Christianity, Marxism, and Social Justice

by Wilson Adams

Marxism is an atheistic and materialistic ideology -nothing exists beyond what we see. Christianity, by contrast, holds to an ultimate and infinite Power (God) – our Creator and Redeemer.

CIRCA 1865: Karl Marx (1818-1883), philosopher and German politician. (Photo by Roger Viollet Collection/Getty Images)

Marxism says there’s no such thing as a transcendent dimension (life after death). Christianity counters with the evidence of a First Day empty tomb and the promise of hope beyond the grave.

Marxism believes only the state brings about social justice utopia. Christianity says, no. While we seek justice as best we can, yet because of sin there will be no social justice utopia on this side of eternity.

Result: the ultimate solution to social injustice isn’t the State, but the Gospel. “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, you are one in Christ." Where?

Social injustices are not solved by man's ideologies, but by Christ. It’s treating others the way you want to be treated and living outside of self. It’s not allowing culture to define who you are or who others are, but loving everyone as He loves. What if... others don’t return the same? Jesus' followers offer another amazing gift: grace.

Has everyone lining the halls of history lived up to His standard? No. Do some today miss the mark? Yes. What can I do about it? Determine to be part of His solution.

When you see others from the perspective of Jesus, it changes everything –from the inside out. Only God can make that happen.

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