Human’s are made in God’s image and stand equally before God in great variety. This biblical truth is one of the greatest pillars of human rights movement. Justice is essential to the gospels and our relationship to God is always tied to each other, with the following ten reasons:

  • We are equal before God
  • We are asked to live in Peace
  • We are free and Healed in Christ Jesus
  • We are Justified and have justice from God
  • Its good news to the poor and oppressed and abused
  • Its part of Jesus favourite topics - kingdom of God "A kingdom centred mission will always point at the socio- political implications of conversion".
  • Righteousness flows into Justice
  • Evangelism flows into social action
  • Biblical Justice is structural love – Strict justice with fairness embedded in the structures of society with grace, mercy and forgiveness
  • There is no peace without Justice- God’s justice and forgiveness are seamless interwoven.

BE ENCOURAGED THAT WE are governed by Human rights and biblical principles. We have responsibility to treat each other as Christ called us in peace not fear, follow his example, serve one another not dominating each other, in truth not deceit & hypocrisy, to love not abuse as highlighted in :

Romans: 12:10 “Kindly affectionate one to another with brotherly love, in honour preferring one another, as in Human Rights

Article 1 -all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood”. 

Matt.18: 33 “shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow servant, even as l pity on thee” as Human Rights

Article 5 - No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel in human or degrading treatment or punishment

Psalm 51:12 "Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit." as in human rights

 Article 6 – Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law

Matt.23: 8  "But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren as in human rights

Article 7 – All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination

1John 3:18 “my little children let us not love in words, neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth “ as in human rights

 Article 10- every one is entitled in full equality to fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.

Romans 5:18 "Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life, as in human rights

 Article 11 –(1) Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence

Zechariah 7: 9 "Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions every man to his brother" as in human rights

 (2) No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence, under national or international law at the time when it was committed Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the penal offence was committed.

 Proverbs.6:9 "A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren as in human rights

 Article 12 – No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of law against such interference or attacks

John.17:21 "That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me."as in human rights

 Article 21(2) – Every one has the right of equal access to public service (like a place of worship – church)

Isaiah 32:18 "And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places;"as in human rights

 Articles20 (1) – Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association

            20(2) – No one may be compelled to belong to an association

James3: 17 “But wisdom that is from above is first pure then peaceable, gentle and easy to be entreated, full of mercy & good fruits without partiality and hypocrisy” as in human rights

 Article 18- Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, this right includes freedom to change his religion of belief, freedom, either alone or in community with others and public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Rom.8: 2 "For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death as in human rights

Article 19 – Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

Zechariah 8:7 "Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the West Country;"as in human rights

Article 28- Everyone is entitled to social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this declaration can be fully realized

1Tim.4: 14“Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through a prophetic message when the body of elders laid their hands on you”as in human rights

Article 29(1) – Everyone has the duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible