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Social Justice?
• Are Christians to be social? Yes! Lk.10:29• to live in companionship with others or in a
community, rather than in isolation
• Act 2:44 And all who believed were
together and had all things in common.
• We are the body of Christ, the family of
God, Band of Brothers
• Gen 4:9 Then the LORD said to Cain,
"Where is Abel your brother?" He said, "I
do not know; am I my brother's keeper?"
Justice?
• Mic 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is
good; and what does the LORD require of
you but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?
• How many kinds of Justice are there?
• Why is it “social justice” and not Justice?
• Col 3:25 For the wrongdoer will be paid
back for the wrong he has done, and there
is no partiality. Lk.6:31
I declare
• “We hold these truths to be selfevident, that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator
with certain unalienable Rights, that
among these are Life, Liberty, and the
Pursuit of Happiness.” USA
• “from each according to his ability, to
each according to his needs.” Marx
• Equal start or equal results?
Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil
• George Orwell; Political language—and with
variations this is true of all political
parties, from Conservatives to
Anarchists—is designed to make lies sound
truthful and murder respectable, and to
give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
• John Adams stated: “Abuse of words has
been the great instrument of sophistry
and chicanery, of party, function, and
division of society.”
What’s the Difference?
• “Social justice” is often a euphemism for
socialism justice or Gov’t control and
often isn’t justice at all, but injustice!
• Affirmative action? Quotas and
preferences, not best qualified!
• Abortion – fair for who? The innocent?
• “Living wage” – Chicago teachers $68k
• Slavery reparations?
Euphemisms
• A euphemism is a vague expression that is
used to conceal a harsh reality
• “Affirmative Action” – 1. Racial
preferences 2. Reverse Discrimination
• “Alternative Lifestyle” - 1. Homosexuality
2. Perversion
• “Anti-Choice” – Pro-Life
• “Choice”, “Reproductive Rights” – Abortion
• “Death with Dignity” - 1. Euthanasia 2.
Assisted Suicide
Euphemisms
• “Contributions”, “Investments”, “Fair
Share”, “Economic Patriotism” – Taxes
• “Emergency contraception” – Abortion
• “Man Caused Disaster” - Terrorist act
• “Undocumented Worker” – Illegal Alien
• Homeless or Disadvantaged – Bums
• Extreme right wing fundamentalists,
homophobes – principled and passionate
nonviolent conservatives
• Planned Parenthood?
Sincere liberals vs. Hypocrisy
• I respect those who really sacrifice and
serve, however why are we listening to
hypocritical “liberal” millionaires?
• “Liberal” supporter - Denise Rich
Renounces U.S. Citizenship, Will Save
Tens Of Millions
• Obama cabinet tax dodgers and his own
tax return! Obama 2000-20006 never
offered more than six percent of his
income to charity. Twice he gave less than
1% of his earnings.
Obama Tax returns, 2008 $855,000 6.5% Charity
his hunger drives him
• We Conservative Christians are willing
to affirm true justice in society!
• However, are Liberals willing to address
widespread corruption of welfare,
Medicare…laziness…!! The Bible does!
• 2Th 3:10 For even when we were with
you, this we commanded you, that if any
would not work, neither should he eat.
• Pro 16:26 The laborer's appetite works
for him; his hunger drives him on. NIV
True Religion
• Jam 1:27 Religion that is pure and
undefiled before God, the Father, is
this: to visit orphans and widows in their
affliction, and to keep oneself unstained
from the world.
• 1Ti 5:3 Honor widows who are truly
widows; not less than sixty years of age,
having been the wife of one husband…
• Ruth and Naomi – Gleaning the fields
“this could have been given to the
poor."
• Mat 26:8 “And when the disciples saw it,
they were indignant, saying, "Why this
waste? For this could have been sold for a
large sum and given to the poor."
• Mat 26:11 For you always have the poor
with you, but you will not always have me.
• Jhn 12:6 He (Judas) said this, not because
he cared about the poor, but because he
was a thief, and having charge of the
moneybag he used to help himself to what
was put into it.
What about Spiritual justice?
• 2Cr 8:13 For I do not mean that others
should be eased and you burdened, but
that as a matter of fairness
• 2Cr 8:14 your abundance at the present
time should supply their need, so that
their abundance may supply your need,
that there may be fairness.
• Should non tithers have same voice as
those who sacrificially give?
• Should we expect spiritual justice!!
God expects…
• Mt.25:35-46 ‘the King will answer them,
'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of
the least of these my brothers, you did it
to me.'
• Mat 25:15 To one he gave five talents, to
another two, to another one, to each
according to his ability. Then he went away.
(God didn’t give equally, expected same
percentage of return; 100%!)
• God expects a tithe from all income groups
Greed and Generosity are not
income specific
• Mar 12:42 And a poor widow came and
put in two small copper coins, which make
a penny.
• 1Ti 6:10 For the love of money is a root
of all kinds of evils.
• Jam 4:1 What causes quarrels and what
causes fights among you? Is it not this,
that your passions are at war within you?
Was Jesus a Socialist?
• How many times did he feed the hungry?
• What did he say about those who ate?
• Jhn 6:26 Jesus answered them, "Truly,
truly, I say to you, you are seeking me,
not because you saw signs, but because
you ate your fill of the loaves.”
