About this time every year, as we approach the holiday for Martin Luther King, Jr., I revisit some of the words, spoken and written, by that prominent Baptist preacher. He was a voice during a significant time in history, allowing the gospel to become tangible actions of mercy and justice. The words are rooted in a historical moment, but they are also grounded in the gospel, which continues to speak for all times.
One of those sentences spoken by King, which is rooted in the historical moment as well as grounded in the gospel, was, “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” This sentence is complied of high altitude words because they take our feet off of the ground and allow us to look down with a grand perspective. We are able to see more than we normally see, reminded of what is most important, rising above small worries and minor concerns.
Founded in 1838, Auburn First Baptist Church is a free and faithful congregation of Christians, and a unique place of faith, learning, and ministry. We uphold the historic Baptist principles of soul competency, congregational autonomy and voluntary cooperation. It is our sincere desire to get to know you, to share in your gifts, to learn from you, and to contribute to your spiritual journey.