I attend a prayer meet for an ESL ministry. When we open, one person does a short devotional. This person taught some unusual theology. He read the passage from Leviticus instructing the Israelites to leave the edges of their crops for the gleaners, and said this showed God’s justice. He then said that ESL ministry is a justice ministry; then that sharing the gospel was part of a justice ministry because since we were saved, then it was justice for others to be saved as well.
I said salvation was by God’s grace; it wasn’t justice since we didn’t deserve it. I also said that taking care of the poor and teaching ESL to newcomers was also a ministry of grace.
He said that I was confused because Evangelical Christians didn’t know the meaning of the words grace and justice.
Has anyone heard of this before? How would you respond?