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How Social Justice Does The Gospel Injustice – rebroadcast from 10/05/2013

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Guest: Cal Beisner, author, Social Justice: How Good Intentions Undermine Justice and Gospel

“Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your deeds from My sight. Cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, reprove the ruthless, defend the orphan, plead for the widow” (Isaiah 1:16-17).

“Social justice.” We’ve all heard the term. Many Christians, and most especially the younger generation, believe that Jesus’ primary call to His followers it to “rectify injustice wherever it occurs” — redistributing wealth from the rich to the poor through taxation, fighting “climate change”, ending human trafficking, advocating for international child labor laws and “fair-trade” economic practices.

But does this kind of social justice comport with the Bible’s teaching about true justice in a fallen world? Does it distract from or diminish the saving gospel of Jesus Christ? And how should Christians “learn to do good; seek justice, reprove the ruthless, defend the orphan, plead for the widow” and be gospel-centered?

Cal Beisner, founder of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, joins us this weekend on The Christian Worldview to talk about the “the sad and unintended consequences” of social justice, and how biblical Christians “need to understand the nature of, and difference between, justice and grace.”

NOTE: Cal Beisner has written an insightful 28-page booklet on this topic entitled Social Justice: How Good Intentions Undermine Justice and Gospel. Click here to receive a copy for your donation of any amount to The Christian Worldview.

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TCW Minute: Fully Man and Fully God (April 21-27 2014)

Monday, April 21, 2014

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Why did Jesus need to be fully man and fully God? This is David Wheaton with The Christian Worldview Radio Program.

It’s known as the hypostatic union of Christ—that Jesus had both a human nature and and a divine nature. The Bible says: the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Jesus is the Son of Man and the Son of God. He needed to be human in order to be our perfect representative and substitutionary sacrifice before God, and He needed to be divine in order to fully exhaust the wrath of God for the incalculable sin of mankind.

Hear more about Christ’s two natures by visiting TheChristianWorldview.org.

This weekend, we’ll discuss the hot topic of social justice.

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