Monday, March 24, 2008

Gospel and Injustice

Thabiti Anyabwile @ is dealing with the issues of the Gospel , Social Justice, and Worldview. He covers:

The Gospel for the Wronged

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!
Seek justice,
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.

The gospel of Jesus Christ answers all of our needs, beginning in this life and completely in the life to come.

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