There are more slaves in the world today than there were during the transatlantic slave trade.
The latest global estimate according to the International Labor Organization (the United Nations agency that deals with global labor issues), calculates that nearly 21 million people are victims of human trafficking worldwide. Roughly 4.5 million of those victims are trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
Many people are unaware of the modern slave trade. Women and children, and even men in some cases, are literally bought and sold like products. In one of the best documentaries ever created on this topic, Nefarious: Merchant of Souls, one brothel owner in Amsterdam compared it to ordering a pizza.
Some people in society actually argue that prostitution is an issue of women’s choice or freedom of expression. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is largely about slavery, greed, manipulation, and control.
I spoke about this topic shortly after learning about human trafficking. To become more aware of this issue, you can listen to the audio of my message and read the notes. However, I would strongly urge you to watch the Nefarious documentary and check out the ministry behind the documentary Exodus Cry.
The Bible tells us in Zechariah 7:9 to administer True Justice. I find it striking that there may be such a thing as “false justice” implicated in this statement. In this teaching I discuss what true justice and false justice are. I discuss the difference between them and how they can be recognized.
I also explain three arenas in life that we can be sure that true justice has its proper place:
Spiritual Justice – an inward reality
Personal Justice – an interpersonal reality
Social Justice – an outward necessity
In spiritual justice I explain the legal aspects of what Christ did for us in the courtroom of heaven.
In personal justice I discuss a trap that many of us often fall into of battling for “fairness” over true justice in our interpersonal relationships, and how that can affect our view-point on true justice in other areas of life.
Finally, in social justice I talk about the fact that many modern social justice movements are designed, at their foundation, to actually deceive and lead people away from the truth, and I discuss exactly why the Bible tells us to administer “true justice”.
I’d love to hear your thoughts. You can listen to the attached audio and/or read the PDF notes, and let me know what you think below in the comments.