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Contributing to Evil – 2 August 2008
I believe that the following two Bible verses, the first one from the
Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) and the second one from the New
Testament, express the fact that there is no excuse for wrongdoing.
People know when they are being unjust or cruel. This becomes very
evident when people refuse to hear or watch something about other
animals because they don’t want to face the fact that they are
complicit in the cruelty that produces their “food” or their other
lifestyle choices. Their attitude is: “Don’t tell me; I don’t want to
know!” Then there are others (sadists) who choose to flaunt the fact
that they contribute to the torture of God’s creatures. In God’s eyes
they are all without excuse.
And what about those who, with hardened hearts, say that they believe
in God and worship Him and that He has given them creation to do with as
they please? I believe that they are also allowing themselves to be fooled
by Satan, and are in an even worse spiritual condition than many others,
since their lives present bad examples to those in the world around
8 He has told you, O man, what is good;
And what does the LORD require of you
But to do justice, to love kindness,
And to walk humbly with your God?
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all
ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in
19 because that which is known about God is evident within them; for
God made it evident to them.
20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His
eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being
understood through what has been made, so that they are without
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful. At the
same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the
world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true
peace and compassion.
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