As a young teenager growing up, I have heard how the current generation is the most evil and vile that has ever been? I’ve heard this viewpoint all my life on how the current generation is the worst ever in the history of the world? I grew up in the sixties as a kid and a teenager and early twenties through the seventies . Every decade has been the most vile and evil in history? The predominate storyline of evil has been wrapped around the mass amount of crime throughout these past fifty years or so? Even before the explosion of media technology, where there has been enough media to capture international, national and local news stories on nearly every type of crime that is being committed. Not counting the obvious World Wars, the Korean War, Viet Nam, and most recently, the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, throughout the twentieth century and continuing on through to this new freshly-born twenty-first century, is the massive amount of killings and murders aside from Wars. We constantly hear of individual killings and murders, child kidnappings, child-molestation, rape, drive-by shootings, savage enslavement of kids and young adults, and any and every type of heinous contrived evil that has been and is currently being committed. But the big news that has received the major amount of acknowledged evil during this same time span is the highly perverse lifestyles of homosexuality including; lesbian, gay, and bisexuals , and cross-dressers, sadist, masochists, polygamy, bestiality, transgender, pornography and child pornography, and adding to this list is the ‘child molester’. These vicious and heinous intrusive crimes are seen at the top of the list as the most vile, evil and perverted perpetrated crimes that are committed. However, our minds are not the Lords. For two reasons, I will express my view on this topic of, ‘An Evil and Perverse Generation’. First is, how God Himself has shown and voiced His anger, frustration and regret for making man, and demonstrating to us how He views evil in meting out His punishment to Israel. And now we can see how our view on evil differs from Gods. Secondly, because many believe that this current generation, (sixties through today) that we live in today, is so bad, much worse and a sign of the end times, thus alerting the world of the soon to be second coming of Jesus. Based on how Jesus views evil, and not how we view evil, and on Scripture itself, we can know that this is not a sign of the impending second coming of Jesus Christ. If we remember, Jesus told them that no sign would be given.
Matthew 12:38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.
Matthew 12:39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: (Jonas was in the belly of a great fish for three days and three nights)
Genesis 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Genesis 6:6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
Genesis 6:7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
From up to this point and on, God voiced His wrath continually to generation to generation. God saw that Israel were constantly disobedient and full of idolatry throughout their generation to generation, murmuring, moaning, complaining and doing things on their own without the consent given by God. Even during the time of Jesus, Jesus proclaimed what an evil and perverse generation that was present during His time. He called them evil for their comments such as: asking for a sign and showing a lack of faith, among other things?
Numbers 14:27 How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me.
Numbers 32:13 And the LORD’S anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of the LORD, was consumed.
Deuteronomy 1:35 Surely there shall not one of these men of this evil generation see that good land, which I sware to give unto your fathers,
Deuteronomy 21:21 And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.
Deuteronomy 21:21 Is the result of a son being rebellious and disobedient and not obeying his father or mother after being chastened, the result is death by stoning.
Matthew 12:24 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
Matthew 12:39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:
Mark 7:21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
Luke 11:4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
Luke 11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
Luke 11:29 And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.
Acts 14:2 But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their minds evil affected against the brethren.
1Corinthians 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
Galatians 1:4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:
Ephesians 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Philippians 2:15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
1Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
1Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
James 3:8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
James 3:16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
James 4:16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.
2John 1:11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.