Justice is a gospel issue: Precedents for ecclesiology and polity in Acts 6:2

And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables”. (Acts 6:2) In Acts 6:1 the immigrant believers complained that the local believers were neglecting the needy amongst them. First, we must note that the complaint was not only heard, which is an important indication that demonstrates the apostles’ receptive handling of the complaint, it was…

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Racism Theology

Justice is a gospel issue – Acts 6:1

A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine posted on how justice and the gospel are inextricable. Anyone who has read Isaiah (or any of the prophets) as well as Jesus (see Matt 25 etc) can’t help but agree, but Joel Brown was making his point that “justice is a kingdom issue” based on Acts 6. My immediate response was: Yes! Acts 6 connects with many really important things such as ecclesiology, race relations…

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