For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth [l]in unrighteousness, 19 because that which is known about God is evident [m]within them; for God made it evident to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.21 For even though they knew God, they did not [n]honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and [o]crawling creatures.

24 Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them.25 For they exchanged the truth of God for [p]a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed [q]forever. Amen.

26 For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is [r]unnatural, 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing [s]indecent acts and receiving in [t]their own persons the due penalty of their error.

28 And just as they did not see fit [u]to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they aregossips, 30 slanderers, [v]haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; 32 and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.  Romans 1:18-32

No one is without excuse.  God has placed His fingerprints all over creation.  When humanity looks and beholds the beauty of creation they must come to a conclusion.  They either believe it is created by a creator or it is not.  Those who reject the truth of who God is have their hearts darkened and they pursue the emptiness of this world.  When the light and glory of God is rejected the only thing humanity is left with is darkness and deception.  They exchange the worship of the one who created them, for the worship of things that are created.  This creates within them a desire for the things of the sinful nature and as a result they indulge in the lust of the flesh.  It ultimately leads to destruction if a person refuses to repent of the wickedness of this world.

Those who reject the truth of God burn with passion after the lust of the flesh.  Those whose hearts are darkened exchange the created order of relationship between a man and a woman for that which is corruption which is homosexuality.  When it states that they exchanged natural function for that which is unnatural it speaks of homosexuality.  God’s created order and design is that He created them male and female.  The first two people God created was Adam and Eve.  God designed marriage between a man and a woman.  But this world has corrupted what God meant for good and Satan has corrupted it through lie and deception.  The world and its system glorify same sex marriage claiming it to be equal to God’s design when in fact it is not.  Homosexuality is sin and it is impossible to claim to follow Christ and continue in the homosexual lifestyle.  Through abiding in Christ we are transformed by the power and work of the Holy Spirit.  In Christ we are brand new creations.  Though we may be tempted by the lust of the flesh through same sex attraction it is sin if we indulge in it.  We are called to walking according to the Spirit that we would not indulge in the lust of the flesh.

When people choose to reject God and His ways He gives them over to a depraved mind in which they indulge in the wickedness of the this world.  We are simply saved by the grace and mercy of God.  In Christ pride and arrogance should not exist.  The only reason we are able to walk with Jesus is because of the grace and mercy of Almighty God.  But the result of rejecting truth is to be bound by the lies of the enemy.  Those that reject Jesus Christ believe themselves to be free because they are indulging in every lust that exist within them.  But truly they are in bondage to this world and its system.  As followers of Jesus Christ this world is not our home.  Some day we shall rule and reign with the Lord in His kingdom.  Until that day may we continue to press on in the place of prayer and the diligent study of God’s word.  Our King and Savior is returning soon.


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