On the basis of his own written words: Was Martin Luther King Jr. the genuine Christian he was often thought to be?

Will blacks overwhelmingly vote for Obama again and insult the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King and his civil rights' values?

One of America’s greatest social reformers.

Was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A Christian? –


Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you!
for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

Luke 6:26

Given the subject of this article–Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.–there is something that I want to establish here. I’m Black and there are some things that I’m glad about as a Black person. I’m glad that I don’t have to sit in the back of the bus when I choose to ride one. I’m glad that I was able to attend the university of my choice. I’m glad that my husband can work in a good career. I’m glad that when we stay at a hotel we don’t have to enter through the back door. I’m glad that we can eat at whatever restaurant we want to and that we don’t have to stand in the kitchen to eat our food. I’m glad that I don’t have to look for a “colored” sign when I need to relieve myself or when I want a drink of water. I’M GLAD ABOUT THESE THINGS. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a part in bringing these things about……

……Early this year (1998), my little sister asked me to look up some stuff on the internet for a paper she was doing on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  As I surfed, the Lord put a thought in my mind, “Did this man ever testify of Me?” I thought to myself, “Mmmmm. The world loved this man. If he was preaching the gospel, the world would have hated him.” I started looking up Martin Luther King’s writings. As I read, I realized that he was a stranger, a foreigner to me. Whenever he mentioned Jesus, it was along with mere mortals like Socrates or Ghandi. In his jailhouse letter, King lumped all religions into the same class. I could not find one “sermon” where he preached Jesus Christ and Him crucified. What I saw is that this man “preached” a social gospel using Black churches as his springboard.

King’s philosophy is rather reminiscent of the Catholic Liberation Theology in South America. After several hours of reading of him on the internet, I told my husband that this man was not our brother in Christ. Someone who called himself “Reverend” and preached in churches was obviously not saved. For 32 years, I’d heard great and favorable things about Martin Luther King, Jr. His name was, and is, synonymous with civil rights. But in 1998, the Lord Jesus Christ has shown me that “Reverend” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was nothing short of an heretic. It was a strange revelation…….. –


Was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Saved? –

Also related:

Ultimate Truth – How are we to determine if we know the truth? –


“A thinking person will question what he hears; examine what he sees; and evaluate what others would have him believe.”

“When did big government and its mainstream media tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?”

[Pastor emeritus Nathan M. Bickel] 


Please note 3 important informational links:

Election Projection – The Battle for Capitol Hill – 2012 Senate –

The Complete List of Email Addresses and Fax Numbers for the U.S. Congress and Governors –

U.S. Constitution Online –

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Pastor emeritus Nathan M. Bickel

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The historical Christ: He is risen!

The Christian Message website has upgraded the following message with additional pics, captions, internal links and some minor editing:

He is Risen! –


<<<<<<<<< Christ’s Resurrection From the Dead — The Christian believer’s certification of the truth and assurance of eternal life, as opposed to that of eternal death

“……For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” John 18:37

“…..I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die…” John 11:25-2

“….Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures… 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

People display their foolishness

This emeritus Christian pastor is no stranger to some online forums. I find that if a person wants proof of human foolishness, all one has to do is access some web forums; better yet some Facebook comments…………..Continued………….. >>>>>>>>>

Please note: For the whole message, with additional pics, captions, internal links, etc. – please access it at its originating source:

He is Risen! –

Also note: “The Christian Message” subject listing of topical messages


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Pastor emeritus Nathan M. Bickel


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Merry Christmas and an earnest prayer and wish from

America is not what it was. Our United States is on a down hill spiral. The Christ of Christmas is the only One who can make spiritual sense out of a crumbling and wayward future.

America is not what it was. Our United States is on a downhill spiral. The Christ of Christmas is the only One who can make spiritual sense out of a crumbling and wayward future.

We live in a world, hell-bent for destruction. All one has to do, living in the United States, is not to look far. This nation has been blest by the Triune [true] God. But, it has lost that favored status. For those still godly, moral and / or ethical enough, it is evident that people, posterity, natural, economic and other resources have been squandered and in some cases, squelched. America has not lived up to God’s first command, to be “fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth.” [Genesis 1:28] Neither has it lived up to the Lord’s Ten Commandment standards, Christ’s Golden Rule, or to Love the Lord your God and love one’s neighbor, as oneself.

