Earnestly Contending

Justice For the Weak

Posted in Uncategorized by Adam Miller on June 7, 2010

Jeremiah 22:3 says, “This is what the LORD says: Do what is just and right. Rescue from the hand of his oppressor the one who has been robbed. Do no wrong or violence to the alien, the fatherless or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place.”

I’m starting to get to a place in my theology where I consider heavily my role not only as a Christian, but also as a citizen and a member of society. Though I don’t hold to any allusion that I am carrying the gospel by simply feeding the hungry, healing the sick, or supporting the weak, I do believe that we as Christians mar the gospel when we don’t get involved in what is just and right in our society. Being a part of a Democratic Republic means that we are the ‘Governing Authorities’ described in Romans 13. This means that we have the responsibility to involve ourselves in the politics that will shape our society and shape our world. Though I have certain issues with American politics, and struggle with balancing my ethics and morals, this truth from Scripture is undeniable.

Let me just say that this petition is not a compromise on the gospel. It is not the Manhattan Declaration. It is not an issue of morals (which I believe cannot be shared without a common authority), but it IS an issue of ethics which is a responsibility of all humans alike.

With that, I would encourage you to take seriously your role as the ‘Governing Authority’ of America and sign this petition to help those who cannot help themselves.

Human Trafficking is not something most people are aware of in America today. It’s not something you see commercials for, hear celebrities advocating against, or read about in the local paper, but it affects millions of people globally. American’s like to think that slavery ended after the civil war or that the only affects of it left in society are subjugated to people complaining about what has never actually affected them personally, but the truth is that these heinous activities have continued to persist and are coupled with gruesome acts of drug use, rape, and child abuse. Please get involved. It only takes a few minutes to make a world of difference.

https://secure3.convio.net/ijm/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=121

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