The Good Life is Not Always Easy
Despite the effort of learning a new language for good and evil, the Good Life sounds like a good idea. Knowing how to name evil, so as to avoid it, does not diminish the presence and effect of evil on the friends of Jesus.
Evil is the presence of corruption, malevolence and depravity in the world, opposed to God’s nature and will. Scripture stresses that evil is a force in its own right, rather than the mere absence of good, and describes its origins and the manner in which God deals with its continuing presence and power in his world.
Although evil continues to be present and active in the world, Scripture gives an assurance that God will finally triumph over evil in all its forms.