Racism was very real back then and it is still a part of society today. As Christians, we need to realize that people are people in the all-seeing eyes of God, no matter what the color of their skin may be. I know that, as well as everything else, the issues of racism and civil rights can be taken too far, but I do not think there is anything wrong or unbiblical about celebrating a day that symbolizes victory and freedom for many people.
"The key to understanding the Bible is to look for Jesus in the Bible. Jesus is the hero of the Bible. If you read the Bible and don't find Jesus, re-read it! The Bible has one hero, His name is Jesus; one villain, that is Satan; one problem, that is sin; one solution, that is salvation. That is what the Bible is all about." -Dr. Adrian Rogers
Monday, January 16, 2012
Excellent Post by a Former Teacher
The following is a link to a blog post written by one of my former teachers. She still teaches at the extremely conservative Christian high school that I graduated from. When I was there, we never observed MLK Day; however, I do not remember ever being told the reason why. This is the second year that they have observed MLK Day. Even though I know many students only see today as a day they don't have to get up and go to school (as I did for many years), I believe that she is right. No matter what kind of personal life Martin Luther King lived, I think there should be a day set aside for looking back on the way things used to be and thanking God for the changes that were brought about by Martin Luther King Jr. and many others like him.