I don't often re-post a blog's content that was used in another blog of mine. But, this post needs to be repeated.... at least one hundred times.
Me ~ There is a lot of discussion today about social justice. If I am
correct in reading the news, the Pope is encouraging this discussion.
What do you say about God and social justice?
There is a heresy that has crept into the Church that God/Jesus was
concerned about Social Justice. God our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was
concerned with every individuals' salvation. Yes, He addressed many
poor as they reached out to Him eager to listen. That did not mean Jesus
did not reach out to the wealthy, he did; and, even had dinner at their
house. Christ was about the salvation of every man - rich and poor. He
was not about 'group' justice. This is what we are being subjected to
Me ~ What do you mean 'group' justice?
~ Jesus was concerned first and foremost with individual righteousness
and the Kingdom of God. Our so called social justice is concerned with
group identity and political manipulation of groups in the name of
"justice". So, what is happening is that certain groups are being
politically favored in order that the controlling group who really rule
over and above every man are given the right to take property and wealth
from particular groups under them and redistribute their wealth by
'their' made man law which seems 'righteous' but what it really does is
allow the controlling group to keep their wealth by making others (not
in their circle group) pay what they (control group) deem to be their
The Lord God has always been concerned with
the heart of individuals and as we read His Word, we come to know that
He never conducted group healing or group therapies or group talk shows
(orchestrated by Him) proposing a certain agenda. Yes, many poor
gathered around Him and He talked to them but not as if they were a kind
of group that needed special attention. He said himself, "the poor you
will always have" Matthew 26:11. And thus, He demanded from every
individual to those less fortunate. He was concerned about the purity of
the individual heart and the calling of the elect into God's Kingdom -
His social justice.
Jesus never called upon the slaves
or poor to rise up and demand political redress by violence of fiat.
This notion was devised by atheists who do not believe that the human
heart can be saved and therefore choose to make laws to make people
behave by threat of violence to them. Hardly the same message that the
Lord and Savior Christ Jesus preached.
"If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing."
1 COR 13:3
at that scripture from Corinthians, we can ask "What does that mean?"
It means that no matter what you are rich or poor, if you have not love
in your heart you gain nothing. A poor man can be as unloving and
hateful as any rich man. We assume today that the rich are hateful and
that the poor are loving and kind = the 'good' people. This is not true
but a slogan of propaganda used by the control group. This was the
agenda the control group used against society in Jesus's time.
* re-posted from my blog "Wise Husband - The Brainy Husband"