Thomas Guthrie on Christianity and social concern

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Reformed Covenanter

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Some in their zeal against Wokeism appear to have gone too far in the opposite direction. Thomas Guthrie of the Free Church of Scotland shows us a more excellent way:

... ’tis the purpose of Him who, our pattern as well as propitiation, divided his time between the interests of this world and the next; taught us to care for men’s bodies as well as for their souls, to carry a loaf of bread as well as a Bible to the houses of the poor ...

For more, see Thomas Guthrie on Christianity and social concern.

N.B. I am not sure if this forum is the best one for the post, though I was at a loss to know where else to post it.
 

Susan777

Puritan Board Sophomore
Some in their zeal against Wokeism appear to have gone too far in the opposite direction. Thomas Guthrie of the Free Church of Scotland shows us a more excellent way:

... ’tis the purpose of Him who, our pattern as well as propitiation, divided his time between the interests of this world and the next; taught us to care for men’s bodies as well as for their souls, to carry a loaf of bread as well as a Bible to the houses of the poor ...

For more, see Thomas Guthrie on Christianity and social concern.

N.B. I am not sure if this forum is the best one for the post, though I was at a loss to know where else to post it.
Could you perhaps give your understanding of the term “wokism”? Is it simple almsgiving and care for the poor or is it a militant works-based gospel that negates the true gospel and causes enmity and division among the brethren, or is it something in between?
 

Reformed Covenanter

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Could you perhaps give your understanding of the term “wokism”? Is it simple almsgiving and care for the poor or is it a militant works-based gospel that negates the true gospel and causes enmity and division among the brethren, or is it something in between?
Susan, what I am referring to is the tendency to read modern Social Justice theories into scripture.
 
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