He went on: “What comes out of a person is what defiles them. For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come — sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and defile a person.” (Mark 7:20-23)
Here is my question today: Are these things evil or not?
I’m not interested in whether we would say these things are imprudent or potentially contrary to our own interests.
Are they, as Jesus says, evil?