Calvary Baptist Church on Bridge Avenue last night hosted a music-filled service last night to commemorate the ministry of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. whose birthdate, Jan. 15, is celebrated next week.
Sponsored by the Greater Red Bank Ministers Association, the event featured a commemorative message by Rev. Cleophus J. LaRue (above right) of the Princeton Theological Seminary, who spoke of human history versus “salvation history.”
“How you view our struggle in this country depends on who you think is in charge of history” man or God, he said.
“I am convinced that Martin Luther King’s greatest contribution is that he allowed himself to be used by God,” La Rue continued. “He was not only a civil rights leader. He was also a preacher-prophet.”
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