The Evil of Evils
There is good mixture and bad mixture – very bad. God hates unwarranted,
incompatible mixture more than any other evil. He said to the church
of the Laodiceans:
“I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I would
that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither cold
nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth” (Revelation 3:15-16
In Noah’s day, the sons of God (believers) went in to (had marital
relations with) the daughters of men (unbelievers). It was an ungodly
mixture with inevitably ungodly results. What did God do about it? He
destroyed them and all that they touched.
“Come out from among them and be separated,” says
God did not have as much of a problem with unbelievers as He did with
the mixture of believers with unbelievers. God does not have a problem
with unbelievers marrying, but when believers marry unbelievers, confusion
begins. Order is called for automatically. Concerning forbidden mixture,
Paul said to the Corinthians:
2 Corinthians 6:14-18 MKJV
(14) Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers; for what fellowship
does righteousness have with lawlessness? And what partnership does
light have with darkness?
(15) And what agreement does Christ have with Belial? Or what part does
a believer have with an unbeliever?
(16) And what agreement does a temple of God have with idols? For you
are the temple of the living God, as God has said, “I will dwell
in them and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall
be My people.”
(17) Therefore come out from among them and be separated, says
the Lord, and do not touch the unclean thing. And I will receive you
(18) and I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters,
says the Lord Almighty.
The God of order does not tolerate things compromised and defiled.
Here is a sordid but valid example: If you see dog excrement on your
lawn, you would want it removed because it is unclean; it is unpleasant,
it stinks, and somebody may step in it. But is it as imperative to remove
the dung from your lawn as it would be if it were on your dinner plate
along with your food? Now you are mixing good and bad together. Which
is worse, the bad by itself in less troublesome places or when mixed
with the good?
Even mixing certain good things together is not good. Do you put ketchup
on your ice cream, or chocolate in your chicken soup, or mustard on your
lemon pie? While any of these elements are edible by themselves, they
are not edible when mixed in certain combinations. Yes, even you hate
incompatible mixture of those things that are good in themselves.
The unclean always naturally defiles that which
Much more should one find unacceptable the mixture of clean with unclean.
Repeatedly, God admonishes us to not so much as touch the unclean thing.
And what happens if you were to find excrement in your plate? Would you
separate and dispose of the excrement and eat the remainder, which is
presumably good? You would do so only if you were desperately hungry
or confused, but in normal circumstances, you would throw the whole thing
out. All becomes repugnant, even though some was once good and
apparently still is.
Another thing you well know: The clean never naturally makes the unclean
clean, but the unclean always naturally defiles that which is clean.
If you have a bag of fruit and one piece in a hundred begins to rot,
if the rotting one is not removed, all will rot. The unclean one eventually
defiles the ninety-nine clean. (So much for the religious and false doctrine
of evolutionists who foolishly think things are progressing and improving.
On the contrary, all is breaking down.)
While the defiling needs little or no help from us, “filing” does.
Order is ever purposed while disorder happens on its own. A vegetable
or fruit garden will be overrun with weeds if left alone, but I have
yet to see an untended garden overrun with vegetables and fruits. It
does not happen. To clean, we use cleaners. We need no uncleaners; those
are automatic in all of life.
In all of creation, we see the folly of unreasonable mixture. There
are clean animals and unclean animals. One can use composted cow manure
to fertilize a garden, but one does not use dog or cat excrement to do
We have men’s and women’s washrooms separated; we discriminate
by sex. We do not feed children adult food; we discriminate by age. The
very young suckle from their mother’s breasts but outgrow it. We
do not allow certain plants, like thistles, in our gardens and fields;
we discriminate by species and usage. We keep bathrooms away from eating
areas of homes, discriminating between ingestion and excretion. We put
substances like skin creams on our bodies while we wash off others like
dirt. We try to avoid mixing these things.
Mixture cannot be tolerated.
Evil wins in the end should the unclean be permitted to pervade and
continue. For example, the apostle Paul counseled the Corinthians to
expel the man who was sinning in their midst lest his influence should
corrupt them all:
1 Corinthians 5:1-7 MKJV
(1) On the whole it is reported that there is fornication among you,
and such fornication as is not even named among the nations, so as
one to have his father’s wife.
(2) And you are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, so that he who
has done this deed may be taken from your midst.
(3) For as being absent in body but present in spirit, I indeed have
judged already as though I were present concerning him who worked out
(4) in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together,
with my spirit; also, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ;
(5) to deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh,
so that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
(6) Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens
the whole lump?
(7) Therefore purge out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump,
as you are unleavened. For also Christ our Passover is sacrificed for
Evil cannot be tolerated any more than a deadly virus in a hospital
or restaurant should be ignored, though 99.999% of the institution is
clean. Mixture cannot be tolerated. That is what quarantine and sterilization
It takes effort and concentration to control and eliminate evil. Freedoms
are not free. Freedoms cost. Alberta is rat-free, the only province in
Canada to be so. How do Albertans do it? They employ full-time people
to conduct constant, systematic surveillance and ruthless extermination.
This is not done with any other animal – discrimination by species
and nature. It costs Alberta to do this, but they obviously think it
costs less than to do nothing.
They may not be aware of the
defilement that spreads destruction.
