Voices: Unarmed Truth and Unconditional Love

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.”

— Martin Luther King Jr.

The quote above is from his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. It is a profoundly Christian sentiment, because those who follow Christ affirm that God is (unconditional) love and Jesus is the way, the (unarmed) truth, and the life. The resurrection is the downpayment that guarantees that truth and love will win in the end.


Martin Luther King, Jr., “1964 Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech,” Nobelprize.org, accessed January 21, 2019, http://bit.ly/2MkeHeY.