The Cure for Social Injustice

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On Wednesday Night, July 29th, at 6:30pm, we will consider the Cure for Social Injustice. Back in June, we studied the “Social Justice” issues that have been making the headlines since the Death of George Floyd on May 25th in Minneapolis. In that study we discovered that the Southern Baptist Convention recently began using “Critical Race Theory” (CRT) to deal with these issues. But one of the problems with CRT is: CRT requires confession and repentance but never offers forgiveness. In our daily newscasts, we see people who are motivated by CRT removing statues and other reminders of the past. We see calls for reparations, revenge, rioting, and revolution. But these things do not cure or fix social injustice, they only move the feud along to the next generation.

Jesus offered us the cure for social injustice in Luk 17:1 Then [Jesus] said to the disciples, “It is impossible that no offenses should come, but woe to him through whom they do come! 2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. 3 Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. 4 And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying, ‘I repent,’ you shall forgive him.”

Jesus tells us that the world is full of offenses. There are racial, historical, political, personal, familial, financial, physical, sexual, and psychological offenses happening around us all the time. But Jesus taught that revenge is not the answer. The only cure for injustice is repentance and forgiveness. Jesus taught us to pray “forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.” Then after the prayer, Jesus reminds us “for if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”  But what do we mean when we say “I Forgive”?

Our Wednesday Night Question for the Evening is:

Do you find it easy to forgive?

  • No (66%, 27 Votes)
  • Yes (34%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 41

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