Thursday, March 3, 2011

Social Justice Reflection

It is right to campaign for social justice and to expect to improve society further, 
in order to make it more pleasing to God, but we know that we should can perfect it.  
Christians are not utopians.  
We know the transforming power of the gospel and the wholesome effects of Christian salt and light, but we also know that evil is ingrained in human nature and human society.  We harbour no illusions. Only Christ at his second coming will eradicate evil and enthrone righteousness forever.  
For that day we wait with eagerness.

From "The Contemporary Christian" (Leicester and Downers Grove: IVP, 1992), p. 390. Thanks John Stott

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