God – He gave them up to a depraved mind
by | Posted March 22nd at 2:55am
Furthermore, since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, He gave them up to a depraved mind to do what ought not to be done. Rom. 1:28
The chapter of Romans 1 emphasizes the depravity of those who do not give the Trinitarian God his honour due, by way of worshipping and obeying him. Roman 1:28: “God, he gave them up to a depraved mind”. Our adversarial, Satan-controlled collective ungodly humanity is vast and will increasingly be out to force compliance of mankind including Christians to conform to the rights of all individuals, including those accounted by the Lord as immoral. The doctrinally sound devotees to Christ will be marginalized by the masses as conspiratorial fools.
Some believe that a digital government currency is coming. This is potentially viable. The premise is that it will allow the government to know every exchange of money: income and expenses (including who you financially support); surveillance of every transaction worldwide to tax everyone on everything they earn, and own, including estate valuations; and stop or confiscate the flow of income of who the government determines are bad actors. If a future digital currency is in place, surveillance could then be used to control the populations of the earth when it is entirely in the grip of Satan and his minions as per the prophecies in Revelation — so I will not discount it — especially when you read the history of the author in the citation. 1
Further proof of these considerations can be found on the website of The United States Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs on the topic of: “The Digitization of Money and Payments”. 2 This validates the inching towards a government digital currency.With the democratic liberal countries wanting to move away from collaborating in business in China, Russia etc. this could indeed potentially occur down the road leading to a digital monetary war, which presents security issues.
Furthermore, the depravity of man involves the majority of the earth’s inhabitants yielding to this governing authority some refer to as One World Government. Based on the conflict of the primary ideologies, any digital currency creation would separate democracy from communist regimes, which complicates such development and would necessitate individual digital government currencies. (I postulate that banks, as we know them would continue for some time). How this will tether out only God knows.
Scripture prophesies that a Satanic ideology led by demons will turn the majority against Christians who hold to moral values and obey God:
- And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, …blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling, that is, those who dwell in heaven. Also, it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation, and all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain. …Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints. (Rev. 13.5-10, 16)
- Also, it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. (Rev. 13:16-17)
Several governments in the world aim to shut down Christian values, even their ideological view of any idea standing in the way of increasing immorality related to the rights of the individual. This is the sign leading up to Armageddon which the scriptures indicate is a spiritual war led by Satan and Satanic values. Just watch and listen to Transhumanism’s views about Christian ideals. Increasingly the majority of published media will blame every stupid conspiracy on Christians. 3
The same ideology of blaming Christians for the ruination of the earth is revealed in the introductory chapters of the best-selling book, Braiding Sweetgrass:
- “On one side of the world were people whose relationship with the living world was shaped by Skywoman, who created a garden for the well-being of all. On the other side was another woman with a garden and a tree. But for tasting its fruit, she was banished from the garden and the gates clanged shut behind her. That mother of men was made to wander in the wilderness and earn her bread by the sweat of her brow, not by filling her mouth with the sweet juicy fruits that bend the branches low. In order to eat, she was instructed to subdue the wilderness into which she was cast. Same species, same earth, different stories. Like Creation stories everywhere, cosmologies are a source of identity and orientation to the world. They tell us who we are. We are inevitably shaped by them no matter how distant they may be from our consciousness. One story leads to the generous embrace of the living world, the other to banishment. One woman is our ancestral gardener, a cocreator of the good green world that would be the home of her descendants. The other was an exile, just passing through an alien world on a rough road to her real home in heaven.” 4
In the above examples of Transhumanism and Braiding Sweetgrass, I discern the rising of the rights of any groups historically suppressed, now protected by governments, without shamefacedness, blaming the suppression of their rights on Christianity.
What are the causative attributes of a depraved mind, the reasons that God is giving them up?
Those in depravity replace worship of the Trinitarian God for idols replacing the Creator of the universe: Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things…they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! (Rom. 1:22, 25)
The debased mind is in bondage to the lusts of the flesh: For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. (Rom. 1:26-28)
The debased mind gives approval to sins historically viewed as abhorrent: They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them. (Rom. 1:32)
People with a debased mind will not repent of their sins: The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk, nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts. (Rev 19:20)
My good friend, Mark Johnson has some encouragement for fellow Christians:
In so many ways and so many places throughout the world we are surrounded by uncertainty and unrest. Humanity is in turmoil. Only God is a place of safety, a source of peace. This is a time to ponder deeply these passages.
“Therefore stay awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning—lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake.”— Mark 13:35-37, ESV;
“. . .avoid every kind of evil. May the God who gives us peace make you holy in every way and keep your whole being—spirit, soul, and body—free from every fault at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you will do it, because he is faithful.” — 1 Thessalonians 5:22-24, GNT;
“The Lord gives perfect peace to those whose faith is firm. So always trust the Lord because he is forever our mighty rock.” — Isaiah 26: 3-4, CEV
Courage. God alone is dependable in the days ahead. He’s got you!
1 A former advisor to the Pentagon, White House, Congress, Department of Defence, and the CIA, Jim Rickards. He wroteThe Death of Money
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