He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8
“Social justice is a gospel issue.” If you’ve heard this said once recently, you’ve likely heard it dozens of times.
This phrase has become the rallying cry of prominent evangelical leaders, many of which are under 50, who believe that Christians and the church have the duty to rectify perceived injustices against blacks, women, homosexuals/transgenders, and other designated oppressed groups.
The push has become so strong so quickly that another group of evangelicals, wary that social justice initiatives and associations will lead to compromise of the saving gospel, has written The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel.
This weekend on The Christian Worldview, Cal Beisner, founder of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation and author of Social Justice vs. Biblical Justice: How Good Intentions Undermine Justice and Gospel, will join us to discuss why The Statement was written, who the leaders are on both sides, and what the church’s role is with regard to these issues.