Thoroughly Equipped Season 2 Episode 29
IF:Equip’s Arise, claims that the church is the light of the world whose mission is to bring restoration to it by “fighting against the darkness”.
Today we will look at the other 2 foundations IF:Equip’s Arise presents for why Christian (specifically Christian women) are to fight for justice…that, as followers of Christ, we are the light of the world and must “push back the darkness of injustice” and that we were restored to restore the world through reconciliation. In essence the mission of the church is to bring justice to this world.
All of this at first glance sounds biblical, sounds true. The statement that Christ followers are the light of the world and are to push back against the darkness is a true statement. Where we start to see problems is when we begin to understand what Arise means by being lights, and what Arise teaches about how we are to push back against the darkness. Arise has a specific teaching in this study about what it means to be a light. What does IF:Equip’s Arise teach the darkness is? What does IF:Equip’s Arise teach about what it means to be the light and walk in the light? How is a Christian to bring restoration? What does the church need to do to bring reconciliation?
Does IF: Equip’s Arise teach what Scripture teaches about what it means to be a light in the world, what it means to fight the darkness, and how a Christian woman is to bring reconciliation and restoration? Let’s compare it to Scripture.
Resources used for this podcast:
IF:Equip’s Arise: A Study on God’s Heart for Justice–
Theocast Podcast Smuggling Works into Faith (with Mike Abendroth)