ELEVATING EVIL
AS GOOD
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INTRODUCTION

Elevating evil as good is a trait that is as the pre-Flood days of Noah, Sodom and Gomorrah, and Babylon the hold of every foul spirit.  We are seeing advancement of what was proclaimed by the Prophet Isaiah: Woe to them that call evil good and good evil; that put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to them that are wise in their own eyes and prudent in their own sight (Isaiah 5:20-21)!

When one puts darkness for light and light for darkness; bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter, they are elevating evil as good rather than aligning with God’s Word that condemns such!  The perversion of such is willful and productive in a world that is leaning towards the judgmental side of God to be exercised! 

There are those who are supportive of homosexuality, rather than condemning it, ignoring God's Word concerning it!  Apostle Peter noted: God turned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow (destruction), making them an example to those that after (afterward) should live ungodly (2 Peter 2:6).  Scripture reveals an undeniable fact that homosexuality was a primary feature of ungodliness being exercised!


Elevating Evil as Good
No Shame

Prophet Jeremiah in speaking the words of the Lord: Were they ashamed when they committed abomination? No, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush; therefore they shall fall among them that fall; at the time that I visit (punish) them they shall be cast down, saith the Lord (Jeremiah 6:15). 

This was in reference to Judah’s moving in ungodly ways, having no fear of God, with impending judgment if repentance was not forthcoming!  There are many today in darkness (sinfulness), rather than light (adhering to the Word of God), elevating evil as good, impeding any spiritual growth or a walk in holiness that is so often mentioned in God’s Word.

Laxity of Preaching

The term evil denotes morally objectionable behavior that would cause harm or destruction or misfortune; having the quality of being morally wrong, the nature of vice, and exhibiting bad moral qualities rather than good.  Having such a nature is to note one as morally corrupt, wicked, of evil conduct, thoughts, heart, and words; producing sorrow, distress, injury, calamity and the Judgment of God! 

Evil is not in harmony with the divine order of God, both morally and physical, is living in sin, with lack of conformity to the moral law of God.  When there is laxity of preaching God’s Unadulterated (Pure) Word; elevating evil as good plays into the picture as being acceptable and healthy to the soul, rather than destructive!

Umbrella of Protection
Lifted

Nations that are nurtured in God’s Word are fruitful and blessed!  It was noted that a famous 19th century French statesman, and historian, traveled to America to discover the reasons for its incredible success. He wrote: Not until I went into the churches and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. 

However, elevating evil as good has placed America, and other once godly nations, adrift from God; with His umbrella of protection and provision being lifted, unless repentance comes on the scene, in accordance with God’s Word:  If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land (2 Chronicles 7:14).

A New Cultural Drift

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The term good is that of moral excellence; promoting and enhancing well-being, promoting success, welfare; not bad, corrupt, evil, offensive or troublesome traits of an evil nature that is being elevated, allowed to grow unheeded, rather than condemned!  The church is not immune to embracing the ungodly features of a new culture drift promoting ungodliness that was once condemned! 

Apostle Paul wrote: You, who teach another, teach not yourself? You that preach a man should not steal, do you steal?  You that say a man should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You that abhor idols, do you commit sacrilege? You that make boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonor not God (Romans 2:21-23)?

Plate of Acceptability

We are seeing an erosion of godly values as the plate of acceptability becomes more prevalent by those who once bore strict allegiance to God and His Word!  Elevating evil as good is becoming more prevalent; as tolerance and acceptability is advanced by a young generation.

There are those who have cast aside godly traits identified in God’s Word, for the ways of the world, disallowing for Biblical directions of the past coming to fruition as before; such words as sanctification (being set apart unto God), righteousness (doing what is right before God), and Holiness without which no man shall see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14)!

Culture Increasingly
Hostile

It was noted that we live in a culture that is increasingly hostile to God with many having dismissed God from their lives. No individual or nation will be good without God.  Nations ancient and modern have been wicked and cruel, and have inflicted unspeakable misery on humankind because they rejected the one true living God.  Where there is no fear of God, no reverence for God, every evil can and will abound. The idea that we humans will be good without God is a deceptive fallacy. 

When people are devoid of the knowledge and wisdom that come from believing God and having reverence for Him, they become morally corrupt, exceedingly evil, violent and destructive.  Elevating evil as good opens Pandora’s Box of Evils.  In Greek mythology a story is told of a box sent by the gods to Pandora, which she was forbidden to open. She opened the box out of curiosity that loosened a swarm of evils upon mankind: a prolific source of troubles!

Sounding the Alarm

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Apostle Paul wrote: If the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself for battle (1 Corinthians 14:8)? The custom of many nations, when about to engage in war, in biblical times, made use of the trumpet to gather the soldiers together to prepare them for battle, giving them notice of it, with the sound of the trumpet being an alarm of war. 

But if the trumpet gave an uncertain sound there would be no preparation for battle.  Elevating evil as good should be an occasion for sounding the alarm, giving notice of an impending battle of good over evil, rather than allowing evil to flourish; so much in evidence today, with few sounding the alarm and evil continuing unabated!

Becoming Desensitized

There are some elevating evil as good; shouting for its approval, with many being influenced towards acceptance rather than rejection!  Many have become immune or desensitized towards the evilness abounding in the land.  Many are content to ignore evilness as long as it does not disturb one’s comfort zone. 

Many have become desensitized to the flow of nudity, profanity, and immorality; even with ungodliness becoming profitable.  The morality of yesteryear is fast dissipating as indulgence of immorality becomes the norm, no longer looked upon as evil!

Love of Sinfulness

Scripture reveals: This is the condemnation, that light (the Lord Jesus Christ) is come into the world, and men loved darkness (sinfulness) rather than light, because their deeds were evil.  For every one that does (practices) evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved (exposed) (John 3:19-20). 

It was noted that many today have fellowship with the works of darkness (sinfulness), so much prevalent in our society today, walking in their own ways, and in the vanity of their own minds, delighting in the company of those living in darkness, with no desire to follow Christ, the light of the world; or to receive the message of salvation.  Instead, they love darkness (a sinful life without God) rather than light (the Lord Jesus Christ).

Lack of Fear

Scripture reveals: Though a sinner do evil a hundred times (elevating evil as good), and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him; but it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he fears not before God (Ecclesiastes 8:12-13). 

It was noted that though the sinner lives in a continued course of sin, allowing lust to be consumed; though he should live a long time in sin, yet at last should be accursed (come to judgment)!  

However, on the other hand, it shall be well with them that fear God; for the eyes of God is on them, and His heart toward them, to supply every need to them, and guards them in times of public calamity, either taken from it beforehand, or preserved in such moments!  We are seeing evidence of this not only in individual lives, but nations as well.

Renewing of the
Mind

Apostle Paul wrote: Be not conformed to this world; but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God (Romans 12:2).  Let love be without dissimulation (hypocrisy); cleave (cling to that which is good (Romans 12:9).  Be not overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good (Romans 12:21). 

It was noted that one is to resist being poured into the mold of present day thinking, value systems, and conduct of this world.  Elevating evil as good is not of God but rather being in servitude to the enemy of one’s soul (Satan)!  We are witnessing an abundance of such servitude in these last days as man (and nations) withdraws from previous dedication to the Lord; adhering to the ungodliness presented today!

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