By Tim Keller | Relevant Magazine
Published in August of 2012
SUMMARY: In an excerpt from Tim Keller‘s book, Generous Justice, he explains that biblical justice consists of two Hebrew words – mishpat (to treat people equitably) and tzadeqah (a life of right relationships) – and when those two words are brought together in today’s terms it would be called social justice.
If you would like a different writing style, but similar content try Joe Carter‘s “The FAQs: What Christians Should Know About Social Justice.”
KEY QUOTE: “If you are trying to live a life in accordance with the Bible, the concept and call to justice are inescapable. We do justice when we give all human beings their due as creations of God. Doing justice includes not only the righting of wrongs but generosity and social concern, especially toward the poor and vulnerable.”
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