David N. Gray posted a comment · Apr 16, 2022
I agree with this article except that I'm worried that there seems to be an implication that the message of Jesus is purely spiritual and shouldn't have any social implications. Is it not possible that people strive for social justice because they see that as being what is needed to follow the command of Jesus to love our neighbor? Over the centuries, the message of Jesus and the work of the Holy Spirit have slowly and subtly transformed our expectations for society. (I think this is what Mat 13:31-33 is about.) So in a country that likes to think of itself as a Christian nation, the culture is to some extent influenced by a Christian perspective. We do need to be careful that the influence is flowing in the right direction, and that requires some wisdom and spiritual discernment, not just reflexively opposing anything new.
Swkh310 posted a comment · Apr 12, 2022
Or, maybe in our very limited, feeble minds, we are incapable of understanding God's glory, God's infinite love, and God's compassion. In other words, maybe the Lord was sent here to redeem sinners AND be an aggressive agent for massive social change. Who is qualified to say He is an either/or God?