Rats multiply rapidly. That would not be a problem if they were useful,
but they are destructive; rats destroy food, carry disease, and present
constant trouble and danger. So it is with incompatible mixtures left
unchecked; the bad rapidly corrupts the good. As it is written:
“A little leaven leavens the whole lump” (Galatians 5:9
Many have a problem with the way God judges. “Why did God permit
this evil to happen?” they ask with indignation. They may not be
aware of the defilement that has been spreading its destruction. God
sees what man does not, and He has warned us beforehand in order that
we should avoid such results. But men do not hear or listen, because
they do not believe. He judges with perfect knowledge and justice.
When the Israelites were commanded to take possession of the land of
Canaan, they were warned to avoid mixing with the peoples:
Exodus 34:11-16 MKJV
(11) Observe that which I command you this day. Behold! I drive out before
you the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite,
and the Hivite, and the Jebusite.
(12) Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the people
of the land where you go, lest it be for a snare in the midst of you.
(13) But you shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut
down their sacred poles.
(14) For you shall worship no other god. For Jehovah, Whose Name is Jealous,
is a jealous God;
(15) lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they
go whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice to their gods, and call
you, and you eat of his sacrifice;
(16) and lest you take from their daughters for your sons, and their
daughters go whoring after their gods and make your sons go whoring after
The greatest period of glory, peace, and plenty Israel ever experienced
was during Solomon’s reign. Alas, Solomon did not heed God’s
warning against intermingling with the nations around them. He took of
them wives who worshipped other gods and slowly, yet not so slowly, turned
his heart to them and away from the God of Israel. From there, it was
all downhill for Israel, because of forbidden mixture.
Those inheriting these destructive mixtures of practices and ways would
not have known what the pure worship of God looked like – they
would have been unaware of their defilement. That is the case today,
when many do not know or consider the ungodliness of what they assume
to be good or godly practices. Unless they are quickened and raised from
the dead, they do not know they have been in death. They say, “We
have always done things this way.”
God’s Kingdom is not
of this world.
For example, Christmas and Easter are pagan days that have been dressed
up as Christian, mixing elements of godliness with worldly self-serving
superstitions and practices. The result is an abomination to God that
is toxic to its partakers. Read That
Devilish Spirit of Christmas and
these Diabolical Doctrines: Christmas
Is a Biblical Christian Celebration and The
Keeping of Easter.
Another example is the use of crosses and pictures of Christ as religious
paraphernalia, though these are strictly prohibited by the Second Commandment
of God, and with good reason – they are deadly. Read Religious
Images, Icons, and Likenesses.
A blatant example of mixture, though hidden to those who cannot see,
is “Christian” politics, a non sequitur if there ever was
one. Jesus could not have been plainer in His words and example. He said
that His Kingdom is not of this world. He did not seek political power
or accept it when conferred on Him. How is it, then, that those taking
His Name think to use politics to achieve His ends? The answer is they
have their own ends, and those do not turn out well. The gate that leads
to life is narrow, and few find it. Wide is the gate of mixture.
Today, we see the promotion of ecumenism. We see many and diverse attempts
at unity, but will they work? Can Muslims and Christians join together
when Jesus says He is the Son of God but Muhammad says God has no son?
Can Islam dwell in peace with Christians and Jews when the Koran boldly,
unequivocally teaches the subjugation and even the extermination of infidels
(non-Muslims)? How can water and fire dwell together in unity? One may
have fire in a stove and water in a pot, heating on the stove, but one
cannot pour water on the fire and expect the two to get along. It would
be an unreasonable mixture, unless it was planned that one would be done
away, either the water puts out the fire or the fire evaporates the water.
Read The False
Promise of Man’s Unity.
Today, we see men’s laws trying to mix with God’s Law, yet
the two are opposed to each other. It creates confusion. People are taught
to obey the law; but is it required of them by God to obey man’s
law if man’s law contradicts or opposes God’s Law? This is
another ungodly mixture that leads to destruction.
There is life in God’s
ways and in His Law.
Men today are mixing genes, crossing species and life forms. It will
not work; on the contrary, I expect great and evil consequences.
Many mix the worship of mammon with worship of God, justifying themselves,
but Jesus said:
“No one can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one
and love the other, or else he will hold to the one and despise the other.
You cannot serve God and mammon” (Matthew 6:24 MKJV).
God has created men and women to join together for procreation and family
harmony. He has explicitly condemned men joining with men and women with
women in sexual union. It is ungodly mixture, according to both the Scriptures
Ungodly mixture destroys, no matter how much those who choose these
mixtures argue and protest.
Think of the health and power of purity, and know that there is life
in God’s ways and in His Law. His Law is an expression of His nature.
His Law is our guide, our sustenance, and our assurance of prosperity
in all that we do:
“Happy are those who reject the advice of evil people,
who do not follow the example of sinners or join those who have no
use for God. Instead, they find joy in obeying the Law of the LORD, and they study
It day and night. They are like trees that grow beside a stream, that
bear fruit at the right time, and whose leaves do not dry up. They succeed
in everything they do. But evil people are not like this at all; they
are like straw that the wind blows away. Sinners will be condemned
by God and kept apart from God’s own people. The righteous are guided
and protected by the LORD, but the evil are on the way to their doom” (Psalms