… I want you to be wise in what is good, and simple concerning evil. – Romans 16:19
I love what John Newton, writer of the world famous hymn, Amazing Grace, said about evil: “Many have puzzled themselves about the origin of evil. I am content to observe that there is evil, and that there is a way to escape from it, and with this I begin and end”.
The Bible declares that all have sinned and fallen short of God’s standard. You can choose whether or not you believe that statement but I’d challenge you to try and go without sinning for a day. Just one day. God’s standard, by the way, is the 10 Commandments. Let’s start with this one shall we?
“You shall have no other gods before me”. This means don’t put anything else before the God of the Bible. Nothing. Not even family. Are you guilty of that? I am! Thats why I need saving because the Bible also says that if I’ve broken one of the commandments I’ve broken them all.
There is evil. It is intrinsict to me as a person and I can’t escape it. I can only be delivered from it’s power over me.