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Evangelical Left Leader: Social Justice is Biblical, 'Pretty Conservative'
Dr. Paul Alexander, director of Jesus & Politics for Evangelicals for Social Action, says that the evangelical left‚Äôs pursuit of social justice upholds the teachings of the Bible and the definition of a Christian, which is to serve Jesus Christ.
‚Äú[The] things that are perceived as liberal, it‚Äôs actually pretty conservative because the biblical teachings are from the prophets, from the Torah, from the Old Testament, from Hebrew scripture, and from Jesus and the early church,‚ÄĚ contends Alexander, offering advocacy for economic policies that help the poor as an example.
Although he acknowledges there are differences between the evangelical left and right, he objects to the notion that the evangelical left is somehow less faithful to the Bible‚Äôs teachings....
What they do outside of a church can be varied and still be Christian, but what a church does in social situations is completely controlled by the Word of God,The Church and Social Responsibility
Matthew 28 18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."---NASB