The Influence of Martin Luther King on the Church
... Influence of Martin Luther King on the Church
Hereby perceive we the love of God, because He laid down His life for us; and
we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoso hath this world’s
good and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion
from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, let us not love
in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. (1John 3:16 – 18)
In Memphis Tennessee to lead a protest march he had organized to support striking garbage workers, Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential men in modern America, while standing on the balcony at his hotel room April 4, 1968 was shot once in the neck. At...