, I see the church as the body of Christ, but no how we have blemished and scarred that body through social neglect and through fear of being nonconformists. There was a time when the church was very powerful and the time when the early Christians rejoiced at being deemed worthy to suffer for what they believed in those days the church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion it was a thermostat that transformed the Moors of society a bit, whatever the early Christians entered the town. The people in power became disturbed and immediately sought to convict the Christians for being disturbance of the peace and outside agitators but the Christians pressed on in the conviction that they were a colony of heaven called to obey God rather than man, small in number. They were big and commitment. They were to God intoxicated to be astronomically intimidated by their effort and example they brought an end to ancient evils as infanticide and gladiatorial contests. Don't let that one just slip away. Dear Eddie just said by their effort and example they brought an end to such ancient evils as infanticide. That's basically abortion, infanticide back in the day when you have a kid you don't want to have a daughter you want to sign so you kill the kid right. That's what we do that's abortion things are different now.

He sets so often, the cadaver, a church is a weak, ineffectual voice with an uncertain sound so often is an arc defender of the status quo, far from being disturbed by the presence of the church. The power structure. The average community is consoled by the churches silence and often even more vocal sanction of things as they are. While you church like that first vault leave second law I would question whether it's actually church, but the judgment of God is upon church as never before. Today's church does not recapture the sacrificial spirit of the early church. It will lose its authenticity.

Forfeit the loyalty of millions be dismissed as an irrelevant social club with no meaning for the 20th century while take it easy.

Their MLK mill. He didn't even take it easy because of the what was on the line. The freedom and normal decent lifestyle for his fellow African-Americans he didn't take it easy and he was willing to be an extremist, albeit a very peaceful one if you want to go march with Dr. King you're gonna learn how to take it when they beat you and they sick the dogs and you and they spray you with the with the fire hoses. You take it you'll it back like Jesus, you turn the other cheek they say a mile you go to security my coat.

You could pick their tunic as well. Double down and trickle down quadruple down the love and I know for a lot of us a guy IAI, but there is a limit really, that's right, prescriptive 13 is so important.

You can speak with the tongues of angels, but if you have not love, you just make a noise right resounding gong clanging symbol, it's me your motivation always has to be luck. So when you're engaging a coven conversation a vaccine mandate or whatever.

Always check your motivation. My doing this out of love and concern for my family for my friends for the community at large or am I doing just because I'm ticked off and I want to hit back because he stink of liberals or crouching or whatever right, be very careful. I have to be very careful that because I get on here and talk about five days a week you need to be careful about it to.

I only see the Dr. King was aware of the challenge that he faced in his disposition in this and seeking justice, God's way. You have to be a person of peace that has to be a goal to get some 34 seek peace and pursue it is not a passive thing is an act of Nepal as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone that's not always very easy but that's the call to the power the Holy Spirit with the we have the ability you and I have the ability, the bigger question is, do we have the desired well the balls in your court a pause in my court help I will be back tomorrow. God willing, and a lot going on this week let's talk about is always a lot of things in the news I want to talk about but will do that tomorrow. This is Steve Noble to Steve Noble shall, God willing, I'll talk to my dad always used to say never for another program powered by the Truth Network

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