Biblical Justice vs Social Justice

by Mike Ratliff

1 “At the end of every seven years you shall grant a release of debts. 2 And this is the form of the release: Every creditor who has lent anything to his neighbor shall release it; he shall not require it of his neighbor or his brother, because it is called the Lord’s release. Deuteronomy 15:1-2 (NKJV) 

I was contacted by a friend right after Christmas about writing a post comparing what the Bible says about “justice” and how it is used by many today who call themselves “Social Justice Warriors.” I looked up the Hebrew and Greek words. I studied the context. It was very difficult to see how anyone could take those passages and come up with the Progressive political context called Social Justice from that. I did more research. I then found a very well grounded and well written article by E. Calvin Beisner that nailed it. If you read the entire article I assure you that you will not be confused by what is going on by this topic any longer.  The article is called Biblical Justice vs. Social Justice.

4 thoughts on “Biblical Justice vs Social Justice

  1. The term Social Justice really doesn’t mean much of anything. Why? Nobody knows what the term means. Ask 10 people and you’ll get 10 different answers. It just doesn’t have a good solid definition. Ask those same 10 people what Biblical Justice is and you’ll get one answer, mainly because it is well and truly defined.


  2. Doug, whatever the “definition” used by “progressives” it is a tool being used by them to hijack Christianity to use it for their Socialist agenda. If you read what their end goals are, it is nothing more than “socialism.” It is not Christianity and Jesus never taught it.


  3. I agree with you, Mike. It’s another red herring Satan drags across our path to distract us from our true goal. Just like the argument given by the LGBTQ folks that it isn’t against God’s Law to practice their ‘life style’. Problem is, Paul wrote in his letters to the Romans and to the Corinthians quite the opposite. (I Cor 6:9-10 and Rom 1:18-32)

    Just one such to illistrate.


  4. I really like the comments that Beisner writes and particularly the distinction of positive and negative Justice and the difference between Justice and charity and grace.

    Thanks for putting this up.

    I reposted on my own site, and a few thoughts on the use of the word Justice in the modern English versions. Too long to put in comment.


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