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Understanding the Term “Privilege”

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September 13, 2019 8:00 pm

Understanding the Term “Privilege”

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September 13, 2019 8:00 pm

You have probably noticed the word “privilege” being used as a disqualifying modifier. For instance, you may be labeled as having “white privilege” and therefore are not qualified to participate on issues related to ethnicity or that you must give up your “power” by working to elevate others of ethnic minority.

Other examples where the “privilege” label is attached is on those who inherited wealth, live in the suburbs, were raised in an intact family, or have “access” to certain opportunities or education...

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Understanding the term privilege.

That is, the topic will discuss today right here on the Christian Realty radio program with the mission is to sharpen the biblical worldview of Christians and to share the good news that all people can be reconciled to God. Faith in Jesus Christ, I'm David Wheaton, the host of the program and our website is the Christian.or thanks for joining us today for another edition of the Christian world view radio program.

As we discussed understanding the term privilege. You probably noticed that this word privilege is being used as a disqualifying modifier. For instance, you may be labeled as having white privilege and therefore not qualified to participate on issues related to ethnicity or that you must give up your quote power by working to elevate others of ethnic minority, other examples were there privilege labels attached is on those who maybe inherited wealth or live in the suburbs or were raised in an intact family or have access to certain opportunities or education.

This ideology of privilege is another tentacle of the destructive and divisive worldview of social justice which seeks to divide people into identity groups fan the flames of grievance and" burn down the systemic injustice that is endemic in our society unquote Kalb Eisner founder national spokesman for the Cornwall Alliance for the stewardship of creation is our guest today on the Christian world you we will discuss some of the recent events related to quote climate change, such as Elton John buying carbon offsets the fires in the Amazon forest.

The claimant this past July was the hottest on record and then Kalb will get into explaining what's behind the label of privilege and why it's so un-biblical think this will be a helpful segue to our speaker series event this Sunday evening September 15 at 7 PM on social justice with speaker Darrell Harrison at Grace Church Eden Prairie was no registration, no cost, just come and bring others to get to the first segment of the interview with Kalb Eisner, Cal.

It's great to have you back on the Christian real your radio program to talk about so many issues involved with global warming and I want to start out by reading a short couple sentences from an article in world magazine that you had linked from your website. Cornwall alliance.org. That article said the United Nations intergovernmental panel on climate change warned human caused global warming is harming land-based ecosystems and threatening our food supply.

If warming increases even a few more 10, said of a degree. The panel said food will become scarcer, more expensive and less nutritious quote I've lost a lot of sleep about what the science is saying Coco Warner, a manager in the UN climate change Secretariat said in a statement as a person is pretty scary. Unquote first question for you, Cal why is man caused global warming such an animating any useful issue for the left for globalists and even liberal Christians will because the alleged cause of man caused global warming is our use of energy, particularly energy derived from fossil fuels, coal, oil, left shoulder, but which groggily devotes roughly 35% of all the energy we use in the world.

The reason is such a wonderful uniting factor for the globalists socialist control on is that if we are going to be forced to change our global energy infrastructure moving away from fossil fuels to wind and solar, and a few other renewables.

That means were to have to change everything about our lives because energy goes into everything that we do so if you are looking for a rationale to hand over control of people's lives to government, and if you're looking for a rationale to force the new infrastructure on everyone all over the world, rather than leaving it up to individual nations to decide for themselves. Global warming caused by human use of fossil fuels is the perfect rationale Kalb Eisner with us today in the Christian Realty, the founder and national spokesman for the Cornwall Alliance for the stewardship of creation just highly recommend that you go to their website Cornwall alliance.org and subscribe their free email you be informed on all these issues on a regular basis. Another issue recently in the news Cal was the fact that Elton John, the musician from England had Prince Harry and his wife Megan used his private jet to fly to a climate change conference in Nice. I think it was and there was lots of blowback. Because of this, you know, going to a climate change conference and get your emitting carbon emissions in the atmosphere in a private jet. In an article in the spectator magazine online it says this climate change has become ethics for the wealthy preaching planetary salvation to justify their privileged position in society and telling the rest of us what we shouldn't do while forcing us to pay more for it and into the bargain containing an article reviewing carbon offset projects around the globe song does name the person you looked into it found that they hadn't offset the emissions they were supposed to, or they had brought gains that were quickly reversed or that couldn't be accurately measured to begin with quote. Ultimately, the polluters got a guilt free pass to keep emitting CO2, but the forest preservation that was supposed to balance the ledger either never came or didn't last unquote. What is this, this practice of buying carbon offsets, and why is it just really so ludicrous.

