What does it mean to be an
Evil is not always synonymous with secularism,
heathenism, or the belief that God does not exist.
Evil is acting as if God does not exist. It does not
exclude God, but it never considers God; it does
not expect God to be present, involved, and
active at all times.
According to On September 28, 1862, a commission of military officers, established by Henry Sibley, began unfairly trying Dakota men accused of participating in the war.
On December, 26, 38 Dakota prisoners were led to a scaffold specially constructed for their execution. An estimated 4,000 spectators crammed the streets of Mankato and surrounded the land. As the men took their assigned places on the scaffold, they sang a Dakota song as white muslin coverings were pulled over their faces. Drumbeats signalled the start of the execution. The men grasped each others’ hands. With a single blow from an ax, the rope that held the platform was cut. After dangling from the scaffold for a half hour, the men’s bodies were cut down and hauled to a shallow mass grave. Before morning, most of the bodies had been dug up and taken by physicians for use as medical cadavers.
Letter from Hdainyanka to Chief Wabasha written shortly before his execution:
"You have deceived me. You told me that if we followed the advice of General Sibley, and gave ourselves up to the whites, all would be well; no innocent man would be injured. I have not killed, wounded or injured a white man, or any white persons. I have not participated in the plunder of their property; and yet to-day I am set apart for execution, and must die in a few days, while men who are guilty will remain in prison. My wife is your daughter, my children are your grandchildren. I leave them all in your care and under your protection. Do not let them suffer; and when my children are grown up, let them know that their father died because he followed the advice of his chief, and without having the blood of a white man to answer for to the Great Spirit."
Source: Isaac V. D. Heard, History of the Sioux War and Massacres of 1862 and 1863, NY: Harper & Bros., 1863
We live in a world where God's truth is
blossoming all around us, but some people
are busy covering it up, hiding it, suppressing
it, and keeping it from being prominent and
dominant in our thinking.
Life has become tragic in so many cases
because the world has been deprived of the
truth that is necessary for life, liberty, freedom,
and godliness, and it has been hidden and
suppressed by men. The nature of the
suppressed truth is the existence of a God
of eternal power and majesty.
Unrighteousness and/or wickedness, selfish
and hurtful acts of men toward one another
result from godlessness.
Why do we behave so selfishly? Why do we
cause each other harm? Because we ignore God
and expect there to be no consequences. That is
God knows that certain individuals will attempt
to suppress the truth about Him, despite the
fact that He clearly discloses His existence.
Why would someone do
such a thing?
People suppress the truth because
they do not like revelation in
If revelation reveals the existence of God, then
truth is objective, eternal, and apart from them..
God's wrath is being revealed from heaven
against the godlessness and wickedness of
humans who, through their evilness, attempt
to suppress the truth. Everything they need
to know about God is evident to them
because God has made it plain to them.
God's wrath is caused by "godlessness and
wickedness of mankind who conceals the
truth by their wickedness."
The tragic aspects of existence are caused by
men's beliefs and subsequent actions. Take
note of the order: godlessness comes first,
Because evil behaviors are the result of a
godless mindset, God's wrath is constantly
expressed from heaven towards man.
People act unjustly, unrighteously,
maliciously, hurtfully, cruelly, wickedly,
evil and hateful toward one another...
as a result of godlessness.
Moral decay, intolerance, spiritually
corrupting influences, forces of darkness,
ravages, turbulent, destructive energies
and behaviors are
not of God.
Some people are just devilishly malicious
beings who hurt others for reasons other
than merely perceived threats.
Why are people so evil?
Some people are desperate for connections,
even if they are hateful ones. Many lonely,
unfulfilled people join hate groups to satisfy
their need for belonging. As a result, they
share their hatred for others as a way to fit
in and strengthen their ties.
Common moods and psychological demands
bring out the worst behavior in certain people,
pushing them to spew out hateful remarks
There is no stronger temporary connection
than two people who hate the same people.
