Christianity is a faith with a long and detailed history, with numerous events of lasting significance occurring throughout the ages.
Each week brings the anniversaries of great milestones, horrid tragedies, amazing triumphs, telling tribulations, inspirational progress, and everything in between.
Here are just a few things that happened this week, April 1-7, in Church history. They include the birth of a famous Medieval Christian ruler, the first sermon of an Olympic gold medalist winner, and the final sermon of a famed civil rights leader.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Gives ‘Mountaintop’ Speech – April 3, 1968
This week marks the anniversary of when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his final public sermon, telling a crowd gathered at a church in Memphis, Tennessee that “I’ve been to the mountaintop.”
“I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over, and I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land,” said King.
“So I’m happy, tonight. I’m not worried about anything, I’m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.”
King’s comments turned out to be tragically prophetic, for the following day an assassin would kill the notable civil rights activist as he stood outside his motel room. He was 39.
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Source: Christian Post