Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Social Justice?

Glen Beck caught a lot of flack for suggesting that people should not attend churches that preach social justice (or something like that; I don't follow Beck).

In any case, I've been watching the rhetoric fly back and forth about this.

From what I have been able to assertain from researching Social Justice, this is what it amounts to:


  • Social Justice = Abortion
  • Social Justice = Wealth Distribution
  • Social Justice = Progressive Taxation
  • Social Justice = Property Redistribution
  • Social Justice = Divorce
  • Social Justice = Gay Rights
  • Social Justice = Gay Marriage

On the surface, Social Justice sounds like something we should all be supporting.  It gives the impression that it means "justice for all".  But, as I dig further into its meaning, that isn't what it is all about.

As I think more about it, this isn't something I want to be promoting from my pulpit; I am accountable to God for the things I preach.  I'm not going to add this to the "hay and stubble" pile.

So, for what it's worth, I'd like to sum up my thoughts on Social Justice:

  • Social Justice ≠ Gospel
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