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Christian Posts Promotes MLK As Biblically Based Minister

Christian Post represents a wide section of both liberal and neoconservative thought. Occasionally, they publish something based. One of their worst writers is Richard Land, the former head of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention who once counseled abortion under a highly dubious circumstance. Despite not doing a good job at the ERLC, Richard Land became the Executive Editor for The Christian Post in 2011. He wrote a column evaluated whether America has lived up to the vision of Martin Luther King Jr.’s beliefs, as he defined them, celebrating his legacy as a Christian minister. MLK is a sacred cow among Big Eva types, so let’s smash.

Land’s column titled 60 years since MLK’s ‘I have a dream speech’: Good and bad changes since. Ironically the liberal article is not well received among the Christian Post’s liberal comment section.

Is it possible that it has been 60 years since the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. so eloquently called his fellow Americans to live up to the promises of our founding documents and acknowledge the full citizenship of our fellow black citizens? Incredibly, the answer is yes. Sixty years is three generations of Americans.

It’s worth noting that the “I Have A Dream” speech is not actually a full picture of what MLK believed, and his talks of meritocracy are blatantly contradicted in the other writings that he did. So in essence, Richard Land, and most people today, cherry pick what they believe MLK believed.

It is often overlooked by the secular media that the driving force informing and motivating Dr. King’s ministry was the paramount fact that he was first and foremost an ordained Baptist minister and his ministry to America was driven by his commitment to a biblically based belief in the fundamental dignity and equal value of every human life — what he often summarized as “somebodiness.”

To understand Dr. King and his message it is critically important to understand that he was the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a divinely called, seminary-trained, and fully ordained Baptist minister and pastor who believed in both the sacredness and the equality of every human soul.

The blatant heresies that MLK believed are well documented. In short, King denied the Virgin Birth and bodily Resurrection. This would deny the divinity of Christ and the inerrancy of Scripture. Yet Richard Land, who should be aware of this given his prominence in Christian education, upholds King as a model minister.

The problem is that MLK’s veiws about human dignity employ communist beliefs from Black Liberation Theology.

In 1967, in what tragically turned out to be his last book (Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?) written before his assassination, he wrote:

“Let us be dissatisfied until men will recognize that out of ONE BLOOD God made all men to dwell upon the face of the earth. Let us be dissatisfied until that day when nobody will shout ‘white power’ when nobody will shout ‘black power,’ but everybody will talk about God’s power and human power.”

The book Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community? calls for what we would now call universal basic income (UBI) and believes that poverty, militarism, and racism are America’s biggest problems. Jesus said that the “poor will always be among you” clearly indicating that poverty cannot be solved if we just solved our “lack of social vision” as MLK claims.

Richard Land was always a bad guy and his praising of heretics is further evidence of that.

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