Monday, December 17, 2007

Loss of Horror; pt 2

Take a moment to read Romans 1:21-28.

They knew God, but…
They did not glorify Him as God.
They were not thankful.
They became futile in their thoughts.

The result? “Their foolish hearts were darkened”. From there, it is a downward spiral. The worst part being that they thought they were wise, but in reality were horribly wrong.

Check out the list of sins that they were engaged in as a result of “not retaining God in their knowledge”: (Rom 1:29-32)

A few of them are:
sexual immorality, covetousness, envy, murder, strife, deceit, whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful;

What a list! (And there are more lists, one of which is found in 1 Cor 6:9-10 [and from there some cross-references can be viewed])

Back to Romans, where verse 32 is the worst: “who, knowing the righteous judgment 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.”

I am not sure what the perfect answer is, but I am praying that I, and the rest of the Body of Christ, will begin to see the horror of sin as God sees it.

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