I Have A Dream 2011 (The Christian Church)

(Editor’s note: this is taken from the Facebook version of The Free Believers Network. One person decided to have his own version of the famous I Have A Dream Speech origninally given by late U.S. Civil Rights leader Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but addressed to the Westernized (particularly North American) Christian Church today. This past Saturday it was Dr. King’s 82nd birthday if he was still with us today and Monday, the United States will be taking a statutory holiday in his memory. I think this was far better than commenting on the 25th anniversary of the death of Herbert Armstrong. Dr.King, whether you agreed with him or not, made a positive difference for America—he light a candle where Herbert Armstrong cursed the darkness (in sadomasochistic fashion of course).  Here is the new version of I Have A Dream: the King legacy lives on!)

I have a dream that one day pastors will be seen as equals and not having authority over their fellow man! 

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that the church will just be who she is in all of her splendor and not the monstrosity men have turned her into.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream where men will not look to men to lead them but will trust and follow their own good, renewed hearts.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream where even the pope will issue an official apology for using the love of Christ as a means to prosper his own earthly and corrupt kingdom.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream where people can be comfortable being themselves with each other… flaws and all. That is what makes us human and real.

I have a dream today.

When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

For those interested in the original click here.

 

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2 thoughts on “I Have A Dream 2011 (The Christian Church)

  1. For Armstrongists, the Church of God Seventh Day fulfills all that and more. Ministers are equals with the rest of the congregation and even ask for a consensus on how to spend money when a need arises. Everyone knows no one is perfect, and so acceptance is deeply ingrained. People are free to come and go, but are always welcome.

    This may not be the only place for this “dream”. It is only one place. There are others. They’ve been around for a long time. It is a place where Armstrongists can go and finally find peace away from all the noise of chaos and distorted perceptions.

    Unfortunately, it is my observation is that the Armstrongists don’t want this particular “dream”. They want the jangling of excitement in a dysfunctional venue with continual divisions and total lack of stability. They want to stay stupid. They want to continue in their obsessive compulsive behaviors with no mental soundness. They want horror fiction fantasy. They are addicted to it.

    I’m satisfied with the dream of peace without dysfunctional chaos. The dream is reality. No one has to wait. It’s just that… that segment of disruptive chaos wants to continue in the darkness to hold on to another dream which has become a nightmare to which they are addicted and rebelliously refuse to wake up to it and come to the light.

  2. Your assessment is correct Douglas but we can pray that there are some who are getting tired of this confusion that this is their time to shine.

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