Is Christian Activism Biblical?
Catholics and evangelical church leaders twist scriptures to fight social justice and political change. Christian activists threaten the Gospel because they are setting a bad testimony that other Christians follow.
Activism can be useful for society; it’s a necessary voice, but it’s not the same as Biblical justice—recognize and reject the counterfeit
Christians must recognize the difference between Biblical and social justice. They are not the same. The latter is a counterfeit that we must reject. True justice promotes unity in Christ.
Knowing that some Christian churches like ECLA accept transgender Pastors shows how Satan infiltrated churches. There is a spectrum of deception. If ECLA is deceived with such travesty, we shouldn’t wonder how progressive groups like Christianity Today can also be seduced by counterfeit social justice.
How Christian leaders fall for Satan’s distraction
Satan wants Christians involved in social issues, its a distraction. Liberal Christians fall for the duplicity of intersectionality, radical feminism, moralistic deism, and racial inequality perpetuated by mainstream media.
As citizens of heaven, Christians are set-apart for a higher calling, not be an activist.
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Unfortunate turn of progressive Christians who justify LGBTQ rights, deceptive racial inequality, and others politicking
- Progressive churches in the USA supported the Marxist-atheist Black Lives Matters (BLM) organization openly in their social media account.
- United Church of Christ supports who BLM also endorsed same-sex marriage.
- Lutherans (ECLA) support also supports BLM justice, fights for LGBTQ rights, allow same-sex marriage, and admits lesbian and transgender Pastors.
- Faithful America fights for social justice reform and support same-sex marriage and the BLM group. They are unified with “pro-abortion Democrats” in rejecting a “pro-life US president.”
- In the Philippines, Catholics and evangelicals oppose several government decisions. They argue with the supreme court, rebuke lawmaker decisions openly—in the guise of social justice and moral accountability. It is setting a bad example.
Christian activists often quote Ephesians 5 and Proverbs 31 to justify politicking and social activism
To be clear, Ephesians 5:11-12 warns Christians to be set apart. Rebuke heathens and have nothing to do with darkness but convict them. Proverbs 31:9 tells us to help defend the fatherless, widow, oppressed, just as Nehemiah did. These verses are misconstrued.
They are not about civil authority; neither does it encourage civil disobedience. In fact, Paul taught the opposite. “Such resistance greatly displeases the Lord our God,” said apologist Chuck Swindoll.
Unless authorities are trying to prevent Christians from worshiping God, the church is not able to tell the government what to do. Take Jesus’ example in fighting the government; He did nothing.
Justice and righteousness are important to God. But even Jesus avoided entanglements because all authorities are accountable to God, NOT to men—God will deal with unrighteousness.
When Egypt enslaved God’s people, He rescued them from systemic racism through Moses. However, chaos ensued amongst them. God sent prophets to judge them. In the end, God sent Jesus, and upon His second return, will true social justice come.
When the Apostles said ‘submit to the authorities and respect them,’ They were asking the impossible. Roman authorities were abusive, and they were killing Christians!
Citizens of heaven fight to win souls on earth!
What did the apostles do to fight social injustice?
Well, NONE. There are NO biblical examples of “Christian activism.” Instead, Christ suffered, and the apostles martyred because of politics. Jesus faced social injustice all His life. Though He rebuked religious leaders, He never encouraged civil protest. [Apologist Steve Urick]
“Spiritual issue” is more important than “social issues,” said apologist John MacArthur. Citizens of heaven fight to win souls on earth!
Bottom line, only the Gospel can bring social justice
Christians can rally behind non-church causes who fight for persecuted Christians. But it only aids symptoms. What is better than activism? Actively share the gospel, the answer to the ills of society (John 1:5), said writer John Soulliere. Only Jesus can bring real change.
In author Scott David Allen’s book, Why Social Justice Is Not Biblical Justice, he warns, “Recognize and reject the counterfeit.
Actively share the gospel, the answer to the ills of society.
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