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The Problem of Evil: Sin or Injustice?

Sin moves the responsibility of evil away from us to the devil, thereby making it a spiritual problem, as such, the anecdote becomes prayers. 

However, the term injustice makes the case for a moral and ethical problem, leaving us with opportunities for reflection, with a view to change our perspective (repent if you like), thereby being at peace with God and humanity. 

The latter makes us agents and instruments of change, bringing God’s decrees into every facet of society. It makes us Good Samaritans, not priests or Levites. 

  • Clement Akran
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This Sunday at Healingsprings fellowship, Christianity and Social Justice: Who Then Is My Neighbour?

In light of a huge bill from Europe, public anger with immigration, the rise of UKIP, anti immigration posturing by both mainstream political parties.

In light of mounting pressure for tighter boarder controls in America, this time from fear of Isis, and recently Ebola. In light of Isis’ campaign for a Caliphate, boarders shifting in Iraq, Syria and Turkey; the battle for Gaza between Israel and Palestine.

Governments scrambling through limited resources to provide for their citizens as a result of market and economic forces, dear friends, nationalism is back on the agenda again.

“There is nothing new under the sun”, the writer of Ecclesiastes boldly declares, so I look to the bible for inspiration and ideas. In my quest I find an interesting conversation between Jesus and a prominent intellectual of that era. In an attempt to break down an old paradigm in relationship between Jews and Samaritans, Jesus tells a beautiful story. In the threads of this story we find enduring principles and guidelines on how to address these issues that are upon us.

With this in mind, this Sunday I will be delivering a lecture entitled, Christianity and Social Justice: Who then is my neighbour?

So why not drop-by for a life-changing experience? This 90 mins might end up being a catalyst for some awesome things.

(6:00 – 7:30)pm

The Drama Room, Bexleyheath Academy, Woolwich Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 7D

There are free parking spaces directly in front of the school and on adjacent streets

Our Big Sunday Celebration can be best described as a community Christian festival. So in the spirit of thanksgiving, together we: sing, pray, give, celebrate life, discuss current affairs, present thoughts from Biblical themes, and encourage one another; like one big family!