• Did He heal all the sick? Why did He
heal?
• Jhn 9:1 As he passed by, he saw a man
blind from birth.
I came not to…
• Mar 2:16-17 And the scribes of the
Pharisees, when they saw that he was
eating with sinners and tax collectors,
said to his disciples, "Why does he eat
with tax collectors and sinners?" And
when Jesus heard it, he said to them,
"Those who are well have no need of a
physician, but those who are sick. I
came not to call the righteous, but
sinners."
“Christian” “Idolatry”
• Ever inverse the 1st and 2nd
Commandments? Ever love men above God?
Glory of self?
• Do you give to Charities or Ministries?
• Give a man a fish – feed him for a day,
• Teach a man to fish – feed him for a
lifetime,
• Introduce him to the Fisher of men and He
can live abundantly and Eternally!!
Never substitute a
smaller cross for the
blood stained one!
Jer 8:11-12 They dress the wound of my people as though
it were not serious. "Peace, peace," they say, when there
is no peace. Are they ashamed of their loathsome
conduct?
Suffering is the symptom, Sin is the Disease! Only Jesus
can cure our greatest problem – preach the gospel!
There’s a Difference!
• Between Gov’t and the Church! Godless
Bureaucracy compared to godly and
personal relationships! Strict guidelines.
• Forced taxation and true “charity”
1 Cor.13, Motives are everything!
• Rewarding the unproductive or not
paying any tax (contributing) and
punishing the risk takers and inventors
• Welfare and gleaning (workfare)
We all know about the…
• Greedy Capitalists and arrogant rich!
• Welfare cheats and abusers
• Couple who got divorced to get more
gov’t $ and a second trailer
• Christians abusing extended
unemployment, sickness, injury…
• Exorbitant costs of healthcare to cover
the non paying
http://www.fairfoundation.org
Is this Social Justice? Preferential allocations for diseases
largely contracted through ungodly behavior?
What is justice or fair?
• Churches buying victims out of slavery,
human trafficking
• Missionary stopping me from giving $ to
mangled gypsy child
• Red Cross in Haiti refusing to unload
relief ships
• US aid redistributed after Pacific
Tsunami as from al Qaeda
• Local couple needing a hotel for the night
Fair?
• Preexisting conditions? Can we do that for
life insurance too?
• Mayor Street stopping live stop program b/c
poor can’t afford insurance
• Is it fair to foreigner who follows the rule
of law and there’s no room for him?
• Please give us exact numbers of what is fair!
Income tax, Immigrants…
• Why do some lawbreakers get full Soc. Sec.
benefits when those paying in for years get
nothing?
Before it’s too late
• First they came for the rich, and I did not
speak out because I was not rich,
• Then they confiscated owners of properties,
and I did not speak out because I did not
own property.
• Then they took away our right to bear arms,
but I didn't speak out because I didn't have
guns.
• Then they came for me and denied me my
freedom of speech and religion, and there
was no one left to speak for me,”
Christian Idolatry?!
• Many seek to reverse the curse of Sin on
man’s terms! Cure all disease, change men’s
hearts, no one hungry or homeless…
• Many seek a premature attempt to usher
in the Millennial Kingdom without the King!
They will hate His rule and revolt in time!
Rev.20, Ps.2
• Many are distracted with a lesser good in
place of our higher calling! Exaltation,
Edification, Evangelism!
Euphemisms
• Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said that a
good catchword can stop thought for 50
years.
• T.S. Eliot said, long ago: "Half of the harm
that is done in this world is due to people
who want to feel important. They don't
mean to do harm -- but the harm does not
interest them. Or they do not see it, or
they justify it because they are absorbed
in the endless struggle to think well of
themselves."
Islam = Social Justice
• However, Robert F. Shedinger, a professor at
Iowa’s Luther College, has a different
argument. He thinks Jesus was actually…a
Muslim. Yes, really. In fact, he wrote a book
explaining all about it:
• Got that? According to Shedinger, Islam is a
“social justice movement,” not a religion, and
since Christ supposedly supported “social
justice,” that makes him a Muslim. To quote
him, “I came to the conclusion that [Islam] was
a social justice movement and I think that’s who
Jesus was in the first century so I conclude
Jesus is more like a Muslim.”
Facts on Social Justice
• Nearly four out of ten children overall and
seven out of ten black children are born to
unmarried women. These children are
seven times more likely to experience
poverty
• Roughly 80 percent of all long-term
poverty occurs in single-parent homes
• From 1965 to 1995, the unwed birth rate
quadrupled, from under 8 percent to 32
percent. (National Vital Statistics Report
2000)
Facts on Social Justice
• Divorce and unwed childbearing costs U.S.
taxpayers $112 billion each year.
• Within three years of their release, 67.5
percent of former prisoners are
rearrested and 46.9 percent are
reconvicted.
• Within 10 years of the 1996 welfare
reform, caseloads shrunk by more than
half, the employment of single mothers
surged upward, and 1.6 million fewer
American children were living in poverty.
Facts on Social Justice
• Compared with those who rarely or
never attend religious services,
individuals who attend nearly once a
week or more are 25 percent more likely
to donate to charity and 23 percent
more likely to volunteer
• Since launching the War on Poverty in
1965, government has spent $15.9
trillion on means-tested welfare
programs.

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