Social justice confuses different conceptions of justice and merit, and chases after an undeserved and jealous-based equality that never leads to equality, but only tyranny.
Social justice is a teaching born in the Enlightenment, steming from Hume, Bentham, Smith, Kant, and Rousseau. Francois-Noel Babeuf, is a lesser known, but no less important, name in this history as well.
Reformed Millenials are vulnerable to social justice. Social justice has become so widely accepted in mainstream Reformed circles it might be considered their sixth point of Calvinism.
To employ the vocabulary of the modernists, the early church seemed to suffer from a classic case of xenophobia and privilege. Successful evangelical work on the part of the Church in and around Jerusalem had brought members from two diverse groups of distant brothers back into closer proximity than they had been for centuries and problems were bound to arise.
By the time of Acts chapter six, dissension had arisen between the Hellenists and the Hebraics. The accusation was favoritism.
Justice today is defined socially instead of biblically. Without Christ, equality becomes the new right and society the new judge.
Fighting racism and injustice is noble; but if we’re not careful, we may find we’ve been fighting on the wrong side the whole time.