Calling Evil Good, and Good Evil

The Prophet Isaiah wrote of the moral and religious corruption of his day in these words: “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) What the prophet had to say of his generation could well be a description of our own politically correct culture.


For example, in our pluralistic society it is not politically correct to condemn another’s religion. Jesus taught very clearly that He is: “The way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6) The Apostle Peter said of Christ: “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12) And yet if we boldly proclaim this truth today, we are condemned as being intolerant and narrow minded.


And then again in the moral realm the scriptures are very clear in its condemnation of homosexual practices. (See Romans 1:24-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9; 1 Timothy 1:10) And yet if anyone speaks out against this sin, they are condemned and labeled homophobic.


Yes, we live in a time like Isaiah’s time in which the world, “Calls evil good, and good evil.”