Some people feel that putting others
down and seeing who agrees is a better
way to establish connections than proving
to others that they are interesting and
worthwhile companions. They don't need
to be accomplished... do anything or be
about anything special; all they have to
do is be hateful towards other people,
outside of their clan.
People have been found to form
relationships based on how they can
spew their hatred for someone outside
of their group, according to our findings.
Humans are the earth's pride as well as its
filth. Humans do things in order to get
pleasure or avoid pain. Some individuals
make horrifyingly cruel judgments out of
desperation, insecurities, lack of self-
esteem, fear of the unknown, and
Misinformed fear can sometimes
trigger hateful and malicious actions
from someone else who is
unreasonably convinced that their
venom and hostility are warranted
People are looking for a scapegoat...
someone to blame and point the
finger at. Some people choose to
channel their negative energy into
blaming others rather than confronting
their own participation in their messy
issues. Hating anyone, let alone
someone you hardly know... is insane.
It derails normal perception and
behavior. It is a degenerative state
According to studies, some people
form deeper ties through mutual
animosity than through favorable
sentiments for someone. Hatred
breaches social barriers and exposes
vulnerability, which can satisfy
others' need for connection. While
this may aid in establishing
relationships, it is a dangerous
approach to actively seeking out
When people's consciences are shattered,
they begin to normalize disobedience to God,
anticipating no consequences.
Their heinous and self-serving actions bury
the reality of God and truth.
The Bible discusses a burned conscience
in 1 Timothy 4:2. The conscience is the moral
awareness that God has given to everyone of us.
If the conscience is rendered indifferent,
""Cauterized"... as if "spiritual scar tissue"
existed... because the awareness of good and
evil has been diminished... such a conscience
does not function properly. The human heart with
a burnt conscience grows desensitized to moral
pains, just as the skin of an animal seared with
11 a branding iron becomes numb to even more misery.
The world is deprived of the truth that is vital for
life, liberty, freedom, and godliness, and it is
concealed and suppressed by men, which is why
life has turned sad in so many situations.
According to the Bible, God has revealed Himself
to man. Truth is not a vague, obscure, or a
challenging concept to understand; it is clear to
see. That has been promised by God himself.
God is seen in everything which is made, the
Scriptures say, alluding to creation. It has been
seen since the beginning of time, i.e., it has
constantly, just about everywhere, been present.
There is no one who is excluded from reading
God's truth, if they so want.
This argument from the design and order of
creation has never been refuted. Those who
reject God are unable to explain it since truth
about God is blossoming all around us.
People are so without excuse, according to the
Scriptures. Nobody needs to overlook God
if they truly desire to seek God.
It is evident that Truth is being suppressed
openly in the public square. What about our
own personal lives? Is it possible that we are
suppressing God's Truth by failing to understand
and obey the revelation of Truth in His Word?
We can see structural racism almost everywhere
in this fallen world. Structural racism has given
birth to structural pride and entitlement. Many
Whites have been forced into a role of keeping
generational lies on the hush. This curse was
handed down from their forefathers.
Many are quick to remove themselves from the
uncomfortable conversations about our history.
They are quick to shut the conversations down
stating they are not guilty of the crimes that
were committed against Black people by their
forefathers. This may be true in one sense, but
if the whole truth be told, they have greatly
benefited from the crimes and the desperately
wicked deeds of their forefathers.
Your forefathers, held human beings as property.
They left a bloody trail of tears and lies as a
legacy. Their true legacy had a worldwide stench;
yet, they still attempted to call themselves devout
Yes, you are a product of privilege built by
slavery. Your slave-owning forefathers put
you in your privileged position by committing
some of the worst atrocities known to mankind.
When they gave their accounts of historical events,
they lied and attempted to make themselves appear
as heroes, and the lies were printed in the text books
and woven into the fabric of our society. That was
There is an old saying,
"If it doesn't come out in the wash...
it will come out in the rinse".
Now that the chickens have come home to roost,
the responsibility falls on us all to assist in
cleaning up the horrors, violent crimes, theft,
rape, sodomy, senseless murders, and
fatherless children the evil slave-holders
and promoters created and left behind.