“Woe unto them”!

Posted: February 20, 2017 in Christian Life, Forgiveness, Repentance, The Bible
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Isaiah 5:20 “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”

Woe to them who confound the distinction between what is evil and what is good. Between what is morally sin and what is morally right. Woe unto them who are not ashamed of their own sin.

Isaiah compares the difference of moral “good and evil” presented to the human understanding with that of “light and darkness” discerned by the eye, and of  “bitter and sweet” tasted by the palate; that is, as a plain and undeniable truth which forces its evidence upon a rational mind: to transgress God’s commandments, His laws and His statutes is a heinous crime; but to “call evil good, and good evil,” is to advance a step further into the profane and abominable.

Everywhere you look today this is happening; people are calling “evil good, and good evil”. Killing the unborn is somehow okay and if you are against it you are an evil person, homosexual relationships and even homosexual “marriage” is now called okay and if you object you are a bigot or homophobic. Praying in schools is now wrong, but now boys can use the girl’s bathrooms and locker rooms and that is somehow okay. The world has so rejected God and so turned their back on common decency and morals that they have become what Romans 1: 21,22& 25 warns us against, “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.”

This is a dire state the world is in today; but there is an answer to the world’s sins, there is a cure available to bring common sense back into the world. The Bible tells us the key to changing the world for the good to bringing revival to the world, to bringing healing and repentance to our land is for God’s people to humble themselves, for God’s people to get serious about God, for us as a whole to get right with Him and humble ourselves before Him. Then, the Bible tells us, He will bring healing, repentance and revival to our land. The key to changing America and the world back to common sense about good and evil lies within the Christian himself. (II Chronicles 7:14 – If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.)

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