Justice and the Oppressed (Part II)

Looking back to what was going on this time last year, there is much to grieve and much to be thankful for. There has been change and loss the likes of which most of us have never seen, and on top of that deeper division in our country.But it was during 2020 that God took us on a journey through the Minor Prophets. We saw in them God’s great covenant faithfulness and love, along with his holiness and justice. His people were facing His judgement because of their unrighteousness, displayed not only in their idolatry, but in the way they treated the vulnerable people among them, the poor, the widow and the orphan and the immigrant. We also saw that in the gospel, God’s righteousness and justice are on beautiful display! The cross of Christ is where God’s love and justice meet and his righteousness is seen most clearly.

This morning we will look a second time at one of America’s most divisive issues, Critical Race Theory. Last week we looked at CRT’s big idea, that mankind can be divided into the categories of oppressed and oppressor. In our efforts to discern the errors in CRT, we must not forget that God loves and cares for the oppressed and followers of Christ should as well. This morning we will look at another of CRT’s big ideas, that only the oppressed have access to the truth. How do we respond? We know truth is available to all, but Christ follower’s should be quick to listen and slow to speak, to hear the stories of the oppressed and to seek truth together.