Everywhere we look we can see God’s hand, His divine power and things about His character, the beautiful landscapes, the flowers and trees, rainbows promises that He will never flood the World. The word says that everything on earth pleases God. The trees with their leaving blowing in the wind. The birds singing. All the earth bows to You. -Psalm 66:4-
He is all around us, but people are too busy to even notice Him. Many people don’t seem to know about conscience anymore. Children were never taught about God, or have not introduced to the Bible. It seems like the world is all about “me, me, me,” as long as their happy nothing else matters. We have so much of this in the world today.
The results of whenever that light and revelation is rejected things happen. So out of the beautiful things we back in the pigpen. It’s not nice reading when you get to the end of Romans 1 but it is a reality and we can’t scoot around the outside of it because we will see that it is the very culture that we are living now.
What happens when you reject God?
Romans 1:21-22 says because, “although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, not we’re thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools.“
Paul is speaking here about what happens to people that reject the evidence of God. The first thing is that they achieved glorify God and not we’re they thankful. The Bible speaks a lot about thankfulness for what God has done for us as His people, and actually having a heart that is thankful towards Him for all of those things. So these people are not thankful at all for all the things that God has provided and Paul says that they come futile in their thoughts and their foolish hearts are darkened, professing to be wise they become fools.
The Bible says a fool is someone who says in their heart that ‘there is no God.’ God calls that person a fool. Once someone begins to reject the light and the revelation this is given, philosophies and vain thoughts start to come into their mind. Evolution is a print example of something that is taught these days within our schools. It is taught as a truth rather than a persons theory. It is taught as ‘the truth’ about our existence and how we got here. It is one of the biggest lies ever to come down to human beings. Vain imaginations, theories, and humanism deny the existence of God who created us for an intelligent purpose. Processing to be wise they became fools. There is a professional.
Romans 1:23 “And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made my corruptible man- and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.”
The order in which Paul starts with is “man” and then he goes down through the animal kingdom right to the bottom of things where things creep along the ground. Bob Dylan sang the song years ago- “You are you going to have to serve somebody.” “You may serve the devil or you may serve the Lord, but you are going to somebody.” Everybody worships something. Idolism has come in and the first thing that Romans talks about is about is that man (woman) is now actually worshipped. So either self is worshipped as an idol or it is someone or is it someone else that is put up in that place and they are idolized and worrshipped. In a lot of Asian and Indian cultures, you see idols everywhere, things that they fashion with their hands and now down to. I heard a missionary from India who said that in Hinduism they have 300 million gods. How you could ever come up with that amount is unbelievable but everything is worshipped as a god. So idolism is rampant in those cultures.
Won’t idols do we have in our culture that we face? Money is huge in our secular society. An idol is anything that takes the place in your heart that God should fill.
The dreaded “giving-over”
Romand 1:24. Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves.
Paul uses this term…a giving up or giving over. It’s a judicial term, as when a judge gives a sentence. It a a giving over by God of people, nations and cultures because they reject the light and the revelation that they have been given.
“But my people would not heed my voice, and Isreal would have none of me. So I gave them over t their own stubborn heart, to walk in their own counsels. -Psalm 81:11-12-
When Israel wouldn’t listen to His instructions, wouldn’t listen to His prophets, and would have none of the Lord. He gave them over. I feel the same thing happening in our world today. God had given us over to our stubbornness and our foolishness.
We have a progression here and that is why people are in a pigpen. They rejected the light and come up with all sorts of reasonings. Idol worship, persuasion. You may not realize that Paul lived in a time where homosexuality was accepted. The Roman Empire and it’s Emperor we’re either homosexual or bi-sexual and it was accepted and was legalized. They had legal prostitution of boys, there were public holidays for legal prostitution of boys. It was a big part of their culture. This is where our culture is headed today. History repeats itself, we must learn from it.
Out With Genders…
Romans 1:28-31. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to those things which are not fitting.
Here is a list:
Being filled with unrighteousness, sexual immorality.
Malicious, full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness, their are whispers.
Backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedience to parents.
Undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, Unforgiving, unmerciful.
All of these things are in the Bible and they are all happening in the world today.
Finally hearty approval Is given.
Romans 1:32. Who, knowing the righteous judgement of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.
They is so much sin in our nation, we will suffer the Wrath of Abandonment, from God, He will take the cover of protection away from us and we will suffer the consequences. And we will be enter the place of “Armageddon” will begin. A place where the last battle between good and evil will be fought.
It’s all written in the Holy Bible. The Prophecies come true. Are you ready for the:
Wrath of Abandonment