Leviticus 19:15-18 Love A Civil Movement
15 ‘You shall not do injustice in judgment; you shall not show partiality to the poor nor give preference to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly. 16 You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people, and you are not to jeopardize the life of your neighbor. I am the Lord. 17 ‘You shall not hate your fellow countryman in your heart; you may certainly rebuke your neighbor, but you are not to incur sin because of him. 18 You shall not take vengeance, nor hold any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the Lord.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a sermon/speech titled “The there are three evils of society.” Those three evils, he said, are racism, excessive materialism, and militarism. Many evils existed in Dr. King’s day and ever since sin entered the world, and a brother killed his brother. All the evil he states are universal, but he is preaching to America, so this evil is destroying the society of America. The idea of America is excellent, a dream of freedom, for all men, with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. Sadly, the founders of America and the writers of the declaration of Independence did not practice, equal rights for all. Not only were Africans slaves, but women had limited rights as well. President Abraham Lincoln and many United States soldiers fought for and gave African Americans freedom and ended slavery. But when the former slaves were given freedom, they had no help whatsoever from the government. No government policy, that help with food, housing, education, or medicine existed in the 1800s. So many ended up working for their former slave masters and were paid poorly. The idea of racism isn’t new, the subject is even in God’s word, Even if Joseph, the son of Jacob, was given power over Egypt, the Egyptian servant ate at a separate table apart from Joseph because he was Hebrew.
Genesis 43:32 Then they served him by himself, and Joseph’s brothers by themselves, and the Egyptians who ate with him by themselves; because the Egyptians could not eat bread with the Hebrews, for that is an abomination to the Egyptians.
Dr. King was a civil rights activist, but he was also a preacher and preached about the God of love. The golden rule is in Leviticus 19:18 and Jesus preached about it in the New Testament.
The Bible teaches civil rights and equal love better than Dr. King. True believers of God should know how to love everyone, even others don’t love them. Just because a Christian doesn’t accept a person’s behavior doesn’t mean not showing any love or respect. Some Hebrews were racist as well. Many felt the Lord Yahweh was the only God of the Jews, but He never was and never will be only their Maker or God Almighty. The lady at the well who was not Jewish understood that.
John 4:7 A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” 8 For His disciples had gone away to the city to buy food. 9 So the Samaritan woman said to Him, “How is it that You, though You are a Jew, are asking me for a drink, though I am a Samaritan woman?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.)
No justice, no peace is correct, returning evil trying to get justice or trying to get equal civil rights will not work. When the rioting of 2020 happen, many said, Dr. King was against the violent protest. Many replied saying Dr, King was assassinated, we don’t want to die like him. Many crimes took place during the rioting of 2020, like stealing, rapes, murder, churches destroyed, and even Bibles burned. For racist reasons. Violent riot is a language of hearing of Dr. Kings quoted, why? Because true justice and Godly people, don’t pay attention to evil in any form or matter, even the Lord Himself, calls it returning evil for evil. The only does who dwells on hate and those who repeat it is why the evil of racism still exists. But the devil and those who live like and follow him will be put to an end, that is the true promise of the God of revenge and His vengeance is final. God bless you all, the Jesus Lord of all people loves you, and so do I. Samuel J H.
Romans 10:11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be put to shame.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; 13 for “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”