Social Justice Warrior, Jesus Christ
Hello, my friends! I know that there is a religious institutional version of Christianity out there that tries to say that God doesn't care about social justice, but God cares very deeply about social justice! And many times in the bible God calls people to drop the outward forms of religiosity in order to get up and become social justice warriors for those who are marginalized and disenfranchised. So to those of us who have been led to believe the false gospel of God not caring for the marginalized, I have compiled a LONG and THOROUGH list of scriptures that show that God loves, cares for, and adores His people to the fullest extent of wanting social justice for them. And I'm not going to comment on the scriptures because they truly speak for themselves in showing the heart of God about this. So feel free to sit back and read through these verses and absorb the message that says that God cares about social justice!
What God the Father considers to be pure and genuine religion is this: to take care of orphans and widows in their suffering and to keep oneself from being corrupted by the world.
James 1:27 GNTD
My friends, as believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, you must never treat people in different ways according to their outward appearance.
James 2:1 GNTD
Listen, my dear friends! God chose the poor people of this world to be rich in faith and to possess the kingdom which he promised to those who love him. But you dishonor the poor! Who are the ones who oppress you and drag you before the judges? The rich! They are the ones who speak evil of that good name which has been given to you.
James 2:5-7 GNTD
My friends, what good is it for one of you to say that you have faith if your actions do not prove it? Can that faith save you? Suppose there are brothers or sisters who need clothes and don't have enough to eat. What good is there in your saying to them, “God bless you! Keep warm and eat well!”—if you don't give them the necessities of life?
James 2:14-16 GNTD
And now, you rich people, listen to me! Weep and wail over the miseries that are coming upon you! Your riches have rotted away, and your clothes have been eaten by moths. Your gold and silver are covered with rust, and this rust will be a witness against you and will eat up your flesh like fire. You have piled up riches in these last days. You have not paid any wages to those who work in your fields. Listen to their complaints! The cries of those who gather in your crops have reached the ears of God, the Lord Almighty. Your life here on earth has been full of luxury and pleasure. You have made yourselves fat for the day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered innocent people, and they do not resist you.
James 5:1-6 GNTD
He is astonished to see that there is no one to help the oppressed. So he will use his own power to rescue them and to win the victory. He will wear justice like a coat of armor and saving power like a helmet. He will clothe himself with the strong desire to set things right and to punish and avenge the wrongs that people suffer. He will punish his enemies according to what they have done, even those who live in distant lands.
Isaiah 59:16-18 GNTD
The Lord Almighty has ordered these kings to cut down trees and build mounds in order to besiege Jerusalem. He has said, “I will punish this city because it is full of oppression.
Jeremiah 6:6 GNTD
“The kind of fasting I want is this: Remove the chains of oppression and the yoke of injustice, and let the oppressed go free. Share your food with the hungry and open your homes to the homeless poor. Give clothes to those who have nothing to wear, and do not refuse to help your own relatives. “Then my favor will shine on you like the morning sun, and your wounds will be quickly healed. I will always be with you to save you; my presence will protect you on every side. When you pray, I will answer you. When you call to me, I will respond. “If you put an end to oppression, to every gesture of contempt, and to every evil word; if you give food to the hungry and satisfy those who are in need, then the darkness around you will turn to the brightness of noon. And I will always guide you and satisfy you with good things. I will keep you strong and well. You will be like a garden that has plenty of water, like a spring of water that never goes dry. Your people will rebuild what has long been in ruins, building again on the old foundations. You will be known as the people who rebuilt the walls, who restored the ruined houses.”
Isaiah 58:6-12 GNTD
For the love of money is a source of all kinds of evil. Some have been so eager to have it that they have wandered away from the faith and have broken their hearts with many sorrows.
1 Timothy 6:10 GNTD
The Lord then passed in front of him and called out, “I, the Lord, am a God who is full of compassion and pity, who is not easily angered and who shows great love and faithfulness.
Exodus 34:6 GNTD
The Lord loves what is righteous and just; his constant love fills the earth.
Psalm 33:5 GNTD
Leave your troubles with the Lord, and he will defend you; he never lets honest people be defeated.
Psalm 55:22 GNTD
And so the Lord knows how to rescue godly people from their trials and how to keep the wicked under punishment for the Day of Judgment,
2 Peter 2:9 GNTD
“Speak up for people who cannot speak for themselves. Protect the rights of all who are helpless. Speak for them and be a righteous judge. Protect the rights of the poor and needy.”
Proverbs 31:8-9 GNTD
But no weapon will be able to hurt you; you will have an answer for all who accuse you. I will defend my servants and give them victory.” The Lord has spoken.
Isaiah 54:17 GNTD
Good people suffer many troubles, but the Lord saves them from them all;
Psalm 34:19 GNTD
Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them. Remember those who are suffering, as though you were suffering as they are.
Hebrews 13:3 GNTD
Be patient and wait for the Lord to act; don't be worried about those who prosper or those who succeed in their evil plans.
Psalm 37:7 GNTD
So also will be the word that I speak— it will not fail to do what I plan for it; it will do everything I send it to do.
Isaiah 55:11 GNTD
“Evildoers live among my people; they lie in wait like those who lay nets to catch birds, but they have set their traps to catch people. Just as a hunter fills a cage with birds, they have filled their houses with loot. That is why they are powerful and rich, why they are fat and well fed. There is no limit to their evil deeds. They do not give orphans their rights or show justice to the oppressed. “But I, the Lord, will punish them for these things; I will take revenge on this nation.
Jeremiah 5:26-29 GNTD
“Change the way you are living and stop doing the things you are doing. Be fair in your treatment of one another. Stop taking advantage of aliens, orphans, and widows. Stop killing innocent people in this land. Stop worshiping other gods, for that will destroy you.
Jeremiah 7:5-6 GNTD
11 He answered, “Whoever has two shirts must give one to the man who has none, and whoever has food must share it.”
(Luke 3:11 GNTD)
13 Sing to the Lord! Praise the Lord! He rescues the oppressed from the power of evil people.
(Jeremiah 20:13 GNTD)
11-12 The Lord told me to give this message to the royal house of Judah, the descendants of David: “Listen to what I, the Lord, am saying. See that justice is done every day. Protect the person who is being cheated from the one who is cheating him. If you don't, the evil you are doing will make my anger burn like a fire that cannot be put out.
(Jeremiah 21:11-12 GNTD)