Martin Luther King And Racial Segregation

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Martin Luther King Jr. has faced countless struggles through all the racial segregation. He has stood tall and rallied his Christian brothers and sisters. Through all of this there is people that are against him. Conservative evangelicals are still against him. They are being “Lukewarm” he states. Why are they against him? What makes this just? How can one prove that King statement is true?

As to King, he states that they are afraid to be unconfirmed to society. That there is no fine line between just and unjust. Everything that King is doing is “unwise and untimely.” Then he goes on states that his doing is just on the fact that he is doing exactly what happened on the day of the Boston Tea Party. It was civil disobedience the “Boston Tea
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Segregation has been drilled into people for centuries that racism is just to society. So, when King is disappointed in the evangelicals he has the right too. They have no right to go against what is righteous and what is just. They are cowards, they are afraid that the suffering will come down them as well. So conforming is easier than facing certain atrocity. They rather sit and watch while their brothers and sister in Christ face animosity. To watch all the pain and suffering they have endured. The culture in that day and time is appalling. It was affecting the way people perceive “colored people.” Children born into this world were taught to automatically loathe …show more content…
In all the evidence, I see is that society is right in their eyes but, the truth is God is right and King knows that what he is doing is of good repute. As it is written in Exodus 23:2 “You shall not fall in with the many to do evil, nor shall you bear witness in a lawsuit siding with the many, so as to pervert justice.” King is fighting against the “pervert justice.” All who does not heed to King’s voice is doing exactly what Exodus 23:2 has stated; “perverting justice.” To have a just cause, to be in right, and to be just with God is what blueletterbible.org states about justice. Which is all the proof one needs to represent King’s motives as being just and righteous. Through Moses, Joshua, the judges, the kings, and the prophets, God instructs them to judge his people for him. King is doing exactly that same concept; which is of God. In a sense, one would state that King is in resemblance to Moses from the bible; he is strenuously freeing his black brothers and sisters from racism and segregation. Then again he has the resemblance of Job, through all trials and animosity he still fights on it may be rocky along the way. It is all worth it in the end. King had his eyes set on that he had his dream and he dreamed big. He wanted everyone to live in peace throughout the world. He proved to everyone that his actions and motives were just. He proved that those evangelicals were blinded by fear. Scripture states it all and proves it

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