Islamic Fundamentalist terrorism, world-wide abortion, socialism, communism, crony-capitalism, human trafficking, multi-billion dollar pornography business, Middle Eastern Christian persecution, European demographic winter, you name it...
Evil's proliferation is inarguable.
Evil's only remedy is Jesus.
“Why has the LORD permitted us to be defeated today by the Philistines?" 1 Samuel 4:1-11
History is a necessary cold drink of water…on a freezing day. History, if taken on Truth's terms, is hard to swallow. Truth reveals evil conquering good on more than a majority of occasions. Evil also has a perfect record in its victory over every human person that has ever lived in death. Evil will triumph over you, and over me, just the same. Evil is not an abstract term. Evil is not some superstitious Medieval belief, refuted by science. Evil is the lack of good.
And the lack of good pervades our world.
"Why do you hide your face,
forgetting our woe and our oppression?
For our souls are bowed down to the dust,
our bodies are pressed to the earth." Psalm 44:10-11, 14-15, 25-26
Jesus cried from his Cross, 'Eloi, Eloi, lama Sabachthani,' which means, 'My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?' If Jesus experienced the silence of God in dark evil, why shouldn't we? The question is, why is God so silent in such frequent darkness? If I were to give you an exact answer, I would make a fool of myself, speaking from false Wisdom.
What I can do is point to Jesus on the Cross, and then point to Jesus Risen.
"A leper came to him and kneeling down begged him and said,
'If you wish, you can make me clean.'
Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand,
touched the leper, and said to him,
'I do will it. Be made clean.'" Mark 1:40-45
Evil, as revealed through Divine Revelation, came from human disobedience. Evil, as experienced in human life, comes from the consequences of personal folly, the harm from other peoples human selfishness, or the aberrations of nature. None of these bear the mark of Jesus' God of Love. Subsequently, the Cross--Jesus' Cross and our cross--is God's answer in seeming silence. And it speaks loudly out of Love.
It says: Rise! For Love conquers all evil.
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