Community Bible Study Event Ponders “What Would Jesus Do?” Concerning Gun Control

Rev. Nelson B. Rivers, III

The Rev. Nelson B. Rivers, III, pastor of Charity Missionary Baptist Church and Vice President, Religious Affairs and External Relations of the National Action Network (NAN) will lead the community bible study session “GUN CONTROL: WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?” Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 6:00 pm, Charity Missionary Baptist Church, 1544 East Montague Ave., North Charleston.

April 4th is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This Bible Study will also look at the teachings of Dr. King and ask how far have we come and where do we go from here? Just after 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot while standing on the balcony outside his second-story room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The civil rights leader was in Memphis to support a sanitation workers’ strike and was on his way to dinner when a bullet struck him in the jaw and severed his spinal cord. King was pronounced dead after his arrival at a Memphis hospital. He was only 39 years old.

Since his death Dr. King has become arguably the most admired and quoted American of the last 100 years and the work for justice that he led more than 50 years ago has been validated in many ways including a statue in his honor in the nation’s capital. “Too many pastors, preachers and religious leaders have misquoted or misinterpreted the Bible and the teachings of Jesus in misguided attempts to block reasonable efforts to reduce gun violence by eliminating unfettered access to assault weapons and the guns of used over and over again in mass killings,” said Rev. Rivers. “So on this Bible Study night for many Christians in America, we will show how Jesus and the Bible answer the urgent question of now, “What Would Jesus Do About Gun Control?”

The community is invited. Please call the church at (843) 747-2747 or contact Ms. Trudy Grant at 843-830-7118 or [email protected] for additional information.

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