“If you try to cure evil with evil you will add more pain to your fate.” – Sophocles
Many people who claim to be Christians either ignore or rationalize away the most central and simply described doctrine espoused by the man known as Jesus: “resist not evil.” Of all the things He said, this is perhaps the clearest if not the most profound. Not one to mince words, be trite or rattle on without specific intent, He obviously meant what He said.
The attempt to remove evil by evil means ﹣ using a so-called “necessary evil” ﹣ only serves to perpetuate evil in the long run. No one, therefore, can truly call himself a Christian until he has fully embraced this pivotal commandment.