Do not be overcome by evil but overcome evil with good. — Rom. 12:21 (NKJV)
Nothing good is being accomplished with the House Democrats unprecedented campaign against President Trump. Despite the fact their rabid crusade has been extremely damaging to the nation, the Constitution, and their own political party, it hasn’t deterred them from their myopic aim to bring the President down … anyway they can. This isn’t normal behavior.
What else isn’t normal is the unscrupulous tactics they’ve chosen in waging their war – lying, deceiving, falsely accusing, ignoring truth, perverting justice and the political process with every assault. Behavior like this doesn’t come from reputable people, which tells us they’re not. And if they think viewers interpret their incessant repudiation of the President as mere political dissent, they’re wrong. People are awakening to the fact that there’s something sinister going on with this crew. In fact, the Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, author of The Antidote: Healing America from the Poison of Hate, Blame, and Victimhood has openly accused the entire Democrat Party of being evil.
Evil is a word that’s been thrown around a lot lately, for describing people and schemes coming out of Washington’s infamous swamp. But other than its definition, we know little about the topic. Moral relativists don’t believe evil exists; others claim that it does … and it’s not just a mere adjective. Since these Democrats have been labeled as such, perhaps a deeper look into the matter will help us determine if they deserve to wear it or not.
So, let’s do a little investigating.
Mounds of evidence support the existence of evil, so unlike moral relativists who choose to ignore it, let’s not. After all, brutal beatings/killings, torture, rape, child abuse, abduction, human sex-trafficking and other highly barbaric atrocities aren’t just crimes, they’re evil crimes because they reveal depravity of mind. People who commit evil crimes aren’t simply enslaved to their lustful passions, or merely lack moral restraint; their system’s hardware is corrupt.
Just as computer viruses can destroy normal operating systems, something similar can occur in the mind. Indeed, psychiatrists look for root causes, when dealing with characters who commit heinous crimes … delving into their background, and mind, to find the triggers behind each monstrous crime. Most roots can be traced to abnormal relationships and/or extreme abuse during developmental years that results in severe psychological scarring. Sometimes specific mental disorders are pegged or otherwise attributed to chemical imbalances that affect the brain.
Not to diminish anything these highly skilled experts have uncovered, regarding root causes of evil behavior, it stands to reason that roots must be nourished (fed) in order to sprout. Where would they find such nourishment?
For the answer, we must look outside the field of medical science to a book that addresses evil from a unique perspective — the Bible. Anyone interested in studying evil shortchange themselves if they ignore what this book says on the subject.
Evil makes its first appearance on the world’s stage in the very first book of the Bible, which was written around 1440 B.C. It enters the scene not as an adjective but as a noun, embodied in the form of a cunning (crafty) serpent. If we turn to the Bible’s last book, written some 1500 years later, we find …that serpent of old, called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world… is still around. Throughout the rest of the Bible, this diabolic creature is often referred to as “the evil one.” Jesus knew who this creature was and called him by name — Satan.
Assuming we are in fact dealing with a real entity, let’s look for clues that tell us more about this untoward character:
When Satan tempted Jesus, Jesus said: Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’
To a group of Jews that had allowed themselves to be deceived by Satan, Jesus said: You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.
The Apostle Luke records: Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve.
Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles, warned early believers that false apostles and deceitful workers would pretend to be apostles of Christ: …for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.
And later, Paul wrote: Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places…
The Apostle Peter gave a watchful caution: Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, …
James, the brother of Jesus, wrote: Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.
The Apostle John records: He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
From these verses alone, we find that:
- Evil is presented as a real entity that has a name (and aliases) that mark him as a vile character.
- He is a sinner … a murderer, a liar and the father of all lies.
- He cannot tolerate truth in any form.
- He has ministers who aid in his cause.
- His goal is destruction.
- He has tools in his evil arsenal…tactics that he employs to achieve his destructive aims: he’s crafty and powerfully deceptive; he targets our weaknesses with seducing temptations; he cloaks his wicked aims by disguising them in ways that make them tempting and appealing; he has the ability to take control over unwary/willing souls; he masquerades as an angel of light, as do those who serve him.
- He abides in a dark, spiritual domain with other evil entities that cannot be seen. They can tempt, but not force, people to do wrong.
- He is a powerful enemy, but not all-powerful; he can be resisted.
Wow! It appears that we’ve stumbled upon not just the potent fertilizer that evil roots feed on, but the factory and headquarters as well!
Seriously, this list of findings has an uncanny correlation with the wickedness we see going on in the world. The fact that penal institutions are full, and crime rates remain high, lends credence to the powerful influence this diabolical entity has over unwary mankind. Evil flourishes in the mind of those who do not resist its prodding. Left unchecked, it will destroy its ‘hardware.’ Evil never leads to the good of anyone. It eventually ends in some form of destruction. And even in the wake of wicked wrongdoings, its destructive force leaves injured lives behind … innocent people who must suffer the resulting consequences of another’s crime.
So, now that we’ve taken a closer look at Evil, let’s see if there are any correlations between its operation and the unscrupulous tactics House Democrats are using in their campaign against President Trump.
Who, other than these Democrats with their incessant campaign to destroy President Trump, considers destruction a meaningful goal? From where do their bold-faced lies originate? Why do they have an aversion to the truth about the results of Mueller’s Russia investigation and the President’s acquittal of their impeachment charges? Is the bizarre behavior of this united cohort evidence they are being influenced by Evil?
Browse through the Democrats online 2016 Party Platform and see how craftily they cloak their aims in seducing language. Here’s a relevant sample:
We will support sexual and reproductive health and rights around the globe. In addition to expanding the availability of affordable family planning information and contraceptive supplies, we believe that safe abortion must be part of comprehensive maternal and women’s health care and included as part of America’s global health programming. Therefore, we support the repeal of harmful restrictions that obstruct women’s access to health care information and services, including the “global gag rule” and the Helms Amendment that bars American assistance to provide safe, legal abortion throughout the developing world.
No matter how cleverly the Democrat Party cloaks abortion, the bottom line is it destroys life … and that’s murder.
The vile tactics these Democrats are using against President Trump align perfectly with the operations of Evil; therefore, they rightly deserve to wear the product’s label. As long as their vile behavior is left unchecked, we should be wary of them, because as things stand, their irrational behavior signals damage to their hardware system. Their festered hatred for the President virtually broadcasts to the world, “We are of our father, the devil!”