Beware of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Social Gospel

By David J. Stewart | April 2008 | Updated June 2016

"For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock." —Acts 20:29

       Martin Luther King Jr. was a religious fraud! According to his own statements, “Reverend King” denied the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, His bodily resurrection, and the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. Sadly, Martin Luther King Jr. is burning in the flames of Hellfire this moment, because he died in his sins without Jesus Christ. 2nd Thessalonians 1:8 warns: “In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

King preached a false social gospel which was not based upon the Truths of God's Word; but rather, upon a Communist social agenda that was employed to bring about the moral destruction of America (i.e., abortion rights, homosexual rights, et cetera). Evidence of this is the fact that King's widow, Coretta Scott King, spent the remainder of her life campaigning for homosexual rights. King may have had “a dream”; but he certainly didn't have God.

In a social Gospel there is no true repentance of the mind. That is, they are still woefully ignorant of truth. 2nd Timothy 2:25, “In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth.” Repentance is “a change of mind” (Greek: metanoia). The verb form of the noun metanoia is metanoeo, which means, “to think differently.” Acts 20:21 speaks of “repentance toward God.” Notice the words “TOWARD GOD”! As we just read in 2nd Timothy 2:25, repentance is changing one's mind to acknowledge THE TRUTH. What truth? Of course, the truth of the Gospel. A social Gospel has “a form of godliness,” but “denies” the saving-power of the Gospel (2nd Timothy 3:5). In a social Gospel there is no faith in the Gospel. There is no remission of sins. There is no cleansing blood of Jesus. This is why 18% of the 'Unitarian Universalist' churches' members are Atheists! This is the corrupt fruit of a social Gospel. 

Be Not Unequally Yoked Together with Unbelievers!

King's social gospel was one of compromise at all costs. Many false prophets today idolize King, calling for "unity" amongst differing religious and social groups at the expense of Biblical doctrine and separation. Nearly every black preacher in America today focuses primarily upon "unity," because that is what Martin Luther King Jr. taught. However, it is better to be DIVIDED over truth; than to be UNITED by error. Uniting by error is called "ecumenicalism," and it's of the Devil. Proponents of a social gospel aren't concerned about doctrinal differences (i.e., the Truth of God's Word). All they care about is uniting people together at all costs. This is sinful compromise. 

The Bible is adamantly clear that Christian believers are to separate from unbelievers (2nd Corinthians 6:14-17). Martin Luther King Jr. (evidenced by his own writings) was a staunch unbeliever. No preacher, black or white, should honor and promote such a wicked man as Martin Luther King Jr. 

Balaam Taught a Social Gospel of Sinful Compromise

"But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication." —Revelation 2:14

What exactly was the "doctrine (or teaching) of Balaam"?  It was being UNEQUALLY yoked together with unbelievers. Balaam basically said to the king of Moab, "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em."  If you can't beat the Israelites, then yoke with them by using your daughters to seduce their men. God was furious and 24,000 Israelites died as a result of their fornication and idolatry. The Word of God plainly teaches that God wants the believer to SEPARATE from the sinful and unbelieving world...

"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?  And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?  And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord..." —2nd Corinthians 6:14-17

It is a sin for any Christian to yoke together with an unbeliever—whether it be in a marriage, in a business partnership, or in a religious event. If you marry an unsaved person, you will have the Devil for a father-in-law. Think about it. Balaam's devilish doctrine caused God's children to become unequally yoked with the heathen. Apostasy always happens when God's children unite with the ungodly! This is exactly where today's increasingly popular social Gospel is taking America... AWAY FROM THE INCORRUPTIBLE WORDS OF GOD!!!

The Israelites sinned greatly when they yoked together with the heathen. Their sexual sins were rooted in idolatry. This clearly describes America today! Proponents of the social Gospel are sodomite-friendly, abortion-friendly, Rock 'N' Roll friendly, et cetera. So-called "reverends," who propagate a social Gospel, never expose false religions because it goes contrary to what they're trying to achieve, that is, sinful unity. Just as it was a sin for Israel to unite with the Moabites, so is it a horrible sin today for professed Christians to unite with those who are unbelievers (i.e., those who deny the deity of Jesus Christ, those who deny that salvation is by faith alone in Jesus Christ, those who deny the virgin birth, those who deny the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, those who deny the Godhead, those who deny the literal redeeming power of Jesus' physical blood, and those who believe that there are several paths to Heaven, et cetera). Christians are commanded by God to separate from unbelievers (2nd Corinthians 6:14).

God also commands believers to separate from unseparated believers, "But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat" (1st Corinthians 5:11). Martin Luther King Jr. (just as the "Reverend" Jesse Jackson) was a known fornicator. Tragically, African Americans are so zealous about their own social agenda that they're willing to disobey God's Word, blindly supporting such immoral men who make a mockery of the clergy and shame the name of Jesus Christ. 

The Evils of Martin Luther King Jr.

The "reverend" was known for soliciting prostitutes, supporting the murderous Planned Parenthood, and even agreeing with a ban of school led prayer...

FBI surveillance showed that King had dozens of extramarital affairs. Although many of the pertinent records are sealed, several agents who watched observed him engage in many questionable acts including buying prostitutes with SCLC money. Ralph Abernathy, who King called "the best friend I have in the world," substantiated many of these charges in his autobiography, And the Walls Came Tumbling Down. It is true that a man’s private life is mostly his business. However, most conservatives vehemently condemned Jesse Jackson when news of his illegitimate son came out, and claimed he was unfit to be a minister.

