Deep in Scripture August 2, 2014

Today's Topic: The Consequences of Rejecting the Gospel, Romans 1:18-32

Marcus Grodi and Kenneth Howell discuss what happens when people reject God in rejecting his revelation through natural revelation, the prophets, and through the Gospel itself.

Today’s text: Romans 1:18-32

“GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD”…THAT HE REVEALED HIMSELF TO MANKIND:

  • (A) HE REVEALED HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS THROUGH THE GOSPEL:
    • 17: For in it the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith;
      • as it is written, “He who through faith is righteous shall live.”
  • (B) HE ALSO REVEALED HIS WRATH AGAINST UNGODLINESS:
    • 18: For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven
      • against all ungodliness and wickedness of men
        • who by their wickedness suppress the truth.
  • (C) HE REVEALED HIMSELF:
    • 19: For what can be known about God is plain to them,
      • because God has shown it to them.
  • 20: Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature,
    • namely, his eternal power and deity,
      • has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made.
  • (D) HE REVEALED HIS JUSTICE AND MAN’S FREEDOM TO LOVE OR NOT LOVE HIM:
      • So they are without excuse;
    • 21: for although they knew God
      • they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him,
        • but they became futile in their thinking
          • and their senseless minds were darkened.
  • (E) BUT INSTEAD OF LOVING GOD, MANKIND MADE FOR HIMSELF GODS:
    • 22: Claiming to be wise, they became fools,
      • 23: and exchanged the glory of the immortal God
        • for images resembling mortal man or birds or animals or reptiles.
  • (E) AS A RESULT, GOD LET MANKIND REAP THE REWARDS OF THEIR FOLLY:
    • 24: Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity,
      • to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves,
    • 25: because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie
      • and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator,
        • who is blessed for ever! Amen.
  • 26: For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions.
    • Their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural,
  • 27: and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women
    • and were consumed with passion for one another,
      • men committing shameless acts with men
        • and receiving in their own persons the due penalty for their error.
  • 28: And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God,
    • God gave them up to a base mind and to improper conduct.
      • 29: They were filled with all manner of wickedness,
        • evil, covetousness, malice.
      • Full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity,
      • [30] they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,
      • 31: foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.
      • 32: Though they know God’s decree
        • that those who do such things deserve to die,
        • they not only do them
        • but approve those who practice them.
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  • Judy Goranson

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  • Judy Goranson

    Got it! Thank you! Yes, I find this encouraging!

  • Eric Jelenje

    Very good insight into the word. Keep up the good work and inspirational talk