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John Calvin puts forward a very simple reason why love is the greatest gift: “Because faith and hope are our own: love is diffused among others.” In other words, faith and hope benefit the possessor, but love always benefits another. In John 13:34–35 Jesus says, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Love always requires an “other” as an object; love cannot remain within itself, and that is part of what makes love the greatest gift.
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Changing Laws does not Change Hearts

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"On the issue of social justice, it is important to remember that changing laws does not change hearts. Changing a law may get you compliance, but it will never get you repentance, which is--or should be--the goal (at least for those who profess to be followers of Christ). Unjust laws are the by-product of unjust hearts (Mk. 7:17-23). As Christians, we must not only desire that people *do* right, but that they *be* righteous (Rom. 12:2)." - Darrell Bernard Harrison

The new social justice movement among professing Christians has very little (if any) understanding of human nature and the degree of our corruption. Consider, if they had free reign to enact every law and educational reform they wanted, do they honestly think it would solve the worlds problems? It would not even scratch the surface. Our problem is much, much deeper than that. The problem with humanity is pre-political. It is a spiritual problem.

This denial of total depravity reveals a complete lack of self-awareness. Jesus die not come to die for good people but for sinners. The kingdom of heaven is not for people who think they are righteous, but for those who know they are not. Forgiveness is not possible for people who think they need no forgiveness. And since the SJ movement will never solve all the world's problems, they will always remain unforgiving and demand justice now. While we all ought to work for justice, we should be under no illusion that we are wise enough as fallen human beings to bring it about perfectly, or even well. That is over-realized eschatology. God calls us to be patient. He will repay. (Rom. 12:19) Our inner biases means we ought to be careful when we do justice since we are prone to error ourselves.

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