Good vs. Evil

Before I get started on this blog, if you haven’t seen the convocation for Virginia Tech, you need to. Nikki Giovanni delivers an excellent speech. See it here:

Good and evil do exist in the world. Evil is a real thing. Evil was shown in its strongest form on April 16, 2007 at Virginia Tech University.

In religion and ethics, evil refers to the morally or ethically objectionable behaviour or thought; behavior or thought which is hateful, cruel, excessively sexual, or violent, devoid of conscience. Evil is sometimes defined as the absence of a good which could and should be present.

In most cultures, evil is used to describe acts or thoughts which are contrary to an established religion, or which could bring about suffering and death — the opposite of good (Taken from Wikipedia).

The Bible even mentions good and evil in the beginning of the world…Genesis 2:9 (NIV) …the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. In fact, the Bible mentions evil 472 times in the Bible (of course – that number is my educated guess – it is a ballpark guess however).

There is a huge part of me that wished that either law enforcement could have taken down the shooter at Virginia Tech (who will remain nameless with me), or he could be alive to face justice. However that is just my earthly emotions talking. This nameless person will face the ultimate judgment by the ultimate Judge.

I have to be careful for myself not to judge this person, as I caution you to do. As it says it Luke 6:37, “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”

God is the Creator of all things, and He is the Finisher of all things. It says in Matthew 5:21, …Do not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.

Let us all remember that God’s judgments will be true and just. The Day of Judgment is coming! I know that I am ready. Are you?

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