Two Luther’s and Their Fight For Freedom

Made to Make Disciples

Michael King was his given name in 1929. After a trip to Germany in 1934, his father changed it to Martin Luther in honor of the great German reformer of the 1500’s. King was only 5 years old at the time. Did he have a clue that his life would be greatly used for the cause of freedom and that he, like the German monk, would be a reformer of his own time?

The life of the Rev. King, Jr. was marked by victory and defeat – joy and sorrow, but the cause he lived and died for was worthy of it all. His theme was freedom and equality under God. His famous speech at The March On Washington cried out for unity and brotherhood among all races of our earth, recognizing that all men are created in the image and likeness of a loving God. Were there mistakes and…

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