For me I believe in the Chinese theory of ying and yang, which reflects that for every evil, there is a perversion of pre existing goodness. Meaning for evil to take place it must identify a subject of goodness to imitate via a company of espionage and infest like a plague from a higher plane, vigour and pace. Most of the evils in the world in our society are perpetrated by the perceived good people who mostly use the office of the good guys to advance their evil plots and schemes, Just as we truly have with the accounts of the Israelites in the bible with the comparative case of Leadership model employed between Moses and Joshua as compared to a lot of government agencies who knows what a lot of us dont know as we most likely dont need to know for the interest of national security and patriotism on grounds of intelligence gathering as it defines the status of “the CIA” goes by the bible quote of John 8:32, which reads, “And yeah shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.”
Also is the Bible verse, Micah 6:8: which reads “What doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with thy God?”
No doubt evil is in our world just as Christ commanded that we should be as wise as the serpent but in so doing we should not conform with the world however close we may appear. But in the struggle against the fight of evil, many have dissuaded or abandon their original objective and purpose thereby figuratively finding the sheep with fangs amongst the company and pack of wolves for predatory adaptation. Just has Rahab the harlot from Jericho helped the Children of Isrealite in the bible into the promise land under the leadership of Joshua and the account of betrayal of Jesus Christ by Judas Iscariot who was like the misfit and the black sheep amongst the 12 disciples always reminding us of the treachery and betrayal that surrounds us everyday and which abounds in the world today and in every fabric and strata of our society be it at work, home, in private and in public establishment e.t.c.
Gen 3:1-7, 1.Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” 2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; 3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’”
4 Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.
Here are some notable accounts and text from the bible: Genesis 42:6-17, Numbers 13-14, Joshua 2, Numbers 13 and Numbers 14:1-10, Numbers 14:10-34, Deuteronomy 1:37, Joshua 1:1-2, Deuteronomy 1: 38, Joshua 2, Joshua 3, 4, 5, and 6:1-21, Joshua 6:22-25
In highlight, here are a few bible verses to remind us of the schemes and plots of the evil ones amongst us working covertly against our interest and course.
2 Corinthians 11:13-14. “For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.”
1 John 1:7….”But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.”
1st Peter 5:8-9, warns believers of Satan’s deception, saying, “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world”
Ephesians 6:10-18, Read The Entire Epistle of 1st John.
Most Relevant Verses
1 Peter 2:12
Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation.
1 Peter 4:15
Make sure that none of you suffers as a murderer, or thief, or evildoer, or a troublesome meddler;
Depart from me, evildoers,
That I may observe the commandments of my God.
Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same;read more.
The face of the Lord is against evildoers,
To cut off the memory of them from the earth.
A Psalm of David.
Do not fret because of evildoers,
Be not envious toward wrongdoers.
Every morning I will destroy all the wicked of the land,
So as to cut off from the city of the Lord all those who do iniquity.
An evildoer listens to wicked lips;
A liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.
1 Peter 2:14
or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right.
1 Samuel 24:13
As the proverb of the ancients says, ‘Out of the wicked comes forth wickedness’; but my hand shall not be against you.
2 Samuel 3:39
I am weak today, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah are too difficult for me. May the Lord repay the evildoer according to his evil.”
“Lo, God will not reject a man of integrity,
Nor will He support the evildoers.
Who goes in company with the workers of iniquity,
And walks with wicked men?
Do all the workers of wickedness not know,
Who eat up my people as they eat bread,
And do not call upon the Lord?
I hate the assembly of evildoers,
And I will not sit with the wicked.
There the doers of iniquity have fallen;
They have been thrust down and cannot rise.
Have the workers of wickedness no knowledge,
Who eat up My people as though they ate bread
And have not called upon God?
Deliver me from those who do iniquity
And save me from men of bloodshed.
Hide me from the secret counsel of evildoers,
From the tumult of those who do iniquity,
That when the wicked sprouted up like grass
And all who did iniquity flourished,
It was only that they might be destroyed forevermore.
They pour forth words, they speak arrogantly;
All who do wickedness vaunt themselves.
But as for those who turn aside to their crooked ways,
The Lord will lead them away with the doers of iniquity.
Peace be upon Israel.
Do not incline my heart to any evil thing,
To practice deeds of wickedness
With men who do iniquity;
And do not let me eat of their delicacies.
The exercise of justice is joy for the righteous,
But is terror to the workers of iniquity.
Alas, sinful nation,
People weighed down with iniquity,
Offspring of evildoers,
Sons who act corruptly!
They have abandoned the Lord,
They have despised the Holy One of Israel,
They have turned away from Him.
Yet He also is wise and will bring disaster
And does not retract His words,
But will arise against the house of evildoers
And against the help of the workers of iniquity.
“Also among the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing:
The committing of adultery and walking in falsehood;
And they strengthen the hands of evildoers,
So that no one has turned back from his wickedness.
All of them have become to Me like Sodom,
And her inhabitants like Gomorrah.
From the days of Gibeah you have sinned, O Israel;
There they stand!
Will not the battle against the sons of iniquity overtake them in Gibeah?
So now we call the arrogant blessed; not only are the doers of wickedness built up but they also test God and escape.’”
“For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze,” says the Lord of hosts, “so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.”
so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’
and He will say, ‘I tell you, I do not know where you are from; depart from Me, all you evildoers.’
“He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much.
The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself: ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.
having a hope in God, which these men cherish themselves, that there shall certainly be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.
1 Corinthians 6:1
Does any one of you, when he has a case against his neighbor, dare to go to law before the unrighteous and not before the saints?
2 Corinthians 11:13
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.
Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the false circumcision;
1 Peter 3:18
For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit;
2 Peter 2:9
then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment.