|'Shining Tree" by Chris Matos CC BY 2.0|
Seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is. Hate evil, love good; maintain justice in the courts. Perhaps the God Almighty will have mercy on the remnant of Joseph.
It seems that the trouble may lie with the fact that people are having a difficult time knowing what is good and what is evil. It's impossible to know if you haven't been taught.
Even the laws of the lands are nebulous on right and wrong. How does one teach a child to disobey those laws and follow the laws of God first? The "godly" ones have not stood up to the "nay-sayers" in the past and that is what has caused this dilemma.
Thankfully, there are many who face the enemy, take the ridicule, the lost jobs, the ostracisim, the loss of their family (yes, in third-world countries that happens every day) and stand up for the laws of God. Oh, if only more believers would take up the banner for Christ. What a better world that would be.