The Priorities of Jesus: Advocate for the Poor and Oppressed, by Arthur L. Mackey, Jr.

Pastor Arthur L. Mackey Jr.
Pastor Arthur L. Mackey Jr.

by Arthur L. Mackey, Jr.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the good news of social justice right now and eternally. Yes, Black Lives Matter right now and forever! Yes, the Me Too Movement matters right now and forever! Yes, the March For Our Lives matters right now and forever! Yes, the Women’s March matters right now and forever! Yes, President Donald Trump and his sadly misguided evangelical base is scripturally wrong in terms of their mistreatment of the poor and the oppressed. Yes they are in total error biblically due to their daily demonic outright abuse of the poor in word and deed.

Trump and his spineless evangelical disciples don’t want true biblical social justice at all. They want the good old boy racist, classist, and sexist system of “just us.” Just like the White Citizen’s Council, the undercover community organization for the Klu Klux Klan, that fought constantly against the gospel of social justice during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s.

Don’t minimize this extremely important point. For Trump, his blinded evangelical base, and the selfish prosperity gospel proclaimers are absolutely attempting to destroy the poor and all government entitlements for the poor. By destroying the biblical teaching of the gospel of social justice as clearly preached by Jesus Christ. Which results in tax cuts for the rich, and tax increases for the poor.

Responsible Republicans, determined Democrats, and Independents with integrity must come together as true American patriots, and vote out of office any spineless Senator and every compromising Congress member who supports the Trump agenda of racism, classism, and sexism, in the mid term elections. We must come together and cross all party lines in order to save America from Trump’s terrorism against the oppressed and his war on the poor literally.

I wish that President Trump would possess total commitment for the poor in America. Instead of ignoring Russia’s confirmed meddling in the Presidential election. I wish that President Trump was not politically in bed with Russian President Putin, but President Trump clearly is compromised beyond any shadow of doubt, and must be impeached after the mid term elections. Rise up America and do the right thing.

A word to Trump’s base. He does not care a bit about you. He is using you and his policies are actually abusing you. WAKE UP!!! President Trump’s actions are spitting in the face of Jesus, your face, the face of the poor, and the oppressed daily. Wake up!!! Trump is all ready blaming his potential impeachment on his own base, it is “your fault.” No it is President Trump’s outrageous behavior that is at fault.

We are all created in the image of God, and God makes no junk.Therefore we must advocate of the poor and the oppressed just as Jesus did. Revelation 7:9 proves that racial equality and social justice exist in Heaven. “After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;” That is the essence of the true social justice gospel which is biblically sound and totally true. Jesus is against racism, classism, and sexism. Jesus is an equal opportunity employer. Jesus is against rape. Jesus is against the violent gun killing of innocent children, and Jesus is also against he evil rape of innocent children. Jesus cares, shares, and bears the heavy burdens of our brothers and sisters of hurting humanity over the world. Hebrews 13:8 correctly states that, “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”

Listen to the words of Jesus Christ’s very first sermon in Luke 4:18-21: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.”

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the good news of social justice. Christianity will always begin and end, rise and fall, with the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is totally committed to social justice always and forever. The eight main points in Jesus’ very first sermon makes it crystal clear that good news is the message of social justice now and forever! Look at the crystal clear biblical evidence presented by the noted physician, Dr. Luke, a faithful follower of Jesus Christ in Luke 4:18-21.

The 8 Priorities of Jesus – The Heart of the Gospel of Social Justice

1.) Having the Spirit of the Lord, and not the spirit of greed.

2.) Preach the gospel to the poor.

3.) Heal the brokenhearted.

4.) Preach deliverance to the captives.

5.) Recovering of sight to the blind.

6.) Set at liberty them that are bruised.

7.) Preach the acceptable year of the Lord (the year of Jubilee, the year the captive are set free and all debts are forgiven)

8.) Fulfill this scripture regarding the poor and the oppressed today.

The real issue is that weak minded, politically controlled, and spineless Christians must learn to be conservative when the Bible is conservative, and to be liberal when the Bible is liberal. Just doing this very act would solve a multitude of highly negative politically compromising issues. Actually doing this daily without fail would literally destroy the spirit outrageous compromise in both the conservative and liberal Christian spheres of influence. But too many Christians sadly sell out the faith for great stock, Trump’s conservative Supreme Court picks  — Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, and to worship and praise President Trump. Even if his policies are literally killing the poor.

