A Perversion of Justice

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“…we must understand that the only road to peace and social justice is socialism…With the exploiting classes, there will never be peace.”[1]

“…it is necessary to understand that every modern theory of social justice is ideological. No matter how reasonable or rational it may be, every modern theory of social justice is the rationalization of the interests of a particular group or class.”[2]

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

Justice for all! This statement is a great sound bite but little more than that. Indeed, as it is used today, it is superfluous on the surface and vacuous once a brief examination is undertaken. However, given that Americans have been conditioned to respond to sound bite journalism and half-truths and worse masquerading as fact-based news, this mantra has become a dangerous, misleading, although effective ploy utilized by those bent on destroying America.

For justice to be realized by all, at least two things are necessary foundationally: there must be a standard or system of justice available to all that is objective, that is, it is beyond the frailties and double-mindedness of man, and all parties interested in justice for all must recognize this objective standard as guiding principles for determining when justice has been exhibited. In other words, there must be law and the rule of law must prevail over all well-intentioned and/or misguided arguments based on emotions, feelings, or the ideology-du-jour.

In order for true justice to prevail and guide any people in their shared lives, justice must be impartial, proportionally related to behavior so that each individual receives his or her due, whether that due is reward or punishment. This must be in accord with the objective standard agreed upon as the guiding principles mentioned above.

America was founded upon Christian principles. Therefore, God’s moral law has undergirded the guiding principles of this republic even before the American Revolution. The Mayflower Compact, the first governing document of English settlers to America makes this clear. The Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the US Constitution, and the Bill of Rights follow suit in recognizing the God of the Christian Bible as Creator, Sustainer, Lord, and Law Giver. His immutable and timeless law is recognized as the foundation for America’s laws.

John Locke said, “The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom.” President John F. Kennedy recognized that truth when he stated during his inaugural address that: “The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.” Sir William Blackstone, the acclaimed English jurist and scholar of jurisprudence, wrote that:

“Man … must necessarily be subject to the laws of his Creator…This will of his Maker is called the law of nature…This law of nature…is, of course, superior to any other…No human laws are of any validity, if contrary to this: and such of them as are valid derive all their force…from this original.”[3]

Additionally, justice has many different applications and therefore must be understood within several different contexts, among them: commercial, vindictive, retributive, punitive, and remedial justice.[4] Commercial justice defines voluntary relationships, while vindictive, retributive, punitive, and remedial justice defines involuntary relationships. Theologian and Philosopher E. Calvin Beisner offers this explanation:

Commercial justice requires that if we desire what another has, we must offer something he prefers in exchange for it, not acquire it by force or fraud – whether directly (picking his pocket) or indirectly (using the law to take from him and give to ourselves or others). Violations of commercial justice by fraud, theft, or violence bring punitive and vindictive justice into play as correctives.

When one person violates another’s rights (which are defined by justice), the injury is to be redressed by vindictive, retributive, and punitive justice. Vindictive justice judges the victim right in his cause (1 Kings 8:32; Deuteronomy 25:1). Retributive justice (from the Latin re, or “back,” and tribuere, “to pay”) requires the offender to restore the victim to his status before the offense (Exodus 22:1-15). Punitive justice applies a penalty to the offender as punishment for violating the law (Romans 13:4). In crimes against property (theft or destruction), punitive and retributive justice combine in the offender’s restoring what was taken or destroyed (retribution, also called restitution) plus some additional amount (punishment).

Sometimes someone harms another accidentally. Then, remedial justice requires the one who caused the harm to share the cost equally with the victim (Exodus 21:35) but adds no penalty. But if he is negligent, he must be punished by bearing the whole loss (Exodus 21:33-34, 36), restoring the victim fully to his former state at his own expense.[5]

In the current climate of identity politics, gender dysphoria, and Marxian and Critical Theories run amok, these requirements for justice appear to be out of reach. That leaves us with a bare naked power grab by certain people, or cast in Darwinian terms, a fight for the survival of the strongest, where might makes right. In America today that means political power financed by globalists who espouse anti-American ideologies. The ability to force people to comply against their wishes and of the common good has defined tyranny throughout the ages. Sadly, much of the American Protestant church has been deceived and is supporting the multi-pronged Luciferian lunacy of the leftists and other assorted God-haters.

Aiding and Abetting the Perversion of Justice

 Recently the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) abdicated their responsibility to proclaim God’s truth by adopting Critical Theory and Intersectionality as guiding principles.

Critical Theory and especially Critical Race Theory assume what they set out to prove. It is at best, circular reasoning on steroids. What it is at worse is a system for justifying racism against whites. If that statement makes you nervous, you are probably influenced by the now non-stop drumbeat of the white supremacy, white privilege nonsense perpetrated by Critical Theory race baiters embedded in the Southern Baptist Convention as well as many other denominations.

Critical Theory has already conquered numerous universities as evidenced by the growing number of white privilege courses being offered to students. The reason there is no uproar over this insanity is that college freshmen have already been indoctrinated with the socialist, leftist, Marxist global citizenship lies such that by the time they enter college they have become victims of mass mind control that makes the CIA blush over its effectiveness.

