The World Exchanged God for a Lie

Posted: August 5, 2010 in Blessings, Breaking News, Christian Beliefs, Running the Race, The Bible

Exchanging God for a Lie

24 For this reason God allowed their lusts to control them. As a result, they dishonor their bodies by sexual perversion with each other.
25 These people have exchanged God’s truth for a lie. So they have become ungodly and serve what is created rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen!
26 For this reason God allowed their shameful passions to control them. Their women have exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones.
27 Likewise, their men have given up natural sexual relations with women and burn with lust for each other. Men commit indecent acts with men, so they experience among themselves the punishment they deserve for their perversion.
28 And because they thought it was worthless to acknowledge God, God allowed their own immoral minds to control them. So they do these indecent things.
29 Their lives are filled with all kinds of sexual sins, wickedness, and greed. They are mean. They are filled with envy, murder, quarreling, deceit, and viciousness. They are gossips,
30 slanderers, haters of God, haughty, arrogant, and boastful. They think up new ways to be cruel. They don’t obey their parents,
31 don’t have any sense, don’t keep promises, and don’t show love to their own families or mercy to others.
32 Although they know God’s judgment that those who do such things deserve to die, they not only do these things but also approve of others who do them.

Romans 1:24-32 (Emphasis mine)

The Allowance of Evil

God loves all people; in fact He loves each and every person with an unconditional love that never ever changes. It is because of this unchanging love that God shows such amazing grace when anyone comes to Him and lays their life at His feet. He sent His Son Jesus Christ to die as a perfect sacrifice, to cover our sin and take upon himself our suffering. And since He was raised again forever those who put their trust in Him though they die will also live forever.

Not only that but He did this for everyone, knowing beyond any doubt that the vast majority of humans would in fact not take Him up on the gift of eternal life.

In fact the vast majority of the people who have ever lived on the earth wanted so desperately to lead a life of Sin that God allowed this Sin to control their lives.

God himself let people fall into whatever Sin they wanted because He gave humans from Adam on the free will to choose. And to be very blunt humans chose to Sin from the very start, every one of us is a storehouse for sin. It is only by God’s grace that a small percentage compared to the total historical population of the planet turn to Him and are washed clean of their sins by the blood of Jesus Christ on the cross.

The Sad Exchange

Although it broke God’s heart in sadness he allowed humans to exchange the Truth of God for the lie of Sin. And because of that over the years they looked to themselves, and made their own gods to serve, after all from their perspective humans are basically good. If only that were in fact the case then we’d all be going to Heaven, however the only thing that every human has is an inclination to Sin.

Humankind has decided to do whatever they want to do because, as I’ve already pointed out, God gave them over to the lie.

A part of this unfortunate package is that God gave them over to whatever they desired, and they desired to exchange sexual desires for the opposite sex, for desires for those of the same sex.

Don’t forget that God LOVES the sinner UNCONDITIONALLY but he HATES the Sin that is being committed.

The fact that everyone needs to realize is that this is going to happen and it is going to get worse, simply because the world has given itself over to sin. In fact the Bible itself states that:

“When the Son of Man comes again, it will be exactly like the days of Noah.
38 In the days before the flood, people were eating, drinking, and getting married until the day that Noah went into the ship.
39 They were not aware of what was happening until the flood came and swept all of them away. That is how it will be when the Son of Man comes again.

Matthew 24:37-39

One of the things that was going on at that time was women having sexual relationships with women and men doing the same with men. And now at the end of the Age the same thing is going to happen again and God has made a way out for those who will diligently seek just like He did with Noah’s ark.

However everyone but Noah and his family laughed in God’s face, and just went on in their lives of sin and they were wiped out. Soon God will come to unleash a final judgment against those who willingly look to themselves, their sin riddled selves for salvation.

Acknowledging God Worthless?

The world now thinks that because of their belief in the goodness of man that they have no need to acknowledge God. And since they have become so certain then God lets them be controlled by their immoral thoughts and minds.

In essence God says: You’ve made the choice to believe in Sin, to trust in your own goodness to save you. Here are the controls to your lives, they’re yours, you know what will happen in the end, but I will allow you to not choose me. The choice is yours.

And we have reaped the rewards of that choice. This world is a mess, it is filled with violence, hate, loss, sexual sins, wickedness and greed and that’s just naming a few. This whole world is a total mess because of the decision to turn away from God and His unconditional love.

In fact things get so bad that people continually think up new ways to hurt other people. What a sad state of affairs this world has become that we’re depraved enough not just to ruin lives but to think of new ways to do such things continually.

Perhaps acknowledging God is not worthless after all.

In fact I’d go as so far as to say that acknowledging God and admitting to sin and repenting of it is beyond a shadow of a doubt the choice that can and will save you.

The World Knows the Judgment for this Sin…but not only does it but also approves of others doing it.

Just yesterday here in California a judge approved of those who do this, once again I was certainly not shocked. This world is wallowing in sin so deep that even those who uphold the law, and hand out verdicts are blind to that sin.

As a Christian it pains me to see this, there is nothing wrong with equality, but when it goes against the laws of God then you should certainly expect supernatural justice. And just like the time of Noah and the flood it will come upon the world unexpectedly because most humans simply don’t know God and thus don’t follow His word, the Bible.

I have friends who are living in Sin, they have un-natural relationships, and I pray for them to realize their error and to acknowledge God. Maybe they will and maybe they won’t but I can guarantee that even though there are times I might not remember to pray for them- God always cares. His unconditional love is ready to overwhelm you. His amazing grace is able to save you.

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

John 3:16-17

In Christ,

Ross

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