On August 31, 1967, the civil rights activists and Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a sermon/speech titled the three evils of society. Before he explains what the three evils are, he states they are linked to stubbornness. Racism, materialism, and militarism are the three evils that Dr. King says corrupt society. During his speech, his one sadness is that members of his own weekly worship congregation would boo his teachings. They would tell him they see no result from his movement, they are unhappy with life’s current situation, and more hostile action is needed.
“In all the speaking I have done in the United States before varied audiences, including some hostile whites, the only time I have ever been booed was one night in our regular weekly mass meetings by some angry young men of our movement. Now I went home that night with an ugly feeling. Selfishly I thought of my suffering and sacrifices over the last twelve years. Why would they boo one so close to them? But as I lay awake thinking. I finally came to myself. And I could not for the life of me have less impatience and understanding for those young men. For twelve years, I am others like me, have held out radiant promises of progress. I had preached to them about my dream. I had lectured to them about the not-too-distant day when they would have freedom, all here, now. I had urged them to have faith in America and in white society. Their hopes had soared. They were now booing me because they felt that we were unable to deliver on our promises. They were booing because we had urged them to have faith in people who had too often proved to be unfaithful. They were now hostile because they watched the dream they had so readily accepted turn into a frustrating nightmare. This situation is all the more ominous,” MLK.
Since he was a preacher and a man of God, Dr. King was against violence because Jesus is the Prince of Peace. Rioting is a language that is unheard of; anyone who is godly doesn’t want to see uncivil behavior. Sin is evil, and evil is sin; when you chant we will be violent will continue until we get peace, saying I will be violent until you give me justice is ominous. Heaven and the tree of life are not rewarded to anyone who practices such abomination.
Revelation 22:13 14 Blessed are those who wash their robes so that they will have the right to the tree of life and may enter the city by the gates. 15 Outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the sexually immoral persons, the murderers, the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.
Ancient Israel were slaves of Egypt, then set free by God through Moses. God reveals to them. The Jews walk through the Red Sea and manna (angel bread) from heaven. They booed God’s miracle and questioned His word, so they wandered aimlessly in the wilderness for 40 years. They complained because they were not content. The tree of life in the Holy Bible is given to those who hear God’s word and do God’s word; they practice peace and love, and not hate or war. They trust God for justice because human justice and peace are blind; no one will find it anyhow, behaving like demons of Satan. That is why Dr. King Jr. preaches that the language of riots is not heard, and violence against violence achieves nothing, and not trusting God is inpatient sinful stubbornness. God bless you all, Jesus the Prince of Peace loves you, and so do I. Samuel H, a bondservant of the Lord.
Zechariah 7:9 “This is what the Lord of armies has said: ‘Dispense true justice and practice kindness and compassion each to his brother; 10 and do not oppress the widow or the orphan, the stranger or the poor; and do not devise evil in your hearts against one another.’ 11 But they refused to pay attention, and turned a stubborn shoulder and plugged their ears from hearing.
Matthew 6:12 And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors.13 And do not lead us into temptation But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. 14 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.