As I compose this commentary, there remain segments within the American evangelical church that continue to advance and propagate the principles and tenets of the “gospel” of social justice. Increasing numbers of evangelical churches, pastors, and ministries are buying into what I consider merely a new presentation of an old soteriology: salvation by social activism.
‘As I live!’ declares the Lord God, ‘I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn back, turn back from your evil ways!’ – Ezekiel 33:11 (NASB) Fidel Castro is dead. Depending on who you talk to, news of the Cuban dictator’s demise is either
Image credit: haaretz.com All politicians are sinners. [Insert “Thank you, Captain Obvious!” retort here.] We know this, of course, because we are all fallen human beings and, by nature, all fallen human beings are sinners (Romans 3:23). Nevertheless, there is a sense, I believe, in which we are hesitant, generally speaking, to apply the principle