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The Face of Evil

The Face of EvilWhen I think about all the evil up front and in our face these past six months I can’t help from thinking about the words of Jesus who said concerning the last days, “Because of the increase in wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved” (Matthew 24: 12-13). You might say that the horrific acts of lawlessness were so despicable that it would be wrong to mention them in the same context that “the love of most will grow cold.” Perhaps if we understood the true meaning of love as Jesus spoke of it then it would be easier to see the connection. Jesus Christ gave us a new definition for love that has set His followers apart from the rest of the world for two millennia. So incredible is this love that volumes have been written in a quest to plummet the depths of its sociological significance. In the past two thousand years only a few groups have come close to applying its principles to their social interaction, but like bright shining lights in the firmament they too have just as quickly faded out as burning embers against the night sky. True Christian love goes so far against the grain of our human nature that it’s quite impossible to emulate apart from a radical transformation in Christ Jesus. The simplest yet the most profound definition of Christian love is, “it’s selfless.” It takes no thought of self but is completely other centered. Continue reading The Face of Evil