Faith, Love, Politics, and Social Justice

Prophets: True and False

so tomorrow is Sunday, sooo I am fixin to preach,  taking my text from Jeremiah 23:23-29 in which, once again, the hard yet saving message of the true prophet calling for true worship that demands justice for the widow, the orphan, the last and the least,  is rejected in favor of the soothing yet damning, revised version, watered down so as not to offend the military, religious, and political elite. In Jeremiah’s day, both true prophets and false prophets claimed to “have a dream” but not all of those dreams came from a just and loving God.  Fifty years after that first historic march on Washington, King’s  “I have a dream” speech is quoted by many, rarely in context, while true prophecy remains a costly calling.

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