Bold Christian Quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. (For MLK Day)

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“We need to pledge ourselves anew to the cause of Christ. We must capture the spirit of the early church. Wherever the early Christians went, they made a triumphant witness for Christ. Whether on the village streets or in the city jails, they daringly proclaimed the good news of the gospel.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The God whom we worship is not a weak and incompetent God. He is able to beat back gigantic waves of opposition and to bring low prodigious mountains of evil. The ringing testimony of the Christian faith is that God is able.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

“There is so much frustration in the world because we have relied on gods rather than God. We have worshiped the god of pleasure only to discover that thrills play out and sensations are short-lived.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.

“By opening our lives to God in Christ, we become new creatures. This experience, which Jesus spoke of as the new birth, is essential if we are to be transformed nonconformists . . . Only through an inner spiritual transformation do we gain the strength to fight vigorously the evils of the world in a humble and loving spirit.” –MLK

“In contrast to ethical relativism, Christianity sets forth a system of absolute moral values and affirms that God has placed within the very structure of this universe certain moral principles that are fixed and immutable.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Like the early Christians, we must move into a sometime hostile world armed with the revolutionary gospel of Jesus Christ. With this powerful gospel we shall boldly challenge the status quo.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.

“If any earthly institution or custom conflicts with God’s will, it is your Christian duty to oppose it. You must never allow the transitory, evanescent demands of man-made institutions to take precedence over the eternal demands of the Almighty God.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.

“When we would yield to the temptation of a world rife with sexual promiscuity and gone wild with a philosophy of self-expression, Jesus tells us that ‘whosoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.'” —MLK

“The confidence that God is mindful of the individual is of tremendous value in dealing with the disease of fear, for it gives us a sense of worth, of belonging, and of at homeness in the universe.” –Martin Luther King, Jr

“In this world is a God whose matchless strength is a fit contrast to the sordid weakness of man.” –MLK, Jr.

“We need to recapture the gospel glow of the early Christians who were nonconformists in the truest sense of the word . . . Their powerful gospel put an end to such barbaric evils as infanticide and bloody gladiatorial contests. Finally, they captured the Roman Empire for Jesus Christ.” –MLK

“Christianity affirms that at the heart of reality is a Heart, a loving Father who works through history for the salvation of His children. Man cannot save himself, for man is not the measure of all things and humanity is not God. Bound by the chains of his own sin and finiteness, man needs a Savior.” –Martin Luther King, Jr

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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15 Responses to Bold Christian Quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. (For MLK Day)

  1. david says:

    Some really great quotes Steve! Thx. David

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  5. Armando says:

    Very blessed to find your page, I am using a quote I found on your page to demonstrate that the Greatest equal rights leader the world has seen Martin Luther King Jr would of never supported Gay marriage… “If any earthly institution or custom conflicts with God’s will, it is your Christian duty to oppose it. You must never allow the transitory, evanescent demands of man-made institutions to take precedence over the eternal demands of the Almighty God.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.”

  6. mm says:

    One could say that the LGBT has done precisely what Martin Luther King directed.

    • brenda says:

      Marriage is Not a man-made institution. It was established by the Almighty God for a man and a woman. No earthly court, mandate or custom will ever change God’s word.

  7. a. Spears says:

    “Straining at a gnat and swallowing a camel” I believe Dr. King was talking about systems that oppress people, and cause personal destruction of one’s right to live. Can we please stop trying to remove splinters from other folks eyes and get rid of the logs in ours. I think Dr. King would turn over in his grave if could see the meanness and hatred perpetrated under the guise of Christianity…”though I speak with the tongues of angels and have not love I am NOISY GONG OR CLANGING CYMBAL…

    • John Cole says:

      Really, he is quite clear in his statements. They are quite orthodox christian. His words are literal. He lends no room for revision. Sorry, can’t co-op and change his words. He clearly references the early Christian s.

  8. Tom Kozikowski says:

    Steve, What is the source of your quotes? I want to use this with my Christian Club, but I want to know the origin of the quotes. Blessings,Tom

  9. Bruce Smith says:

    Thank you for the refreshing words by MLK.

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