And actually religious. The modern equivalent of indulgences in the late Middle Ages load to the Protestant Reformation could buy indulgences supposedly to make up for your sins. Well, if were sitting by using fossil fuels. You want some wholesome horrible to get forgiveness for the nearby carbon offsets but allows you to use as much fossil fuels you want to comply with your private jet to reduce fancy gatherings of other elites to discuss how to get the rest of the world to do what we ought to do since they are not doing what but the problem is that the study was done of the various different programs to supposedly offset total dioxide emissions show over and over again that they don't work and factors know no offsetting of the carbon dioxide emissions. Some say were to plant new forests in particular places in the never to plant or plant some forest in one place. The flu turned on some force in another place or the client the force of the place, but the may quickly remove it, or they don't plant enough for us to offset the carbon oxide from Waterbury to install so usually fly aircraft. The simple fact is that it's all been a scam from the start of a scam, for which by the way, Al Gore made many millions of dollars because he helped start the carbon offset companies carbon trading stock exchanges made a bunch of money out of them pulled out before they all fell apart whole notion of carbon trading flopped, but it did well. Typical thing for him.

That whole thing is just incredible and well now you started Cornwall alliance for the stewards of creation. How many years ago was that Cal. 2005. So for 14 years now 14 years ago and I read a piece from your website recently. As said last month 70 for US medical and public health groups released a quote US call to action declaring climate change. A quote true public health emergency that can be solved by quote urgent action. The statement calls for a transition away from hydrocarbon energy to move to a low carbon economy, but actual weather and health trends don't support either the alarm or the demanded actions. The statement was endorsed by the American Medical Association, the American Heart Association and the American College of physicians.

I just read some sort, chuckling, thinking here get health professionals. Now there on the global warming bandwagons everyone at every sector of society. Did you ever think that when you started the Cornwall Alliance for the stewardship of creation 15 years ago that there would be an unending litany of environmental issues capturing interest of such diverse groups that you have to counteract will actually do watch and where to go for more than 20 years before that.

Anyway the environmentalists have had a really consistent track record of getting people to jump on the bandwagon People don't have any particular expertise in the subject there's actually I think a simple reason behind why this works this way, the word environment comes from a word from the French line which meaning to turn around so your environment is your surroundings from Delta Centauri to the hair on the back of your neck. There's nothing that isn't part of your environment and so really environmentalism does the same thing is everything so you can always come up with a way of tying any supposed environmental issue to anything else in life cycle of common phrases about everything is connected to everything else. So if you're a meteorologist your convinced machine when the mission of carbon dioxide are causing dangerous global warming. You are committed by the middle way of thinking, well, you automatically begin to realize all well everything that everybody else does tied to we need to get everybody on the trouble, of course, it then becomes impossible to discipline yourself to really focus on the hard evidence in your own sphere of learning. Whether or not your fear is justified.

So that's why what we see small groups of managing to hijack large organizations and become their names. For instance, all of the various national national academies of science who have issued public statements affirming dangerous man-made global warming. Every one of those statements was put together by a small cadre of people in the inner office as opposed.

Not a single one of was sent out first to all the membership of those academies of science, so you really don't have them speaking for all the members you have been speaking for themselves, but pretending to speak for all think of thing I'm quite positive that is happened with the recent statement from its health professionals know it's not from all the health professionals of America. It's from a small cadre of activists in the simple fact is best empirical evidence of human emotions of total dioxide, extremely little they do have real, but they have extremely little effect on global average temperature that is certainly not enough to cause any disruption of ecosystems or the disruption of human well-being. You are listening today to interview with Cal by stem the sound or national spokesman for the Cornwall alliance for the stewardship of creation, a great organization that I would encourage you to connect with via their weekly email.

It's free go to Cornwall alliance.org they will keep you updated on all the issues going on in this issue of court." Climate change.

What a different perspective healthwise.

