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The Battle

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By Matthew PrimousPublished 2 months ago 3 min read

It's been years since the riot of the City of Reign and thee Reverend Albright died going to Heaven. And Mount Baptist Church was regrouping and they had many new pastors. And their new pastor, Reverend Hur was not into the Civil Rights Movement. And he resisted all calls to fight injustice. He did not want to continue the legacy of Reverend Albright in that way. He would preached for peace. He would preached hope. He would preached love. He fought to not offend the officials and to spare the church which was the pillar of the community. He did not seek equality. Reverend Hur was passive. And the church was established with many members as many people came back to the community. And the police chief and mayor expressed gratitude for Reverend Hur's messages. There were still crimes against our people. There were still offenses against our people. Reverend Hur used the example of Jesus that we should lay down our lives in the name of the Lord. That we should trust God who made the government. That we should not fight back but pray for each other. That we should pray for ourselves. That we should pray for our homes. And Reverend Hur eventually introduced Dr. Michael Luther who was a new pastor of another church to the stand. And he said I was gonna preached about perseverance. I was gonna preached about endurance but we have a problem in this community. A problem rooted in discrimination, a problem rooted in hatred a problem rooted in lies and deceit. Wake up Mount Baptist Church you see complacency is wrong. Wake up Mount Baptist Church you see ignoring is wrong. Wake up Mount Baptist Church because there will come a day where trouble will come. There will come a day when you have to decide who side you are on. There will come a day where you will see the truth. And that day is coming where God's children will arise. That day is coming where good men and good women will arise. That day is coming where some will be offended and some will keep right on. Will you be ready? Even the day of judgement is coming, where God will asked you what have you've done with your life? What have you accomplished on this earth? What type of living are you living? Did you live in vain? Did you ignore justice for the poor? Did you ignore justice for the weak? Did you ignore justice for the least? Did you comfort the victims? Did you comfort the prisoners who were innocent? Did you feed the poor who were needy? Did you clothe the naked children? God will asked in front of the whole wide world. Will you be ready? And the church applauded and he said I'm gonna fight for justice. I'm gonna live for God. For God I live and for God I died. My testimony will be I did the best I can. My testimony will be that I did what Jesus would have done. My testimony is that I gave what I could. My testimony is that I pleased my God and my Lord and Savior. I stood in his footsteps until I could not any longer. I walked where Jesus walked. I talked what Jesus talked. Will you join me? And Reverend Hur got up and hug Dr. Michael Luther and the church sung the Black National Anthem Lift Every Voice. And the police chief and mayor eventually heard about Dr. Michael Luther and they tried to threatened him but he was not bothered. He introduced Reverend Hur to the Civil Rights Movement and he was the middle man of the churches. Dr. Michael Luther begin changing the community with demands and Reverend Hur saw the church much happier and the tithes and offerings increased. The City of Reign was never the same there were incidents but we moved towards justice more and more each day. We had a new hope. And we were more equal and we were being freed daily.

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Matthew Primous

I am a Black Scholar, International Scholar, & Google Scholar, & 3-Time Eber & Wein Best Poet., Nominee for Poet of the Year, 2020 Black Author Matters Winner, 2 time Akademia Excellence Essayists,& 2022 Honorary Muckrack Journalist.

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