Our pastor has addressed some commonly asked questions with Bible based proof. We have a weekly question as well as other questions for you to examine.
WHAT IS EVIL?
Evil is defined in dictionaries as: Something morally bad, wrong, wicked, harmful, or something that causes misfortune or suffering. But the New Testament paints a more graphic picture than this.
Matthew saw evil as a power that demons have. This power has the ability to take possession of the sinner, control his actions and thoughts, and completely master his whole life.
Evil can claim and affect every power and faculty of ones being. The things that holy men dread, evil loves. Evil loves darkness and death. Evil’s influence is toward destruction, and cares not who it destroys. Evil is never satisfied.
Evil’s desire is to have you, and to drive you as quickly as possible into destruction. Its powers are mighty; but, not almighty. It is true that the power of evil is too great for man; man within his own power can never break the grip of evil.
Dr. James Smith said, “All living in sin, and satisfied with it, hate the holiness of God. They will have nothing to do with Christ, yet they are afraid of being tormented by Him.” Why? Because there is one that they know, who is greater and more to be feared than evil itself, they know that when all is said and done, that God will have the final say.
Scripture: King James Version
Genesis 4:1-7; Proverbs 8:13; Matthew 8:28-34.
By: Jerry W. Arnold All Rights Reserved Posted: 9/19/23