Deceivableness of Unrighteousness

We see a parallel between the high level of corruption in American jurisprudence today and another pivotal point in history where the polarity can only be truthfully noted as an apex of good versus evil.  If the bull’s eye be 100, we are witnessing repeated scores in the nineties.  We index at some 2,000 years ago for our judicial comparison.       

The trial of Jesus resulting his execution included magistrates suborning perjury (Mat 26:59), at least two accounts of perjury, or false testimonies (Mat 26:60), an occasion where a judge transgressed the law, and thus soiled his robes (Mat 26:65; Lev 21:10), a conspiracy to falsely charge and prosecute, or gross prosecutorial misconduct (Mat 27:1), and eventually the high court’s succumbing to mob rule; despite the judge’s full knowledge of the accusations made being without merit, false, and politically motivated (Mat 27:15-23).  We need not strength far or reach high for our comparative purposes.

The Bible warns of a coming Wicked one so evil that he could only be the spawn of Satan himself.  As such, he will command great powers to produce miraculous signs which, although counterfeit, will fool the masses as did those performed by the magicians of Egypt that withstood Moses (Exo 7:8-12).  A prominent characteristic of his, and his followers, is given in a letter from Paul in the New Testament.  There, we are warned he will be the product of Satan, and here we note its parallel as he will also appear: 

“[W]ith all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.  And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (2Th 2:10-12).

The Greek word translated to “unrighteousness” here is adikia which means 1) injustice, of a judge, and 2) a deed violating law and justice. 

The coming Wicked world leader will be the epitome of injustice, and his followers will enthusiastically call for it with a blood lust that can only be measured in the souls of the damned.  The closer we come to his appearance on the world stage, the more we will see this ‘unrighteousness’ amplified. 

We will have victories along the way, and we pray for one presently on our national stage.  But we have this victory to look forward to “by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,” that we who are alive and remain until that day will be taken out of the way, “And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:” (2Th 2:1,8). Even so —