Topical Index of Scriptures

Loving Evil

See also The Armor of God & Don't conform to the world

"You love evil more than good...." Psalm 52:3


"Is it not for you to know justice? You who hate good and love evil." Micah 3:1-2

"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness.... Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!" Isaiah 5:20-21

"Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good." Romans 12:9


"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. Therefore He says:
         'Awake, you who sleep,
         Arise from the dead,
         And Christ will give you light.'"
Ephesians 5:9-14


"You who love the Lord, hate evil!" Psalm 97:8

"Everyone deals falsely.  They have also healed the hurt of My people slightly, saying, ‘Peace, peace!’  when there is no peace. Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination?  No! They were not at all ashamed;  nor did they know how to blush." Jeremiah 6:13-15


"...for God has put it into their [the world's unbelieving people, nations and the final "beast" ] hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled." Revelation 17:17

"The wicked prowl on every side, when vileness is exalted among the sons of men." Psalm 12:8

"An astonishing and 'horrible thing has been committed in the land: 
The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule by their own power;
And My people love to have it so. But what will you do in the end?"
Jeremiah 5:30-31

"The Lord has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble [doom, disaster or evil]." Proverbs 16:3-4

"...if you refuse and rebel,  you shall be devoured by the sword." Isaiah 1:20

"Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the Lord,
They would have none of my counsel and despised my every rebuke.
"Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way..."
Proverb 1:29-31

"When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart." Matthew 13:19

"...the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.... Professing to be wise, they became fools.... Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves.... God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men... men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due."  Romans 1:18-32

"Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world."
       "You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are of the world. Therefore they speak as of the world, and the world hears them. We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error."
1 John 4:1-6

"...I have forgiven that one for your sakes in the presence of Christ, lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices." 2 Corinthians 2:10-11

"Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, 
Out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
For You are my hope, O Lord God...."
Psalm 71:4-5

"... the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one." 2 Thessalonians 3:3


Good versus evil


"But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust." Matthew  5:44-46

"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn-bushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them."
Matthew 7:15-20

"A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks."
Luke 6:45

"...the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth— those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation."
John 5:28-30

To prepare His people for future events, Jesus told His disciples,

"Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near... Watch therefore...." Matthew  24:32-33, 42

As reminders to "watch" and be ready, Scripture references to prophesied events and cultural trends are added to corresponding news items.