Friday, 30 June 2017

Calling evil good

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil;
that put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! – Isaiah 5.20

I am still not that old, but I certainly am amazed at how much this world has turned since I was younger. I have been saved for 43 years now. Looking at life from a Christian perspective has been an amazing experience. The are loads of things that everyone ‘knew’ were wrong back then that now are seen as a normal part of life.

We can expect that out of the world, but the sad thing is that things that we once knew were sin have become accepted and now are even seen as laudatory and good and positive.

While we are called to be loving and compassionate and caring and kind despite the sins of the world at the same time sin is still sin and we still must pronounce it as such. We still need to recognise wrong as wrong and evil as evil. We can and should be loving in the way we deal with it, but sin is the enemy, not the sinner. We must never get to the point where we tolerate sin just because it is popular or ‘normal.’

Evil is never going to become good. We can sugar coat it and call it by different names and make excuses, but evil is evil, was evil, and always will be evil. We dare not call evil good.

In all of this, let us remember that the enemy is evil, not the people that are caught up in that evil.

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