Then you get from the mainstream media and other sources. Okay, we have much more to get to today. The program, so stay tuned for more with Cal by stair on understanding the term privilege when we returned to the Christian will David the next Christian worldview speakers is on Sunday, September 15 at 7 PM at Grace Church Eden Prairie. It features Darrell Harris presenting on how social justice impacts the gospel in the church.

Darrell is a former fellow of the black theology leadership Princeton theological seminary and expository Bible teacher.

He has a passion for helping Christians understand what they believe and why you'll do just that with the issue of social justice, followed by a Q&A moderated by host no cost. No registration, just, the event will also be live streamed on the Christian worldview Facebook for more information: one 646-2233 or visit the Christian world.org the Christian will be speaker series with Darrell Harrison Sunday, September 15 at 7 PM at Grace Church and one 646-2233 or visit the Christian will.org the prosperity gospel is a prominent false gospel that God offers health, wealth and prosperity.

If you just have faith and give money costing can crew up on the inside of the prosperity gospel movement.

His uncle is world renowned prosperity preacher Benny in custody sought all the manipulation staged healings, luxuriant lifestyles and perversion of Scripture before God open because these guys to understand sound doctrine and believe in the true gospel. Now a pastor cost. He has written an important book entitled God reading the prosperity gospel which chronicles his own experience and gracefully points the reader to the truth of Scripture for limited time you can order this 224 page softcover book for donation of any amount to the Christian real normal retailer 1799. Without shipping to order call 1888 646-2233 or visit the Christian world you.org welcome back to the Christian real radio program. I'm David.

We host our website is the Christian world you.org glad you joined us today as we discussed, understanding the term privilege with our guest Cal by stair is the founder of the Cornwall alliance for the stewardship of creation before we get back to the second segment of that interview. Just a reminder that you can subscribe to our free weekly email, or our annual print newsletter by going to our website the Christian real view.org all the audio of past programs is there, you can order resources from our storage.

You can also support the ministry of the Christian will he.

We very much appreciate your support again. Cal by stair is our guest today on the Christian real of your radio program is one of our favorite guess that we have on from time to time. He's going over some environmental issues that are in the news and then he'll get to the term privilege and what's behind that.

Let's get back to the second segment with Cal by stair they keep on talking about this so that global temperatures are rising is another article on your website Cornwall alliance.org he said. Now we are seeing news reports from CNN, BBC, Reuters, that July 2019 was the hottest month on record for global average surface air temperatures. One would think that the very best date. It would be used to make this assessment. After all, comes from official government sources such as no one in their world meat-eating her house a logical organization easy for me to say the current official pronouncements of global temperatures. Records come from a very a fairly limited and error-prone array of thermometers the global surface thermometer network has three major problems when it comes to getting global average temperatures. What are those problems briefly will one instrument over a variety of different kinds of auditors used in those those in significant margin of error for another thing, the vast majority of the locations of auditors used in the world meteorological organization network are located in built-up areas that help what meteorologists call the urban heat island effect of built-up areas and by the way, this means anything from a handful of dwellings little tiny remote village to a city of 10 million people and everything in between.

Urban heat island effect results in reduced temperature abuse of auditors yielding higher readings than chronometers out in the rural areas that are completely uninhabited, yet it's in those areas that would be the legal measure of one of the global average temperature increase going on. 1/3 problem with the surface thermometer network for measuring supposedly global average surface temperature is that those thermometers are overwhelmingly located in the northern hemisphere and areas that have tended to be closer to the urban areas and a large number of of measuring stations. In fact, roughly 2/3.dropped out of the network in the early 1990s, while the ones that were dropped out of the network were the ones in the least developed areas once were kept in the network were the ones in the most developed. So a lot of research has indicated that probably at least half of the apparent global average temperature increase over the last 60 years has come from urban heat island effect and is in fact not global at all.

Most reliable data sets that we have on global average temperature comes from satellite measurements and they reach only back to the 9 to 1979, and according to those global average temperature increase has been much less roughly 1/3 of of what was claimed on the basis of the surface to my letters. Furthermore, global average temperature increase was much faster.