Furthermore, America, as a whole, lives in political idolatry, separated from Creator / Savior Christ, God. It has exchanged its Christian / Judeo founding moorings for the devilish gods of political correctness and multiculturalism, which sacrifices it young and posterity at its reprobate and murderous abortion altars. Not only has America succumbed to its own population destruction and allowed aliens and foreigners to multiply within; America eschews God ordained marriage and celebrates its diversity of sexual perversions.  Many American people no longer recognize right from wrong. And, many of those, only worship at the pig pens of political propaganda and mass deception. Hence, our United States will get its just [punishing] due at the ever allowing and controlling hands of Almighty God.

The true God of the Universe did not leave His creation without a clue. Gospel of John 1:1-14

The true God of the Universe did not leave His creation without a clue. Gospel of John 1:1-14

As a Christian and emeritus Christian pastor, I know that a new day will come. It won’t be that falsely perceived utopia of political persuasion, but, it will be God’s eternal kingdom to whom God will call and bless. At this Christmas time of year; many of us are reminded of this world’s only genuine and true hope; that being the Lord, Christ. He left his godly throne above to be born into human flesh. It was [perhaps] the greatest of all miracles. Christ came to cleanse this world and its sinful inhabitants. He lived a holy life so that He could be the perfect divine sacrifice for human sin and all of human souls’ personal and political foolishness. Would that all come to the utter acknowledgment of their sins against God and their fellowman and receive this same Creator Savior Christ by faith. Only through faith by the grace of God, can He be spiritually  and practically accessed.

May those of you readers who have ears to hear, benefit from an informational link from this blog author’s other website. May you look to Jesus Christ, as not only your Creator, but also, your Savior!

Why Christ became a man –


“……The old Indian chief’s community weather forecast proved to be false……”


>>>>>> It was the harshest of all frontier winters. The man’s wife and children left for the Christmas Eve worship. He could not bring himself to believe in the Christ of Christmas. To him, God, becoming a man to “save” humanity, was, absurd.

The old Indian chief’s community weather forecast proved to be false….. <<<<<< – – Continued………

Note:  For the whole message, please access:  Why Christ became a man –

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Pastor emeritus Nathan M. Bickel

The Christian voting bloc will decide the US 2012 presidential election

A disciple of Christ cannot in good conscience, vote for Obama. It would be like placing a fox in a hen house. Obama’s Muslim / Islamic bent is destructive to Christianity and to our American freedoms.

Professed Christians will be the determining factor in this presidential election 

The largest voting block this presidential election (as with all elections) is the Christian vote. It is said that in the recent 2008 election, the evangelical Christian voting bloc comprised 30% Ohio’s total voting base; 31% in Iowa; and 28% in Wisconsin. That’s not even counting the huge Catholic Christian voting block in these perspective “battleground states” and across the nation.  Hence, it could be easily said and concluded, that at least 50% of all possible voters, make up the Christian voting bloc.

It is reported that Obama won Ohio by only 260,000 votes last 2008 election while approximately 350,000 evangelical voters did not vote. And, we know that close to 55% (nationwide) of all Catholic voters voted for Obama, thus helping him achieve an election victory. [I wonder how many of those Catholic Obama voters regretted their decision, since Obama’s healthcare bill was implemented and now discriminates against these people of faith].

Professed Christians have no excuse to stay home election day; they also denigrate their religion if they vote for Barack Obama

There is no viable or rational excuse for Christians to stay home election day. Choosing not to vote is purely irresponsible and unpatriotic; especially when one candidate has proven by his agenda and policies that his worldview is anti-Christian and anti-Biblical. He has lied about his religious persuasion so as to snake charm the Christian voting bloc. Last election he was successful in snookering undiscerning Christians. This time around, Obama has an awful political record. Christians who vote for this serial liar are simply shooting, not only themselves in the feet, but voting against traditional and patriotic America. Voting for Obama is voting to continue Obama’s socialist agenda which is anti-American; anti-Capitalism; anti-Free Enterprise and anti-traditional good morals. All one has to do is look at his political record and judge on the basis of his actions and record, discarding all the cheap and worthless Obama promises.

