John MacArthur has preached three sermons from Ezekiel 18 (he will preach at least one more next week) on “social justice.” The question of “social justice” stirred a great deal of debate among evangelicals.
The basic propositions set forth by MacArthur are:
1) Good works are not part of the Gospel, but true believers will do good works.
2) While human beings do abuse one another and while sin has infected all of society; no human being can defend against a charge of his own sin by pointing to the sins against him.
3) No one is responsible for the sin of another.
Which of these proportions could an orthodox Protestant Christian contest? Do those who advocate for social justice deny any of these three propositions?