Social Justice: The Demise of the Christian Church

“THE GOVERNMENT’S OBLIGATION,” OR OUR OWN?

by Richard Matrisciano, TPATH Contributor, ©2015

(Aug. 24, 2015) — There are those who believe I am a whacko, right wing, uber-conservative Christian. Well, I wear that label with pride because it means I actually know, and believe, what God says in the Bible. It also means I don’t accept the Progressive Christian alternative that preaches social justice in lieu of biblical truth.

Why? Because those who pastor in a “church of nice” are on the wrong side of social justice. Social justice becomes their mantra, their call to action, their primary reason for being. For them, not addressing evil, which in this context is akin to being politically correct, is the “nice” thing to do – and it doesn’t rock the boat.

And that, my friends, is the biggest threat to the Christian church. I have been saying for years that there are two versions of social justice – Biblical and Progressive.

Biblical Social Justice requires us, as INDIVIDUALS, to seek out and help the least of our brethren, using the time, talent and treasure given us by God.

Progressive Social Justice defers helping the least of our brethren to the GOVERNMENT. Let IT determine who they are and how much each should get. No personal responsibility required.

The Parable of the Sheep and Goats found in Matthew’s gospel explains the difference. At the Last Judgement Jesus will separate us into sheep and goats. He’ll tell the sheep they are the chosen ones because they cared for him when he was hungry, thirsty, a stranger, naked, ill and in prison. Surprised, they will ask, when did WE do this for you? When YOU did it for the least of my brethren, YOU did it for me He will reply. Note Jesus is saying the chosen took personal responsibility to care for the least of their brethren. This is biblical social justice.

Jesus then excoriates the goats telling them, when you did not personally care for the least of my brethren YOU condemned yourselves. We know, because they call Him LORD, they were believers. Perhaps they didn’t feel responsible to care for the least of their brethren because it was the government’s obligation. They felt justified deferring individual responsibility to a nanny state. This is an example of progressive social justice and according to the bible those following it are doomed.

If you attend church, listen to your pastor’s homilies. Do they advocate collaboration with secular humanists in the name of social justice? Do they push socialist or globalist ideology as an answer to inequality and poverty? Is climate change more important than the evil desecration of human life by Planned Parenthood or ISIS?

ISIS is a serious threat to Christians and others around the world, but will not be the demise of the Christian church. If the Crescent Moon ever sits atop the basilica dome at St. Peter’s in the Vatican, ISIS won’t be the reason. The demise of the church will come from within. It will happen as religious leaders continue to drift away from a biblical theology of good versus evil and continue to embrace a social justice based on socialist, globalist and humanist ideology.

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One Response to "Social Justice: The Demise of the Christian Church"

  1. OPOVV   Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 11:24 AM

    There’s no possible misunderstanding the dictates of the Quran: “Kill Jews and Christians wherever Ye may find them.”
    It even goes so far as to the proper place and time: any place; any time.
    In a mosque; anywhere.
    If killing interferes with prayer-time, it’s acceptable to make-up the prayers later, after the killings of the Infidels, as it says, word-for-word, in the Quran.
    If fellow Muslims are murdered while in the process of murdering Infidels, that’s entirely acceptable: collateral Muslim casualties will automatically go to paradise. The moral? Don’t feel safe being the only Infidel among 100 Muslims on a plane.
    But Islam’s greatest assets are the ignorant Christians and Obots who actually consider Islam as a religion and not a political philosophy.
    Also, believe it or not, there are some, even at this late date, Americans who actually believe that Obama is a president, and a reelected president at that, and haven’t a clue about Obama’s Constitutionality ineligibility and all the other evidence (or lack-of) why Obama is just a DE FACTO PRESIDENT.
    The keyword why the ISIS flag may someday fly over St. Peter’s and the White House is just plain and simple stupidity, which America has an abundance of, reference the “Iran Nuclear Deal”, which clearly favors Obama’s Iranian bosses.

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