The Gospel for the Wrongdoer
What the Gospel Demands of Those Witnessing Injustice
Consider Isaiah 1:16-18:
“Wash and make yourselves clean.
Take your evil deeds
out of my sight!
Stop doing wrong,
learn to do right!
encourage the oppressed.
Defend the cause of the fatherless,
plead the case of the widow.
“Come now, let us reason together,”
says the LORD.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson,
they shall be like wool.” (Is. 1:16-28)
Our gospel marching orders are clear:
1. Take up the cause of the afflicted.
2. Seek the repentance of the oppressor.
3. Seek justice without partiality.
4. Rejoice always that Christ has defeated sin and all its entailments.