Responding to Evil

Nine years ago today, the world was forever changed for many people. The horrific events of September 11, 2001, reminded us of the true nature of the struggle between good and evil. Some seem to have forgotten the lesson, but many of us will never forget and we will never falter in our resolve to stand for what is right.

The proper response of government is laid out in Rom.13:1-7. It is the duty of those in authority to use whatever means necessary to protect its citizens against attacks from evil people.

Psalm 37 tells us how an individual should respond to evil. We should be patient and commit our way to the Lord, trusting him to bring about justice in the end.

However, the Bible does not say that we must acquiesce to those who practice false religion or that we must be tolerant of their wicked ways. Jesus made it plain that he is the only way to God (John 14:6). Those who disagree are eternally wrong, and we must never waver on that truth.

There is an old hymn that says: “This is my Father’s world, O let me ne’er forget; that though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.”

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2 Responses to Responding to Evil

  1. Kelly G says:

    Tom, I love reading your blog. So many good points. I think this post and the last one are my favorites so far.

    • jesustrek says:

      Kelly, I’m glad you like Jesustrek. My target audience is redheaded college girls who root for the Browns. Seriously, it means a lot to me that you read my blog. I hope it is a blessing and encouragement.

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