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Why Evil Hates Good

August 8, 2013

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Why do atheists campaign so hard against what a Christian believes? Why do they care? Evil hates good so much that it must take action!

Evil Hates Good

It started in the beginning. Cain killed his brother “because his works were evil and his brother’s righteous.” (1 John 3:12) Jesus expected to be hated and warned that “all men shall be hated” because of him (Luke 21:17)

Even in the beginning evil hates good

Cain slaying Abel – Peter Paul Rubens,1608-1609

In Mark 4:30-34 we see that Christ’s kingdom, represented by the mustard tree, is so large that even stray birds can live and prosper among the branches. These birds never really impact it for the good or the bad. When I think about those birds, I think about how insignificant the community outside of Christ really is and how we really don’t need to be concerned about it. At the end of the day, the kingdom will stand strong.

So why does evil hate good?

  • Psalm 6 ends with God’s enemies ashamed and troubled (Psalm 6:9-10)
  • The Scriptures make the heart burn when they are revealed (Luke 24:32)
  • Darkness cannot overcome God’s light (John 1:5)

Since God is the definition of good (James 1:17) and he is the only good one, (Mark 10:18) we begin to stand out as we strive to be like God. The world has never shown tolerance to those that are different.

But that’s what we want because it is the evidence of our heritage (1 John 3:10)

Daily Bible reading for August 8

Psalm 6
Judges 18
Jeremiah 34
Mark 4:1-34

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