No compromise!!! On Christ! Not the Republicans! On Christ! Not the Democrats! On Christ! Not the Independents! On Christ the solid the solid Rock we must stand. For all other ground is sinking sand! We must not be to the left or the right, but in the center of God’s will.

If a wise government leader like King Solomon understood the true meaning of Proverbs 19:17 which clearly states that, “He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.” Which is clearly biblically sound social justice. Both conservative and liberal Christians must practice this total biblical commitment to the poor, because it is written in the Word of God. Regardless if you watch FOX News, CNN, or MSNBC. God’s Word is true. The social gospel at its best is bible based. So don’t try to rewrite the Word of God evangelicals and get rid of the Gospel of social justice, because you are upset at individuals over issues. Stick to the Word of God and feed the hungry, clothe the naked, rescue the perishing, and care for the dying in Jesus name. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the good news of social justice right now and eternally.

The scriptural evidence in Psalm 72:4 clearly reveals how God wants government leaders to treat the poor. President Trump and present day evangelicals please pay very close attention to this.

Psalm 72;4 states, “He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.”

Verses 12 and 13 even gives much more clarity to God’s message of social justice for the poor by the hand of the head of government. Yes this in scripture. Secular leaders please also pay close attention.

12 For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; the poor also, and him that hath no helper.

13 He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.

Based on these timeless social justice scriptures President Trump is not being the type President that God wants to “deliver the needy”. This is God’s unbiased eternal biblical point of view. There no room for argument or debate here from a true Christian. Putting poor migrant children in cages, separating the poor migrant children from their poor migrant parents, Muslim travel bans, cutting poor people’s Obamacare, Medicaid, and Medicare is dead wrong. And is anti-Bible, and nobody in the Bible belt, or anywhere else in the entire world should ever support it. When Judas outright lied about his so called concern for the poor as Jesus was being anointed for his crucifixion. Jesus, the greatest defender of the poor, confirmed that the poor will always be with you.

Jesus is real, the greatest defender of the oppressed to walk earth. Jesus, the Son of God, was there when Father God said “let us make man in our own image”. Jesus is real, the greatest liberator of the oppressed, who saved a woman caught in adultery from being stoned to death by double standard religious leaders. That is social justice. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the good news of social justice right now and eternally.

Jesus is real, who opened blind eyes, fed the hungry, healed the sick, & was the friend of sinners. Jesus is real, a dark skin Jew, who lived under Roman oppression, who had hair like wool & skin like bronze. Jesus who lived, died, & rose from the dead knows all about our struggles. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the good news of social justice right now and eternally.

Jesus Christ as presented accurately in the Holy Bible is totally different from the false portrait of Jesus created by oppressors to enslave Black folk. Jesus is real. For God is always against slavery & oppression. Remember the famous anti slavery quote from God, “let my people go”. That is social justice. Jesus is real whose ROOTS include Black folk such as Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, & King Solomon. DON’T TURN YOUR BACK ON JESUS AND THE GOSPEL OF SOCIAL JUSTICE!!! DISCOVER WHO JESUS REALLY IS!!! COME TO JESUS!!!

Yes God is social being who is totally committed to social justice. Jesus is social being who is totally committed to social justice. And the Holy Spirit is a social being who is totally committed to social justice. That is why it is important to have a personal relationship with God. Therefore the Gospel is the social justice gospel, and not an anti-social gospel that does embrace God’s grace for social justice against the evil trinity of racism, classism, and sexism in the world today.

Psalm 82:2 states, “Defend the poor and the fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.”

President Trump and his evangelical base can not ever get more social than this next New Testament classic scripture. Yes, John 3:16, is the epitome of the social justice gospel. There is nothing racist, classist, or sexist about this legendary John 3:16 scriptural text. Which reads thusly.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Pastor Arthur L. Mackey Jr.
Senior Pastor and Author of “Overcoming the Spirit of Depression” and many other books
Mount Sinai Baptist Church Cathedral
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Roosevelt, New York, 11575
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