In this solo episode, Keith reviews some definitions of social justice. After the concepts are on the table, he shares how they represent an attack on scripture.
Social Justice Definitions
- From Urban Dictionary:
- From Heritage Foundation:
- From the Social work degree guide:
One injustice often leads to another.
Moving on to the first article in the social justice statement.
WE AFFIRM that the Bible is God’s Word, breathed out by him. It is inerrant, infallible, and the final authority for determining what is true (what we must believe) and what is right (how we must live). All truth claims and ethical standards must be tested by God’s final Word, which is Scripture alone.
WE DENY that Christian belief, character, or conduct can be dictated by any other authority, and we deny that the postmodern ideologies derived from intersectionality, radical feminism, and critical race theory are consistent with biblical teaching.
We further deny that competency to teach on any biblical issue comes from any qualification for spiritual people other than clear understanding and simple communication of what is revealed in Scripture.
Attention is then given to the three challenges mentioned in this statement.
- Radical feminism.
- Critical Race Theory.
Though there are real social problems that each of these areas addresses, the solutions end up being destructive and disruptive to society in general. In some cases, real advancements have been made in the legal system, but the unrest comes from the slow-moving nature of enacting laws and the fact that a law can’t change the heart of the one breaking the law. Tactics that manipulate and fragment elements in society try to make everyone a victim. In the name of building a platform, victims are told they can never win on their own, and rely on big government to provide for them.
all these concepts miss the mark when they ignore the scripture or try to force Christians to bend to their ideals. There is an answer, but it is not in having a government in charge. The answer is in the gospel. Who is in higher authority than God? Why not come to the realization that his provision for salvation and eternal life can also answer our social problems. What else than the gospel can change the heart, where all manner of social injustices come from? Instead of challenging scripture, maybe it would be better to read it and learn the answers God has already provided.
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