1. Introduction

This paper investigates the concept of living in an “evil age”. This term was used by Paul in the letter to the Galatians, but it is not immediately obvious which aspect of the society was responsible for the evil. Two examples are cited which show that righteousness and evil can be viewed as relative standards, depending on values of the individual. Tradition and “the majority” are common methods establishing a set of values. For the Bible believer, however, standards must be derived from those which are of God and revealed in the Bible.

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