The Wicked and Evil: As They Are Commonly Understood To Be

 

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“And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled? And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you”
–Mark 13:3-5

As the end times are a time of GREAT deception, it stands to reason that during the end times, the world and ‘the prince of this world’ (Satan),  would devote a great deal of time to confusing men as to what constitutes the wicked or evil man.

Apparently, this campaign of indoctrinating mankind as to that which is WICKED or EVIL has been–so far–successful. VERY FEW end times earth-dwellers consider themselves to be WICKED or EVIL.

Feeding this misinformation is a media which never tires of misinforming those who rely on its pronouncements.

EVIL or WICKED is said to involve “malicious” or “hateful” behavior.  To this end, the world NEVER tires of highlighting just who it considers WICKED or EVIL: Adolf Hitler, other cruel, malicious tyrants who terrorize their people and/or those who are rich and celebrated who practice OBVIOUSLY wicked behaviors while ridiculing any who protest their publicized ‘wickedness.’

And the folks at home who take in this satanic gobbledegook sit back and think, “Gee, I’m not wicked or evil because I don’t behave like those obviously wicked or evil people act.”

BUT what does God’s Word say about this?

After all, God’s Word will be used to judge men for their behaviors and actions.

The standard for what is “wicked” or “evil” is very much different from the world’s consideration of EVIL or WICKED.

Who is it that the Bible declares will end up in the lake of fire?

“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
–Revelation 21:8

Sounds like ‘all liars’–and others–will end up in the same place as all of those other famously-wicked people the culture so likes to promote.

Jesus Himself pointed out what is considered WICKED or EVIL in God’s eyes.

“And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.”
–Mark 7:20-23

And what God considers wicked IS wicked.

What man considers wicked?

It may or may not be.

The reader should take note that Jesus equated ‘foolishness’ with ‘wickedness’ and ‘blasphemy.’

God’s Word does the same in DOZENS of verses: this is a concept that is foreign to MOST moderns.

“O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee.”
–Psalm 69:5

“The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.”
–Proverbs 19:3

“The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.”
–Proverbs 24:9

“I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness”
–Ecclesiastes 7:25

Modern man MISUNDERSTANDS what comprises WICKEDNESS. What is commonly understood to be WICKED during the end times is a confusion meant to confuse, confound and cloud the clearness behind God’s Word.

So, MANY moderns are EXTREMELY certain that they are NOT wicked–as the world and Satan judges what wickedness is.

Unfortunately for MANY moderns, Satan and the world will NOT be judging man at the end.

DOES the reader believe he is a “pretty good person“?

“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”
–Romans 3:10-12

It is not YET too late: there is still a little time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: November 26-28, 2021.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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