The Importance Of Standing For Justice

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Bernie Sanders, the well-known senator from Vermont, writes, “Let us understand that when we stand together, we will always win. When men and women stand together for justice, we win. When black, white and Hispanic people stand together for justice, we win.” This quote truly shows the power of standing for justice. Like Sanders points out, we are “winning” by seeking justice, and by “winning” we are creating the Kingdom of God. But even more, when we stand together no matter the race, we are actually living justice. Particularly, the church is called by Jesus to assure we stand together, and that all people have human dignity and equality. Throughout history, the church has been challenged to combat injustices, and yet today, this is still …show more content…
The church was founded and instituted by Jesus Christ. As a whole, we are the body of Christ. Undoubtedly, Jesus Christ was the most just person to ever walk our Earth. He strived for equality and human dignity for all in everything he did. Therefore, because the church is the body of Christ, it makes us a just church. David Csinos, a well-known author and current professor at Emmanuel College of Victoria University, writes in his article, “Will Boys be Boys and Girls be Girls” the following, “Claims about God should not be founded on culture but only on the revelation of God - Jesus Christ.” When determining if the church is just, we must look at more than just the members of the church’s actions, but also what makes up the church, Jesus Christ. Furthermore, Quest for Justice, reads, “This is the mystery of our church, that all men and women are brothers and sisters, all one in Christ, all bear the image of the Eternal God.” The church was instituted by Christ, and God intended the Church to reflect him. Initially, this sounds like an excuse for the church. Naysayers will claim, the church says it is just through Jesus, but then will commit acts of injustice like racism. All of this is true, but justice should be the fifth mark of the church because it is rooted within God. Like the four other marks, they all stem through the Lord. For example, the church is one through the Trinity. The foundation of all four marks are created through Jesus Christ, and He Himself called His church to fulfill these marks. Even though they are official marks of the church, as sinning human beings, we have failed multiple times at living out the four marks. Similarly, the church hasn’t been just when it comes to racism. However, that doesn’t make the church unjust. The church is not perfect in any of the four marks, but the marks of the church endure because, though we fail at

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