From the “it’s always something” department…
Southern Baptist pastor Grady Arnold submitted a resolution to the SBC (Southern Baptist Commission) this past week calling upon the SBC to “decry and reject the terms and framework of social justice,” that they “avoid the terms ‘social justice’,” and several other things.
The second sentence in the resolution contains this:
Whereas social justice by definition is based on anti-biblical and destructive concepts of Marxist ideology
Let’s take a tour and see how “anti-biblical” this justice thing is. (All emphasis mine.)
From this morning’s reading.
For YHWH your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who is not partial and takes no bribe, who executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and who loves the sojourners, providing them food and clothing.
You shall also love the sojourner1, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.
You shall fear YHWH your God;
Him alone you shall worship;
to Him you shall hold fast,
and by His name you shall swear.
He is your praise;
He is your God,
who has done for you these great and awesome things that your own eyes have seen.