A Brief Book Summary from Books At a Glance
by Benjamin J. Montoya
About the Author
Scott Allen is president of the Disciple Nations Alliance, www.disciplenations.org, a Christian discipleship ministry whose mission is to transform broken communities by equipping Christians with an empowered biblical worldview.
The term “social justice” has become prevalent in our culture. The word “justice” is also an important term in the Bible. However, and this is a big point for consideration, do these terms/words mean the same thing? That is, just because they appear to be the same, are we actually meaning the same thing? Consider this book to learn more.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Strange Justice
Chapter 2 Biblical Justice
Chapter 3 Justice before the Judgment
Chapter 4 Justice Redefined
Chapter 5 The Ideology’s Core Tenets
Chapter 6 The Ideology’s Values and Disvalues
Chapter 7 Inroads into the Culture … and the Church
Chapter 8 Driving Out of Bad Worldview by Offering a Better One
Chapter 1: Strange Justice
The kind of justice that is commonly known as “social justice” has arisen in our culture and is infiltrating our churches. What exactly is it? To help us all understand it, we must note that just because the word “justice” is used does not mean ipso facto that the same biblical conception of “justice” is what is being referred to. That is an important linguistic distinction to make. This new conception of social justice is based on a different worldview than what the Bible presents. It is based on an understanding of Marxism, neo-Marxism really, and is completely destructive.
An example will help. Consider the more recent Black Lives Matter movement. Allen describes it as follows,
Black Lives Matter was founded by three women steeped in neo-Marxist social justice ideology. One of them, Alicia Garza, is a self-described “queer Black woman” who believes that “we must view the epidemic [of black violence] through of a lens of race, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity.” Another, Opal Tometi, describes herself as “transnational feminist” and a “student of liberation theology.” The Black Lives Matter mission statement includes a commitment to “disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure . . . by supporting each other as extended families and ‘villages’ that collectively care for one another, especially our children.”
Do black lives matter? Of course. All lives matter. But the Black Lives Matter is not so much concerning about black lives per se; they are considered about using this one issue to enact a much larger political ideology tied to their understanding of social justice. But before we get into detailing this point further, we must first explain the powerful and glorious understanding of justice from Scripture against which we can compare this newer masquerading understanding of “social justice.” . . .[To continue reading this summary, please see below....]
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WHY SOCIAL JUSTICE IS NOT BIBLICAL JUSTICE: AN URGENT APPEAL TO FELLOW CHRISTIANS IN A TIME OF SOCIAL CRISIS, by Scott David Allen