AMEN, AMEN, AMEN,......Alright now; this one is not for the critic...It may be in 2 parts,..These days we dont use the word "Wicked"....It is mentioned in the Bible 119+ times, Old and New Testament. It is still a serious issue to the Lord.
Intriguing what things were done in Bible days that the Lord called Wicked that we call natural or normal or just modern times. Wickedness ranges from an ungodly thought to hidden things of the heart, to open deeds that many today laugh about or don't have a clue how abominable the deed is to God. It is also, NOT DOING what God has commanded, expected, assigned, and ordered us to do.
Time to kick the skeletons out of the closet! Some of us can't even shut the closet door there's so many skeletons in there!
The following scriptures mention the wickedness; and these are just a few, but when I print the deeds from these chapters, it's enough to astound the un-churched or those who take God's word too lightly....(to be continued)...
Biblically speaking...Wickedness is iniquity or sin and any intentional ill-will. The Bible calls wickedness "iniquity", the opposite of what's righteous. Wickedness can be in the heart, soul, mind or body. One can devise wickedness in their heart, dwell on it with their mind, or perform the deeds of wickedness, which are the very sins named in the Bible. Behaviors that the Lord describes in His Word that He does not tolerate. I was reading recently that "If we do not warn men, their blood is on our hands when they die in their sins."
(Not every minister of the Gospel has the primary-order to give the 'other-side of the story'. Some are Ministers of Peace, Joy, Miracles, Hope, Blessings, Healings, Heaven, etc; But most Pastors are to give both sides, informing/reminding the people of the goodness and severity of our Lord. Romans 11:21-22
God calls Pastors, "Shepherds" and gave them a Staff/Rod for a reason.
(excuse me while I publish what The Lord has called Me to proclaim)
- Disobedience to the Commandments of God
- Thoughts of anger, evil, plans of demise
- Sexual sins
- Jealousy, Envy and Strife
- Broken Promises
- Lies (including calling off work as sick when we are not)
- Backbiting, Gossiping, Scandals, Rumors, Whispering
- Schemes to manipulate that make others do your bidding(witchcraft)
- Trusting in the occult, astrology, psychicism etc. when we are told to have Blind Faith.
These behaviors are not hard to avoid nor are they just human, we only need to Love God more and more, and the wickedness of sin becomes less and less. When Your Love for God And His Word Increases, those Fleshly sins Decrease to nothing.
All It Takes Is LOVE. Love the stranger, Love your enemies, Love each other and above all LOVE GOD.