Kimberley Tagert-Paul asks a provocative question: What is social justice to Christians–a good thing, bad thing, or actual duty. Spoiler alert, she considers it a duty. She writes:
The Bible tells us the answer, the only answer we need. Verse after verse tells us we have a duty to protect others, to defend the poor, to take care of the needy. The Old Testament is full of instructions on how exactly we are to meet the needs of others. Jesus made sure the message was continued in the New Testament, summing up the law in Mathew 7:12: “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets” (NIV).
Read the entire article here on the Seventh-day Adventist website. The article was originally published in Accent magazine (January-March, 2013).