Evil is often a distortion of doctrine or a distortion of the laws of divine establishment.
In which man seeks to solve his problems thru man or man made solutions with out God or man works in the name of God for these solutions..
We are told..
1 Thess. 5:22, "Abstain from every form of Evil.”
Evil is Satan's system by which he administers the ruler-ship of this world.
Through Evil, Satan brings about two major con-sequences on earth: sin and human good (the motivation of Evil), both of which are based on errors in thinking.
The sin of self-righteousness combined with human good or sincerity produces a saturation of Evil in a nation.
One of the main reasons for learning about Evil is to learn that man cannot solve his problems by human solutions. We are to turn to God and doctrine for solutions,, not man.
Examples of Evil,,
• Altruistic humanitarianism
• Political internationalism
• Government interference
• Distortion of the law
• Bribery in government
• Reducing the military
• Public welfare
The whole idea of government or the church trying to abolish sickness, mental illness, economic problems, frustrations, and human problems by legislation and human solutions is Evil.
For the Christian there ware two ways of thinking..
There are two ways of thinking:
• Divine viewpoint is thinking doctrine, which glorifies Christ.
• Human viewpoint is thinking Evil, which dishonors Christ.
Sincere do gooders are the major practitioners of Evil.
The more involved you are in sincere human good crusades, the more you intensify your Evil.
The worlds problems can not be solved other than thru learning and using bible doctrine and laws of divine establishment to solve them by other means is acting on Evil.
Evil will bring about punishment from God..for leaving the path.
11 Discretion will guard you,
Understanding will watch over you,
12 To deliver you from the way of evil,
From the man who speaks perverse things;
13 From those who leave the paths of uprightness
To walk in the ways of darkness;
The wise sees the Evil and hides himself, but the fool goes on and is punished for it.
I think there are many Christians today who are not wise when it comes to what evil really is.