His greatest work was not for American history, however, but for God's kingdom. This letter, written November 4, 1956, is still a relevant message for American Christians today, some 50-plus years later. Many would argue that much of America's advances in civil rights were founded on Dr. King's efforts; but do you know that the motivation behind his efforts were Bible-based? Do you know that by agreeing with King's call for a peaceful, loving, sharing society you are agreeing with the ministry of Jesus Christ and God's eternal plan for shalom?
Read for yourself to see what great things God asks of His people, and then ask yourself (if you are a Christian) if you are obediently following. If you're not a Christian, does the kind of culture King describes appeal to you? It may be surprising that Christianity sounds more "American" than any other modern description of this nation.