A continuation of A verse by verse look, through Romans 1:18-32, to show the time we are living in today. The Great Tribulation is very near, which makes the rapture even closer.
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Continuing with Romans 1:24…
24 Therefore God gave them over in the desires of their hearts to impurity for the dishonoring of their bodies with one another.Romans 1:24 BSB
There is a time of no return. The moment that a person has indefinitely rejected the Lord Jesus Christ in favor of one’s sin, God will give them over to it, and they will end up dying in that state without the possibility of getting saved. In this case, the sin that permeates society is homosexuality (see verses 26-27). We are living in this time.
25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is forever worthy of praise! Amen.Romans 1:25 BSB
The decay of society’s morality begins when the people abandon God’s Word for a lie like another spirituality or the culture. Once the world heads in that direction, full-blown idolatry will surface in various shapes like statues, materialism, self, money, and status. The lie that we are seeing today that’s replacing God in many countries is liberal socialism which is man-centered.
26 For this reason God gave them over to dishonorable passions. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.Romans 1:26 BSB
“Dishonorable passions” is about sexual immorality. Sexual immorality has a broad meaning that encompasses all sexual sins. Here, it’s specific to homosexuality. God created men and women for marriage and procreation. When a man sleeps with a man or a woman sleeps with a woman, they become detestable to the Lord because that was not the purpose of God for them.
We are living in a day and age where homosexuality is forced on everyone to accept. The children are the ones in the most danger as they are like sponges, taking everything in. Satan understands that by focusing on the little ones—twisting their minds in school, they will grow up rejecting the God of the Bible—making it much easier for the devil to deceive them completely.
27 Likewise, the men abandoned natural relations with women and burned with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.Romans 1:27 BSB
See verse 26 and its commentary. The phrase “received in themselves the due penalty” refers that in Judgment Day, their verdict will be guilty of being condemned to hell for their lifestyle, revealing that they have rejected Jesus as their Lord and Savior. To stay as a practicing homosexual for the rest of your life shows where your permanent home will be after death. A spiritual death sentence is when God gives you over to your sins.
This is the end of Part 3. Thank you for reading.