Martin Luther King’s letter from the apostle Paul: two revolutionaries
April 4th was the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King. In remembering this date, we mark the death of a martyr. The apostle Paul was also a peaceful social revolutionary who likely died a martyr’s death at the hands of the Romans. For many people, Paul was an uptight social conformist who encouraged slaves to remain with their masters (Ephesians 5-9). Martin Luther King knew better. One thing he probably knew is that Ephesians is one of the many forged letters. Martin Luther King’s letter from Paul is the post for today, but first a few comments on Paul, and why he fits so well with MLK.