Some more on Social Justice | We need this dialog | It’s NOT Socialism | Is Social Justice a Codeword?


Let’s really talk about this NOW! “The Just Church” awaits us!

Yes, we need this dialog, even if it’s brought to our attention by an advocate for the progressive church!

Can we afford as Christians to ignore this call (another one) for “The Just Church”?

A quote from the article to get us started:

The thing is social justice was a huge part Jesus’ ministry here on earth; the Sermon on the Mount is riddled with it. Don’t believe me?  Look at the Beatitudes.  Those nine statements turned Jewish society of the time on its ear. If you’re still not sold on this justice thing, remember what Jesus said in his first sermon (Luke 4:18-19),

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because the Lord has anointed me.
He has sent me to preach good news to the poor,
to proclaim release to the prisoners
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to liberate the oppressed,
and to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

And, if that’s not enough, read Matthew 25:34-46. Here’s an interesting exercise: the next you read any of the Gospels, try looking for words about social justice. It is eye-opening to say the least.

So, is social justice a code word? Yes, but when you decode it, you’ll find it might not mean what you think.

See our other posts on Creating a sense of urgency (for Housing First) in Savannah!

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http://www.butnotyet.com/is-social-justice-a-codeword/

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