The Line Between Good And Evil

SolzhenitsynAlexander Solzhenitsyn wrote this…

In my most evil moments I was convinced that I was doing good, and I was well supplied with systematic arguments. It was only when I lay there on rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the first stirrings of good. Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either—but right through every human heart—and through all human hearts. . . .

The difference between every one of us and Hitler is indeed the grace of God.  Every human being is capable of untold evil.  Given the right time… the right situation… with enough pressure… none of us knows for certain whether we would choose righteousness or sin.  And that is a terrible thought!

The same sun that softens wax hardens clay…

It is written in Genesis 4:7, “… sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.”

Indeed the line between godliness and being a reprobate is thin… much thinner than we realize.

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One comment on “The Line Between Good And Evil

  1. Andy Pollock says:

    Indeed. Amen.

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