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Shall We Do Evil So That Good Will Come?

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This article by Christy T. puts the difficult decisions facing the U.S. and the world which we are all facing currently in very straight forward terms which are difficult to misunderstand. Please take a few moments to read it’s contents in its entirety for some excellently worded thoughts and ask the Spirit of the Creator for further guidance as to how you will respond.

The Thoughtful Pastor

good or bad personI watched part of the Republican debate last night (Dec. 15). I chose to listen with a more generous spirit than I have to date.

Each candidate genuinely believes that he/she is uniquely suited to be President of the US, an extraordinarily difficult job where every single action and word will be critiqued, examined, and probably slammed by those who dislike whoever the winner ends up to be. That takes guts. Or an extreme lack of caring what others think.

Nonetheless I had to stop watching when I heard declared that it would be a useful strategy against the growing menace of ISIS to arrange to torture and kill the families of ISIS members.

In other words, it is OK for us to do evil because the ends, i.e., the defeat of ISIS (which will never happen–another group will just rise to take its place) would be an unmitigated good.

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5 thoughts on “Shall We Do Evil So That Good Will Come?

  1. I enjoyed what you said about “being with a person spiritually” I also think sometimes the brain feeds on ideas and it is important to keep feeding it good quality food as opposed to junk food.
    People talk about self defence as survival but our long term survival goal has to be learning (somehow) how to live peacefully with another. Education is always a great “weapon” against war.
    It is good to read your thoughtful, positive thoughts, especially now. ❤

    • Thanks for your encouraging words. As you’ve read in Rogene’s blog, anyone attempting to live a positive lifestyle when the world is so obviously trying to pull everyone into chaos has to work hard to stay on the path. But to be as we are created to be we must stay on task. The people you mention who insist we have the right and responsibility of self-defense, insists that violence is not only necessary at times, but also a natural, innate element with how we are made. Really? Perhaps. A female animal will violently protect her young if she feels her young are in danger of being harmed. But are we, the “image of God,” not supposed to be created “a little higher than the animals,” while yet still a “little lower than the angels” according to the Scriptures? Consider this: Through this wonderful tool we call the internet we actually now have the ability and power to get everyone together and do, as Jehovah asked of his prophet to do, to “come and let us reason together.” All we must do is be willing to invite our friends to participate in the discussion and to believe in the promise that “If God be for us, who can be against us.” (ROM 8:21)

      • “come and let us reason together” What beautiful words to read. They gave me chills. (nice ones) I have always said to my son “God has given us a brain, let us use it to solve our problem” Hugs to you. ❤

  2. Thanks for reblogging this post. I wish we could enter into real conversation about these complex issues.

    • I understand, Christy, however that’s part of the miracle of the age in which we live. People who are literally thousands of miles apart, even half a globe away, can be connected with our now 22nd century technology and communicate quite well; though I would rather be able to give each other a hug (with our spouses permissions, of course) when the going gets hard. That’s what we’re trying to get Espirational to be, a place on the Web where people who truly seek to serve the universal creative force we call “God” can get together and give all of us a planetary “group hug,” even though it may only be by words. I am wanting to get “conversations” started on my blog about the tough issues, but to do so with the understanding that, with faith in God, there are solutions which can and will work. I would like you, and everyone else who seek answers to the more complex human dilemmas, to post comments here to further this discussion. This can be as a spiritual think-tank. Since you evidently have a “pastor’s heart” then you most likely understand what I mean when I say that being physically with a person is not as important as being with that person spiritually. The Apostle John summarized our spiritual existence quite simply at the beginning of his gospel recording of the Christ. “The Word.” In the beginning of mankind’s existence what truly set us apart from the animals was language. What has separated us from other spiritual beings has been language. And what separated us from one another is, for the most part, language. But as shown in the Gospel of John, while words can be disruptive and destructive, they are also the very creative force which was used to create all which is around us in the beginning. They will also be the force which will eventually bring us together as fully created beings of Agape/Love who will finally declare this part of his creation “good.” Think about this and post your comments. What are you wanting to “talk” about? Oh, and by the way — HUGS! 🙂

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