Jonathan Martin – “Don’t stand up for Jesus, pt 2: Advocacy vs accusation”

“There is a real, prophetic calling that will not ask but demand, at times, that God’s people stand against worldly systems of injustice that exploit the powerless.  But—and this is an awfully big but here—this prophetic call always, always, always has to do with standing up for those who can’t stand for themselves.  That is the very heart of what it is to “stand with” Jesus, the place that Christ is already standing and waiting for us to join him.  It is not a way of taking a stand for ourselves, taking a stand for our easily damaged egos, or taking a stand for our wounded feelings.  When it comes right down to it, most of what happens in the name of “standing up for Jesus” in North America amounts to little more than privileged people protecting their own egos.  Our “culture wars” are often little more than over-pietized, self-righteous attempts to impose our beliefs and values on the rest of the world.  That is hardly standing against injustice.”

via Don’t stand up for Jesus, pt 2: Advocacy vs accusation — Jonathan Martin.

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Jonathan Martin – “Don’t stand up for Jesus, pt 2: Advocacy vs accusation”

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