Where Can There be More Evil?
Evil is evil when done evilly. Justice is injustice if rendered impertinently. The Bible tells us that where justice is, there is also evil.
This does not apply to everywhere in the universe. The verse tells us it is “under the sun” or on earth. Of course, this is not the case in heaven where God reigns. It is one of the intentions in the prayers taught by the Lord Jesus Christ to His apostles “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”.
If only God’s will will be done in the entire earth as it is in heaven, the earth will surely be a very nice place to live in.
There are places on earth which can be considered hostile to live in, physically and spiritually: Physically, because they are plagued with crime and moral decadence; and spiritually because of governmental and religious corruptions.
I am a septuagenarian and had lived with awareness in almost every aspect of human life for half a century. In my native country, about four decades ago, you can walk on the main thoroughfares of any metropolitan area with confidence and feeling of safety. Of course, there are isolated cases of misdeeds, especially among drunken standbys, but they are almost negligible. Just run as fast as you can, when, by chance, they want to make you a plaything of their drunkenness, and you are saved! I experienced this incident once in my forty years of roaming around Metro Manila streets, even in the wee hours of the morning.
Now, as I look around me, I see my people fighting and killing one another. I see them raping our own women; butchering our own children; and destroying our own homes. What possible power could have deprived them of this decency that they will now violate the sanctity of Filipino women? What possible power could have twisted the hearts and minds of our people that they will now fight and kill each other? In sheer desperation, I tried to find answers from the Holy Scriptures and these are what they have to say:
The Hebrew word translated “groan” is:
This is the Biblical reason why people of my country, even those who had left in search for greener pasture groan and sigh.
But what makes wicked rulers?
Partiality and bad influences!
But what can influence a ruler to show partiality and subverts the cause of the righteous? They are religious leaders and influence peddlers.
In our country religious leaders use their flocks to influence the power-hungry politicians. In blatant defiance of our constitution, religious leaders dictate whom to vote upon their members in threat of being excommunicated if they disobey.
These religious leaders exploit their members as their ‘merchandise’ and ‘medium of exchange’ to crooked officials to gain favor and respect. Biblically, religious leaders are agents of hell and satan who are the most venomous makers of evil people.
Religious leaders are the most influential corruptors of people in government. It is highly logical because even these political leaders have their religious leaders too.
Nothing is more evil than doing evil in utter awareness that what you are doing is evil with an evil intent!
But where can there be more evil? In the minds and in the hearts of leaders: political or religious.
And what is the root of these evils that plagues the minds and hearts of ungodly leaders? Money and power!
To stay in power, Herod ordered the butchering of children upon learning the birth of the King of the Jews.
To stay in power, somebody hungry of power may go to the extent of murdering people.
May God Almighty save and bless my country!
Sincerely in Christ,