Saturday, 23 May 2015

True Biblical justice is pure, righteous, of truth, impartial and without hypocrisy

The world seeks justice but finds no true justice. That is why the unbelievers fight against each other regarding what is right and what is wrong, for all of them are blinded and know not what they do. They are blinded into thinking the battle is between different ideological, political, cultural, social, religious and philosophical groups. Even many true Christians have been deceived into thinking that the battle is between Christianity and Islam, and also between Christianity and secularism. No! Do not be deceived by this lie from the Pit of Hell. 

No! Such lie is one that seeks to cause spiritual bondage to the true Church, and to hinder the Church's efforts of evangelism. Whether the person is a muslim, hindu, atheist, buddhist, mormon or of any other religion or philosophy is not the issue. This may seem like a cliche or a trite statement made as part of some 'rant'. However, it is not cliche or trite statement. 

Many Christians think that they are under "threat" from the people who are following a false religion or philosophy. This is not the case. Rather, those people following the false religions or philosophies are being led to the slaughter by the god of this world, and his demons, to take them into the Everlasting Hell. Jude 1:22-23 commands the Church to "And of some have compassion, making a difference: And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh".

I am by no means saying I have always being merciful, and full of compassion. I have failed many times in doing so. Every Christian battle against evil spirits in the fight to save souls; some who are scared of the rescuer, and some who react angrily at the rescuer. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (Ephesians 6:12). 

The Christian is not fighting the unsaved people themselves in fighting against evil. Even the unsaved can actually see that the Christian, by telling him or her to repent and bringing knowledge of his sin to him is not being mean.  Even the unsaved know that to tell the truth is to genuinely care. This is by no means saying that all unbelievers are understanding of this. However, there are some who do understand that speaking the whole truth out of care is to be kind.

Owing to fear of people and seeking to only care for people who are easier to love and care for, the modern church has often fallen into categorising people based on their religion or philosophy in evangelism. Many Christians often speak of evangelism in terms of how to witness to that particular group based on their thinking and culture. While it is true that is important to understand the thinking of others to address them objections or questions about the Christian faith, it must always be remembered that all natural persons are the same by nature. All unbelievers and believers have a desire for justice as it is a God-given desire. However, the world, that is the unsaved, have a false, twisted and perverted sense of justice. As such, owing to this false perverted sense of justice, the world is full of injustices that are thought of to be justice in their blindness. 

The different conceptions of justice of the unsaved has lead to many conflicts in the world as to what is just and right. The marxists think that justice is only satisfied when all people have equal material wealth, and sexual "freedom'. The muslims think that justice is only satisfied when none have any so-called sexual "freedom". The capitalists think that justice is only done when usury is allowed. The opponents of usury think that justice is only satisfied when it is absolutely abolished from the face of the earth.

The Church must not be like the world. Instead, it must shine its salt and light to the world, to be the Church, rich in good works (Matthew 5:13-16), seeking justice and correcting oppression (Isaiah 1:17). She should focus on preaching the Gospel (Matthew 28:16-20) and being salt and light. This is not in any way to seek the world's approval or to make the world be touched by the love of the Church. Unbelievers of all kinds have certainly been touched by the love and good works of the Church. However, the reason why the Church should be rich in good work is because Jesus said so. This includes seeking justice.

There are three elements of justice in the Biblical framework:

  1. Truth, the standard to determine what is right
  2. Truth regarding the act in question, or the manner of spirit in which the act was done
  3. Righteousness, what is right by the standard of Truth, as shown by the Moral Law
  4. Indictment and punishment for perverting or breaking the Moral Law, and not based on any reasoning that is against the Moral Law of God, such as offence caused to (evil) humans, or the "violation" of freedom to do as one choose
Jesus is the Truth. All Truth comes from Him and Him alone. All His teachings do not only speak truth, but is Truth itself (John 14:6).  Therefore true justice is only that which is consistent with the Words of Jesus.

Righteousness is that which is right in the sight of the Lord God Almighty. It is revealed by the Moral Law of God. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith (Galatians 3:24). 

Indictment and punishment of sin for being offensive to God is to satisfy justice. True justice seeks to please God, not people. To punish sin for self-centred reasons, such as being "offended" by something that is against one's selfish, perverted political agenda, is sin itself. 

True justice is that which punishes for reasons that are right in the eyes of God, not selfish reasons or in a spirit of selfishness.  True justice is peaceable, impartial and without hypocrisy, in contrast to worldly, earthly 'justice'.  It cares not who the offender or the victim is by any way. True justice seeks God, and because of this, it loves. It is of selfless agape love, and because of this agape love, it punishes the sin and the person who committed it. This is not to say that the unsaved cannot be fair. However, they cannot be truly just  in the eyes of God for they seek not to please God (Romans 8:7).

Worldly earthly justice is limited, based on deceptions, partial and full of hypocrisy. This is because it it not sought out of agape love, but selfish love for self or those who one loves. It seeks not to punish the sin for being offensive to God, but for fleshly, worldly reasons. 

Worldly justice manifests in hate, unforgiveness, partiality, and hypocrisy. Such hate, unforgiveness, partiality and hypocrisy leads to all kinds conflict, strife, bitter envying and wars. 

Such is a fallen world. A loveless world is a godless world and a blind world.