At the time, it was very important to me to be involved in an activist church which was doing the Isaiah 58 and Matthew 25 tasks that God specified as real evidence of people who loved God. Instead of just doing the lazy work of pimping the product like many churches: i.e. marketing Jesus and neglecting the many other serious obligations to disciple people, to serve needs of the poor and downtrodden in the community, and to have an ameliorating influence on the societal injustice around them. In Isaiah 58:6-7, God makes it very clear what actions He expects of those who claim to love Him: “Is this not the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; when you see the naked, that you cover him, and not hide yourself from your own flesh?”
One of the main issues of injustice in the United States for the past 40 years has been the licentious abortion policy for any and all reasons and the medically unregulated abortion mills that have been in operation in many U.S. states ever since that logically flawed and very twisted legal ruling Roe vs. Wade in 1973. Just like the morally perverse Dred Scott decision of 1857 which stripped black slaves of their God-given rights as human beings, so did Roe vs. Wade strip another class of people of their personhood and their God-given rights unleashing the slaughter of millions of innocent babies without due process of law, treating them as sub-human. I know that there are some very strong disagreements over this issue on both ends of the political spectrum, but anytime that we begin to redefine the personhood of other human beings, valuing them as less than human, you can bet that Satan is behind this evil, and you can bet that the shedding of innocent blood will follow.
More on this tomorrow. I pray that God will bless your evening with peace and rest, strengthening you and encouraging with renewed vigor in the morning.