This biblical study emphasizes the importance of understanding God’s judgment of being “given over to a reprobate mind”.

NOTE: Other online studies @ http://www.churchrestoration.org include: “God’s Judgment”, “Commandments, Judgments, Laws, Statutes and Testimonies”, “Condemnation, Damnation, Judgement, and Wrath”, and “Judgment of Christians Sins”, “Sexual Perversions”, “Sexual Defiance”, and Sexual Intimacy”, etc.

Exegesis of Romans 1:18-32

Romans 1:18 “For the wrath of God (orge punishment, anger, indignation, vengeance, wrath) is revealed (apokalipto to take off the cover, disclose, reveal) from heaven against all ungodliness (asebeia wickedness, ungodliness) and unrighteousness of men (adikia injustice, unjust, moral wrongfulness, iniquity, unrighteousness, wrath, wrong), who hold the truth (aletheia truth) in unrighteousness (same as above);”

Romans 1:19 “Because that which may be known (gnostos well known, know, shinning, open, outward, manifested,) of God is manifest (phaneroo to render apparent, appear, manifestly declared,   show forth) in them; for God hath shewed it unto them (phaneroo same as above).”

Romans 1:20 “For the invisible things (aoratos invisible; also see Colossians 1:16) of Him from the creation (ktisos original, formation, building, creation) of the world (cosmos orderly arrangement, world) are clearly seen (kathorao to behold fully, distinctly apprehend, clearly see), being understood (noieo to exercise the mind, to comprehend, heed, consider, perceive, think, understand) by the things that are made (poiema a product, fabric, workmanship, thing that is made), even his eternal (aidios everlasting, eternal) power (dunamis force, miracle, miraculous power, ability, abundance, might, strength, wonderful work) and Godhead (theiotes divine, divinity, Godhead); so that they are without excuse (anapologetos indefensible, without excuse, inexcusable):”

Romans 1:21 “Because that (dioti on the very account of, in as much as, because, for, therefore), when they knew God (ginosko to know, be aware of, knowledge, perceive, be sure, understand), they glorified  him not as God (doxazo to render esteem, glorious, glorify, full of or have glory, honor, magnify), neither were thankful (eucharisteo to be grateful, express gratitude toward, give thanks, thankful); but became  vain (mataioo to render or become foolish, morally wicked, idolatrous, become vain) in their imaginations (dialogismos internal consideration, purpose, debate, dispute, doubt, doubting, doubtful, reasoning, imagination), and their foolish heart (asunetos unintelligent, wicked, foolish, without understanding; kardia the heart, thoughts, feelings, mind) was darkened (skotizo to obscure, darken).”

Romans 1:22 “Professing themselves (plasko to assert, affirm, profess, say) to be wise (sophos clear, wise), they themselves became fools (moraine to become insipid, moronic, simpleton, become foolish, make foolish).”

Romans 1:23 “And changed (allasso to make different, change) the glory of (doxa glory, dignity, honor, praise, worship) the incorruptible God (hplethartos undecaying in essence or continuance, incorruptible, immortal) into an image (eikon a likeness, statue, profile, representation image) made like to (homoyioma a form, resemblance, made like to, shape, similitude) corruptible man (phthartos decayed, perishable, corruptible; anthropos the countenance, man faced, human being, man), and to birds (peteinon a flying animal, bird, fowl), and four footed beasts (tetrapous a quadraped, four footed beat), and creeping things (herpeton to creep, a reptile, creeping things, serpent).”

Romans 1:24 “Wherefore God also gave them up (paradidomi to surrender, yield up, entrust, transmit, cast, deliver up or over, commit) to uncleanness (akatitarsia impurity either physically or morally, uncleanness) through the lusts (epithumia a longing for what is forbidden, concupiscence, strong desire, lust after) of their own hearts (karia heart, thoughts, feelings, mind), to dishonor (atimazo to render infamous, contempt, maltreat, despise, dishonor, suffer shame, entreat shamefully) their own bodies (soma the body) between themselves (en beauton give self wholly to, one to another, one selves):”

Romans 1:25 “Who changed (metallasso exchange, change) the truth of God (alethia) into a lie (psudos falsehood, lie, lying), and worshipped (sembazomia venerate, adore, worship) and served (latrueo to minister to, render homage) the creature (kitisis creation, creature) more than the Creator (kitzo Creator, Maker), who is blessed (bless, adore) forever (eis forever, till the end).  Amen. (amen so may it be, trustworthy, verily, amen)”

