This article should remove all doubt as to whether God’s wrath has already fallen on us.
WHY THINGS ARE THE WAY THEY ARE
GOD Gave Them Over
This is the third article in our series on Why Things Are the Way They Are. Click here for the first article. Last week in Part Two- LGBTQ and the Wrath of God, we looked at how America is already under God’s wrath for our nation’s love affair with sexual perversions. This week we’ll look at the full range of ungodly behavior that is on full display today.
And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind,
to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness…
In Romans 1 we discover what God has already done in response to man’s rejection of Him and His grace. God gave them over to a reprobate mind. This is a settled, permanent state. Because they reprobated the knowledge of God, He gave them over to a reprobate mind. The human race was given over to live lives, think thoughts, be such creatures as are not befitting the universe of the blessed God, and not befitting man who was created in God’s image. In verses 29-32 we have nine phases or developments of human sin, then the kind of people it makes, and finally the human conspiracy or agreement of wickedness of man against God. God says all men are filled with these things, without restraint or limit. Let that sink in.
Here is a summary of what God gave us over to:
All injustice (selfishness enthroned against all rights of others)
Destructiveness. (wicked hostility toward others)
Covetousness (the itch for more, claiming more than what is due to us, making gain from others’ losses. This is idolatry, worship of an object other than God. This is among the vilest sins.)
Malice (the outright desire to injure someone)
Envy (hate that arises in the heart toward one who is above us, who is what we are not, or possess that which we cannot have or do not choose the path to attain. Pilate knew that for envy they had delivered Him. He was holy and good, which they pretended to be and knew they were not, nor really choose to be.)
Murder, strife and guile to catch with bait, what we call “business” today where men are baited and lured. This is the human heart. This is our society.)
Malignant subtlety (taking all things in an evil sense)
Secret slanderers (a snake charmer’s magical murmuring. Let those privately peddling evil reports remember that God views the tongue as the slithering of the adder.)
Open slanderers (Many openly rail against others, especially if their own lives are condemned by theirs.)
Hateful to God (to show as well as feel hatred. The mind of the flesh is enmity against God.)
Insolent (taking pleasure in insulting others)
Arrogant (full of haughty pride against others)
Boasters (the opposite of Him who said, “Come unto Me for I am meek and lowly of heart.”)
Inventors of bad things (Men have progressed in evil until Jehovah said Israel did evil that “came not into His mind.”) (Jer. 19:5)
Without obedience to parents (not able to be persuaded by parents. This brings a curse on entire families, communities and nations.) (Eph. 6:2-3)
Without moral understanding (without understanding of divine things, having no proper moral discernment. This is the condition of the human race we were born into.)
Without good faith (wickedness that does not intend to carry out its pledged word, except for selfish ends—broken business contracts, violated national treaties, light betrayal of personal confidences all have this hideous condition at their root.)
Without natural affection (without affection for kindred—utter disregard of the natural ties which a kind God has used in “setting the solitary in families.”)
Without truce (not willing to consent to a truce or cease hostilities—International suspicion.)
Without mercy (never tender-hearted toward people. All truth with no grace. The guilty must be punished.)
Now we come to the willful conspiracy of the whole human race. It shows the progress of human wickedness and how God gave the race over to those lusts that automatically followed their sins.
Who, conscious that such things are worthy of death, not only keep practicing those things but approve of others practicing them.
All this is a description of our world today, filled with people who willfully have become alienated from the life of God, as they fight against Him and against each other, but all in hellish unity of evil. All these vile characteristics are the natural result of rejecting the Holy One. All this vileness and filthiness is being reproduced daily before our eyes. While the entire human race has been plagued, those who identify as leftists, progressives, or Democrats are exhibiting these characteristics with a vile hatred I have never seen in my lifetime. What they are displaying is simply what happens when God removes His hand of restraint and man’s true colors are on display for all to see.
According to Romans 1, this decline begins when there is rebellion against God. When the Democratic party proudly and boldly tries to remove God completely from their party and their proceedings, there can be no doubt as to why things are the way they are today. Apart from the fear of God, there is no power known that will hold the evil desires of the natural heart in check.
Inclusion of photographs and/or images in no way implies the endorsement of this blog or its information by the photographer or designer.