Granted Obama’s challenger is a Mormon. And, many Christians do not consider Mormonism to be within the pale of Christianity [this author is one of them]. But, American presidential elections aren’t the same as Christians being asked to vote for a parish pastor candidate. American elections are a secular and patriotic exercise.  The Triune God has blessed this nation as none other. Through the founding and framing fathers the good Lord gave this country a Constitutional Republic with Constitutional and Bill of Rights guarantees, to protect the free exercise of religion and speech. Christians refusing to vote, allow (by their “sin of omission”) the godless to promulgate the destruction of traditional, patriotic and free America.

Mitt Romney best represents traditional and patriotic America. His opponent has sadly and pathetically proven otherwise.

Mitt Romney best understands what America is all about. He understands America’s free enterprise. His father was an auto executive and Michigan’s former governor. Mitt Romney best understands that America works greatest, when its free enterprise can be unleashed and unhindered.  Barack Obama, on the other hand, has proven that his restrictive socialist policies are killing America’s economic and social potential. A nation so economically out of whack, cannot endure; but, only finally, topple. Also, Obama in essence, is of Muslim extract. His devotion to Islam is at direct odds with Western civilization and Christianity. Voting for Obama is like deliberately placing a fox in a hen house.

In short, America’s Christian voting bloc needs to vote for the candidate who best expresses its professed Biblical values. Mitt Romney, although not perfect; best mirrors not only good morals and Biblical principles; but traditional American free enterprise, which is, part and parcel, the foundational economic building block for this God blest, free society.


Please note the following two informational links, of which contain many other informational links:

Christians fell for Obama’s religious lie the first time: How many will in 2012? –

Obama’s huge religious lie –

All the reasons to vote Obama out of office –

What Does It Mean To Vote Democrat In 2012? – by John F. Di Leo –

Henninger: Romney’s Secret Voting Bloc – Mitt Romney’s margin of victory in Ohio could be evangelical Christians –


Beware The ‘Lesser-Of-Two-Evils’ Trap – Exclusive: David Kupelian on how Founding Fathers would vote Nov. 6 –


>>>>>>> …… The founders chose the lesser of two evils – because it led to the greater good. For them, the greater evil, worse than allowing slavery – which they realized would come to an end before too many decades – would have been to allow the disintegration of the United States of America to continue, to permit history’s greatest birth of liberty to be smothered in the cradle.

Therefore, to all those who today proclaim so high-mindedly that they cannot dishonor God by choosing “the lesser of two evils,” I would say this:

Our wise forefathers, seeing our nation disintegrate before their eyes, did what they did in Philadelphia because it was the only way forward – otherwise they would lose their country. Today, our nation is likewise disintegrating. Whether you like Mitt Romney or not is irrelevant, just as the founders’ attitude toward slavery didn’t deter them from doing what they had to do to save the nation. Electing Romney is simply the only possible way to stop Obama from continuing on as president. Everything else is folly.

So if, rather than casting your ballot for Romney/Ryan, you vote for a third-party presidential candidate like the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson or the Constitution Party’s Virgil Goode, or write in some name like “Jesus” or “God” or “Ron Paul” (I cite these examples since some people are claiming this is how they will cast their vote for president), or if you refuse to vote, you are knowingly contributing to the continued reign of Barack Obama, the most catastrophic president in history, whose actions of late have bordered on treason and who has almost destroyed America in four years and will complete the job in four more.

As I said at the outset, this is a very close election. Every vote counts. Your vote counts. A few ballots in a few key states next week may well determine the destiny of America for all time.

God forbid that good people, believing they are honoring God, upholding higher principle and refraining from supporting evil, would be deceived through their own anger and pride into doing the opposite and betraying all that they love……. <<<<<<<<< –



Posted by:  Pastor emeritus Nathan M. Bickel


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America Is a Christian Nation: Obama Wrong Again

Obama is wrong again. America is a Christian nation! A must watch short 2 minute video. Watch to the very end to catch the full import!

Stoplight: A Walk for the President –


Is President Obama Correct:  Is America No Longer a Christian Nation? – by David Barton –


>>>>>>>> President Obama’s declaration that Americans “do not consider ourselves a Christian nation” is a repudiation of the declarations of the national leaders before him and is an unabashed attempt at historical revisionism. Of such efforts, Chief Justice William Rehnquist wisely observed, “no amount of repetition of historical errors . . . can make the errors true.”

