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Do Not Defend the Wicked

By Larry R. Lasiter

© 2010

"How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked?" Psalm 82:2

"To show partiality to the wicked is not good, nor to thrust aside the righteous in judgment." Proverbs 18:5

 The Bible says that Satan is the god of this world and that he is the enemy and oppressor of all. Jesus called those who did the works of this adversary, the "children of the devil." The righteous have always been persecuted by those who love this present world and yield to itís god, -"By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious; anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother." (1 Jo.3)

As Ambassadors of Christ and of the righteous Kingdom of God, we must never defend the wicked but expose their deeds to protect the unsuspecting and in hope that they may be convicted and repent.

 God has called us to liberty and has set us free in Christ, but wherever the wicked rule there is bondage. This is true in our own human nature, in our relationships and in government politics. The wicked will not stand at the Judgment, -"Therefore, the wicked will not stand in the Judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish." (Prov.1)

The only hope for the sinner is to repent and turn to God. This is the message of the Gospel and we are not only to proclaim it in words but live it out in deed in the presence of all. We cannot do this if we defend the wicked. The Gospel first condemns the sinner and then provides a way to forgiveness through confession and repentance in Christ.

Christians are commanded to defend the weak, the oppressed, the helpless orphans and the widows - this also means the unborn because every life is a gift from God.

 A baby in the womb is a life,- "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you;" (Jer.1) There are two billion people in the world who profess the Christian faith - that is almost one of every three people and yet there are almost 50 million abortions in the world per year. Muslims believe that abortion is murder and there are more than a billion Muslims in the world, yet there are near 50 million abortions in the world per year. Obviously, many are not practicing their faith.

 "Although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them." (Rom.1)

Seems as though there are always some who will defend the wicked and direct an attack on the righteous.

 I had a woman in my congregation that seemed to always be on the side of the rebellious. Whenever a person became unruly and started to speak critically of the Church causing problems between brethren, it seemed that without fail, she would defend those causing the trouble. She would join them in critical evaluations of others and in turn comfort them in sin. She thought she was defending the oppressed, but she was really strengthening the hands of the wicked - causing them to feel vindicated instead of conviction, -"And they strengthen the hands of the evildoers, so that no one has turned back from his wickedness." (Jer.23)


 


 

 

 

 

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