Reparations for slavery? This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.
Remember Zaccheus, a hated Jewish tax collector, who were known for over-charging? But then he met and believed in Jesus, saying, “Behold, Lord, half of my possessions I will give to the poor, and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will give back four times as much.”
That is biblical restitution—voluntary repayment to those directly harmed. Contrast that to the call for slavery reparations today that would compel those who didn’t commit injustice to pay those who weren’t directly harmed, which only fosters entitlement and resentment.
This weekend we’ll discuss the greatest social injustice: abortion.