An Old Man's
Do the following words, written so long ago about another people,
describe our society and lives today, or am I just out of step with
time? You decide....“For although they knew GOD, they neither
glorified him as GOD nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became
futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to
be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal GOD
for images made to look like mortal human beings and birds and animals
and reptiles. Therefore GOD gave them over in the sinful desires of
their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with
one another. They exchanged the truth about GOD for a lie, and worshiped
and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever
praised. Amen. Because of this, GOD gave them over to shameful lusts.
Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones.
In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and
were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts
with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their
error. Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain
the knowledge of GOD, so GOD gave them over to a depraved mind, so that
they do what ought not to be done.
They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil,
greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and
malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and
boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents;
they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. Although
they know GOD’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve
death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve
of those who practice them.”
I read and reread this verse, Romans 1:21-35, and I can come to know other conclusions than two: 1) this was written about us today as a warning from GOD or 2) We, men and women, have not changed at all over the last few thousand years. Either way, both are not good news. We, the people of this society and nation and world with all our fantastic improvements and machines making better my life here on earth, have drifted far away from GOD and put our souls and Eternal Lives in serious danger. Maybe not you, maybe you have chosen GOD and chosen to fight sin with all your might, but me, I need to find and keep GOD again and raise Him to His proper place as most important in all my life… or face being lost from GOD forever and for all eternity.... Just an Old Man's Musings....
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