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Calling Evil Good

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God’s assessment of mankind is “no one is good” and that man is only evil all the time. But the sons of God in this passage were not interested in God’s assessment. Maybe they had the Word of God like Eve did and maybe they didn’t have the specific Word of God yet, but the fact is that the assessment they made based on their own sight was wrong. Here, even after consuming the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil, mankind is no more capable of telling the difference between good and evil than he ever was. He is just as much a desperate failure as before. And the reason for this is simple. The assessment of goodness is left to God and God alone. For only God is able to accurately make that judgment. When we try to assess things ourselves, we end up mixing up the values, just like the thieves did in the department store. We end up calling the expensive or good things cheap or evil. And we call the cheap or evil things good.

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