“Because we were created, there is value in each person. There is meaning and purpose to every life. There is Someone above and outside of our existence who stands over it as authority.
“Because of this answer, Martin Luther King, Jr., could write the immortal words found in his jailhouse correspondence:
“”…there are two types of law: just and unjust. … A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. … Any law that uplifts human personality is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust. All segregation statutes are unjust because segregation distorts the soul and damages the personality.”
“King’s argument was based on the worth of a human being bestowed by God regardless of what other humans might have to say; King laid claim to a law above man’s law. No other worldview would have given King the basis for such a claim.
“And from such a worldview, the world was changed.
“But would such a worldview get a hearing today?” Sadly, not according to Dr. James Emery White.
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