11-14-2016 A Moral Equivalent
A “moral equivalency” argument is when a person justifies their evil deed because they can point to someone else’s evil deed. It’s the old childish, “he hit me first.” A few white people in the 1800’s owned slaves, so African-Americans justify burning, looting, beating up, or murdering white people today. “Evil for evil” makes the world “evil.” Jesus told His disciples, after betrayal, “they will condemn Him to death, and deliver Him to the Gentiles to mock and to scourge and to crucify” (Matthew 20:18-19 NKJV). Knowing what evil was to be done to Him, Jesus said, “Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels?” (Matthew 26:53 NKJV). Following Jesus’ example, Christians must “Repay no one evil for evil” (Romans 12:17 NKJV). Try “forgiveness” for a change, it’s non-“racial!”
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.