Doing evil that good may result (??)

Many Christians base their moral decisions on outcomes. If the consequences are good, they say it 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.



Habakkuk 1:4. Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails; for the wicked surround the righteous; therefore justice comes out perverted.

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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