Don’t Be Misinformed About God’s Justice

As many of you know Colin Kaepernick has created a firestorm of discussion as he sits through the playing of the National Anthem at the start of NFL football games.  He says that he is protesting what he perceives injustice in America. Now I do question his judgement but I can admire his courage.  It disheartens me to see someone being fed misinformation about the condition of America and the violence between police and citizens recently, but I do believe that we all need to take a stand for what is just in our society no matter who we are. While Kaepernick professes to be a Christian whose has a tattoo of Psalm 18:39, it doesn’t mean he understand God’s justice.  Kaepernick explains that this verse is “…saying the Lord is giving me all the tools to be successful”, but I believe he is misinformed or deceived to what God’s standard of justice are. I believe that justice of God is important to understand.  First God’s justice is not individualistic.  In other words, we don’t … [Read more...]

Israel, Arabs, and the Family of God

I really joyed reading this Biblically balanced and Biblically faithful understanding of how we should see justice in the Middle East.  The post is from John Piper on March 4, 2011. Israel, Arabs, and the Family of God: "Last Sunday I met an Arab Christian who was visiting our church. In a respectful way, he poured out his heart concerning the plight of his people in the Middle East and his sadness at how few American Christian pastors ever say anything positive or hopeful about Arab Christians.His perception is that Christians in America give carte blanche support for Israel. No injustice against Palestinians or Arab Christians elsewhere seems to get a response in American pulpits.So I thought it would be good to publicly affirm a few positions that I think the Bible mandates: True Christians are citizens of the kingdom of Jesus Christ first, and only secondarily citizens of any earthly nation or state. True Christians are united more closely to each other as brothers and sisters in … [Read more...]