Posted by: maboulette | August 5, 2011

SOCIAL JUSTICE


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What did  Christ said about social justice!   How many of you are practicing social justice?  There are some who say that social justice is a perversion of the gospel….but I believe it is at the heart of the gospel.

Luke 6:20-21 Then he looked up at his disciples and said: ‘Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
‘Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled. ‘Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.

Luke 4:16-19 When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:    ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.’

Matthew 25:34-36 Then the king will say to those at his right hand, “Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.”

Mark 10:21-22 Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, “You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” When he heard this, he was shocked and went away grieving, for he had many possessions.

Mark 12:41-44 He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums.  A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny.  Then he called his disciples and said to them, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury.  For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”

Luke 14:12-14  He said also to the one who had invited him, “When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

Luke 16:19-25 “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores. The poor man died and was carried away by the angels to be with Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried.   In Hades, where he was being tormented, he looked up and saw Abraham far away with Lazarus by his side. He called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in agony in these flames.’ But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that during your lifetime you received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in agony.

Luke 11:39-42 Then the Lord said to him, “Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness. You fools!  Did not the one who made the outside make the inside also? So give for alms those things that are within; and see, everything will be clean for you. “But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and herbs of all kinds, and neglect justice and the love of God.

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  1. Jesus was not about Social justice. He was about putting your spiritual life and relationship with God FIRST before anything else. For most people that pertains to their wallet. Things haven’t changed much. Jesus didn’t teach that we should all be poor, He taught that your love for God should come first.

    • And where did you find that I said Jesus taught that we should all be poor? Steve – you need to open your eyes – -yes, Christ talk about God first – but he did teach about social justice – which you must have a different definition of than I do. Beside – I believe Christ was rather poor wasn’t he? Jesus was not about social justice????? What a laugh that is!!!! ROFL

      • The term Social Justice as it’s used now is a catch word of”Socialists” that have a goal for all of us to be equal. Redistribution of wealth on a more global basis than even what is being currently practiced in our own country. The current bevy of those pushing the “social justice” agenda regard the US as an imperialist nation that uses up way too much of the world’s resources and there by denies the more ’empoverished’ nations their chance at affluence. It’s the same old BS that the Soviets and Red Chinese pushed just after the turn of the last century. You can tie a pretty ribbon around it and call it Social Justice but it’s still Communism and Jesus was not a Communist no matter how you try to spin it.

      • You have been listening to Beck to0 much friend – social justice has nothing to do with Communist – and if it does then Jesus was a Communist because he preached and lived social justice. How old are you? Because you have no idea what the hell you are talking about!!

      • I’m 55 and I’ve been a practicing fundamental christian for over 35 years. I do know what today’s “social Justice’ proponents teach and it is nothing more than repackaged Communism straight out. I suggest that it is you who doesn’t know what you’re talking about or probably you do and you are an advocate of communism/socialism/Progressivism or whatever other ism you want that controls the freedoms that man seeks for himself. I believe my faith and my property is my own and belongs to me not the government. I have the right to do with it whatever I so choose not you.

      • Honey – I don’t want a damn thing of yours – this paranoid behavior is only in your head – what the hell do you think the government wants from you – what, you have to pay taxes – oh boo hoo – stop paying them!! But stop crying about the government wanting mine – mine – mine – you sound like a big baby!! Its mine – well, I have mine and i don’t want to give you any of mine!! Do you even realize how crazy you sound – no, no you don’t because if you did, you would stop!!

  2. The problem is you do though. All you left wingers think the government has an obligation to provide everything for anybody they deem unfortunate and you endorse it. I don’t mind paying taxes for things that are the legitimate role of government. What I am complaining about is the mass redistribution of wealth. If you are so blind that you can’t see that, I’m sorry but that is what is taking place. The reality is that you DO want to and you are taking from me, and that is my complaint. Everytime we as citizens allow the government to do anything for us, that’s one more infringement of our liberties and one step closer to enslavement. Open your eyes and look at the reality of what is going on. I have people that rent from me on Section 8 and food stamps that are living better than I am. Unwed girls are having more and more babies out of wedlock for a larger piece of government handout. This is the reality of what’s going on. Get off your sofa and look around and see for yourself, what I am telling you is true. I can’t believe any working person with half a brain would support this. Please explain, I’m dying to know how you justify it.

    • Steve – there is no mass redistribution of wealth – that is just something that Tea Party people believe because they believe the blacks want redistribution of wealth to pay them back for slavery!!

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