Social Justice Confusion
The characteristics of biblical justice
The justice revealed in scripture is true justice. Dr. Anthony Wood has an excellent outline of biblical justice which I have added to.
Biblical justice is rooted in the nature of God.
Isaiah 30:18, “For the LORD is a God of justice.”
Justice is an objective concept such as the Ten Commandments.
Biblical justice is retributive.
Psalm 9:16, “The LORD is known by the judgment He executes; the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands.”
Retributive justice is being replaced by distributive justice, reapportioning privilege.
Biblical justice is impartial.
Romans 2:11, “For there is no partiality with God.” God will judge according to His Word.
Biblical justice is inescapable.
Romans 3:23, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Every person will stand before God.
Biblical justice is solvable.
Romans 3:24, “being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” This is the doctrine of substitutionary atonement. God’s justice was satisfied in Jesus on the cross. Jesus paid the debt we owe to God for our sin. Romans 3:22, “the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ.” People are clamoring for justice as if this is a new concept.