The prophet Isaiah pronounced a series of six woes upon the sinful nation of his day. One of those woes went like this: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20)
Isaiah’s words certainly fit not only his day but ours also. The broadminded stance of the modern world on moral and religious issues results in calling evil good and good evil. For example, it is not politically correct to speak out against the homosexual lifestyle that is being flaunted so openly. We are supposed to be accepting of this perversion which is so strongly condemned in scripture. Then again, it is considered bigotry to speak out against another religion. We are to have a pluralistic view that is broad enough to grant that all faiths are valid.
Yes, we live in a world much like Isaiah’s – one which calls evil good and good evil. But like Isaiah we must continue to proclaim the truth no matter how unpopular.