The character of Christian waiting is not to be asleep or passive and oblivious to the devastating power of sin and destruction but to listen to God and participate in God’s saving work, writing the vision of God in our lives.
In “The False God of Nationalism,” Dr. King argues that God and nationalism are “incompatible” and asks, “Will we continue to serve the false god of racial prejudice or will we serve the God who made of one blood all men to dwell upon the face of the earth.”
King uses Jesus’ parable to convince his listeners that the disparity between fortune and misfortune is unjust and that they should work to bridge that gap. He charges that “Dives is the white man who refuses to cross the gulf of segregation and lift his Negro brother to the position of first class citizenship, because he thinks segregation is a part of the fixed structure of the universe.”
In this sermon, Rev. Chambers proclaims that one should not be measured based on their wealth, physical stature, or bank account. Rather, one should be measured based on the depth of their knowledge, their interest, and the height of their ideal.
Delivered at St. Johns A.M.E. Church, Cleveland, Ohio, April 1894 "Ye shall go over and shall possess that good land."—Deut. 4. 22. To-night I come to you with an interrogation: " Are we able to go up and possess the land?" I have taken a text which you will find in...