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1 SOCIAL JUSTICE? on Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:27 pm

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SOCIAL JUSTICE?

Most Social Justice Jesus proponents misrepresent the Jesus of the Bible by simply using modern terminology which implies what they think Jesus was saying or came to do. The term Social Justice is a relative term; it means one thing to one person and totally something else to another person; hence social justice depends upon personal perspective. Why? Not everyone agrees upon what exactly justice is. God is the executor of perfect justice and he will execute righteousness at the Judgment.

First: Jesus came to seek and save those lost in sin.

Then Jesus said:

(18) The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
(19) To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. Luke 4:18-19 KJV

The Liberal Social Justice Jesus is relegated to just a human mission to the alienated, mistreated, and all the so-called injustices of society.

By virtue when we align ourselves with groups or movements or organizations which promote social justice we’ve automatically relegated ourselves to the tainted and flawed psychosis of the sin impaired mentality of mankind.
Many times when liberal groups appeal to Christ as a paradigm, it is a pretense because they truly hate the Jesus who is Christ; they truly serve themselves and their crusades are self-righteous and bias; but they themselves are slaves to a wicked task master called sin and would not serve the Jesus of the Bible in true holiness or righteous. Every so-called good cause is not necessarily a God cause. Today we see many organizations which do good works, but only lead to human exaltation and never lead to Jesus. There are many causes that can in fact make a significant difference which may bring health and lucrative liquidity; but not wholesome godly peace.

Reaching out to a society which is in need of help and healing without preaching the gospel is not the solution; man is steeped in sin and to change his circumstances he has to have his heart changed. However we cannot stand back without compassion for the poor, the sick, the afflicted, the widows, and the fatherless. Ministering to their needs is part and parcel of the Christian Ethic. However; movements that are focused singularly upon special interest that exclude equity for all, are usually those groups that a Christian would and should not associate them-selves with.

What would it profit a person to gain the whole world and yet lose his soul and what then could he give in exchange?

No Brethren; the Jesus of the Bible declared his kingdom was not of this earth and the Jesus of the bible did not teach covetousness, or to protest. He taught us to Seek First the Kingdom of God and his Righteousness and those things which are needed shall be added unto us. Many who seek justice using Jesus as the model of social justice cannot quote one scripture in context where Jesus led a rebellion against Pontus Pilate, Herod, and even Zacharias the High Priest. He only spoke openly of how we should live; he did rebuke hypocrites for the sake of true piety, not politics. So brethren if your Jesus is all about Social Justice, I recommend 2nd Corinthians 13:5.

Honestly most of the time when we get caught up in a movement concerning social justice we are inundated with anger then motivated by the fire of anger turned to wrath, we then start to rationalize our un-rational emotions which lead to acts not worthy of our faith. We begin to use words as weapons to disparage, discriminate, and humiliate against an opponent which we have deemed in our hearts as an enemy. I know this process well, because I’ve been caught up in it more than a few times. It is one thing to speak out for justice with humbleness of heart and quite another to strike out with arrogance and animosity of heart.

Proverbs 6:16-19 KJV
(16) These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
(17) A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
(18) An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
(19) A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

Social Slander is not Social Justice; reverting to pride, lies, violence, wicked schemes, mischievousness, and purposely sowing division for the sake of a cause is certainly not godly or Christ-like. We should mimic what Jesus modeled.

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

Preach to the lost (witness) Heal the Hurting (help) Preach Deliverance (inspire) Teach Recovery (enlighten) Liberate the Oppressed (set spiritually free).

We are called to the body of Christ to do the works of righteousness which are singularly in Christ to the Glory of God; not man, not country, not the world, but glory to God alone.

James 2:17-20 KJV
(17) Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
(18) Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
(19) Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.
(20) But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

Brethren let us justify our faith through the biblical works of Christ and not the social justice of the world. We are called set apart and separated to the work of God.

Secularism and Socialism are almost identical twins; they’re both against God as the Supreme Being, the secularist believes there is no God while the socialist denies God’s authority. The secularist religion is humanism while the socialist religion is government.

Political movements and protests are usually about something we already have in the sight of God which equity. The world has never been fair and God chose to give men freewill to choose their own eternal destiny. If we truly need something to change, let us start by bending our knees and bending God’s ear toward us. Let God be the Author and Finisher of our Faith. You are the catalyst of change, by allowing God to change you. This is a perspective from my faith, not conclusive, but hopefully thought provoking. Selah

Shalom, Agape, & Amen!
D.R. Ritchie (Kingdom Servant)

P.S. I still have my political points of view, no they’re not the gospel of Jesus Christ, so with that I may like a political post; or make a comment on one, or even from time to time make a political point; however in reviewing my calling I feel compelled to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior. Having a political opinion which does not clash with the word or will of God is not a sin; however to worship politics and political leaders is a sin in my opinion. I prayed for the last President, and I intend to pray for this one too. As long as America is standing as a beacon; through raising up anointed men and women of God who preach repentance, renewal, and the Kingdom of God. I believe America is in the plan of God to do that very thing. Until God brings judgment upon this Land; I intend to preach the gospel. I love America but I love Jesus above all things. Selah

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