Thursday, March 5, 2015

Being An Idiot For Dummies

Many books have been written for dummies such as— “Business Writing for Dummies,” “Classical Music for Dummies,” “I Phone For Dummies,” etc.  Now another book should be written—“Being An Idiot For Dummies.”  Last week I was an idiot and here’s why.

In my blog I was writing about the need for social justice and truth.  Unfortunately I neglected to check on the definition for social justice---It is defined as redistributing wealth.  See here.  My friend Connie was kind enough to let me know about that explanation. (Also it could be called communism--Communism arose as a reaction to a distribution of wealth in which a few lived in luxury while the masses lived in extreme poverty. In The Communist Manifesto Marx and Engels wrote "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need."[10] While the ideas of Marx have nominally been embraced by various states (Russia, Cuba, Vietnam and China in the 20th century), Marxist utopia remains elusive.)[11]

Because of this I changed some words in my last weeks blog.  Then I decided to do some research.  I was amazed at what Albert Mohler wrote back in 20 10 about the controversy when Glen Beck brought up questions about social justice on his show.  (Since Glen Beck is a Mormon I doubt that he has been schooled in the Bible.) See here for the article.
Another blog in 2010 takes on the issue.  Many young evangelicals are engaged in social justice issues simply because it's popular:
Click here to read. 

Next in 2013 John Piper, David Platt, and Matt Chandler discuss the relationship between social justice and the gospel. Click here. Watch the full 10-minute video to see Piper, Platt, and Chandler discuss the relationship between social justice and the gospel, contemporary distortions of love, and more.

The whole issue boils down to the heart.  Do we love others enough to be compassionate and to also tell them the truth?

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