One of the ways that even the most conservative reformed types (NAPARC) like to signal their virtue is to talk about racial reconciliation. These SJWs in Geneva gowns will drone on and on about the need for and the ways and means of said reconciliation and the need for corporate repentance for (past) racism. In Presbyterian churches that signalling is enshrined in General Assembly level “Study” Committees, and passing resolutions of repentance e.g. PCA in 2016. The motivation is that by condemning racism, the charge of racism can be avoided. When the point is signalling and SJW appeasement, how genuine can said repentance and reconciliation really be? I don’t think it’s much comfort that they’ve moved on from trope of “some of my best friends are black”.
But what does the Scriptures actually say about justice?
The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin. [Deut 24:16]
You’d think that in the age of Christianity that the church would not make the same errors as the church leading up to and in the exile. Not only did the Israelites not follow Deut 24:16 they made a meme out of the opposite. They used this in the days of Ezekiel, it was: “The fathers have eaten sour grapes and the children’s teeth are set on edge.” God through Ezekiel sent a powerful reminder to them that all justice is individual. The correction is in Ezekiel 18: “The soul that sinneth, it shall die.” v4.
All justice is individual.
“The soul that sinneth, it shall die.” That’s justice.
The thing that Social Justice Warriors love to fight for, or so they say, is JUSTICE! They want justice, they will see they get justice for all the oppressed. They will get their justice, but it won’t be social and it won’t be on their terms or in anyway they expect.
By calling for social justice, the reformed SJWs (and anyone calling for racial reconciliation is a SJW) are charging God — just like the Jews of Ezekiels’s day — that the way of God is not equal (just).
I by God’s grace prefer mercy.
See how Ezekiel 18 ends:
Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord God. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.
Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.
A call to repentance. Repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, and receive everlasting Life in Christ.