Muting the word “Justice” in The Bible

by Vince

“One reason (for justice being almost left out of much of today’s Christianity) is the long period of time during which Christianity was the religion of the dominant culture. It began with the Roman emperor Constantine’s embrace of Christianity in the fourth century and lasted until recently. During these centuries, the “powers that be” were Christian. So long as the wedding of Christianity and dominant culture continued, Christians seldom engaged in radical criticism of the social order. Instead, personal salvation in the hereafter was the primary message, an emphasis that continues to this day in many parts of the church.” -Marcus J. Borg in The Heart of Christianity (p.127)

This then goes on with America’s view of the word justice, which usually ties in with criminals deserving punishment.

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