Why the World Cannot Unite Against Evil

Man thinks more highly of himself than he ought to (Rom 12:3). He conjures his own plans (Prv 16:1, 9; 19:21), walking in his own ways, which the Bible calls “futile” (Eph 4:17). Rarely does he acknowledge God, as he directs his own steps (Prv 3:5–6). He does gain inspiration, however, from the god of this world, who blinds his mind from seeing the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Cor 4:4).

The biblical nickname “god of this world” given to Satan, our adversary, points us to the realm of the devil, which is the domain of darkness (Col 1:13), which is under the dominion of Satan (Acts 26:18), where it is said, “that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one (1 Jn 5:19).”

Our Lord Jesus taught, “Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and a house divided against itself falls. If Satan also is divided, how will his kingdom stand (Lk 11:17–18)?” It was Satan who tempted Jesus with all the kingdoms of the world and their glory (Mt 4:8). Lucifer brought a peace deal to Jesus in the wilderness (Mt 4; Lk 4). The proposition was unity, and it came with the promise of a great reward, if Jesus would simply submit to the prince of darkness. Jesus, however, resisted the devil, who then fled from Him (Jas 4:7).

The Bible warns Jesus’ disciples, not to love the world, nor the things of the world, for these are not from God. Loving the world actually exposes those who do not belong to Christ (Jn 10:26; 1 Jn 2:15–17), who refused to even pray for the world (Jn 17:9).

In fact, Jesus taught His disciples that the world hates Him (Jn 7:7). This is because Jesus exposed the evil of this world (Eph 5:11). As God calls new disciples out of darkness and into His marvelous light (1 Pet 2:9), these begin to bear witness of the Light of the world (Acts 1:8), Jesus Christ (Jn 8:12). Jesus asked those who hated Him why they did so, when He told them the truth. They even wanted to kill Him (Jn 8:40).

The world hates the disciples of Jesus because every one that does evil hates the light (Jn 3:20). As the Christian’s light begins to shine (Mt 5:16), the evil world turns its evil deeds and wrath upon the Christian (Jn 15:18–25), who is blessed by God, when he is persecuted by the world (Mt 5:10–11).

No longer does the Spirit-filled believer in Jesus love the darkness (Jn 3:19), nor does he wish to participate in the deeds of darkness, for he has learned of God’s salvation, including his adoption into God’s family (Rom 8:15, 23; Eph 1:5). He no longer calls evil “good” or good “evil.” God has called him and all the elect (Rom 8:30), “Come out of her My people (Rev 18:4).”

The whore of Babylon is a depiction of the world system, even as Babylon of the Old Testament served as an oppressor of God’s people, Israel. The rebellion associated with this name reaches back to Babel, the city of man (Gen 11), which tried to usurp the power, prosperity, and position of God.

The world, Babylon, is a whore. She is inspired by the spirit of Antichrist. This is the spirit of Jezebel, who seeks to infiltrate the churches to lead them into the way of the world. In addition to the gimmickry employed by these synagogues of Satan, the philosophy is always love and unity. The devil poses as an angel of light, when he positions his man or woman in the seat of Moses in a local congregation.

The worst kind of evil, propagated by the god of his world, is the false light promising a changed life. With the false Jesus of universal love, the false teacher preaches a false gospel of unity that seems right to the deluded congregants. These are the deceived ones, who believe the world can unite against evil, under a false Jesus.

Friend, there is no unity without truth. God draws men to Christ (Jn 6:44), who is the truth of God (Jn 14:6). In Him, there is no darkness at all (1 Jn 1:5). God is true and every man a liar (Rom 3:4), especially when he preaches a false peace with the world (Jn 14:27). Jesus overcame the world at the cross (Jn 16:33). He secured victory over this evil world (2 Cor 2:14), and God gives His elect people this victory through Jesus Christ our Lord (1 Cor 15:57; 1 Jn 5:4).

He who is born of God, being a friend of God the Father, not a friend of the world — overcomes the world by the faith given to him, as a gift of God (Eph 2:8–9; Phil 1:29; 1 Jn 5:4). He has become like Noah, a preacher of righteousness (2 Pet 2:5). He persuades like Paul and cries out like John the Baptist, warning every man to flee from the wrath of God to come (Is 13:9; Mt 3:7; Lk 3:7; Eph 5:6; Col 3:6; 1 Thess 1:10; 2:16; Rev 6:17; 11:18).

Christian, what does Jerusalem have to do with Athens, or the kingdom of Christ to do with the kingdom of this world? When Christ comes again, He will come as Judge (2 Tim 4:1). He will separate His sheep from the goats (Mt 25:32). On that day of division, unity will be achieved, as King Jesus gathers His elect to Himself, both the living and the dead (Mt 24:31).

The world and all that is in it will then be subject to the fires of destruction (2 Pet 3:10–12), in the likeness of the Great Flood of judgment, in the days of Noah (Gen 6–9). On that great and awful Day of the Lord to come (Acts 2:20; 1 Thess 5:2), there will be false prophets and teachers deceiving the peoples of the nations (2 Pet 2:1–3), assuring them that God loves everyone, Jesus died for everyone, and He is now coming to gather everyone, everywhere (2 Pet 3:3).

On that day of Christ’s return, all things will be revealed, including those who preached peace with the world, along with world peace and false unity aligned against evil. Instead, these will be exposed as purveyors of evil, who serve their own interests, not the interest of God and of Christ. This is why the world cannot unite against evil…because the world itself is evil and will be judged by Christ in perfect righteousness.

David Norczyk

Spokane Valley, Washington

December 4, 2022

Some random theologian out West somewhere, Christian writer, preacher

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David Norczyk

Some random theologian out West somewhere, Christian writer, preacher