Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dant01

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2Tim 2:3-7 . . No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs-- he
wants to please his commanding officer.

A soldier's primary responsibility is to accomplish the mission assigned by their
commanders. They don't give themselves leave to abandon their posts to go off on
their own personal agenda doing other stuff. Desertion and dereliction of duty are
courts martial offenses.

Christian men, ordained to serve Christ as per the epistles of Titus, 1&2Timothy
and to some extent 1Peter, have no business involving themselves in the world's
affairs and or using their pulpits for any other purpose than what Christ expects.

1Tim 4:13 . . Focus on reading the Scriptures to the church, encouraging the
believers, and teaching them.

According to Eph 4:11-15 God gives ministers to the churches for the express
purpose of building them up in the faith, NOT for leading them into secular causes.

I truly believe that if Dr. Martin Luther King Jr had stayed in church and complied
with the Bible's instructions for ordained Christian ministers as per the epistles of
Titus, 1&2Timothy, and to some extent 1Peter instead of getting involved in
political activism, social justice, and/or civil disobedience, he could have served
Christ another thirty-five years instead of getting himself assassinated when he was
only 39 years old.

Was Dr. King a martyr? Well, if he was, it certainly wasn't in a cause for Christ. No,
it was for a worldly cause. Dr. King marginalized his pastoral responsibilities. He put
duty to the color of his skin first, and duty to Christ second. That was a very bad
move for an ordained Christian minister.

Moral of the story is: nobody is twisting anybody's arm to commit to a ministry; but
once the commitment is made: then they'd do well to hold fast, stay the course,
and not get distracted.

Luke 9:62 . . No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for
service in the kingdom of God.
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Dant01

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Christian men ordained to serve Jesus Christ are, first and foremost, bought and
paid for.

2Tim 2:24-26 . . And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be
kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Those who oppose him he must
gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a
knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the
trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.

The Greek word translated "servant" in that passage basically identifies slaves;
both voluntary and involuntary.

If perchance someone reading this is considering preparing for "the ministry" be
forewarned that in order to serve Christ faithfully, effectively, and loyally; you'll
have to accept the status of a slave; i.e. you cannot be Christ's minister as a free
agent. Should you choose to go off on your own agenda as Dr. King did, you'll be
charged with dereliction of duty and branded a deserter. (cf. John 15:4-11)

Christian men ordained to serve Jesus Christ, are shepherds whose
responsibility is the care of Christ's sheep-- not the world's sheep nor the world's
problems. In other words: it is Christ's expectations that his ministers be
congregational leaders rather than social leaders.

1Pet 5:1-4 . . To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder, a witness of
Christ's sufferings and one who also will share in the glory to be revealed: Be
shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, serving as overseers-- not
because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy
for money, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being
examples to the flock.

People are easily fooled into believing Dr. King was a successful minister
because they're inadequately catechized; i.e. they're unaware that the Bible
contains specific instructions for ordained Christian ministers; and failure to comply
with those instructions leads to unsatisfactory performance ratings.

2Tim 2:5 . . If anyone competes as an athlete, he does not receive the victor's
crown unless he competes according to the rules.
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Theo1689

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I truly believe that if Dr. Martin Luther King Jr had stayed in church and complied with the Bible's instructions for ordained Christian ministers as per the epistles of Titus, 1&2Timothy, and to some extent 1Peter instead of getting involved in political activism, social justice, and/or civil disobedience, he could have served Christ another thirty-five years instead of getting himself assassinated when he was only 39 years old.

Was Dr. King a martyr? Well, if he was, it certainly wasn't in a cause for Christ. No, it was for a worldly cause. Dr. King marginalized his pastoral responsibilities. He put duty to the color of his skin first, and duty to Christ second. That was a very bad move for an ordained Christian minister.

It is my understanding that MLK denied the sonship of Christ, the virgin birth, the bodily resurrection, and the Trinity.
 
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