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Social Justice- we hear much about this today.

 

In racial discussions, there is a loud cry for justice, sometimes for clear reasons, other times for more marxist reasons.  And woke so-called Generation Z is interested in justice, and whether the church's gospel is beautiful and just, it interests them and they'll accept such a gospel.

 

The gospel is justice indeed.  But not as Gen Z desires, nor how the social justice warriors define justice.

 

Romans 3:21-26 explains:

 

But now the righteousness (justice) of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ to all and on all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God has set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time His righteousness: that He might be just, and the Justifier of him which believes in Jesus.

 

Herein we learn what gospel justice means. When Jesus was on the cross and cried "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me" - this was a cry related to the justice of God, yea, the wrath of God falling upon the substitute. For God to remain just, He must judge sin.  This tells us how God can remain just and yet justify and save sinners.  It is the substitution of Jesus Christ as a sacrifice on the cross at Golgotha, that allows God to redeem a sinner, by first judging the sin. God remains JUST and is the JUSTIFIER of them which believe.

 

You may have social justice, but this is God's justice -according to the gospel. In this world men have been unjust, and will continue to be unjust. We rejoice when culture is somewhat just or moves that direction (not towards marxism mind you), but ultimately the only justice that matters is that justice of God related to the cross, where Jesus died as the sinner's substitute. He rose from the dead as the great affirmation that God is satisfied and justice has been met.

 

Reader, where do you stand in regard to God's justice program? 

  • Still in your sins, or
  • have you repented & believed in Jesus Christ? 

If the former, hell is your just reward; if the latter, God reckons your righteous (just) in His sight, by your being "in Christ."  By the way, hell is just. If you die without Christ, God will be just in sending you there.