Alex Newman, writing in the February 4, 2019 edition of the New American says:

More than 20 years ago, Hillary Clinton published a book called It Takes a Village. The key takeaway from the book is that the raising of children needs to be viewed as a collective responsibility and that the government must take a much more active role. More recently, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry did a segment going even further. “We have to break through our private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families and recognize that kids belong to the whole community…Of course, that idea is not new. In 1932, American Communist Party leader William Z. Foster, in his book Toward Soviet America, outlined similar goals. “Among the elementary measures, the American Soviet government will adopt to further the cultural revolution are the following: the schools, colleges, and universities will be coordinated and grouped under the National Department of Education and its state and local branches,” he wrote. “The studies will be revolutionized, being cleansed of religious, patriotic, and other features of bourgeois ideology. The students will be taught on the basis of Marxian dialectic materialism, internationalism, and the general ethics of the new Socialist society…Indeed dictators have long understood that shaping the minds of children is the surest method of keeping power. As Nationalist Socialist (Nazi) tyrant Adolph Hitler put it, “He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future”…Education, it turns out, is the secret weapon of those seeking to build what they frequently refer to in public as a New World Order. And they not only admit it, but they also boast of it in public. The very future of the United States as a free and self-governing republic hinges on the outcome of this battle.[6]

According to the Socialists-Communists in the U.S. Senate and House, as well as Socialists-Communists in every level of government and even in the U.S. Judiciary, American’s who believe in the rule of law, in the God-given rights of Americans, in liberty and freedom, in limited government, and State’s rights to tell the U.S. Government to “take a hike,” are prime candidates for re-education. That means many Americans must be indoctrinated with an ideology that sees religion, by which is meant true Christianity, and patriotism, by which is meant nationalism, as “bourgeois.”

The questions I have for all those Protestant and SBC leaders and the growing number of confessing Socialist-Communist Evangelicals such as Tim Keller and David Platt, are: How do you legitimately espouse such demonic nonsense and think you are being true to the gospel of Jesus Christ? How can you adopt Critical Theory, Critical Race Theory, Intersectionality, Social Justice, homosexual and even transgender propaganda, and believe you are remaining faithful to the Scriptures? What people who hide behind and fly the flag of “inclusion” are really doing is waving the white flag of surrender to culture and the demonic hordes that have carefully crafted American culture for the last one hundred plus years. People who believe they are Christians and who see no conflict with their support of Critical Theory, Critical Race Theory, Intersectionality, Big Gay, and every other interest that sets itself against the truth of God, have become useful idiots for the enemies of Christ and of the freedom and liberties we enjoy as Americans.

Founding Father John Adams was right when he wrote in a letter to the Massachusetts Third Division in 1798, that:

“Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people, it is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

This explains why the Socialist-Communists in our governments, their allies in the media, and Big Gay hate the rule of law and hate any reference to the Founding Fathers and our governing documents: they are not a moral people, and they will not abide by any moral code that calls their behavior immoral, wicked, and evil.

I encourage every freedom-loving American to begin to tell the people described above that we will not tolerate their continued attack upon this nation’s principles and follow that up with action. What is happening in your local community will determine the necessary action items for you. I also suggest you utilize your network of people to grow an organization of resistance to the creeping Socialism-Communism in our governments and in our churches. If you will not stand up and fight back now it may be too late in the very near future.

Dr. Mike Spaulding

[1] Celia Hart, The Flag of Coyoacan, edited by Walter Lippmann in August 2004. Reprinted in Marxist.org Cited in Carl Teichrib, Forcing Change, Volume 4, Issue 8, p. 1.

[2] William E. Murnion, “The Ideology of Social Justice in Economic Justice For All,” Journal of Business Ethics, p. 848, 1989. Cited in Teichrib, p. 1.

[3] See https://nccs.net/blogs/our-ageless-constitution/natural-law-the-ultimate-source-of-constitutional-law

[4] See E. Calvin Beisner, Social Justice vs. Biblical Justice: How Good Intentions Undermine Justice and Gospel, Good Tree Press, 2018.

[5] Beisner, p. 24-25.

[6] Alex Newman, The New American, Rescuing Our Children, February 4, 2019, p.7.

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Dr. Mike Spaulding
Mike Spaulding was ordained to the ministry in 1998.  Since then he has planted two Calvary Chapel churches - Calvary Christian Fellowship, St. Marys, Ohio, in 1998, and Calvary Chapel of Lima, Ohio, in 2005, where he currently serves as pastor. Mike holds a B.A. in Organizational Management, a MA in Theological Studies, and a Ph.D. in apologetics. Mike is a frequent conference speaker and is the host of Soaring Eagle Radio (www.soaringeagleradio.com), Dr. Mike Live. (www.thetransformingword.com), Renewing Your Mind on The Daily Renegade, The Bible and Prayer Channel on David Heavener TV, and cohosts The Kingdom War Room with Dr. Michael Lake (www.kingdomintelligencebriefing.com). His teaching ministry is featured on the radio program “The Transforming Word,” heard on radio stations throughout the United States. Mike has been married to his lovely wife Kathy for over 38 years and together they have four daughters, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. You may contact Mike via email – mtpga@protonmail.com or by writing him at the address below. You may support The Transforming Word Ministry by sending your gifts to:
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