We hear a lot about how the Gospel anymore and we hear a ton about this thing called social gospel or social justice. What do they have to do with one another if anything? Yes and no. I am not sure you can have one without the other. You can try, but that would be a misrepresentation of Scripture. To just have the Gospel and it not affect how you live is to have a shallow Gospel. To just care about the poor and needy and not deal with your own sin before God is to have no Gospel at all. To have a complete and whole Gospel, we need one that presses deep into our sin and restores us with Christ. However when that happens it will change our hearts to make us more in tune with God and His heart, which is a heart for the poor and the oppressed. We have to get the Gospel right though, otherwise we are just spinning our wheels.
The Gospel & Justice Ministries