1. Recently I heard of the pledge you had to sign up to in order to join the civil rights movement.

The Birmingham campaign pledge was a commitment card that, according to Martin Luther King, all volunteers were “required” to sign in order to participate in the movement.
2. The card consisted of ten commandments, including:

1) meditate daily on the teachings and life of Jesus.

2) remember always that the nonviolent movement in Birmingham seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory.

3) walk and talk in the manner of love, for God is love.
3. 4) pray daily to be used by God in order that all men might be free.

5) sacrifice personal wishes in order that all men might be free.

6) observe with both friend and foe the ordinary rules of courtesy.

7) seek to perform regular service for others and for the world.
3. 8) refrain from the violence of fist, tongue or heart.

9) strive to be in good spiritual and bodily health.

10) follow the directions of the movement and of the captain of a demonstration.”

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1. If as Pastors we do not teach people to ask honest questions when they have a problem with teachings and their faith, if we teach them to embrace the attitude of "my pastor said it, I believe it and that settles it" even though they have unanswered questions in their hearts.
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1. Two different mindsets revealed at the red sea. Moses approach was let's call on God and standstill and see what the Lord will do. He will fight for you while you hold your peace. This mindset has affected a generation of Christians who pray only hoping God will do it for them
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Loyalty doesn't mean you nod at the decision of a leader even when you know from your personal exposure or expertise that this opinion may be wrong. To be loyal you must know you are planted by God to give the leader the full view and wealth of your expertise.
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Except it is a case where your fundamental beliefs or you are being asked to do something which is illegal or morally bankrupt, which in that case you are at liberty to walk from the group. Keeping silent without making your thoughts known is not humility, it is timidity.
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