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When Good People Are Silent Evil Reigns 

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Silence is not golden when evil is on the rise, and evil is on the rise in today’s society! Millions of little babies have been put to death by abortion in our country. Families are fractured, and marriages are broken in record numbers. Self-obsessed people pursue the immediate gratification of their every desire. Militant homosexuals are pursuing immediate approval, complete acceptance, and preferential legal treatment for their unnatural behavior. Young people are losing their way in a maze of alcohol and drugs. Sexual immorality is rampant. Our nations leaders wallow in decadence and deceit, dealing in trivialities and superficial nonsense, practicing feel-good politics of ambiguity, while the destruction of families, the perversion of our most basic moral principles, goes on and on. Former President Gerald Ford had it about right, when he said: “We have an election in which candidates without ideas, hire consultants without convictions, to carry out campaigns without content!” John Adams once warned: “The problem with democracy is that you get the leaders you deserve.” But more often than not people look on in apathetic indifference, and fail to stand up and speak out! Many churches claim to honor God, beautiful sanctuaries abound, but religious chaos, corruption, and religious and moral confusion is seen throughout! Love has become a jungle emotion, lust is exalted, sin is elevated, Satan is adored, and man is magnified above his Maker.


It is as though many have come to dwell in an Alice in Wonderland world of fantasy and self-delusion. Things have been turned upside down, and inside out. Right is wrong and wrong is right, good is bad and bad is good, normal is abnormal, and abnormal is normal, true is false and false is true! Our culture is fast degenerating into decadence, obsessed with selfishness and sin, death and destruction. Isaiah warned of such times, when people confused moral distinctions. He said: “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.” (Isa. 5: 20). Please be warned-in a climate where God and His Word are ignored and ridiculed, it leads to confusion of moral distinctions in which people fail to discern between true and false values! I am pleading for a return to God’s Book, not only to be read, but to be lived out in our lives. Think on these things.


Dennis Abernathy 

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