Without going into detail at this point, the LORD spoke to me about something this morning in such a way as to not only shift my perceptions of it, but perhaps yours too.
Social Justice – it’s a huge buzz word that is used to describe a myriad of causes. Yet not all causes labeled under this heading are just. In fact, some of them should be relabeled, “Social Injustice.”
I recognize that those who support the causes I am about to detail tend to believe wholeheartedly that what they are doing is right. However, I also know that where it comes to the non-regenerated heart that, according to scripture, it is described as deceitful and desperately wicked.
There were two causes the LORD highlighted for me this morning that are key issues in this nation and my case in point.
- Reproductive Rights
So, to right this apparent wrong we have reproductive rights which enable women to rid themselves of these things before they become too big or troublesome.Is this social justice? And if so, for whom? When a cause promotes the rights of some due to what often comes about due to poor decisions but destroys others who are the innocent result, how can that be called just?
- LGBTQ – (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer)
This too is one of the key causes of “social justice” in this generation. Yet is it just?Some may initially overgeneralize this movement as “gay rights” but there is much more at play here. Now it is about identity. The lie is that God “accidentally” makes people with flaws and it is up to us to fix them. So if I feel like a girl but I look like a boy then it is just for us to correct the problem.
Yet the result is wrought with complications. There is a generation of confusion where people find themselves not only questioning whether they are “gay or straight” but whether they are truly of the opposite sex but living in the wrong body.
Even choosing which restroom to enter has become a complex decision and a matter that promotes debate and conflict.
My purpose in pointing out these movements is not to bash people but to highlight the subtle lies that the enemy is using to bring about his ultimate goals which, put simply, are killing, stealing and destroying.
Yes, people are impassioned about these issues but the premise with which they draw their conclusions is a lie.
Social justice is not new. In fact, James describes it as care for the widows and the orphans.
Jesus manned a cause for social justice that included healing the sick, restoring site to the blind and setting free the captives. Ultimately He went on to die for His cause, so clearly it is one He believed in wholeheartedly.
To see these current causes for social justice compared with scriptural examples one cannot help but note a stark contrast.
So I will call these things and others like them for what they are, SOCIAL INJUSTICE. It’s time we return to the heart of the matter and support the definition of justice that brings life and not death, unity and not division, clarity and not confusion.
~ Mitch Salmon