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“Now all things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.”

-2 Corinthians 5:18

You may have noticed during the Super Bowl ads one that has run for some time now portraying Jesus as "He gets us." This fits right into the social justice movement identifying Jesus with every social issue like loneliness, victimization, to being a refugee. There is a major difference between presenting Jesus as the answer to social issues as compared to the only One who can take away one’s sin. The focus of the social justice movement is to reconcile the culture when it comes to economic, racial, and gender issues by championing diversity, equity and inclusion. Jesus, on the other hand, came to seek and save the lost, not to reconcile the culture or some social equality but to reconcile the sinner to God. The social gospel or the social justice movement focuses upon one's temporal needs, where Jesus came because of our far greater eternal need. Amazingly, the ministry that Jesus had on this earth is now given to us. What a privilege to make Christ known as the only hope of life eternal. Be encouraged!

Scripture References: 2 Corinthians 5:18