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The False Ideology of Social Justice in the Modern Church

Updated on December 4, 2016

There is a buzzword circulating in the modern church system and government called, social justice. Many are ignorant of the roots of this “noble” goal to correct unfairness and bring about equality in our society. This sounds like a good idea, but it already has manifested in history through communism. The social justice façade seems noble and compassionate, but there is far more to it than meets the eye.

Many people in the modern churches are embracing this concept as a valid practice among themselves. This term has a politically motivated agenda behind it, and is not consistent with the Way of Christ. By looking deeper into this concept from a historical, philosophical and a Biblical standpoint, you may come to the same conclusion. It is important to recognize that there is a huge paradigm shift happening within our governing systems and within the man-driven church system. What is called "church" has become apostate because its values and ideologies have taken on the philosophies of humanism, socialism and new ageism.

The Ideology

The ideology starts by getting people from all areas of life feeling good about themselves because everyone who gets involved in movement believing they are doing the intrinsically good thing to benefit society as a whole. This noble human effort by doing the "right" things for society is the driving force behind for achieving the utopian goal. If this is reduced down a bit further, it equates to religious humanists trying to give themselves peace of mind in their man-made efforts. To be even blunter, it gives credit to mankind instead of God and the world can become a peaceful place without Him.

The United Nations has a plan. Annually, on February 20th, the World Day of Social Justice is observed. The mandate of social justice is about social integration and development objectives. These ideas are implemented into a sociopolitical program that strives for a one-world government.

As followers of Christ, we must understand that it is our duty through human effort to promote a platform based on the conviction of doing the "right" thing. From a Biblical perspective, man cannot save this world, it is a dying one and will be destroyed no matter what peace of mind that you may get from "noble" efforts.

The modern churches have presented social justice as a duty of a Christian, but this philosophy is the platform to a one-world governance in the "nobility" of trying to be just and fair. The social gospel has infiltrated the modern church system under the guise of social justice and activism. These things have literally replaced the genuine Gospel. The people are told that before the Gospel can be preached, feeding and clothing the needy takes precedence over salvation via the grace through Christ. The stepping stone of the social gospel is about social justice, but it is not the genuine Gospel. The true gift of salvation has been replaced with another type of salvation that comes from what society demands. The unadulterated message of the Gospel has become distorted with religious sounding words that have redefined the very nature of the great commission. Doing "noble" things under the umbrella of social justice is not the Gospel. When people try to add to it, or change it, they make themselves the "saviours" instead.

The true Gospel of Christ is about forgiveness of sin and accepting his gift of grace. It has nothing to do with the promotion of social justice. Social justice is a platform for a particular agenda, whereas Christ is the platform for the Gospel by what he has already done.

In a system of free enterprise people can work hard and keep what they earn.

Would you think it was fair if your hard earnings were taken away from you to support those who opt not to work?

This is not about people who are in need because of a situation forced on them that is out of their control, but those that believe that they deserve a fair share by wanting others to do it for them.

Genuine charity comes from a humble heart to give, not a self-righteous duty.

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but TO DO JUSTICE, AND TO LOVE KINDNESS, AND TO WALK HUMBLY WITH YOUR GOD – Micah 6:6-8

The social justice that is being promoted is not Biblical justice, but a “justice” that will be implemented and legislated by government. This means that those who are deemed greedy and wealthy by law can have their assets seized in the name of social justice for redistribution to poor.

The concept of freely giving in the New Testament contrasted with government intervention is light years apart. It is foretold in Scripture that government and religion will merge and become an antichrist initiative program.

Can you see that the genuine Gospel is being replaced with one of interfaith cooperation?

Social justice has become the focus, and the true Gospel has taken a back seat.

Social justice is not an acceptable substitute. The message of repentance and faith in Christ must be right on the forefront. Most modern churches have thrown away the issues of repentance, obedience, sin, reverence and holiness. Temporal noble things have tickled the ears of many in the name of peace and tolerance. The corrupt modern church system has accepted humanism, syncretism, and interfaith ideals corrupting them from within. The school system has embraced the government incentives that embrace New Ageism, socialism and Marxist ideals rendered to a common ground of socialism.

The manifestation of social justice will ruin Biblical doctrine that operates under grace leading to an intrusive system of legislated obedience, rather than being freely motivated from the heart of love that makes giving and help to others genuine.

If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, BUT HAVE NOT LOVE, I GAIN NOTHING. – 1 Corinthians 13:3

The love of God manifests from an individual heart with a cheerful willingness to give to others. A mandated law is the opposite, making it a requirement. When there is an involuntary possession of assets from the affluent to others, it not only runs counter to the constitution, but the New Testament doctrine as well. This represents the difference between political and spiritual motivation, or government versus allowing Christ to rule to bring freedom.

The question needs to be asked,

Did Christ come to save sinners from their sins as a person who had a passion for socialism?

Noble ideas can deceive those who sincerely want to help the needy and they can naively go along with a political agenda. The true way of Christ and socialism-communism are not compatible with each other. When a the man-driven church demands social justice, the essential doctrines of Christ are ignored. It removes him from being the center of the Gospel, to humanistic service.

