Jane Florence and First United Methodist Church of Omaha strikes again

considering First UMC of Omaha 's leftist theology and obession with promoting universalism and new-age and occultic teachings, this like anything involving Jane and First UMC of Omaha isnt a shocker.

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The Rev. Jane Florence, First United Methodist Church, Omaha

Nearly 3,000 years ago the Hebrew prophets challenged the corruption of their political leaders. They held the kings accountable to covenant laws of their community. When those in power broke the moral codes, the prophets stood and raised their voices in dissent.

Those ancient prophets challenged the injustice of unequal distribution of wealth and resources. It could not be right for some to live in grandeur while the poor, the widows and the strangers from foreign lands were starving.

Political corruption, poverty, labor disputes, immigration injustice and discrimination against the vulnerable of society — these are the themes of the ancient prophets Elijah, Amos, Hosea, Isaiah and all the rest.

Jesus carried forth these prophetic themes in his ministry some 2,000 years ago when he challenged the domination system of both religious and political institutional practices.

The term “social justice” appeared before the 1800s; however, the fight for human dignity and equality, the proposition of income redistribution, responsibility for stewardship of the earth and accountability for justice reside in the very foundation of the Judeo-Christian heritage.

Social justice is a lofty goal. It is easy to get discouraged when the road is long and progress is measured in decades, even centuries. That’s why we gather to read stories of the ancient prophets and of Jesus; lest we forget the voices of those who call us to extend God’s care for all.



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