Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Healthy Perspective On Evil

Recent dialog with a friend, and the current illness of my wife, Patti, have had me looking into the question of evil in the world, and specifically the devil (or dweeb as I like to call him.) There was a time when I had an unhealthy fear of evil and the dweeb. I suppose I could attribute some of it to depression and chronic anxiety? I've learned as I've walked with God to understand this aspect of life in the world and have a more healthy perspective on it.

To deny the existence of the devil, evil and darkness, or even to ignore it, is to deny much of God's Truth in the Bible and Jesus' own teachings on the subject as well. Not that we are to obsess on it, but to be aware and put it in its "right" place in His Name. We have nothing to fear because we are already victorious in Christ. We await and partner with Him in making all things new. Yes! God Who IS Light, even in the darkness, will eliminate evil for all eternity.

Here are some Bible passages to reflect on as you seek this Truth for yourself; Job 1 etal, Luke 8:11-18, Ephesians 6:10-18, James 4:7 and 1 Peter 5:8-9.


  1. I like C.S. Lewis' take on the subject as well; Screwtape Letters.

  2. And Charles Spurgeon in Satan - A Defeated Foe.