Americans must now decide whether centuries of presidents, congresses, and courts are correct or whether President Obama is, but historical fact does not change merely because the President declares it.

The best antidote to the type of revisionism embodied by President Obama’s statement is for citizens (1) to know the truth of America’s history and (2) share that truth with others. –


Please note for reference:

Election Projection – The Battle for Capitol Hill – 2012 Senate –

The Complete List of Email Addresses and Fax Numbers for the U.S. Congress and Governors –

U.S. Constitution Online –


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Nathan M. Bickel

Condemn Chick-fil-A Christians But Welcome Islamic Homosexual Bigots

A Tasty Chick-fil-A Meal

Here again we witness the political correctness double standard. The Boston politician mayor bows to  Islam and (in effect)  back slaps Christians and the Christian religion:

Radical imam OK but not Chick-fil-A –


>>>>>>>>> Given his stance on Chick-fil-A, would Mayor Tom Menino grant permits to a group that has counted among its leaders a man who has repeatedly called homosexuality a “crime that must be punished” by death?

Actually, he has done that and more! Menino effectively gave away city land valued at $1.8 million to the organization, and he gave a speech at its ribbon-cutting ceremony.

It’s the Islamic Society of Boston’s mosque, and when it comes to anti-gay sentiment, one of its early supporters makes Chick-fil-A look like the Provincetown Men’s Chorus. <<<<<<<<<<<< – –

Here’s what one blogger says about this insane (hypocritial) double standard:

“Its politically correct to hate Christians who do not believe in Gay Marriage but politically incorrect to point out that Muslims want homosexuals put to death? What the hell is wrong with these people?” – “Spirit, Mind & Body –


Chick-Fil-A In Gay Marriage Row –

Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day brings out supporters, protesters –

Chick-fil-A pulls in the crowds as gay marriage debate turns spicy –


Please note for reference:

Election Projection – The Battle for Capitol Hill – 2012 Senate –

The Complete List of Email Addresses and Fax Numbers for the U.S. Congress and Governors –

U.S. Constitution Online –


Posted by:

Nathan M. Bickel


Obama and Homosexual Same Sex Gay “Marriage”

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Obama raising Hollywood cash on heels of gay marriage endorsement – …..Hollywood is home to some of the most high-profile backers of gay marriage and the 150 donors who are paying $40,000 to attend Clooney’s dinner Thursday night will no doubt feel newly invigorated by Obama’s watershed announcement the day before…… –

KUHNER: Obama’s homosexual America – President embraces liberal goal of ending marriage and societal stability –

…….Our Judeo-Christian ancestors understood something that postmodern liberals do not: The primary purpose of sexual activity is to procreate – to have children – within the boundaries of marriage. Romantic love, personal fulfillment, burning passion – all of these things are nice, but secondary to the real purpose and mission of marriage. Secular liberals are engaged in social engineering. They are fostering the myth that women and men are the same and interchangeable. According to Mr. Obama, a child needs two committed and loving parents – regardless of their gender. This is fantasy. A child needs a committed mother and father. Women and men are profoundly different; they have distinct natures, with unique biological, emotional and psychological characteristics. It is the fusion of these two divergent genders that provides the balance and harmony necessary for the healthy development of children. Hence, same-sex “marriage” is an oxymoron. It is akin to redefining gravity: an act of hubris destined to fail…… –


Obama’s ‘Religious Left’ Folly: Using the Bible to Justify Homosexual ‘Marriage’ –

Obama supports gay marriage, taking a risky stand –

Obama’s alleged homosexuality:


Revealed: Barack Obama’s gay transgender prostitute nanny who made him laugh by trying on his mother’s lipstick – Evie, 66, cared for future Commander in Chief she called Barry in late 60s –

It’s an Obama World… Gay Flag Flies at Afghan Base But the Christian Cross Is Banned –

The Obama File – Barack Hussein Obama II – The Short Speech –

Also, related:

Why Divine Revelation (Scripture) condemns homosexuality. Why homosexual activists become so upset when their lifestyle is called into question –

Obama proves, again, he is not a Christian –


Nathan M. Bickel