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Mike Wittmer discusses Justice and Evangelism with The Gospel Coalition

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Mike How do we work for justice and not undermine evangelism? 

Mike Wittmer, professor of theology at GRTS and author of Don’t Stop Believing, was featured on The Gospel Coalition Blog yesterday to discuss that challenge. Below is an except.

“...We fight for justice in part because we want to stop the perpetrators of evil and violence. This is why the most satisfying part of a Chuck Norris movie is the last ten minutes, when the smirking gangster takes a boot to the face.

A better answer, especially for pacifists, is that we seek justice to help the victims of oppression. We care about the widow being scammed by a conniving contractor and we grieve for children who are forced into prostitution or maimed to enhance their begging.

But the best—and only Christian—answer is that we seek justice not only to pay back the perpetrators and to rescue the oppressed but because we love Jesus Christ...”

Read the rest here.

 

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