BRINGING PEOPLE AND GOD TOGETHER IN LOVE REQURES A COMMITMENT TO JUSTICE. 


This means that we seek to recognize injustice, repent of any role or benefit from it, and actively seek to bring justice, healing, and righteous transformation into the world. We are called to be Christ's ambassadors, as if God were making his appeal through us.


He has told you, O people, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with God? Micah 6:8

WHAT IS BIBLICAL JUSTICE?

Biblical justice is an ethic laid out by God that defines right relationship between people. Biblical justice means recognizing that every human being is made in God's image. It means treating every human being with the dignity and honor that God requires. 


Biblical justice goes even further. It calls upon us to actively serve the poor and the vulnerable, and to do everything within our power to change social structures, policies or institutions that promote or produce injustice.

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The Bible On Justice
Gen. 1:27So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
Gen. 2:7Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
Lev. 19:15You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.
Deu. 16:20Justice, and only justice, you shall follow, that you may live and inherit the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
Prov. 21:15When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.
Ps. 106:3Blessed are they who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times!
Isa. 1:17Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause.
Isa. 58:10...[I]f you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.
Isa. 61:8For I the Lord love justice; I hate robbery and wrong; I will faithfully give them their recompense, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
Amos 5:24But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.
Matt. 7:12So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
Luke 4:18-19The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.
John 17:20-23[I pray]. . . that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us. . . that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one. . . ..
Galatians 3:28There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 4:1-5[W]ith all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bear[ ] with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
Jam. 1:27Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
1 John 3:17-18But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
Rev. 7:9After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands,

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ON RACIAL JUSTICE

The following resources focus mainly on the experience of African Americans and the pursuit of racial justice. Stay tuned as we expand this page to cover other topics about justice.


MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Thus says the Lord of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another, do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart. Zechariah 7:9-10


At One Family Church we seek to do justice through our Dream Team and through our outreach partnerships.  Join the Dream Team and partner with us to make a difference by bringing justice in the name of Jesus.




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