From the mid-1970s for the late 1990s and has been since then it slowed down to the point were courting, so the data sets essentially no significant warming over the last 20 years of that is quite inconsistent with the idea looks like carbon dioxide drives it because our carbon dioxide emissions have not diminished over the time it actually increased in solution since faster temperature increase in students lower televising with us today in the Christian real view one follow-up current event that has been much in the news has also been the fires down in the Amazon tell us the story behind that dizzy from one cent to hear that the whole Amazons burning up in its can be destroyed. Another it's more the fringes. What is the story of what's going on down there amount of area being burned right now at this time. The summer is roughly 80% more than what was being burned at the same time last summer that some really really awful until you discover that it is in fact only about 7% higher than the average over the last 40 years or so. Last year was an exceptionally low year for forest depletion through fires this year is a slightly exceptionally high but certainly not by comparison with the long-term average and if in fact it's only 7% above the long-term average 80% above last year's average.

That is quite likely that some of the earlier years were also well above around 80% or perhaps double the long-term average double the blasters average. So what you got is actively using a short-term bullet as a an excuse to try long-term disaster and that's also a common thing for the middle of the claim.

For instance, that July was the hottest July on record. Well the record that they have in mind is actually only the last 40 years.

But we do know that far as the Western Hemisphere, the northern hemisphere in western North America.

The 1930s were far, far warmer than the current decade. All of the greatest records for hottest temperatures for hottest average temperatures and so on for North America were set in the 1930s not know televising again with us today in the Christian worldview is the founder national spokesman for the Cornwall alliance for the stewardship of creation can want to move into now. The recent article that you wrote entitled a sad tale of a wealthy millennial's moral confusion is going to give listener some context here. You say Adam Roberts millennial who wrote an article on the website Vox titled is wealth immoral expressed his sense of guilt and injustice at having inherited over $1 million. As a child of wealthy parents quote as I got politicized around things like wealth inequality, climate change, war, and the forces connecting them. I didn't connect it too much with my own family, or history. He wrote, but then he came to understand things differently. He confessed as it is if they were sins that his family had gained wealth through the oil industry, banking and stock in companies that built things for the military. His parents had given him stock in Exxon Mobil, BP and Chevron.

Another reason for guilt as he became active as a quote community organizer in Boston, quote no longer surrounded by wealthy peers it he said it felt absurd to have access to so much when so many others didn't. The whole system that allows people to amass such wealth, while others struggle is immoral. He said everyone he thinks should have a modest first home but nobody should have a quote $20 million mansion in Newport, Rhode Island or a second home. If anyone else is homeless or third home or 1/4 or fifth.

Nobody should buy a new sofa when he could buy a used one in nobody should have a yacht at all. Quote is it moral to hold any excess private wealth under capitalism. He asked, and later reveals that it's not. He draws toward his conclusion by writing quote in a system that produces a handful of people with billions of dollars while hundreds of millions of people still lack access to basic human needs like healthcare and affordable housing. The question isn't what billionaire should do with their money is how to enact policies that prevent any one person from concentrating that much wealth and power in the first place.

Unquote he recommends quote taxing wealthy families like mine all whole lot more because this totally happened in the past. As part of the green new deal and it's widely supported. Unquote there's a whole lot in that when I read that article how I thought wow this is really an interesting article, but I think it's actually very indicative of what's going on in their country right now even in the political system with with the Democratic Party and the types of policies and in worldview there presenting. Why is that line of reasoning in that article that you wrote about this young man is millennial so seductive to people but so biblically wrong Lord I do not want to hold on Adam Roberts about actually appreciate his care about those who are poor by comparison with himself that I admire his sense of compassion. What's really sad is misunderstanding about what is justice about what it is that we are required to do to do just what he does.

She confuses his compassion for the poor with what we all owe those are two very different things. When he say what we need is an economic system that prevents anyone from amassing a billion-dollar fortune. What is really talking about is something that uses force to keep some people from accumulating more wealth than other people. That, of course, ultimately means that we have to trust that some people are going to be virtuous enough to use the force and just ways. I don't think that that's the case, we hope you are deeming some firemen also now on the terms we have much more to come. So stay tuned, listening to Christian radio program and David, you are invited to the Christian world you go on Monday, September 16 wood Hill country club was at a Minnesota registration includes 18 holes with card best courses in the state with lunch and dinner.

