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Day: April 1, 2014

Is Social Justice the Point? A Re-examination of Matthew 25:31-46

Even as a relatively new Christian, there are numerous times that I have heard an impassioned exhortation from the pulpit to serve the “least of these” and by doing so to serve Christ, as it says in Matthew 25:31-46. I began taking my time to look at the text intentionally. What I discovered surprised me, and I began to ask the question — Is social justice the point behind the text? The conclusion that I have come to is: no.

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