Doing evil that good may result (??)

Many Christians base their moral decisions on outcomes. If the   consequences are good, they say is OK to do anything that is necessary. However, we believers CANNOT do evil that good may result:

 


 

Making decisions based on outcomes is called “consequentialism.” Many Christians use that rationale to justify doing things that are morally wrong. Or abhorrent.

By Divine command, we believers are disbarred from doing evil of any kind. The ends do NOT justify the means.

 


 

Wisdom 15:12. But he accounted our life to be a game, and our lifetime a festival for profit; for, he says, one must get gain however one can, even if it is by evil.

Romans 3:8. And why not say (as we are slanderously reported and as some claim that we say), “Let us do evil that good may come“? Their condemnation is just. (NASB translation)

Romans 6:1. What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

 


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Author: Todd Van Natta

I was given a great gift. It is to be passionate about Jesus Christ and the Bible and the spiritual life. I am a Christian believer. I believe in Jesus Christ. I’m in love with Jesus! I believe the Bible. I love the Bible. For decades, I've been reading it cover-to-cover, again and again and again. I’ve memorized a whole lot of Bible verses. Most of all, I want the Bible to help us fall more deeply in love with God the Father, with Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, with other people, and with ourselves. And I've been reading the great writings from the entire Christian heritage for decades. At Explore the Faith, I share what I have discovered.