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The problem is, of course, if nobody ever buys a new sofa. Nobody can ever bother you, you know, there are just too many conclusions that one wonders start to think that the world would be better off without all the books found truly thousands of byproducts that we got from petroleum that we pump all the grout many medications that have become so helpful in curing diseases and prolonging people's lives. Plastics would allow us to to package things with far less weight and therefore to conserve a great deal of energy in transporting food, clothing, shelter, everything else does he think that the world would be better off if we all still lived in caves without electricity at a time when human life expectancy at birth was 27 or 28 years instead of the roughly 70 years with the juvenile worldwide in 80 years in highly developed countries. What we see here is a young man simply because not thought through the consequences of the policies she prefers those consequences have been demonstrated over and over in the societies that tried to adopt socialism, which is basically what is going for socialism has People poor.

It is drag people back down into poverty and most importantly, it has resulted in the murder of 100 million or more people by their own governments because you can make socialism works to the degree that it does work, which was never very well only at the point of only with the threat that you're willing to kill those who don't want to cooperate and that's a long history, socialism, and unfortunately too many people in our world today are too young to remember and have been too ill educated to know of that history's Kalb Eisner was asked today why is the reasoning of well be living in a moral and unjust society.

Why is that reasoning so much more attractive. It seems like then what you're talking about. Of biblical justice, voluntary compassion and free-market reasoning because that way I can always shift the burden of blame or responsibility on somebody other than myself. Mr. Robert is very feeling very guilty over the fact that he inherited so much wealth that he thinks that we should have a system the build allow people to accumulate that much wealth in the first place is a different thing that he could do. He could simply have given away all his wealth he tells us that he's given away roughly 1/3 that he wants to give away more well if you shouldn't have any of it. Why does he prolong it if it's immoral to have that wealth. How is that any different from, say, murdering people murdering people is immoral to well if one is a murderer and convicted in his heart. What I'm doing is wrong.

Should he taper off gradually or stop immediately. Similarly, if having all that wealth is immoral. Should he give it away bit by bit. Should he just simply give away all.

Right now it's a very very good questions, lots of contradictory things that like you said, were and aren't sought through to the logical and Kalb Eisner of the Cornwall Alliance for the stewardship of creation with us today in the Christian world you there website Cornwall alliance.org just a couple of last questions for you, Cal this issue of that article is latent with the idea of a new term that's been used all the time as a bludgeoning tool in society today called privilege.

Other words, whites have white privilege. Wealthy people have wealth, privilege. There is male privilege because you're a man, not a woman.

Why is that such an effective label and why is that being used today because of our book that has grown up around the term the actual etymology of the word privilege is from two Latin words, privatization or exclusion. On the one hand and law X on the other hand, literally privilege means being exempt from the rules football doesn't apply to you. So it privileges a mark of a society good news partial rather than impartial justice needs to be impartial all the rules need to apply to everyone equally. The problem is that people have begun to confuse privilege with blessing or abundance or wealth or hot intelligence score great beauty or great skill, physical abilities, things like that. Those are not privileges. There are no laws, jobs ruled against being handsome or beautiful against being highly intelligent against being male or female against having had wealthy parents.

Those things are not privilege in the sense of being exempted from the laws, but people have begun to confuse those to that as a result, I think that somebody just got this advantage without advantages. Somehow being unjust to others who don't have it. That's simply unrealistic, it is impossible for everybody to have equal outcomes or even equal opportunities without forcibly depriving some people of the advantages that they naturally have you kept you can't ensure that no person has an advantage toward playing basketball without making sure that everybody is the same height of the same strike that has the same lung capacity to keep running back and forth, up and down the court. While neither can you ensure that everybody has the same capacity for earning wealth unless you prevent some people from earning wealth that they otherwise freely could work. So again, this is why what we always wind up doing is returning from liberty to to to to the application of force that one of my favorite ways of distinguishing socialism from capitalism is to point out that socialism is the violent means of exchange, whereas capitalism is the peaceful means of exchange and capitalism I can get you to give me something that I want but that you have only by promising to give you exchange for something that you want even more than what you have, and vice versa. Socialism, if I want you to give something to me and you don't want to give it to me, that I appeal to the state to force you to give it to me and if you still refuse well state can arrest you can imprison. You can find you ultimately can shoot you can kill you. So socialism is the violent means of exchange. Capitalism is peacefully well explained.