Romans 1:26 “For this cause (dia touto because of, that thing) God gave them up (paradiomoi to surrender, yield up, deliver up) into vile affections (atimia infamy, disgrace, dishonor, reproach, shame, vile; pathos lust, inordinate affection, passion): for even their women (thelus female, woman) did change (melallasso change, to exchange) the natural use (phusikos physical, natural; chresis sexual intercourse) into that which is against nature (para opposed, contrary; phusis natural production, usage):”

Romans 1:27 “And likewise also (liomolos similarly, likewise; kai also, likewise) the men (arrhan arsen male, man), leaving (aphiemi to send, to go, send forth, forsake, lay aside, send away) the natural use (phusikos physical, natural; chresis sexual intercourse) of the woman (thelus female, woman), burned (ekkaio to inflame deeply, burn) in their lust (orexis excitement of mind, longing after, lust) one toward another (allelon one another, each other mutual, selves together); men with men (arrhen arsan male, man; en between, among, give self wholly to, with; arrhen arsan male, man) working that which (katergazomai to work fully, accomplish, do deed, perform, work out) is unseemly (aschemosune indecency, shame, unseemly), and receiving in themselves (apalambano to receive, in full; heauton themselves, own selves) that recompense (antimisthia requital, correspondence: recompense) of their error (plane straying, deceit, error, delusion, straying from) which was meet (die dehon it was necessary, as binding, must needs, should, ought).”

Romans 1:28 “And even as they did not (dokimazo to test, approve, allow, discern, examine, prove, try) like to retain God (echo to hold, keep) in their knowledge (epignosis recognition, full discernment, acknowledgment, knowledge), God gave them over (paradidomi surrender, yield up, entrust, transmit, bring forth, commit, deliver up) to a reprobate mind (adokimos unapproved, rejected, worthless immorally, castaway, rejected, reprobate; nous intellect, mind in thought, feeling or will, understanding), to do (poieo to make or do, agree) those things which are not convenient (katheko to reach to, becoming, convenient);”

Romans 1:29 “Being filled with (pleroo to make replete, to make full, fill up) all unrighteousness (adikia injustice, moral wrongfulness, iniquity, unjust, unrighteousness, wrong), fornication (porneia harlotry, incest, idolatry, adultery), wickedness (poneria wickedness, depravity, malice, plots, sins, iniquity), covetousness (pleonexia avarice, fraudulency, extortion, covetous, greediness), maliciousness (kakia badness, depravity, malignity, trouble, evil, malice, naughtiness, maliciousness); full of envy (mestos full, replete; pathonos ill will, distraction, jealousy, spite, envy), murder (phonos to slay, murder, slaughter), debate (eris a quarrel, wrangling, contention, debate, strife, variance), deceit (dolos to decoy, a trick, bait, wile, deceit, guild, subtlety), malignity (kakoetheia bad character, mischievousness, malignity); whisperers (psithuristes secret, whisperer, calumniator),”

Romans 1:30 “Back biters (talkative against, slanderer, backbiter), haters of God (theostuges hateful to God, impious, hater of God), despiteful (hubristes an insulter, maltreater, despiteful, injurious), proud (huperephanos appearing above others, conspicuous, haughty, proud), boasters, (alazon vagrancy, braggart, boaster), inventors (epheuretes a discoverer, contriver, inventor) of evil things (kakos worthless, depraved, injurious, bad, evil, ill, noisome, wicked), disobedient to parents (apethes unpersuadable, disobedient; geneus a parent, parents),”

Romans 1:31 “Without understanding (asunetos unintelligent, foolish, without understanding, wicked), covenant breakers (asuntheos not agreed, treacherous to compacts, covenant breakers) without natural affection (astorgos hard heated towards kindred, without natural affection), implacable (asponos without libation, trues less, implacable, truce-breakers), unmerciful (aneleemon merciless, unmerciful):”

Romans 1:32 “Who knowing (epiginosko to recognize fully, acquainted with, to acknowledge, perceive) the judgment of God (diakaioma an equitable deed, statute or decision, judgment, ordinance, righteousness), that they which commit (prasso perform repeatedly or habitually, commit, deeds) such things (toioutos of this sort, like, such an one, to denote character) are worthy of death (axios deserving, due reward, worthy; thanatos death, deadly), not only do the same (poieo commit, continue, without any delay, yield, perform), but have pleasure (suneudokeo to think well of in common, assent to, feel gratified with, allow, assent, be pleased, have pleasure) in them that do them (prasso practice, perform, repeatedly, commit, deeds).”

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