Monday, January 21, 2013

MLK and 40 years later...



Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so today we reflect on his words:


Infanticide And Gladiatorial Contest
Author: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“There was a time when the church was very powerful. It was during that period when the early Christians rejoiced when they were 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 mores of society. Whenever the early Christians entered a town the power structure got disturbed and immediately sought to convict them for being ‘disturbers of the peace’ and ‘outside agitators.’ But they went on with the conviction that they were ‘a colony of heaven,’ and had to obey God rather than man. They were small in number but big in commitment. They were too God-intoxicated to be ‘astronomically intimidated.’ They brought an end to such ancient evils as infanticide and gladiatorial contest.
Things are different now. The contemporary church is often a weak, ineffectual voice with an uncertain sound. It is so often the arch supporter of the status quo. Far from being disturbed by the presence of the church, the power structure of the average community is consoled by the church’s silent and often vocal sanction of things as they are.
But the judgement of God is upon the church as never before. If the church of today does not recapture the sacrificial spirit of the early church, it will lose its authentic ring, forfeit the loyalty of millions, and be dismissed as an irrelevant social club with no meaning for the twentieth century.
— ”Letter from Birmingham Jail,” April 16, 1963.

Making change at the state level, through We the People:

Did you know there is 1 abortion every 94 seconds!?  We are coming up to the 40 year anniversary of Roe v. Wade, on January 22nd.  Abortion has been legal in America for a generation.  Approximately fifty five million lives have been lost to abortion since the decision in 1973.  We do not need new laws, we just need our current laws to be applied to all persons equally.  To help your state recognize the personhood of babies in the womb by amending your state constitution, please visit www.personhoodusa.com and sign the petition for your state!


You can follow PersonhoodUSA on Facebook HERE.

Helping women in need:

Pop singer Justin Beiber's Mom has been involved in producing a short film. The Associated Press reports that she hopes her involvement with "Crescendo" will "encourage young women all over the world, just like me, to let them know that there is a place to go, people who will take care of you and a safe home to live in if you are pregnant and think you have nowhere else to turn."

This film has been created to raise funds for crisis pregnancy centers.  Their goal is 10 million dollars.  Praise God!



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