Will Evil Be Called Good And Good Be Called Evil In The Last Days?

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Are we living in the last days when evil will be called good but good will be called evil?

Are These the Last Days?

Are we living in the last days when evil will be called good and good will be called evil? The Apostle Paul told Timothy “that in the last days there will come times of difficulty” (2 Tim 3:1), and that is just what our world is today. Looking at the news we see that “people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good” (2 Tim 3:2-3). Isn’t that what the world looks like today? And it will only get worse up until Jesus returns. The Apostle Peter wrote “that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires” (2 Pet 3:3), and scoffers have come…in greater number than ever before. More people are becoming self-proclaimed atheists and these days, what was once deemed to be good is now seen as bad by the world, and what’s bad to believers is now embraced as good by the world, so how far can it go, and are these the last days we are living in? Only time will tell, but it appears to be so.

Abortion is Health Care!?

The enormous debate between pro-lifers and pro-abortionists are growing, and today, some pro-abortionists widely claim that the right to have abortions should be considered as health care for woman. That’s about as far of a stretch of an argument that I’ve ever heard? It seems outrageous to me to have a baby killed in their womb and call that health care! How backwards that is! And as we know, abortion is murder of the innocent. Yes, it is the woman’s body, but the baby is a unique human being with different DNA than the mothers…a distinct person, so the baby is not part of the woman’s body but a separate, individual human being. What used to be the safest place on earth for a baby is now the most dangerous place of all, thanks to abortion. The late president Ronald Reagan once said, “I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.” I say to those who are pro-abortion that they should thank their mother that she was not pro-abortion, otherwise they might never had been born. So we have now moved to this point; killing babies is deemed good (abortion) but saving the babies is seen as bad because it infringes on a woman’s “right.” Killing babies would have been unthinkable decades ago because it was seen as evil (and it is!), but today, killing babies in the womb is seen as good or a mother’s right.  How twisted this world is.

Today, Evil is Good

Maybe you thought the day would never come when what is called good is now called evil and what used to be called evil is now called good. How twisted is that! Up is down and down is up…and black is white and white is black. The fact is, evil and good are opposites of one other, but not when the world sees evil as a good thing and good things as evil but that’s just where we stand today in this world. And it seems certain that in these last days, that trend will only grow worse! It is very much like the days of Jeremiah the Prophet when people “are ‘wise’—in doing evil! But how to do good they know not” (Jer 4:22).

Woe to Those

The Prophet Isaiah could almost say the same thing about this world we live in today as the world he lived in. In pronouncing a woe, Isaiah is stating that judgment awaits those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah writes almost as if he were writing to this generation in saying, “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” (Isaiah 5:20)! The world seeks to do evil and when anything good comes before them, they declare it as evil. Same-sex marriage is sin according to God’s Word but the world sees it as good, and now the traditional nuclear family is seen as evil too, even though God declares it good. The world certainly has it backwards, because evil can never be good and good can never be evil. God shows us from His Word that the world has it backward because we are to “Hate evil, and love good, and establish justice in the gate” (Amos 5:14), and not hate what is good and love what is evil. Tragically, that’s just what the world is like today. The only place it is not is in the church Jesus built.

Seek the Good and Not Evil

God tells us to “Seek good, and not evil, that you may live; and so the LORD, the God of hosts, will be with you, as you have said” (Amos 5:14). The world tells us to seek evil and not good. During the riots the nation has experienced, the majority saw violence as a good thing because they were angry at the way things were in society, but any kind of demonstration that breaks the law and leads to violence is never good…it is always bad. It can never be good to break the law (Rom 13:1-5). The only exception to breaking man’s law would be where we must obey God over man (Acts 5:29) and where they conflict with one another. To be sure, the world has lost its moral compass. Many today are rejecting what is good and embracing what is evil. And what believers in Christ embrace as good, the world sees as evil. Even the Word of God is now sometimes seen as hate-speech or evil, even though we know for certain that all of the Word of God is good and there is no evil in God or in His Word. It’s backwards to the world but right with us, but some preachers have been imprisoned by reading the Word of God because the world sees it as offensive and hateful. What they call evil is in fact, good!What Does The Bible Say About Rape and Abortion

Conclusion

How backwards we are in this world, but not so with the church. We know what is good and what is evil from Scripture. We don’t have to rationalize it or compromise since we know God’s Word and God Himself is good and all He directs us to do is always good, despite the fact that the world sees that as an evil thing. Until the day Jesus returns, it is only going to get worse. It’s no wonder then that many believers will face “tribulation and [be] put…to death” (Matt 24:9) because they are good. To know the good, put your trust in Christ and in the Word of God. Only God is good…the world, not so, because today, perhaps more than at any time in history, the world calls “evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter” (Isaiah 5:20)!

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Resource – Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), Crossway Bibles. (2007). ESV: Study Bible: English standard version. Wheaton, Ill: Crossway Bibles. Used by permission. All rights reserved.





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