This Independence Day, I Am Very Concerned for the Future of American Workers

Minister Paul J Bern
6 min readJul 2, 2023

A July 4th Memo To America From a Concerned Citizen

by Pastor Paul J. Bern

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One of the primary purposes of this Web ministry, besides extolling the Name of Jesus Christ, is to stand against social injustice and economic inequality in all its forms, as well as the extreme immorality of waging warfare. I firmly believe that any minister who does not do these things is only doing half his or her job. In that case, all they would be doing is collecting a paycheck every Sunday morning for the sake of profit and materialism, forgetting that Jesus preached against this very thing over and over again (but don’t take my word for it, it’s in all four gospels, go and read it for yourself).

Trying to Minister as Best I Can in the Footsteps of Christ

Although Jesus did take His ministry to the religious establishment of his day, which centered around the temple at Jerusalem and the Sanhedrin (or Hebrew ruling elect) of that time, he was rejected and ultimately executed by them just as the Old Testament prophets foretold. This compelled him to reach out to the poor and downtrodden, the outcast and the marginalized who otherwise had no voice at all. He ministered to the sick, the homeless, the addicted and the unemployed and all others who had nothing, with the knowledge that the indwelling of the Spirit of Christ is vastly superior to mere material possessions. I try my best to emulate this mind-set in my ministry and in the people I meet in order that my words and actions may most accurately imitate my Savior and the redeemer of my very soul, Christ Jesus the Lord. (Is He your Savior too? If not, ask him to come and live in your heart starting right now)

A Critical Need for Social Justice

In today’s world there is social injustice and what I call ‘enforced inequality’ everywhere we look. A literal class war is ongoing here in the USA, throughout the Middle East, in Europe and in parts of Asia that has the wealthy accumulating ridiculous amounts of wealth in a downright obscene orgy of greed, and all at the expense of the middle and…

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Minister Paul J Bern

Rev. Paul J. Bern is a Web pastor and blogger on The Social Gospel Blog on Medium and Substack. Longtime Atlanta Ga. resident; stroke survivor; piano player