So, I plead with my brothers and sisters in Christ, “It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery” (Gal 5:1). Social Justice philosophically is a yoke of slavery which binds the conscience of believers.
I love the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), even with all her faults.
Years - Language - Social - Justice - Denomination
Over the past several years, the language of Social Justice has become more prevalent within my beloved denomination. Very true, racial sins are often plaguing sins among us all. This same topic of Social Justice has been growing within the broader PCA since before the year of racial reconciliation. A few years ago, it is possible one General Assembly (GA) moderator was elected precisely because of his views on Social Justice.
In a prayer of repentance a few years ago during an optional GA event, the attendees corporately prayed from the bulletin, “We grieve that those who have spoken the Gospel truth on our racial unity-in-diversity have been shouted down as ‘Cultural Marxists’ or ‘social justice warriors’ rather than celebrated as servants of the Gospel.” Tensions are obviously running high at GA over Social Justice.
Prayer - Philosophy - Ideas - Definition - Moment
Though those who drafted this prayer are well-meaning, it is doubtful they know the philosophy behind these ideas. Without a specific definition for the moment other than a person is considered guilty by class association, Social Justice is a worthy topic, but it also is a core principle of Socialism and Cultural Marxism within academic, popular culture, and judicial circles. A new America, for better-or-worse, was cast in the political changes of the 1960s. And, as is always the case, churches tend to be microcosms of the culture at large. Such syncretism of cultural ideas is inevitable. Thus churches should always be “reforming” – working through...
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