Where Can There be More Evil?

More evil in the hearts of religious and political leaders

Evil is evil when done evilly. Justice is injustice if rendered impertinently. The Bible tells us that where justice is, there is also evil.

ECCLESIASTES 3:16 
And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.

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”.

MATTHEW 6:9-13 
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 
11 Give us this day our daily bread. 
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

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:

PROVERBS 29:2 (RSV) 
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people groan.

The Hebrew word translated “groan” is:

אנח 
ânach 
aw-nakh’ 
A primitive root; to sigh: – groan, mourn, sigh.

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!

EXODUS 23:8 (RSV) 
And you shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds the officials, and subverts the cause of those who are in the right.

DEUTERONOMY 16:19 (RSV) 
You shall not pervert justice; you shall not show partiality; and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of the righteous.

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.

II PETER 2:1-3 
1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. 
2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 
3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

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.

MATTHEW 23:15 
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

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!

JUDE 1:15 (NKJV) 
to execute judgment on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”

But where can there be more evil? In the minds and in the hearts of leaders: political or religious.

JEREMIAH 17:9-10 
9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? 
10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

And what is the root of these evils that plagues the minds and hearts of ungodly leaders? Money and power!

I TIMOTHY 6:10 
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

To stay in power, Herod ordered the butchering of children upon learning the birth of the King of the Jews.

MATTHEW 2:1-2, 7-8, 16 
1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, 
2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. 
7 Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, inquired of them diligently what time the star appeared. 
8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also. 
16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.

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,

Brother Eli

28 comments:

  1. For out of the heart come evil thoughts

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  2. They have done inequity with evil intention.

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  3. Amen! Thanks be to God for this another wisdomful article.

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  4. Another great blog to read! Thanks be to God and Mr controversy.

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  5. No comnent but greetings instead.
    More power & God bless you Bro.Eli
    To God be the glory

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  6. Amen. Thanks be to GOD for this article.

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  7. May God bless our country,but Thy will be done!

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  8. Thanks be to God for President Duterte who is fighting drugs, corruption and criminalities in our country. These are all works of evil. And I thank God for using the President to fight evil. To God be the Glory 😊 💝

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  9. A very timely blog in this time of peril. I invite all thinking men and women to listen to Bro. Eli. I guarantee that you will obtain the most honest answers to all of your questions regarding faith.

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  10. Evil is evil when done evilly. Justice is injustice if rendered impertinently. The Bible tells us that where justice is, there is also evil.

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  11. We cannot do away evil without God's help. By God's Word evil will be crushed permanently. To God be the glory. Amen.

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  12. Ang mga pangulo niya'y nagsisihatol dahil sa suhol, at ang mga saserdote, niya'y nangagtuturo dahil sa upa, at ang mga propeta niya'y nanganghuhula dahil sa salapi: gayon ma'y sila'y sasandal sa Panginoon, at mangagsasabi, Hindi baga ang Panginoon ay nasa gitna natin? walang kasamaang darating sa akin.Micah 3:11
    #WhatMakesBadLeaders

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  13. Oo, ang mga aso ay matatakaw, sila'y kailan man ay walang kabusugan; at ang mga ito ay mga pastor na hindi nangakakaunawa: sila'y nagsilikong lahat sa kanilang sariling daan na mula sa lahat ng dako, bawa't isa'y sa kaniyang pakinabang.Isaiah 56:11
    #WhatMakesBadLeaders

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  14. Evil exists when the implementation of a religious policy is done impertinently. Improper implementation of religious policy is likened to the scribes and Pharisees, the hypocrites who publicly redicle a person to make it appear that they are holy and always adhering to religious principles of faith. A righteous leader implements any religios policy righteously, the hypocrite leader implements religious policy ungodly. Thank you Brod Eli for your enlightening blog. Maybe hyporite servants and leaders also exist in the Church of God because where there is justice and godly, there is also injustice and ungodly. Thanks be to God!

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  15. Heart: if only people can see what's inside it, the wolves under sheep's clothing will be revealed.
    Thanks be to God, Bro. Eli for coming up with this blog.

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  16. Wow. Very well said and very logical.
    Thanks be to God for this wonderful blog.

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  17. ...i believe the evil one has no contentment all...

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  18. very correct....I do pray GOD, the Almighty will rid our country of this evil....

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  19. Yeah, thank God our leader is not among them. We love you Inkong!!!

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  20. Improper observance and implementation of religious policy is tantamount to hypocrisy and religious nonsense. Only righteous group servants or group leaders should be appointed in any MCGI local because when righteous are in authority, the people rejoice. Thanks be to God!

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  21. Amen! 99% that religious leaders in the entire history of human religion biblically they fall in the wrong doctrine and justice of God. The true Church of God is the place where pure doctrine and justice of God reigns but according to the wisest man ever lived and a parable of our Lord that wickedness still grows beside the holy ones. What more can anyone expect outside where commandments of men and beliefs are followed. There's no guidance of the Spirit of God that's why they erred!

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  22. Thanks be to God! I expect that evil and hypocrisy will no longer exist among MCGI who have had the opportunity to read this blog.

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  23. In This Perilous times Evil Comes in Any Form! Our Only Safe Shield Is In The Hands Of God!!

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  24. I can just imagine the 1000 years of Jesus without satan. Abundance and goodness everywhere.

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