29 July, 2022 by Eric Dunkelberger

Everywhere you look, people try to characterize things around them into Good or Evil, or perhaps should. Sometimes the choice is easy, but other times it’s more difficult. Let’s face it, if someone deliberately sets fire to a building resulting in the loss of life of a family of four and the loss of the building, that’s just plain evil. However, is there a way for someone to justify that same act as good?

In 2020, social justice “warriors”, BLM and Antifa burned buildings and neighborhood blocks in protest of the death of George Floyd. Many cities were hit hard by these groups. City leaders turned their backs on those affected, ordering police to stand down. The rioting went on for months, resulting in billions of dollars in damage. Lives were lost during those months. Elected officials and the media called this “peaceful protesting”. Often, TV interviews went on air, with buildings ablaze in the background. Few were arrested, few were pursued. Prior to election as Vice President, Kamala Harris actually established a fund to bail out anyone who was arrested. The spin was massive to justify the riots.

Isaiah 5: 20 (ESV) says,

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!”

This situation has been going on since the time of Cain and Abel, if not before, I’m sure. It does seem more pronounced in the present time. The DemSocialists applaud the rioters who burned Minneapolis, Detroit, and Kenosha, to name a very few, while condemning those involved in the protests in Washington DC on 6 January 2021. The DemSocialists call Conservatives evil for depriving them of the “rights” to women’s health issues, when the issue they want is the ability to murder their babies up to the time of birth. Add in the two-tier justice system as applied by government agencies to persecute parents in school board meetings protecting their children from abusers and ignore the guilty and this is merely three examples described in Isaiah 5:20.

Good and Evil exist, but they can’t co-exist. Evil constantly tries to tempt Good to its side. Good, as taught by Jesus Christ, tries to show Evil the Way, the Truth and the Life. Good will turn the other cheek and Evil will stab you in the back. The secular may say Good and Evil can co-exist. All Good must do is compromise. But compromise just produces a lesser evil. To Good, the lesser of two Evils is still Evil.

As a Christian and a sinner, I try not to stray from the path shown me by my Lord, my Savior, my King. I want to please Him. I’m sure that compromising my principles would not be pleasing. I have surrounded myself with good people, people that can not only quote scripture, but live it as well. I have found a church with a Pastor that teaches from the Holy Bible. I advise you to do the same.

There are churches and people out there that would tell you to be tolerant of others. Those are wise words. But, there comes a point when that tolerance leads you away from a path of righteousness. At that point, stand your ground; never surrender your principles! Hopefully, at that point, your Pastor will be there by your side. Mine would be. If you are fortunate to have a Pastor like that, one that is not afraid to call Evil out from the pulpit, follow him.

My neighbors go to a church that hired a pastor who became more “woke” in his preaching. Church membership stood up and got rid of him. They now have a Pastor who teaches from the Bible. Follow the Way, the Truth and the Life!