Courting Evil

Evil cannot be courted. When courted, evil is called good. Under the guise of good, it consumes individuals, people, and nations. It kills. Without remorse.

When it is courted, appeased or accommodated, in any fashion, evil wins. Every single time. Evil is winning in America and much of the world. It is leading the dangerously tolerant and hapless nations toward destruction. People, ever so willing to court and accommodate evil rather than battle it so as to be seen as more tolerant and politically correct, are following evil’s lead toward self-destruction.

The duly elected leader of our country has publicly professed Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. You have heard it. Often during his campaign for the presidency, and at other times sense when the need is felt to stroke ignorant and blindly adoring followers. And many have declared that if he says he is, I believe his is. Only God knows the man’s heart, but many Americans have become too familiar with his walk. The walk does not jive with the talk. Scripture tells us what is in one’s heart determines what comes out of him. His walk.

It is difficult for adoring followers, with so much vested in the made up man, to turn and walk away much less challenge.

Our self-professed Christian leader openly supports killing unborn children up to and including partial birth abortions. He also supports allowing children that survive failed abortions to die. He believes that a sexual orientation should be America’s newest protected class of people. He believes that if two women and two men should unify the rest of us should call it a marriage and accept it as so. Hardly a biblical idea of marriage. He believes the new made up civil right of homosexuality trumps the right of religious expression. He believes the government should be able to force people to violate their Christian beliefs. Yes, it does seem to only apply to Christians. He believes America is neither a Christian nation nor an exceptional one. Since he does not accept the most fundamental building blocks of the American foundation, he set out to transform it into a state that conforms to his ideals, which based on his walk does not include God, freedom and the guaranteed individual liberty that indeed makes America the world’s exceptional nation. At the Call to Renewal Conference in 2006, he mocked the Bible demonstrating his ignorance of the scriptures, the faith he publicly expressed and subsequently his disdain for God. It is never a good idea to mock God. Reckon I do not have more to add to that except that evil always tries to appear good.

Evil often tries to appease evil. I know that sounds somewhat paradoxical, but I can offer no other way to describe it. Maybe it is little evil or novice evil trying to appease old established evil. Evil will attack evil too. It must satisfy its never quenched thirst for total power.

“Wickedness, when you examine it, turns out to be the pursuit of some good in the wrong way. You can be good for the mere sake of goodness: you cannot be bad for the mere sake of badness. You can do a kind action when you are not feeling kind and when it gives you no pleasure, simply because kindness is right; but no one ever did a cruel action simply because cruelty is wrong – only because cruelty was pleasant or useful to him. In other words badness cannot succeed even in being bad in the same way in which goodness is good. Goodness is, so to speak, itself: badness is only spoiled goodness…. Evil is a parasite, not an original thing.” C. S. Lewis from Mere Christianity

Novice evil, trying to be good evil and trying to appease old evil, apologized to the world for American prosperity. Apologized to the world for American military superiority. Apologized to the world for America being America and no more exceptional than any other nation. Novice evil then set about destroying prosperity, military superiority, and the thing that makes us exceptional – individual liberty. Novice evil drew redlines for old evil then ran from them. Novice evil pulled missile defense away from friends and promised old evil he would soon have more flexibility. Old evil grinned then began the expansion of his empire.

Somewhere out there is a missing airliner and its mostly Chinese passengers. When that airliner, piloted by old evil, re-appears over American airspace likely filled with Chinese hostages and a nuclear weapon, will novice evil find the balls to blast it from the sky before it can kill millions of Americans? Somehow I doubt it because novice evil cannot defeat the master of evil or even stand against it no matter the cost to his own people. Only the bright light of good can stand against evil. Whether it is novice or old, evil cannot stand in the light.

Be a light.

©2014 J. D. Pendry

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