When Evil is Called 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)…
In the Old Testament Book of Isaiah, we find the prophet Isaiah sounding a resonating warning to ALL generations….”Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil…” I don’t know about you, but a “warning” from God is one that gets my attention!
If you are like me, you are probably sickened by the outlandish advances that “resident evil” is making in the lives of so many within our nation, as well as the world, among those who do not believe that God says what He means or means what He says…
To these “unbelieving” people “standards,” especially God’s standards found written in the Bible, do not exist within their minds. Therefore, if it “feels” good to them, it’s right…And, if it “offends” anyone it’s evil…However, BEWARE (Woe!) This is NOT the teachings, principles, or standards of God…For God clearly states, “Woe unto them…”
It appears that the “world” and “worldly” people have reached a whole new set of unparalleled and unprecedented views, perspectives, and ideologies much like the generation of the Great Flood when “Men’s imaginations were on evil continually.” Question: Why were the minds of mankind on evil continually prior to the Great Flood? Answer: Because, they had begun to call Good evil and Evil Good…
Humanity finds itself in great harm when it begins to interpret what is right and what is wrong in their “own” eyes according to their own perspectives and not those set forth and found within the pages of God’s Word; the Bible. God has not, nor will He ever, change HIS mind on Sin…Sin, all sin, transgresses the Holiness and Laws of God. God is Holy. God is Sinless. God is Pure…And, the ONLY way that God continues to relate to sinful, fallen man is through the Blood sacrifices found throughout the Old Testament pages until the final sacrifice was made at the Cross of Calvary by His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. (John 3:16).
Today, those of us who possess any type of godly integrity, standards, morals, and religious convictions are ridiculed and mocked continuously by the mainstream media as well as many of Hollywood’s glamorous elite. But, those Hollywood stars and starlets along with their poisonous lies and lifestyles will one day stand before God to give a final account. “Woe unto them…”
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see “everyone” come to the saving knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ? Oh, I know there are “good” people who live “good” lives without believing in Christ, but self “goodness” in God’s eyes is NO goodness at all…For if a man could save his own self through his own “goodness,” then God would have never had to send his only begotten Son to pay the price and penalty of Sin.
So, how do we know when evil is evil and good is good? By reading and studying God’s Word. If the Bible calls it evil (sin), then you can rest assured it is sin and it is evil!
A big word used in today’s society is “alternative” lifestyles. This term is used by people who have chosen to live their own lives out in contrast to God’s teachings. These same people feel that they should be “protected” and “encouraged” to live as they see fit; opposing God’s teachings. Typically, they do not believe in God or his teachings. To them, they want their own way; what is right in their own eyes…But, these same people don’t see anything wrong with taking the life of an unborn child so that the mother can return to her uninterrupted lifestyle of choice! “Alternative” lifestyles usually describe those who have chosen to live together outside the realms of matrimony or those who have chosen to live in a marriage-type situation with same-sex partners.
Think about it…”Alternative.” Alternative to what? Alternative to God’s teachings! Those who choose to live in “alternative” lifestyles want their “evil” choices to be called good and to call those of us who choose to follow God’s teaching evil! This is what the prophet Isaiah is referring, “Woe unto them who call evil good and good evil.”
All of this evil is being played out right before our eyes on the big screen, television, media, as well as the neighborhood bar and grill….Evil being called good…and Good being called evil. Now, here’s the warning; the “Woe”…The last time that “evil’s” population rose higher and more in number than those who professed and lived God’s way God judged the earth and it was filled with the waters of the Great Flood leaving only eight souls, Noah, his wife, and their three sons and their wives to repopulate the world. This, my friend, is what the word, “WOE” actually means! A warning of future judgment to those who continue in sin and rebellion to God.
However, God won’t judge the world the same way the next time. The next time, he will judge the world with Fire from above…God, have mercy. So, how can you escape God’s next final judgment? Repent. Admit you have sinned against God. Turn away from wickedness which is calling evil good and good evil. Believe in God’s word; the Holy Bible. Believe in God’s only Son, Jesus Christ, who paid the ultimate sacrifice for Sin; with his own life. Believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave. Confess that you believe in Jesus Christ; the Son of the Living God, and seek His will for your life. Read, study, and live God’s Word…Amen….(Romans, chapter 10).
If you feel compelled to learn more about God, I suggest that you contact a Bible-believing church in your area to speak with one of its pastors or staff. There are also numerous websites that can help you in learning more about God. Just don’t let “sin” rob you from knowing the difference between good and evil…Amen.
Remember, God Loves You!
Lin T Rollins, Author
@copyright by Lin T Rollins, 2012.