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"... not only do the same, but approve of those who practice them." Romans 1:32

  Romans 1:32

  By our sins we destroy ourselves. God has put a curse upon every sin, and our indulgence of sin is a certain precursor to our endurance of the God-appointed and God-inflicted curse. Mankind loves darkness rather than light, sin rather than righteousness, flattering philosophies rather than humiliating truth. Sin is very attractive to each of us in our natural unconverted state and only the power of God as found in the gospel of Jesus Christ can change the human heart's obsession with the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. When a description of human depravity is written by the apostle Paul, he lists a catalog of mankind's sins, including the sexual perversities gaining acceptance in our own day. At the close of this summarized catalog, he brings the reader to the climax by saying that mankind commits all these sins, "knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same, but also approve of those who practice them." The death which he mentions is not only physical death but the wrath and curse of God, the everlasting punishment, the unquenchable fire, the bottomless pit, the wrath to come, all of which were declared by the prophets, the apostles, and especially our Lord Jesus Christ. Mankind, says Paul, not only commits these sins, but approves of those who practice them. That is, mankind delights to see these sins performed or acted out by others, in real life or in theater. Hence the popularity of immodesty, pornography, sexually explicit programming or movies, etc. There is great approval, consent, delight, encouragement for, and delight in those who, in spite of knowing the judgment of God, will defy God and indulge themselves and gratify the lusts and appetites of others in the process. When vile men and loose women are the idols and heroes of a nation, the curse of God lurks near. By our sins we destroy ourselves.


 

   

   

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