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    Default Is there difference between wicked & evil?

    A recent comment reminded me of statement I've often heard (but not so certain is true). I've often heard something to the effect of: wicked is doing wrong; evil is doing wrong with the intent to harm.

    I don't think that can be substantiated from the scriptures. Can it?
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    hmmm...

    The Book of Proverbs does have alot to say about the fool. I think a fool could do wicked deeds but not be evil in intent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voicecrying View Post
    A recent comment reminded me of statement I've often heard (but not so certain is true). I've often heard something to the effect of: wicked is doing wrong; evil is doing wrong with the intent to harm.

    I don't think that can be substantiated from the scriptures. Can it?
    Well, I know you said wicked/evil. But here are my notes from Pastor's school 3/19/91, 4 PM, by Jack Hyles:

    It's not exactly what you are looking for, but it's close. (It may have something of value in it in regards to what you are looking for.)

    Sin & Evil

    (1 Peter 3:9 / 1 Thess 5:13 / Matt 6:13)

    1)
    Sin = Missing the Mark
    Evil = to do injury

    2)
    Sin = David/Bathsheba
    Evil = David killing Uriah

    3)
    Sin = To smoke
    Evil = To grow tobacco

    4)
    Sin = To disobey for selfish reasons.
    Evil = When you disobey God and you know someone is hurt (or will be hurt) because of it.

    5) You can not live above sin. But you CAN live above evil.
    A. Evil Comes because of Good.
    B. Evil is a system to stop Good (ie the devil tries to stop you from doing good.)
    C. Good is What overcomes Evil (Romans 12:21)

    6) In your ministry:
    A. Don’t attempt to overcome evil with evil. Keep doing that which is good. (1 Thess 5:15)
    B. Don’t try to hurt anybody. Just be a pastor: Witness to people, Feed people, cloth people, help people. Ie Do MORE good in response to evil.
    C. When Evil comes (and it will) God will give us a way out. (1 Cor 10:13)
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    I suppose that may be close - but after looking at it, I didn't see anywhere scripture was used to define the two terms. I even looked at the passage where Nathan confronted David, and Psalm 51, and didn't see a distinction made between wicked/sin & evil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voicecrying View Post
    I suppose that may be close - but after looking at it, I didn't see anywhere scripture was used to define the two terms. I even looked at the passage where Nathan confronted David, and Psalm 51, and didn't see a distinction made between wicked/sin & evil.
    Jack Hyles said it, that settles it, dont'cha know?

    Understand what you mean. For some reason I always remember that sermon because it I put the notes in the section between the OT and NT in my GIANT Black Schofield Bible. I have hundreds of notes over the years from sermons from preachers meetings where I wrote the date, time and speaker in my 3 note filled GIANT print Schofield bibles. I was thinking that one was Evil and Wickedness. But apparently my 'rememberer' is going bad with old age.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voicecrying View Post
    A recent comment reminded me of statement I've often heard (but not so certain is true). I've often heard something to the effect of: wicked is doing wrong; evil is doing wrong with the intent to harm.

    I don't think that can be substantiated from the scriptures. Can it?
    Question: Is there a difference between wicked and evil?

    Absolutely there is a difference, when one is referring to the language of scripture. They do overlap sometimes in meaning and usage. Wicked refers to the trait of being unrighteous. Evil refers to the trait of being harmful or destructive.

    Things that are wicked are always evil to some extent, while some things that are evil are not necessarily wicked. Therefore, when something is wicked, it may also be referred to as evil. However, the fact that something is evil does not mean that it is wicked.

    For instance, fruit can be evil, though no one would consider it to be wicked:

    Jeremiah 24:3 Then said the LORD unto me, What seest thou, Jeremiah? And I said, Figs; the good figs, very good; and the evil, very evil, that cannot be eaten, they are so evil.

    A disease can be evil, though not wicked:

    Psalms 41:8 An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.

    The Lord does evil, but He never does wickedly:

    2 Kings 6:33 And while he yet talked with them, behold, the messenger came down unto him: and he said, Behold, this evil is of the LORD; what should I wait for the LORD any longer?

    Job 42:11 Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold.

    Isaiah 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

    Jeremiah 18:11 Now therefore go to, speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I frame evil against you, and devise a device against you: return ye now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good.

    Amos 3:6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?

    The Lord does evil, but the Lord does not do wickedly, nor is He wicked. In scripture the opposite of wicked is righteous:

    Exodus 9:27 And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, I have sinned this time: the LORD is righteous, and I and my people are wicked.

    Genesis 18:23 And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?

    If you search the scriptures, you will find that this is similar to the use of the word "good" in contrast to "bad," as well. Bad is fairly synonymous with evil, and good is the opposite, being helpful or beneficial.

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    *Scriptures in my notes are from the Authorized Version 1611 -KJV- and are used by permission of the Author - Eph. 6:17*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    Jack Hyles said it, that settles it, dont'cha know?

    Understand what you mean. For some reason I always remember that sermon because it I put the notes in the section between the OT and NT in my GIANT Black Schofield Bible. I have hundreds of notes over the years from sermons from preachers meetings where I wrote the date, time and speaker in my 3 note filled GIANT print Schofield bibles. I was thinking that one was Evil and Wickedness. But apparently my 'rememberer' is going bad with old age.
    I'm thinking that sermon was the origin of the statement I've heard since the one I hear say it was a lifelong FBCH member and HAC grad, and maybe his rememberer is going and he changed it from sin & evil to wicked & evil.
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