“Social Justice in the Ministry of the Church”
2 Corinthians 5:14-21
Last week we took a look at the role social justice played in the life of Jesus and concluded that it occupied a crucial place in his ministry. Should social justice also occupy a crucial role in the contemporary church? The world will claim that many of the injustices in the world can be corrected by better education, health care, redistribution of resources, socio-economic reforms, governmental reforms, and so on. Although some of these things may be helpful, none of them address the root cause of social injustices that have been endemic in the human condition going all the way back to Adam and Eve. The root cause is the depraved human heart. The answer to the poisoned heart is the gospel. Therefore, social justice must occupy a place in today’s church.