I have always known as a Christian that unbelief can be sinful, but I have never looked at it as actually being evil. Reading the August 27 devotional Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon, helped me to see the evilness of unbelief.
Today’s devotional Scripture is:
The Lord said to Moses, “How long will these people treat me with contempt? How long will they refuse to believe in me, in spite of all the signs I have performed among them?
Spurgeon calls unbelief a monster because it dishonors Christ, unbelief insults Christ. Spurgeon calls it a weed and we must extract it out of our life with zeal and perseverance. Spurgeon says we should abhor it, its nature is venomous to those who walk in it and to others. Spurgeon says it is most wicked because it questions the mercies God has bestowed upon us in the past. Spurgeon says walking in unbelief is as if we were crowning Jesus head with a crown of thrones, mocking Him, as if He is not the King of kings.
“It is very cruel for a well-beloved wife t mistrust a kind and faithful husband.” Spurgeon is using the analogy of the Church is the bride and Jesus is the Bridegroom.
“The sin is needless, foolish, and unwarranted. Jesus has never given the slightest ground for suspicion, and it is hard to be doubted by those to whom our conduct is uniformly affectionate and true. Jesus is the Son of the Highest, and has unbounded wealth; it is shameful to doubt Omnipotence and distrust all-sufficiency.” “Who can drain a fountain?”
“Away, then, with this lying traitor unbelief, for his only errand is to cut the bonds of communion and make us mourn an absent Saviour.”
I have to say at the end of the day, I agree with Spurgeon and we should abhor the sin of unbelief, abhor the evil of unbelief.