Christian Social Justice Warriors: Your Illiteracy is Boundless

Cody Libolt
For the New Christian Intellectual
4 min readOct 3, 2019


The Christian Social Justice Warriors are refuted by reference to almost any section of Scripture. Conclusion: Their illiteracy is boundless.

Take, for instance, Galatians.

Review Gal. 1:8 on the danger of adding to the gospel:

But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse!

Or review Gal. 2:4:

This matter arose because some false believers had infiltrated our ranks to spy on the freedom we have in Christ Jesus and to make us slaves.

Or Gal. 2:6: God does not judge by external appearances.

Or Gal. 2:10. The instructions are so simple:

All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I had been eager to do all along.

Or take the lesson on “tone” and public confrontation of error in Gal. 2:11–14. It is a simple thing to follow Paul’s example.

When Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned…

Or Gal. 3:5, which describes the dangers of holding others to specific external acts of manmade (and supposed) righteousness as proof that they are saved:

So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard?

How the Christian Social Justice Warriors ignore Gal. 3:28!

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Consider Gal. 4:15–16

What has happened to all your joy? I can testify that, if you could have done so, you would have torn out your eyes and given them to me. Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth?

Or consider Gal. 4:17, the life verse of many of these SJWs:

Those people are zealous to win you over, but for no good. What they want is to alienate you from us, so that you may have zeal for them.

Consider Gal. 5:1:

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

And also Gal. 5:13–15:

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.

And Gal. 5:26:

Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

Remember Paul’s teaching that we are to do good to all people as we have opportunity (not from compulsion), and especially toward the family of believers (Gal. 6:10).

The entire letter of Galatians can be summarized as a call to each of God’s people to let the “grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit” (Gal. 6:18), and to embrace the implications of the grace of our Lord.

Grace is the quality that is peculiarly lacking from the Christian Social Justice Warriors. I say this not only because of their manner of treating others, but because of the essence of their actual convictions.

Their system of thought is bitterness, embodied. It is grievance as an identity. There can be no grace (nor godliness) toward others when bitterness dominates. There can be only division.

As we know from Romans 16:17, Titus 3:10, and Acts 20:29, those who consistently divide the body of Christ with false teaching have no claim to a place within that body. This is the case with the Christian Social Justice Warriors today.

If they wish to claim membership within the body of Christ, let them first claim ownership of the teaching of Paul in Galatians. Without affirming the one, they cannot affirm the other.

Until they can affirm Galatians (credibly, in word and in deed), we have no choice but to identity them as Paul does in Gal. 1:9:

As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God’s curse!