Jesus and Social Problems

Why did Jesus not address the social injustices and inequities of His time? Slavery, the relegation of women to second-class status, cruel and inhumane punishments, just to name a few—all these things were common in Jesus’ day, yet He did not criticize them. Jesus reserved practically all of his criticism for the religious leaders. Why did He ignore the societal injustices and go on a campaign against the religious leaders?

Christians have given various answers to that, none of which are satisfactory. And so we must look at this question in a different light. When we do that, we’ll find something that has implications for how we live our daily lives–the things you do make who you are, and who you are will follow you for all eternity.

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