Social Justice…Isn’t God’s Word Enough?

I have been following the idea of “Social Justice” for some time now. Not too long ago these two words put together had a positive meaning. Today, the term has different meanings in the minds of many. Add other terms like “intersectionality” and “Critical Race Theory” or “Critical Theory,” terms discussed in positive ways even among some leading “Evangelicals” (I don’t even know what THAT word means anymore), and you have a recipe for the continued “Down Grade” controversy of Charles Spurgeon’s day (Link).

The “Down Grade” was a drift away from sound Biblical doctrine, something we are seeing a lot of in our day as well. I think Josh Buice did a good job of discussing the topic as described in the YouTube description:

“Intersectionality as a social concept has revolutionized the entire victimhood culture across the political and educational spectrum.”

This conference talk took place in January of 2019 and could not be more appropriate today. Because I have been spending time studying these issues WITHIN CHURCHES, I will post a few more appropriate videos on similar subjects below. There are thousands of videos on this subject so I’ve thrown in a couple of randoms.

May God bless our understanding of these issues so that we can be salt and light to those in world that seems more lost every day.

Chris Reimers
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7 Responses to Social Justice…Isn’t God’s Word Enough?

  1. Chris, I have seen a few of these videos, but some I was unaware of. Thank you for taking a stand against the new downgrade we are seeing when it comes to the preaching of the true gospel.

    • Chris says:

      You’re welcome, Mark. As you well know, we need to be aware of what is happening and attempt to understand it in relation to a clear gospel message. This is my attempt here as I’m thinking of this verse:

      “…sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;”

      If any of these videos help you at all, I am happy. We certainly have a hope that so much of the world doesn’t or won’t understand. I know I don’t have all of the answers but the Word of God clearly displays the wonderful gospel message.

      For anyone who doesn’t understand the gospel message, here is a good start:

      “Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, 2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.
      3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.”
      -1 Cor. 15

      I know I’m preaching to the choir Mark but only because I hope that someone else reads this comment; only the Jesus described in the Bible is able to forgive sin. We must see that we are sinners and that we have fallen short of the glory of God. Everyone is guilty. Only the mercy of God can clean us up. A Christian can say:

      12 “As far as the east is from the west,
      So far has He removed our transgressions from us (Psalm 103).”

      Alas, I find that I have to ask for this forgiveness on a daily basis as I am acutely aware of my failings.

      To God be the glory and may his will be done.

      Just another one of my rabbit trails Mark but I am always hoping that those who don’t know these simple truths will come to the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

      God’s blessings brother…

      • Nothing wrong with rabbit trails like those, brother. Spurgeon was accused of always have the same theme and some of his messages were all the same. Spurgeon replied, “That may be for I take my text and then make a beeline for the Cross!”

        May it be so for all who share the truth of Jesus Christ. Have a blessed day tomorrow.

        • Chris says:

          Thanks, Mark. Mr. Spurgeon has been one of my favorites since I first stumbled upon him about 40 years ago. What a gifted man of God! So much for a college education.
          He was already well known and called by a church at an early age so he didn’t have time for college. There is no question he had more knowledge than most college graduates of his time. I have a college degree and my knowledge pales in comparison to the “Prince of Preachers.” He had his own library and knew so much about many topics. And no one could use the English language as well as he. I know England has had some great Christians but two of my favorites are C.H.S. and George Müller. It seems you may be pretty familiar with Mr. Spurgeon as well?
          I hope you have his “Treasury of David.” It is, perhaps, my favorite thing that he did, and, as I understand it, he wrote it during severe bouts with gout.
          It is a commentary on the Psalms with quotations from great Christians of the past who have mostly been long forgotten.
          I wish more preachers would “make a (consistent) beeline for the Cross!” in our day.

          Thank you for your kind Words. I wish you and your family a blessed day tomorrow as well.

  2. SLIMJIM says:

    Thank you for these

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