King also took stands that most in the Christian Right would disagree with. When asked about the Supreme Court’s decision to ban school prayer, King responded,

I endorse it. I think it was correct. Contrary to what many have said, it sought to outlaw neither prayer nor belief in god. In a pluralistic society such as ours, who is to determine what prayer shall be spoken and by whom? Legally, constitutionally or otherwise, the state certainly has no such right.

While King died before the Roe vs. Wade decision, and, to the best of my knowledge, made no comments on abortion, he was an ardent supporter of Planned Parenthood. He even won their Margaret Sanger Award in 1966 and had his wife give a speech entitled Family Planning – A Special and Urgent Concern which he wrote. In the speech, he did not compare the civil rights movement to the struggle of Christian Conservatives, but he did say "there is a striking kinship between our movement and Margaret Sanger's early efforts."

SOURCE: Myths of Martin Luther King by Marcus Epstein

King's immoral lifestyle, sinful compromise and heathen beliefs are encompassed in the social gospel which most ministers are propagating today (especially black ministers). The "reverend" King even did a Godless Playboy magazine interview in 1965. The Beatles and Al Capone were also interviewed by Playboy the same year. Martin Luther King Jr. was a big time imposter, a fraud, and a disgrace to America!!!

King was also a friend, supporter and enthusiast of Communism... I'd call that a COMMUNIST!

His [Martin Luther King Jr.'s] closest advisor Stanley Levison was a Communist, as was his assistant Jack O’Dell. Robert and later John F. Kennedy repeatedly warned him to stop associating himself with such subversives, but he never did. He frequently spoke before Communist front groups such as the National Lawyers Guild and Lawyers for Democratic Action. King even attended seminars at The Highlander Folk School, another Communist front, which taught Communist tactics, which he later employed.


You'll always get food-poisoning eating at the Devil's table. Sin will always cost you more than you were willing to pay, take you farther than you wanted to go, and keep you longer than you intended to stay! Don't let those neon lights of Sin City fool you! And please, don't allow the Communist rhetoric of Martin Luther King Jr. to fool you. Anyone who touts about FREEDOM WITHOUT MORALITY is a Communist. King, his widow, Jesse Jackson, and thousands of heathens today, all speak about "rights" and "freedom" without morality. It was the brutal Communist dictator Vladimir Lenin who said:

"The best revolutionary is a youth devoid of morals."Vladimir Lenin

Certainly Martin Luther King Jr. was devoid of morals. 

A Social Gospel is New Age

Don't be deceived my friend—a social gospel is of the Devil. The main doctrine of the New Age Movement is that there are multiple paths to "the light," and no one religion is correct. No  sir, that is a lie of the Devil. Jesus proclaimed in John 14:6 that He, and He alone, is the ONLY way to Heaven. King denied this truth. Most so-called "churches" today that propagate a social Gospel are apostate, gay-friendly, abortion-friendly, and are merely exploiting Christianity for their own selfish interests. 

The goal of New Age teaching is "unity." Hence, the modernistic social gospel is very much a part of the now forming New World Order [NWO]. The social Gospel perverts the message of the Bible, and the Authority of God's Word is done away with. Those who hold to a social gospel, whether they realize it or not, are in the same boat as New Agers.

Communism and Nazism have a New World Order (NWO) as their goal (i.e., a Godless Global Totalitarian Police State). To accomplish this diabolical goal, God must be removed from children's lives, and society must become apostate, totally amoral (i.e., no morals). An amoral society is a complacent and indifferent society. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message is being used today by every amoral group in America to condone wickedness, and it is all leading to a moral meltdown in America. Sin has undermined this nation!


A social Gospel is NO Gospel at all. Martin Luther King Jr. was an imposter who rejected Jesus Christ as his own personal Savior. King befriended Communists, Hugh Hefner's rotten Playboy filth, and was known as a shameless adulterer. Yet, many Americans praise King today as a great man. Why? It's either because they're ignorant and don't study, or they're just plain stupid, or they are so far from God that they don't have a problem having a whoremongering Communist as their hero. Martin Luther King Jr. is NO American hero.  King's widow, Coretta, spent the remaining years of her life fighting for the immoral rights of Bible-rejecting, Christ-dishonoring, homosexuals.

A social gospel is a false gospel, rooted in unbiblical unity and sin, instead of dividing over truth and righteousness. Today's social gospel is nothing more than ecumenical apostasy, sinful compromise, and rebellion against the Bible. God commands us to separate from unbelievers (2nd Corinthians 6:14-17), not hobnob and befriend them in apostasy as did Balaam with the Moabites. James 4:4 says to be a friend of the wicked world is to be God's enemy.

The Bible never calls Jesus the “friend of sinners,” that's what the hypocritical Pharisees and scum lawyers called Him, as a slanderous term (Luke 7:34). Jesus ate with publicans and sinners to share the Gospel with them, and to let them know He cared, and wasn't condemning them for their sins; but Jesus was never close friends with shameless sinners who openly paraded their wickedness, nor was He friends with those who hurt others and blasphemed God. Jesus was trying to help those who desired His help; not helping to further the wickedness of those who loved sin. Those dishonest people today who would dare claim that Jesus never preached publicly against sin, never spoke out against evil, and never made a fuss over anything; are ignorant of the Scriptures.

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