I’m pretty sure I’m an evangelical. I think what this means is that we believe Jesus and his grace are the only way to heaven, that we want others to know Jesus and that the entire Bible is inerrant and authoritatively from God. If this is what it means, then I am definitely an evangelical.
The reason I do justice work is because the Bible tells me to. Isaiah 1:11-17, Jeremiah 5:26-29; Micah 6:6-8, Amos 5:21-24, James 1:27, Matthew 25:31-46; Galatians 2:10; Luke 4:17-21; to name a few. The Bible is clear that justice for the oppressed is core to God’s character.
It seems like justice gets a bad rap in a lot of evangelical circles though. Like it’s an agenda or a legalistic addition to the gospel.
In fact I have found myself having to persuasively argue with some evangelicals that justice is actually a biblical concept, as if we are reading two different Bibles. Continue Reading…