Reprobate Mind

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  Perverse disputing s of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. but godliness with contentment is great gain.

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. (1 Timothy 6:5)

We are to flee from all the deadly things Paul mentioned here.

Why do we not flee; if we do not flee? It is the refusal to submit to God.

Rebellion against authority. Which finally results in the reprobate mind. Tell God no and be left to yourself to believe a lie. The Bible commands do not do this, and do not do that. Do not think this, and do not think that.  Don’t go here, and don’t go there.

Of course these impossible commands can only be done in Christ. He is really the one living holy  through the Christian. The Christian is dead to self. Christ lives in him the new life: the life that leads to heaven.

Not obeying God’s commandments will take the rebel into the outer darkness. God will not compromise with evil. It is his way or the dark way. To go where he forbids is to go astray. To go astray means one has lost the way. To be lost is to walk in darkness. We are not made to see in the dark. We need light.

Not Edison’s invention is our help; but Jesus is the only light of the world.

There is no sun or lamps or flashlights after death. It is a place of darkness. And Jesus said he is the Light of the world the only Light there is.

But the reprobate mind cannot distinguish between right and wrong. It cannot tell the difference between light and darkness. It sees no difference between good and evil. Even though the eye is still bright; the mind is corrupt. Angels of light (demons in disguise) are called angels of light because that is how they appear. Inwardly there is darkness.

Someone can say “I see nothing wrong with that.” when asked their opinion about anything the Bible clearly labels sin.

Opinion is what is it all about. “What do you think?” is the question. The answer is “I see nothing wrong with that.” “It is normal to do such things.” “It is natural for me to do what I do, or else why would I want to do this?” “I’m tired of religious losers dictating to me how I should think and live.” Isn’t the mess we are in now enough proof that Christianity doesn’t work?”

“The Bible? That is an outdated old book that has over-extended its welcome. People need to follow their heart. People need to think for themselves. Believing the Bible is the very reason the world is in the condition it is in. Every war in history can be traced to religious fanatics. It is time we just be human and do what we think it best for the world. The future of our children is at stake. Are we going to allow another millennium of madness to prevail? Madness that was caused by religion. Down with religion and down with the morons who promote this nonsense. Let us rise and take the world for progress. Success is what we need not hymn books.  In with Darwin out with Christ!”

Not realizing that the horrible mess the world is in is precisely because of disobedience to the laws of God.

Can feelings be trusted? How many lives are destroyed because of feelings? Shall we trust ideas? How many lives  ruined because of ideas? Even some inventions proved disastrous. I assume the reader has knowledge of what has and what is going on in the world.

A husband and father utterly destroys his home and family all because of his feelings for a woman who attracted him one day. His idea that he will find happiness  with her is a trap that will lead him to pain and loss. His invention of the plan to make it work somehow without he being detected will backfire and kill him.

The bank clerk erroneously thinks he will get away with his embezzlement. All this tragedy is the result of wrong thinking. Bad ides. Crazy inventions. The murderer tries to hide his victim’s body erroneously thinking he was not seen. And really no one did see him. Only God. God who commanded him You shall do no murder.

Many bash and criticize Christianity. They blame all the world’s ills on the belief in Jesus.

But what would this world be like of everyone did what Jesus Christ taught? It would be a paradise of love for one’s neighbor whoever he may be.

What would the world be like; if since Moses; everyone had obeyed what God said to Israel back then?

God turns everyone over to a reprobate mind if they do not want to retain him in their knowledge.

One of two minds we could possess: the mind of Christ or a reprobate mind. There is a clear difference between the mind of Christ and the human mind.

Except those who possess a reprobate mind do not know it. To be blind and deaf is a tragedy. But to be blind and deaf and not know it is a greater one.

(It is not normal to be blind and deaf even though some are.  Helen Keller in spite of her disability managed with the help of her teacher to go through life with some degree of happiness as she struggled to find the way in her darkness.)

But to see and hear clearly, to think holy is the original plan of God as in Eden before the disobedience.”


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