Thursday, 21 May 2015

Twisting concepts of Justice, Oppression and Equity

Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow (Isaiah 1:17).

The world is capable of nothing good. It is only capable of twisting good things such as seeking justice, correcting oppression and equity into ways that distort their meaning to make them perverse. Such perversion is a stench to the nostrils of God. While it is true that all unsaved people are under the wrath of God no matter how 'moral', some of incur much more wrath than others and God's hostility against them is greater than His hostility towards others. That the natural person is not capable of good is exactly why God commands people to seek justice and correct oppression. 

Many Christians fail miserably when dealing with the twisting of good that they witness around them. Rather than seeking a proper sound Biblical definition. They either seek to purposefully oppose all the concepts of a particular side of politics or a cultural 'group' for example, liberals, on the very ground that the concepts are spoken by those people. 

The unsaved can speak truth just as their beloved master the devil can. However, their manner of spirit in speaking the truth is not right, but has an evil spirit behind it, whether it because the spirit of witchcraft, liberalism or mammon. For example, the unsaved, of course, love to point out the sex abuse in the (apostate) church so that they can justify their hatred of God. They are correct that it is immoral. However, the spirit in which they speak out against this is of the antichrist, believing they are speaking against the true Church, when they are really referring to a professing ungodly apostate church.

Jesus said: "Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths: But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne:  Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.  Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.  But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil" (Matthew 5:33-37). 

That Jesus had to tell people to make one's yes a yes, and one's no a no is an indictment. This is precisely what the world does. It twists good to mean evil and evil to mean good. It seeks to redefine what good and evil means to live by its own 'moral' law rather than the Moral Law of God. That is precisely what evil is. Evil is the perversion or violation of the Moral Law of God, or His purposes. Evil is not a "social construct" or what society deems "offensive" in its own eyes. In fact, most of what society deems offensive is very righteous, such as the claim that fornication is wrong, which the world thinks to be an oppressive claim, and, of course, the claim that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6). The more offensive the true Christian is to the world, the more it indicates that one is holy, righteous and seeking truth. 

Many Christians thinks that the world has a desire for justice, truth, mercy and love. That is true. However, that desire of the world is a twisted and perverted one. 

Justice in the eyes of the world means justice to satisfy their own pride, and self-centred flesh. It thinks that not all are equal before the Moral Law of God, and that God who they are hostile against should punish some people they perceive to be evil, but not themselves. Since all have sinned, under the Law, God's justice is warranted for all people not just for murderers, rapists, adulterers, fornicators, blasphemers and paedophiles. While such sins are the most vile sins, all sins are vile in the eyes of God who is Holy, Holy, Holy. Such is worldly justice, that which selectively applies justice and selectively applies mercy for who is more "deserving" of mercy compared to others, or based on the value of the person against whom the evil is perpetrated against. 

The world seeks not after justice, for it seeks not after God. Only those who seek after God, can seek after justice, that is, true justice, not false justice. Do not be deceived, the wicked do not know justice. Anyone who thinks an unsaved person can be truly justice in the true sense is either naive or has a fear of man.  Proverbs 28:5 makes it very clear that the world does not understand justice, and hence do not seek after true justice: Evil men do not understand justice, But those who seek the Lord understand all. It is true that the world may be right about some injustices, however, this in no way makes one righteous, for even satan can be right about some things! It is not speaking truth that one observes that makes one righteous. It is walking in Truth, that is, to walk in the Ways of God that one walks in the Truth. There is no other way than Christ for He is the only Way (John 14:6). 

Where there is no truth, there can be no justice not equity, for justice is makes righteous judgments according to truth:

And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment (Isaiah 59:14-15).
Thus, where there is no truth sought, there can be no justice or equity, but evil. As such, the evil cannot understand true justice for they are blinded by the powers of darkness which they are under. All the talk about justice by the unsaved at law schools or legal clinics are filthy rags. The good works of the unrighteous are filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6), which comes originally from a word which refers to used tampons. Such talk by the unsaved about 'social justice' should be treated as one treats human faecal waste: deserving of all disgust, to be treated with scorn and as repugnant beyond all understanding. 
The quest for justice by the unsaved is not to be admired at all by anyone, especially the Christian who should know that the 'good works' of the unrighteousness are like used tampons in the eyes of God (Isaiah 64:6). Rather the quest for justice by the unsaved should be treated with the greatest contempt, disdain, cynicism and harsh hostility. For they seek not to even understand justice, but instead use justice  as a tool for manipulation and injustice. 
There is no justice where there is no truth, but only injustice, evil and oppression. Such is a fallen world, which desires justice, but cannot seek justice because of its own evil and embrace of deception. All the injustices, evil and oppression in the world are caused by desperately wicked and deceitful human heart (Jeremiah 17:9) which loves deception, and hates justice, that is true justice.
How can a person to who is justly facing the wrath of God's justice fight for justice? Such a person has no moral authority at all! Psalm 50:16-21 tells us that the unrighteous have no moral authority to proclaim what is moral at all:
But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth? Seeing thou hatest instruction, and casteth my words behind thee.  When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers. Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit. Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother's son.  These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.
You may argue that the unsaved have their own concept about morality, and therefore they are not being hypocritical in proclaiming God's Moral Law. This is an extremely deceptive and demonic argument. The issue is that the person is calling for a moral standards when they person is seeking to rebel against the Moral Law of God which they know (Romans 2:14-15). It is precisely because they are making their own moral standards, and not attributing morality to be from God that makes them all the more wicked - more wicked than those who proclaim God's Moral Law and acknowledge it to be of God, but yet not obey it. 
That is why the true Church is obliged to seek justice, correct oppression and expose works of darkness.