A common objection to social activism is that the church's mission is to evangelize the lost and not get involved in "worldly" affairs: Christians are to preach and teach the gospel and let believers go out into the world as individuals to work for good in their own spheres.

While this is certainly true, other Christians have advocated for more public and widespread responses to injustice. Does the Bible command social activism? How do you demonstrate this from Scripture?

In this workshop, Dr. Carl Ellis, Jr. will explore the biblical basis for social justice. Looking especially at the Old Testament, we will see how God is concerned not only for one's individual salvation, but also for the the good of society as a whole.

This was the first of four workshops presented at Legacy Conference 2016 for the Faith and Justice Track, sponsored by RAAN.