CALLING EVIL GOOD AND GOOD EVIL
By Lucy, a contributing author
Isaiah, a prophet of Israel, warned those living in Jerusalem and Judah: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; who substitute bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and clever in their own sight!” His warning included the retribution for those who do these things, and sure enough, in 605 – 586 B.C. the Babylonians over-ran Israel’s southern kingdom and took the Jews captive, just as Isaiah had predicted.
There are those today who subscribe to an evolving morality; they believe we have become so much more enlightened that old rules no longer apply. In the midst of these morphing standards of conduct come the call for “change;” will that change bring our country the hope it promises or will it be “woes?” Will it produce a conditional and utilitarian sense of justice that will just as surely make us culpable for the “woes” described so long ago? (more…)