Thank you for that. Kalb Eisner with us today here on the Christian world view, the founder of the Cornwall alliance for the stewardship of creation. In my opinion the best organization out there to understand all these different issues of social justice and environmentalism. From a biblical perspective final question for you. Cal was the conclusion to your article on this young man who wrote about feeling guilty over the wealth he inherited you say the Bible has much to say about the need to protect the poor from oppression and to give charitably to those who cannot help themselves, but nowhere does it condemn wealth. Indeed, some of the most important of God's people were wealthy.

Job, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, David, Solomon Joseph of Arimathea and wealthy women who provided for Jesus and his disciples. The Bible condemns greed, selfishness and injustice, but it never equates injustice with inequality. Adam Roberts is young, millennial's confusion is sad, for it means he encourages not only envy and resentment toward many whom God has blessed but also false guilt on the part of many, including himself, who are blessed by all means, whether you consider yourself rich or middle class or poor give to the poor and work to protect the poor from injustice, but don't condemn all inequality as injustice and don'ts spitting God's face court" by feeling guilty for gifts he has given you now as a reference back to store use at the beginning of a woman lived in and US in writing back to her mother in South Africa and her mother doesn't have much in she was feeling guilty in America. For all she had, and her mother back in South Africa saying I know you just just thank God for the blessings he's given you, and pray for us and help us young ways you can. So my question for you as we conclude today is what do you think the future of the evangelical churches, especially in America.

Cal is with that mentality of social justice privilege. Some of these socialistic worldview mentality coming into the church. Kalb Eisner will answer that question after this final break of the day here in the Christian world view is certainly a pressing and relevant one for the world that has been gaining entrance into the evangelical churches around the country. Stay tuned for our final segment coming up in the Christian world. I'm David. The next Christian worldview speakers is on Sunday, September 15 17 at Grace Church Eden Prairie features Darrell Harris presenting on how social justice impacts the gospel and the church. There was a former fellow with black theology leadership Princeton theological seminary expository Bible teacher. He has a passion for helping Christians understand what they believe and why.

He'll do just that with the issue of social justice, followed by a Q&A moderated by host no cost. No registration, just, the event will also be live streamed on the Christian worldview Facebook for more information: one 646-2230 or visit Christian world.org the Christian will be a speaker series with Darrell Harris Sunday, September 15 at 7 PM at Grace Church and one 646-2233 or visit Christian world.org the prosperity gospel is a prominent false gospel that God offers health, wealth and prosperity. If you just have faith in give money costing can crew up on the inside of the prosperity gospel movement. His uncle is world renowned prosperity preacher Benny in custody sought all the manipulation staged healings, luxuriant lifestyles and perversion of Scripture before God open because these guys to understand sound doctrine and believe in the true gospel. Now a pastor cost.

He has written an important book entitled God reading the prosperity gospel which chronicles his own experience and gracefully points the reader to the truth of Scripture for limited time you can order this 224 page softcover book for donation of any amount to the Christian real normal retailer 1799. Without shipping to order call 1888 646-2233 or visit the Christian world.org final segment of the day here in the Christian real radio program. Thanks for joining us as we have been discussing the term privilege and also some environmental issues as well with our guest Kalb Eisner he's the founder in national spokesperson for the Cornwall alliance for the stewardship of creation. Their website by the way is Cornwall alliance.org strongly suggest you sign up for their free email that they offer. We also have one as well@thechristianworldview.org. Our free weekly email. In addition to our annual print newsletter which is going to be coming out not too long from now. You can also get audio pass programs or website. You can order resources and also support this ministry as well. The article we've been discussing today with Callum privilege is linked to our website the Christian real view.org.

Okay, let's get to the last segment of the interview with Kalb Eisner. So my question for you as we conclude today is what do you think the future of the evangelical churches, especially in America. Cal is with that mentality of social justice privilege. Some of these socialistic worldview mentality coming into the church. Well I think are our future.

Do we allow that kind of thinking to capture our minds. What we need to do is to do quick calls for social Williams 521 test all things hold fast what is good but very clear notions of social justice of socialism. Of forced redistribution of wealth of calling every advantage that anyone has privilege as if somehow or other, one were exempted from the requirements of the law.

Those ideas are both false and extremely pernicious but bring about all kinds of suffering and that's been the history of the 20th century were ever socialism has rained. What we need to do is to build our understanding of justice, of compassion, of economics, of everything else directly on the Scriptures, the word of God and particularly with regard to the subject that is been what I've done in my booklet, which you can confect you offered it to your listeners.

