I'm A Social Justice Pastor

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Many of you have probably heard Glenn Beck ranting about the evils of social justice. Glen Beck seems to ooze vitriol, misunderstanding and lies. I am not sure which bible Mr. Beck reads, but I think that he should take another read at scripture passages such as Matthew 25: 31-46. Or maybe you should read Jeremiah 22:16 or possibly Micah 6:8. Perhaps, Exodus 22:21. Maybe we should all heed the warning of Ezekiel 16:49 . We have begun to sound sadly similar to Jeremiah 5:26-28: "...Fat and sleek...refusing to provide justice and deny[ing] the rights of the poor."

What Mr. Beck fail to realize is that the bible is no proponent of Capitalism and does not see the American way of doing things as the highest or best way of doing things. As Christians, we are held to a much higher standard than the mighty dollar. The American dream may be to collect wealth, buy homes and tons of stuff. But the dream that God has for us is far greater. God's dream for our life is that we would, above all else, make much of him in this world. We make much of God when we surrender our life to him. We make much of God when we spend our lives on others. When there is an injustice, we make much of God by seeing that that injustice is righted. What Mr. Beck fails to grasp is that social justice that is rooted in the cause of Christ is honoring to God.

Mr. Beck, I, too, am a social justice Pastor because at the heart of the teachings of Jesus was a mandate to help the poor. At the heart of the teachings of Jesus was a call to stand with the widows. We would all do well to heed this warning from the Prophet Isaiah (10:1-3):

What sorrow awaits the unjust judges and those who issue unfair laws.They deprive the poor of justice and deny the rights of the needy among my people. They prey on widows and take advantage of orphans.What will you do when I punish you, when I send disaster upon you from a distant land? To whom will you turn for help? Where will your treasures be safe?
The bible is not ambiguous regarding social justice; it is clear! As believers, we must stand for it. As believers, we must do justice, love mercy and walk with humility with God!

Do you believe in Social Justice and will not leave your church if they do too? Then tell Mr. Beck here!

Let's end on a lighter note with the always hilarious, Stephen Colbert:


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