Yesterday we struggled with the various ways injustices can be eradicated. The great German theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, argued that band aid fixes aren’t enough to settle such matters. The beholders of injustice must be destroyed, and in some instances by death.
For Bonhoeffer it’s a Christian obligation. The matter was settled by concluding that every situation determines the ethics. Thus the school of situation ethics was born as a weapon for Christians to use, when dealing with the injustice of all sorts.
For Bonhoeffer, the issue was how to rid Germany of Nazism. As we know from yesterdays discussion, he was hung for being complicit in an assassination attempt against Hitler.
Then the discussion moved on to how to destroy injustices nonviolently using God’s arsenal of weapons. Different aspects of weaponry where presented which included grace and faith.
Grace, and faith are the hallmarks of situational ethics. By faith Noah being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared a ship for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteous which is according to faith. (cp. Hebrews 11:7).
By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go to a place which he would receive as an inheritance. And went out not knowing where he was going. By faith he lived as an alien in the land of promise as in a land not his own. Dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise. For he looked for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God. (cp. Hebrews 11:8-10).
By faith Sarah herself also received power to conceive, and she bore a child, when she was past age. Because she judged Him faithful, who had promised. (cp. Hebrews 11:11).
All a mystery to the world but clearly known to those who possess grace and faith. Exemplified by Abraham, the father of many nations. Great Britain, and from Great Britain the United States was born.
Note: “Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead (Abraham} when at a very old age fathered a son) were born as many as the stars of the sky, and as innumerable as the sand which is by the sea.” (cp. Hebrews 11:12).
These all died in faith, not having received the promise, but having seen them afar off were assured of them. Embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For those who say such things declare plainly that they sought a homeland. Exegesis: State of Israel or God’s eventual kingdom on earth or perhaps both. (cp. Hebrews 11:13-14).
All of the aforementioned is about securing justice from the unjust. It rages today, as the world seeks to destroy Abraham’s primary legacy by faith and assisted by those who followed. The destruction of Israel, Great Britain and the United States.
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