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Billy Graham
Evil is real—but so is God’s power and love.
Billy Graham
Revenge easily descends into an endless cycle of hate and violence. The Bible says never repay evil with evil.
Billy Graham
I believe a Christian can sin, but he does not have to. God never would have told us to reject evil acts if in point of fact we could not help but do them.
topics: billy-graham , evil , sin  
Billy Graham
If God were to eradicate all evil from this planet, He would have to eradicate all evil men. Who would be exempt? “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” [Romans 3:23 NIV]. God would rather transform the evil man than eradicate him.
Billy Graham
[Christ’s] goodness is still a rebuke to our badness; His purity still shows up our impurities; His sinlessness still reveals our sinfulness; and unless we allow [Jesus] to destroy the evil within us, the evil within us still wants to destroy Him. This is the conflict of the ages.
Billy Graham
If God were to remove all evil from our world (but somehow leave human beings on the planet), it would mean that the essence of 'humanness' would be destroyed. We would become robots. Let me explain what I mean by this. If God eliminated evil by programming us to perform only good acts, we would lose this distinguishing mark - the ability to make choices. We would no longer be free moral agents. We would be reduced to the status of robots. Let's take this a step further. Robots do not love. God created us with the capacity to love. Love is based upon one's right to choose to love. We cannot force others to love us. We can make them serve us or obey us. But true love is founded upon one's freedom to choose to respond.
Billy Graham
Neither the devil nor the world, nor even our own evil heart can compel us to sin. It must be by our own consent and will.
Billy Graham
Christians need to take a stand for what is right and not let evil go unchallenged.
Billy Graham
Every manifestation of evil is the result of basic sin—sin that has remained unchanged since the moment it first entered the human race.
Edmund Burke
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
topics: evil  
Billy Graham
Evil and suffering are real . . . They aren’t an illusion, nor are they simply an absence of good. We are fallen creatures living in a fallen world that has been twisted and corrupted by sin, and we all share in its brokenness. Most of all, we share in its tragic legacy of disease and death.
Billy Graham
If evil were not made to appear attractive, there would be no such thing as temptation. It is in the close similarity between good and evil, right and wrong, that the danger lies.
Billy Graham
Guard your tongue, and use it for good instead of evil. How many marriages or friendships have been destroyed because of criticism that spiraled out of control? How many relationships have broken down because of a word spoken thoughtlessly or in anger? A harsh word can’t be taken back; no apology can fully repair its damage.
Billy Graham
Evil is present to cleverly disguise itself as good. Evil is present to control and deceive us.
topics: billy-graham , evil  
Billy Graham
When the Christian or the church becomes popular with the unbelieving world, something is seriously wrong. Because Christ runs counter to evil and because we are Christ-owned, we must also stand against evil.
Billy Graham
You cannot pray for someone and hate them at the same time. Even if you are asking God to restrain their evil actions, you should also be praying that He will change their hearts. Only eternity will reveal the impact of our prayers for others.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him.
topics: evil , understanding  
Robert Anderson
The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.
C.S. Lewis
I live in the Managerial Age, in a world of "Admin." The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid "dens of crime" that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices. Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern."
Zhiming Yuan
When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly. When people see some things as good, other things become bad.

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