Human nature: the evil taking over

“But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who push the truth away from themselves. For the truth about God is known to them instinctively. God has put this knowledge in their hearts. From the time the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky and all that God made. They can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse whatsoever for not knowing God. Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. The result was that their minds became dark and confused. Claiming to be wise, they became utter fools instead. And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people, or birds and animals and snakes. So God let them go ahead and do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other’s bodies. Instead of believing what they knew was the truth about God, they deliberately chose to believe lies. So they worshiped the things God made but not the Creator himself, who is to be praised forever. Amen. That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. And the men, instead of having normal sexual relationships with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men and, as a result, suffered within themselves the penalty they so richly deserved. When they refused to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their evil minds and let them do things that should never be done. Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, fighting, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip. They are backstabbers, haters of God, insolent, proud, and boastful. They are forever inventing new ways of sinning and are disobedient to their parents. They refuse to understand, break their promises, and are heartless and unforgiving. They are fully aware of God’s death penalty for those who do these things, yet they go right ahead and do them anyway. And, worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too.” (Romans 1:18–32 NLT)


Pray for our world.


About tannngl

Believer (God the Father, the Son and Messiah, the Holy Spirit), daughter, wife, mother, memaw, RN, hobbit, street evangelist I love people, music, reading, praying, studying the Bible, keeping up with national news and politics. I am a strict constructionist, a true American. I love my country. I honor her warriors. I am thankful for our Constitution and will personally bear arms for it.
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4 Responses to Human nature: the evil taking over

  1. TeachX3 says:

    As time marches on, history continues to repeat… *sigh* BUT we know the end of the story, our Lord Christ Jesus, KING and Savior, is so patient and loving!! God bless you sis… hope you and yours are doing well… may God’s Holy Will be done in all things, AMEN! 😀 ((hugs))


    • tannngl says:

      Hi teach. Thanks for the kind words and hugs! We are well. Except for 3 leaking heart valves…not bad but causing arrhythmias. Otherwise, I’m just fine.

      Does it seem that the restrainer is being removed?
      Seems that way to me. All western nations have removed the Almighty from conscious thought and instead have decided to worship man and his science, his body, his pleasure.

      I pray for you, teach. Be well. Thanks for the visit.

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  2. Bullright says:

    Well, that seems to sum it all up in a nutshell, and our present state. The other thin that always gets me with the new environmentalism is worshiping creation rather than the Creator. No where is that more obvious than with this bunch today, almost as if they are perfecting the process.


    • tannngl says:

      It’s rather recent, in the past few years that I’ve read and understood this passage of scripture and its application to us all, including our society. We’re all infected and there’s only one cure.

      When you think of the Old Testament, Israel was always straying and worshipping the man made idols of the people in The Land. Israel, which they had been told to conquer.
      They became involved in actual sacrifice of their own babies to Baal. We are no different today. Baal is our own pleasure and our babies just get in the way.

      Appreciate the visit, froggy. I haven’t been as active lately. Bless you!


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