The Emergent Church philosophy has already embraced this false “gospel.”

Here is one of the of the goals of the communist party in the United States in 1963:

#27 Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a "religious crutch." -

New Age Christ, Maitreya
New Age Christ, Maitreya

Benjamen Creme, a new age occultist gives some insight about the platform of social justice and the false new age Christ, Maitreya.

The only way to get trust is to share the resources of the world.” “His message can be summarized as: “Share and save the world.” He has not come to found a new religion but as an educator in the broadest sense. He will seek to inspire humanity to see itself as one family, and to create a civilization based on sharing, economic and social justice”

“When men learn to share they will know the meaning of life. When men share they will feel exalted and love what they do. Sharing will make men whole. Sharing will make man One. There is no end to the concept of sharing. It will prove the salvation of men”

“Once again, I repeat: without sharing and justice, my brothers and sisters, man will know no peace... Take, then, the only open course and trust in sharing to relieve the agony of the world... Know, then, the joys of brotherhood. The Principle of Sharing will lead you thereto. Commit yourselves to this cause and know the joy of service”

That should pretty much sum up the new age gospel and the platform they are promoting. The modern church has embraced communism and they don’t know it.

Karl Marx believed he had the solution for mankind.

“Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, just as it is the spirit of a spiritless situation. It is the opium of the people. The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is required for their real happiness. The demand to give up the illusion about its condition is the demand to give up a condition which needs illusions” (Karl Marx,Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right)

His words essentially mean that religion should be removed, and social justice is to man the helm of the world’s issues. This ideology will not bring peace and freedom, but will enslave the masses. Scripture has already foretold that this system is coming. History attests to the millions of people who have been killed under the communist system. The benevolent front of social justice is really a malevolent means that will bring death and oppression.

Social justice is not about fairness in its distribution, even though on the surface it appears to be. The outcome of redistribution of wealth under a one-world- economy controlled by the government is not freedom, but slavery. For those of you who are in the modern church system that are embracing this ideology, this is a warning to run away from social justice because it is an ecumenical trap. You may think you are getting an “A” for effort and feel good about your service, but because all must be equal, your “A” must be redistributed evenly so that you don’t make others look bad for not living up to and serving to the expectation. Hopefully, by stepping back and looking at things through a different lens, you may see social justice for what it truly is.

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      PlanksandNails 4 years ago from among the called out ones of the ekklesia of Christ

      Thank-you Celafoe for you affirmation. It is good to have a brother in Jesus Christ who desires the pursuit of truth. Truth is not popular these days and is offensive to many. The modern church system is harlotry when weighed and tested on God's Word. Those who have been spoon fed "Christians" can not digest the solid food of truth. They have not learned how to eat real meat and protein to build up their immune systems and muscles for growth. Time is short and many need to be shaken out of their ignorance and deception. It is good to see that there are those who have "come out of her" and realise the urgency of the times we are in.

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      charlie 4 years ago from Planet earth. between the oceans

      and unfortunately most church folks will just drink the kool aid. Instead of doing as scripture says and checking against scripture to "see if this is of God". After all you can't disagree with your "pastor", he is the god of your church and would never lead you astray. Even though by assuming the current description and using the title "pastor" he shows he has himself drunk the kool aid and shows he does not understand scripture.. With the things being taught in the majority of churches today it is not surprising that so many calling themselves christian have such a distorted and liberal view of Christianity. Its time church people wake up an realize that much of what calls itself christianity today is not what Jesus and Paul and Peter and the others taught. Remember Paul said if anyone brings you a gospel other than the Gospel that WE, Paul and he others taught, that they are to be anethma (considered an enemy of Christ) and to STAY away from them. Remember He even named names. Of course that also is why so many that do understand no longer go to "church" They understand that the CHURCH is people only and not some mans little isolated kingdom or denominational branch office. They know the meaning of "where two or more come together in MY name there I am in the midst of them".

      The real church is not a business or social club, but is people that love, worship and follow Jesus Christ and not ANY man. Yes there may be anointed men helping teach and leading by example by their servitude to the others as scripture clearly says but , there is no one assuming to be "in charge because of some man made title he has assumed". In a local body that is properly functioning you will have to look closely to see who the leaders (plural) are because they are only visible by watching closely and noting who is giving their life for the other saints without looking for rewards from man.

      Anyone that knows God (Jesus-Holy Spirit) personally and intimately understands why scripture tells us to "come out of her " (the harlot church) or they will be brought down to where that group is, they will not come up to where you are. And those that you are hoping to see the truths may be watching you and waiting and wondering why you are still there.

      People it is imperative to ask God "where do I belong right now and follow His instructions. Let me encourage you, do not listen to the accusations that you are in rebellion if God is leading you to something new. If God is telling you to start a home church, of leave and then He will tell you where to go (see Abraham), or go to a different church or stay home and teach your family for a while, FOLLOW God not men and you will be blessed in whatever you do as long as your heart is right and you remain pliable,correctable and teachable in HIS hands.,. Remember God desires obedience not sacrifice, He was the sacrifice.. There is a world full of people needing the truth that need to see it in action in YOUR LIFE.