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Social Justice and Scripture: Untie the Knot Pt.15

In the argument against “social justice” we now come to several of the most important Scripture passages.

  • Romans 13 and 1 Peter 2: The relationship of Christians to their earthly governments.
  • Matthew 17 and 22 (and parallel passages): Christ’s view on taxation.

Social Justice and Scripture: Untie the Knot Pt.14

Aside from Acts 2 and 4, perhaps the most common Christian argument for socialism is the “welfare system” of ancient Israel.

Let’s look at the arguments from the Jubilee and the gleaning laws.

Social Justice and Scripture: Untie the Knot Pt.13

What of “socialism” in the Bible?

Many Christians (including professors, pastors, and leaders) reason that since God desires us to do good toward others, the government should step in to provide for those whose needs are not met. They call this the “safety net.” They consider it an aspect of caring for one’s neighbor. They deny that the result is “confiscation” and “redistribution” of wealth.

I respect their desire to do good toward others, but I consider their position ill-informed.

Social Justice and Scripture: Untie the Knot Pt.12

I’ve argued that the case for freedom is—and can only be—the case that freedom is moral.

Then let’s go to our moral guide. Let’s go to Scripture.

Social Justice and Scripture: Untie the Knot Pt.11

If the United States was truly exceptional, what has happened to it?

How did the U.S. fall from its place as the world’s beacon of freedom and individual rights? How did the nation of achievers and owners become the “entitlement state” of looters and moochers?