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Martin Luther King Jr, was a prophet and Civil Rights leader, that lead the nonviolent Civil Rights Movement of the old United States In his lifetime he was credited.with bringing out peaceful liberalization of racial policies in the country, he also revered internationally, even in the Socialist World. This page is about the impact of King's life after Doomsday.
Alleged Prophecies and deification
It has been suggested since the late 1980s as many parts of history were falling into myth and legend, Martin Luther King Jr had powers of precognition or powers to predict the future. King, never claimed to have such powers in his life, but his speeches, as well as some after the fact testimony by friends, have occasionally been interpreted as evidence that he was a divine figure, who predicted Doomsday.
Claims of King as an Apocalyptic Prophet
In particular, King's 1968 speech given in as a sermon Why I oppose the War in Vietnam has been taken as a forewarning, that a Doomsday would occur to punish the United States for transgressions in foreign policy and racism. The following quote has often been used as the original basis of prophecy claims.
|“||God has a way of standing before the nations with judgment, and it seems that I can hear God saying to America, “You’re too arrogant! And if you don’t change your ways, I will rise up and break the backbone of your power, and I’ll place it in the hands of a nation that doesn’t even know my name. Be still and know that I’m God||”|
Church ministers and theologians supportive of King further postulate, that the course of history after King's death and before Doomsday, correctly collaborate with King's alleged warnings. While Dentent between the two nuclear powers took place remarkably after King's death, the Second or Final Cold War erupted in earnest after the election of Ronald Reagan. Candidate's Reagan's connections with the congressman Strom Thurmond, and President Regan's use of Contra mercenaries to attack peasants in Nicaragua in the years leading up to Doomsday is total proof that Doomsday was a punishment. As King often spoke of triple evils of "Militarism, Racism and Exploitation" it is suggested that president Regan not heading God's warnings through the late King brought destruction upon the United States. Therefore placing firm blame of nuclear war, on the remnants of the Southern Planter Elite, and what remains of the former American Military-Industrial Complex
Consequently, allegations of King's infuriates Christians, who kept complete to traditional Protestant doctirine, or those who identified as conservatives in the United States prior to Doomsday. Billy Grahm people who held such views, as leader of Blue Ridge.
In some circles, there have been controversial attempts in many different denominations of Christianity to add a testament in reference to King's life and teachings, often using excerpts of Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam. There have been others such as the Book of Roanoke to certainly use King's rhetoric and ideas even without explicitly referring to King in name.