Monday, August 15, 2011

Social Injustice in the Bible

“Sin in Nehemiah 5 is defined as social injustice. The process for remedying sin here shares some elements in common with the “covenant” enacted in Ezra 9. Confrontation through accusation is essential to the process as is the call to behavioral change. The people publicly accept this call through an act of praise and are put under oath.”—A Severe Mercy, pages 481

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Better start getting out the scissors; there's just too many places in the Bible that demand social justice. We can't have that! Better use the mental scissors to eliminate them, that way you can continue to think salvation is just about a mental assent and no life change...
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