God letting go
When the truth is suppressed there is danger of God letting go. We know that God is. Some go to extremes denying Him. Others imagine a God who agrees with the standards they set. Lately, many exalt their own morality above the holiness of God.
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for GOD MADE IT EVIDENT TO THEM. 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.”
The great debate among brothers is between God’s sovereignty and man’s free will. The Scriptures copied today are meant to bring a little light on that subject.
God designed things in a way that makes it impossible to say, “We didn’t know.” Disrespect is excused by those becoming fools.
“For even though THEY KNEW GOD they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, THEY BECAME FOOLS, 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 crawling creatures.”
Man rejects God.
“Therefore GOD GAVE THEM OVER in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
For this reason GOD GAVE THEM OVER to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 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 indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. 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, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; 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 NASB)
Sound familiar? There are a lot of folks nowadays who are testimonies to this truth. GOD GAVE THEM OVER. Remember, they are without excuse. That is why God sent His Son to make Himself known and His message crystal clear.
Jesus died to save those who do not reject His Father’s call to repent. “The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9 NASB)