Merriam Webster’s say “wicked” is “morally bad, evil”. This is true, but what Merriam Webster and few dictionaries would be willing to offer is examples. But God says what is wicked.
“4 Requite them according to their work and according to the evil of their practices; Requite them according to the deeds of their hands; Repay them their recompense. 5 Because they do not regard the works of the LORD Nor the deeds of His hands, He will tear them down and not build them up.” Ps 28:5
What is “wicked” is also called “evil” and it manifest itself in two ways. First, the wickedness of thoughts and deeds. Men think and do evil which is anything that’s contrary to God’s morals. And second, It is wicked to ignore God and to dismiss His works. When men turn from God, they turn to wickedness.
“1 The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; There is no one who does good.” Ps 14:1.
Do we need to update our definition of evil? Is it God who defines our terms for what is good and evil, or are we following the world’s yearly updated definitions? It’s evil to pervert or suppress the truth. It’s evil to pervert the family. It’s evil to murder a living child. The only path out of this wickedness is to follow Jesus Christ, Jn 8:24. But I doubt that Merriam Webster would agree.
“…they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.” 2 Thess 2:12
People are going to spend eternity in hell because they said there is no God. God says they are fools, Ps. 14:1. These people loved the lie more than Truth, 2 Thess 2:10-12. It is a sin of the flesh to believe we are apes and not souls made in God’s image. It is out of man’s lust that men redefine good and evil. God says, “Woe to them” for doing so, Isa. 5:20.
The wicked are going to be judged because they do not believe in Jesus Christ and the resurrection. Jesus Christ is risen by the power of the Holy Spirit and to deny that reality is a sin that won’t be forgiven. This is true. Do not lose your sense of right and wrong by allowing the world to define what is wicked and what is not.
Said in love, Dan