If you have listened to a lecture in college during the last 10 years, or if you follow the Main Stream Media, you have probably heard the terms “social justice” and “white privilege”. This is the liberal/progressive mantra. If you want to see some definitions of these words, take a look at a few articles.
These seem to be modern ideas but they are not. As the Scriptures teach us in the writings of the wisest man who ever lived, apart from Christ, Himself, king Solomon tells us that there is “nothing new under the sun“. Social justice and white privilege go along the lines of eradicating poverty. They are lies. I have written on why we will never be able to eradicate poverty in the article “Christians and Poverty“.
Did you know that the ideas behind “social justice” and “white privilege” are found in the book of Genesis? Basically, these ideas teach us that there are certain groups of people who are held back because they do not have the knowledge or opportunities that others have. One group of people is suppressing and oppressing others by their “privileges”. Let’s take a look at the first time this arguments was used and who used it.
1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed , has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden ‘?” 2 The woman said to the serpent, “From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; 3 but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.’ ” 4 The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! 5 “For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6 When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings. 8 They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. 9 Then the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” 10 He said, “I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself.” (Genesis 3)
Satan is the originator of the idea of “social justice”. Do you know that? How do we see that here in this passage?
- He comes to the woman and tries to get her into a state of being discontent with what she has or does not have. Isn’t that what the proponents of social justice and white privilege do to others? You do not have what they have and you should have it. The reason that they have it and you do not is because they are privileged and that is holding you back. Listen to Al Charlatan (Sharpton) and this is his mantra.
- He does not point out all of the trees in the garden they the Lord has given to Adam and Eve. He just points out the one tree that is forbidden.
- Satan’s argument is that God is holding something back from Adam and Eve. He has opportunity that they do not have and because of it, He is oppressing them.
- Satan lies to her and his motives are selfish. His recommendations actually lead to her ruin.
This is the same game plan of those who preach “social justice” today. They have hidden motives in doing what they do. They really do not care about the well being of the people they are trying to convince are victims.
What is the outcome of this deception?
- The woman takes and eats.
- She convinces her husband to do the same.
- They are both ashamed.
- They think they are getting something positive and what they were sold actually ends up destroying them.
- Not only are their lives negatively altered forever, they also pass it on to all of humanity. Not only are they miserable, they make everyone else miserable as well.
Well, what is the solution if we have identified the problem?
- Be born again by accepting Christ as Lord and Savior
- Learn to be content with what you already have. The Bible teaches that if you have clothes on your back, food in your belly, and a place to sleep at night then you should be satisfied.
- Do not allow others to stir up envy in you.
- Do not allow others to stir up jealousy in you.
- Serve the Lord with the time, energy, and resources that you have.
- Work hard and be faithful with what you have.
- Use what you have to serve the Lord by serving the people around you.
- Allow God to raise you up at the right time.
Have you bought into the age old lie of “social justice”? What about your church, does it teach the kind of “social justice” mentioned in this article? What should you do? Find a church where the Word of God is taught systematically and get involved. Do not be deceived by the lies of the social justice movement. The Lord has you right where He wants you so that you can serve Him by serving the people around you.