When Social Justice Loses its Way
Dr. Steve Minor
Administrator Church Politics
“And he looked for justice, but saw bloodshed;
for righteousness, but heard cries of distress.”
Liberal Ideology tends to make social justice a high regard. Some liberals, in discarding the transcendent nature of Christ in his church, go the extreme of making social justice not only a great emphasis, but in fact the “only” emphasis. Everything becomes interpreted according to Social Justice. Eventually they are left as the sole guardians of defining what qualifies as Social Justice and what does not. Thus, they leave open their own biases to make those decisions. Partisan politics then becomes very blurred and evolves into personal agendas posing as Social Justice. It becomes more of a cover for their personal opinions.
“When social forces press for the rejection of age-old Truth, then those who reject it will seek meaning in their own truth. These truths will rarely be Truth at all; they will be only collections of personal preferences and prejudices.”
— Dean Koontz, Forever Odd
Genuine justice will be recovered when we seek objective thinking, forfeiting the loose, relative ideal of “social,” which changes with every generation as well as every four/eight years with new elected officials. The authentic pursuit of justice in not waged on wavering social opinions, but upon objective prophetic convictions.
The first step is finding a way to remove your own ego from these matters. Would you be willing to stand with different labels, especially if those labels have staunchly contradicted your own sentiments in times past? Will a generations established Democrat stand with Republicans to seek greater renewal which benefits everyone instead of choice biases? Will Republicans join Democrats to assert openness in all of politics? By shedding these shallow labels we can begin to discard the easy manipulation of political spinsters and begin to think for ourselves instead of how we are told to think. We gain a greater strength and effect when we unite in the name of God instead of the narrow thinking of political parties. Stepping out of these artificial shadows will not only save our own souls, but genuine prophetic justice will have a chance to assert righteous paths for all the people.
What have the prophets sent by God fought to achieve? What moved them to risk their lives to establish for God’s sake instead of their mere preferences? Prophetic Justice will require purging egos from the considerations and renewing concerns of how God might seek this difference.