Serving an international
Vol. 9 No. 9 September 2007
Does Evil Exist in Our World?
By D. Gene West
months ago, a lady jogger was captured by a group of rampaging youth in
simply do not buy the psychobabble about stress, poverty, boredom and
rest of this senseless claptrap. As a boy in rural
a society, any society, that finds the language to excuse evil will
find the means to keep it from being punished, and then no one,
who excuse evil, will be safe in their own homes. This kind of sick
purports to show great respect for human life, but what it is really
showing how cheap human life is in the sight of those who preach
evil. When we abdicate moral judgments of what is right, wrong, evil
we actually diminish respect for anyone or anything. When we abdicate
judgments of God, we diminish respect for the One who taught us to love
respect one another in the first place. We have allowed, in many
postmodern moral relativists to take over the legislatures so that we
have capital punishment for the evil that destroys not one, but many
We care not how bored, poor, angry or stressed anyone is, he has no right to destroy the life of the innocent! And if we allow such to happen, we are saying that such a person is of greater value than the innocent person who has been destroyed. Evil is in our world! It is all around us! And when it reaches its filthy tentacles out and takes hold of the postmodern relativist, his mourners can finally admit that it exists!
Apart from the values set forth for us in the Holy Scriptures, we are all potential Hitlers, Stalins or other genocidal murderers who have lived in the 20th century. Unless we are willing to recognize that evil exists and stand forthrightly against it, we must become its victims. God help us to recognize the evil that is all around us all the time. “A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things” (Matthew 12:35).