Skip to comments.Five Ways Social Justice Stands in Opposition to Authentic, Biblical Justice
Posted on 11/05/2019 9:58:40 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Social justice. We hear about it everywhere. The term seems so user friendly. It elicits positive emotions and vibes. Yet, as with so many other things, appearances can deceive. The fact that something glitters doesnt necessarily mean it is gold. It might look good, but that doesnt mean its of God. The way that looks right actually may lead to destruction.
So it is with social justice.
What Is Social Justice?
In 2013, Dr. Calvin Beisner of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation wrote an excellent booklet in which he warned about the erroneous and perilous ideas promoted by the social justice movement (SJM). Titled Social Justice: How Good Intentions Undermine Justice and Gospel, the booklet begins with a vivid illustration from Dr. Beisners family life. Dr. Beisner uses it to explain what social justice means. We summarize the illustration like this:
Calvin Beisner and his teenage son A. J. frequently play ping-pong. Typically the score is lopsided, with one player beating the other badly. Some observers may object. Isnt the winner being heavy-handed and hardhearted, callous and lacking compassion? Shouldnt Beisner and A. J. simply add up the total number of points, divide by two, and assign the same score to each player? After all, both are made in Gods image. Leveling out the score would only be fair, rectifying the disparity between players and compensating for the strengths and weakness of both. Pride and feelings of inferiority would be eliminated, gloating and discouragement overshadowed.
What does this illustrate on a societal level? It showcases a major goal of the SJMredistribution of wealth.
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“Social Justice” is a term that is so wrong on so many levels.
For one thing, it is not “social”, but “socialist”, which is essentially an ANTI-social view of the world. For another, the “justice” is in no way, shape, form or manner remotely like a duly reasoned, legal application of any existing law code based on fairness or precedent.
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GREAT POINTS! In charity, rights lie with the GIVER, not the recipient.
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Strange, it works when I clicked it.
Anyway, try this:
He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justly,
To love [d]mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God?
Social justice rests on two false leftist premises.
For one thing, hey don’t believe in retributive justice, but in redistributive “justice.” They think that any advantage anyone has, however much it may have been earned, is “unfair” and must be eliminated.
Secondly, they do not see or believe in individuals. They see people only as members of groups: black/white, rich/poor, etc. So their idea of “justice” is to harm the “advantaged group” for the alleged benefit of the “disadvantaged group.” (Of course, the only ones who ever really benefit are the lefties themselves, the only ones they actually care about.)
There’s a really important 5:22-minute PragerU video that examines how the Bible is the foundation for Western justice. Biblical justice is rational justice.
Social justice is what you get when you take Jesus out of regular justice.
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