“He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD” (Proverbs 17:15 NKJV). Approving evil or condemning those who do good are “abomination to the LORD.” That’s as bad as it can get. Rulers are “God’s minister to you for good,” and “God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil” (Romans 13:3-4 NKJV). What makes it confusing for some people is when government policy or laws become abominable to God. Only the Bible gives a clear description of what is “good,” and what is “evil.” “Whoever rewards evil for good, Evil will not depart from his house” (Proverbs 17:13 NKJV). The Christian, however, must “See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all” (1 Thessalonians 5:15 NKJV).
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.