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If love is an action, is evil also an action?

I think most people would say that love is more of a feeling than a deed performed, that it is an emotional state that offers us positive emotions above elations, an attachment that is precious to us, and if it is lost, would cause us great phycological pain. Love, when considered as an emotion, can only be compared to something else, it has no form or substance that can be seen, it is expressed only as a state of being, but it must be acted upon by a deed to become visible to others.

Hatred would be the closest inverse of love, but when hatred is acted upon, it is called evil. Although it can be expressed in this way against oneself, it is most generally done so against others, and the best that the human mind can conceive of evil is by the horrific events that occur from it, we judge it on a scale, so to speak, but that scale is rarely accepted by all.

Who was more evil, Hitler or Nebuchadnezzar, what is a more evil act, killing a small child, or raping a woman, which act of violence constitutes pure, unadulterated evil, and which one requires only a reprimand? I would ask you this, is Satan the lead proponent, the instigator, of the most heinous evil deeds, or is man? Evil knows no compassion, it does not recognize the word “mercy,” it holds no feelings whatsoever about the emotional state of another, evil is dead to all emotions. It does not relish in what it does, it does not look forward in anticipation to the deeds it is going to accomplish, evil does as it does for it is its nature to do so. Pain, in every possible way that it can be thought of, is the result of evil, there is never joy in it, it is an action intended in one form or another to inflict an adverse experience to the receiver.

“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5)

The wrath of God is not evil, it is righteous indignation, it is Holy judgement upon evil, and men who do not serve Jesus Christ as Lord are seen by Him as wicked, evil people, and as such, if they die in their sins, they will spend eternity in the Lake of Fire, horrific pain, suffering and hopelessness will be what they shall reap, for they have sown disbelief.

Evil, as love is, cannot be expressed without an action, a deed must be done, and for those who will spend eternity in that place the action is one of an inaction, they have refused the gift of grace offered by the Almighty through faith in Jesus Christ, and in this matter, there is none with an excuse. (Romans 1:20)

What Satan does, it is his nature to do, (John 8:44) I do not know how long, if any time at all, that he enjoyed, for lack of a better word, being the covering cherubim, (Eze. 28:14) I do not know the first thought that came into his mind before he voiced those fateful, rebellious words, “I will.” (Isaiah 14:14) But I do believe that that is the moment that evil began, the iniquity that was found in him (Eze. 28:15) was the beginning of all evil. Adam had the same choice that Satan did, the free will to choose to obey or disobey, and that my friends may be the greatest epitome of evil, to disobey a Righteous, Holy, Just and Loving God. The inaction of those who refuse Jesus Christ as Lord is indeed an action, one of the will, a free will choice decision to decide to serve pride instead of the Lord. Saying “I will” may indeed be the most evil thing that anyone can do.

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