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Romans 1

“Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. [22] Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, [23] And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

[24] Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: [25] Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. [26] For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: [27] And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. [28] And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; [29] Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, [30] Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, [31] Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: [32] Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” Romans 1:21-32

Is there anything in the above verses that you do not understand? Is there anything complicated or foreign in God’s announcements or instructions? There are no “gray areas.” Everything is open and above board…no hidden meanings or cryptic codes, yet we have formally educated people in both the secular and religious worlds who are debating and voting on these things. For a world that prides itself on many technical advances, God must be laughing at our inability to accept the truth. It makes no difference whether we call it an “alternate life style” or “freedom of choice,” it still comes out homosexuality and abortion…and God calls that perversion and murder!

We are so far advanced that some of the above sins have their own lobbyists! Most schools teach evolution as a fact, yet no one or anything has ever been seen “evolving!” There are no documented records of any such thing for the last 6000 years. You would think that someone would find something in the process of evolving, yet there is not one shred of evidence to even suggest anything or anyone ever evolved. How can anyone with a fifth grade education believe in such wild stories? How much faith does it take to believe in such a far-fetched idea as evolution? What really puts the “icing on the cake” is that these morons have the audacity to call those who believe that everything made has a “Maker” as backward or illiterate?

Liberals in politics, Bible or economics have to be the dumbest people on earth. They think that people can get something for nothing; that man evolved from some lower class of species; and, that one can borrow his way out of debt.

The evolutionists say that man needs more time to develop; the eugenicists say that man needs proper breeding; the sociologists say that man needs better environment; the educationalists say that man needs more teaching to remove ignorance; the psychologists say that man needs to think better of himself, to realize his potential. They all admit that man needs something. The problem is not that something needs to be added to man. The problem is what man already has…SIN! Read over God’s evaluation in Romans 1 again.

The whole problem exists because mankind wants to be free of a “Maker.” If there is a “Maker” then mankind has someone over him and he will not stand for that. We demand to be the “masters of our own ship.” One may demand all he wants, but that does not change the facts.

Once one is committed to “free falling;” you may go to the right, you may go to the left, you may slow down or speed up, but you can’t go back to the plane! Man may accomplish many things but he cannot solve the sin problem without the redeeming work of Jesus Christ.

“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” Romans 5:12

With all of our modern advancements, death is still here! Some will say, “Man lives longer today than he did 100 years ago.” How much longer? Only a few years; great, I will have more years on my walker or in the nursing home! The problem of death has not been solved; it is not even close to being solved, even from man’s positive viewpoint. There was no death until sin entered into the world. Of all the things that have changed since Eden, one thing hasn’t; there is still one death for every birth.

Man may scoff and sneer; man may ridicule God and His Christ, but he will also bow to Him. It is not a matter of “whether” men will bow to Jesus Christ or not, it is only a matter of “when.”

“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth.” Philippians 2:10

His coming is one day closer!

Keep Looking Up!

Leland Maples