Our world is jacked up. Right is wrong, and wrong is not only tolerated but exalted! This topsy-turvy way of thinking has not happened overnight, but has been slowly making its way back to the top. Evil is always clamoring for a place above God and has been since Lucifer decided he knew better than his Creator. This results in confusion for the masses.
Historically there have been times of great revival – of true sorrow and repentance and a returning of hearts to God. During those times, evil takes a step backward, but does not give up the fight.
In 57-58 AD Paul writes, “Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.”(Romans 1:28-32)
So what shall we do as Christians? We repent of our own sin, we pray for those who have no understanding, we tell the truth in love and we honor God with our lives. Why? Because we are instructed, “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:21)
The rules haven’t changed. You can read all 10 of them in Exodus 20. Gwen~