In the past by booklet social justice versus biblical justice. How good intentions undermine justice gospel we need to define justice biblically surrendering impartially and proportionally to everyone who is due in accord with the righteous standard of God's moral law, and then we need to define grace or charity biblically as benefits bestowed where they are not only not earned but for the opposite has been for punishment only when we keep those two ideas fully distinct.

Can we maintain our proper understanding of the gospel which says that we are justified before God by grace alone. That is grace and mercy. What's not to third rather than by grace. Plus Meritor justice through faith alone, not through faith, plus our good works in Christ alone. Not in Christ. Plus ourselves with the church of the sacraments work.

The good deeds of others or any other such thing.

Only if we properly understand and understand both justice and grace quickly can we preserve the gospel which is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes. Thank you for ending our conversation today on that point to really really powerful and really based on the true gospel of grace. Cal thank you for coming on the Christian worldview today. I thank you for all the just really helpful work you do with regard to environmental issues, social justice, socialism, but most importantly holding up the gospel of Jesus Christ high in clear all of God's best, and grace to you, Cal well and thank you very much God bless you and your continued work for the gospel before the Christian church will I hope you enjoyed the interview today with Kalb. I stare. He is one of my favorite gas that we bring on the Christian real view from time to time. Always appreciate the way he speaks with such clarity and reason and logic in such a biblical underpinning to all that he says always makes the gospel clear as well. He's excellent on this topic of social justice as well and we still do have his social justice booklet. We carry it in our store so you can order that by going to the Christian real view.org. Now if you missed any of the interview today. We always archive the programs that are website or if you are a podcast or know how to use the podcast app on your phone you can just go to the Apple I store or Google play and search for the Christian real of you with my name David Weeden and you'll see that you can download that into your phone for free and get the full program and also the short takes every single week. Now just one final reminder as we close the program today. This weekend is a big weekend for the Christian real view we have a lot going on Sunday evening September 15 is our speaker series event on social justice speaker Darrell Harrison that's at Grace Church Eden Prairie, Minnesota at 7 PM on Sunday evening.

You won't want to miss that event were very much looking forward to that event.

There's no cost, no registration, just come now if you can't, you're listening from outside the state of Minnesota is too far to drive or fly.

You can watch the event stream live on our website which is the Christian real view.org or you can go to Facebook and search for the Christian real you Facebook page that will start at 7 PM central time both sides. The Christian reviewed.org homepage and the Christian review Facebook page will have the event streaming live and it will be archived there. After the event concludes as well and have music by higher call quartet. Looking forward to that.

Darrell is going to speak on social justice still be a Q&A so very much looking forward to that evening and hopefully meeting some of you there the next day, September 16 that's Monday were having our annual golf and dinner event at Woodfield country club in Wayzata, Minnesota which is just west of downtown Minneapolis. We had a couple cancellations for golf.

So if you're interested in playing golf. You can get in contact with our office if you have a couple people you like to bring her for summer just come on your own. We still have some room.

Just call us at our office number at 1888 646-2233. If you're not a golfer and want to come to the dinner event. I think we have some space in there as well. Again you can get in contact with us at the same number 1888 646-2233 event assertive to events in one golfers come for golf and dinner and some people just come for the dinner event where we will have a extensive interview would Darrell Harrison mourn the personal side, along with a worldview message that evening. All right were out of time today. Hope you enjoyed the program with Kalb Eyster on privilege.

Hope you're looking forward to coming or watching the speaker series event on Sunday evening and perhaps coming to the golf and dinner event on Monday. Lot going on here this weekend on the Christian world, you know, we do live in a changing and challenging world.

But the Bible says there's one person and one thing we can always trust in encounter and that is this Jesus Christ in his word are the same yesterday today and forever until next time think biblically and live accordingly. We hope today's broadcast turned your heart toward God's word is to order a CD copy of today's program or sign up for our free weekly email or to find out how you can be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ go to our website the Christian world.org, call us toll-free at one AAA 646-2233. Christian worldview is a weekly one-hour radio program that is furnished by the over comer foundation and is supported by listeners and sponsors request one of our current resources with your donation of any amount go to the Christian worldview.org or call us toll-free at one AAA 8646 2233.2 SF Box 401, Excelsior, MN 55331 that's Box 401, Excelsior, MN 55331.

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