They have no excuse . . .

18 What is revealed is God’s anger from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people who in their wickedness keep suppressing the truth; 19 because what is known about God is plain to them, since God has made it plain to them.

20 For ever since the creation of the universe his invisible qualities — both his eternal power and his divine nature — have been clearly seen, because they can be understood from what he has made.

Therefore, they have no excuse;

  21 because, although they know who God is, they do not glorify him as God or thank him.

On the contrary, they have become futile in their thinking; and their undiscerning hearts have become darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they have become fools! 23 In fact, they have exchanged the glory of the immortal God for mere images, like a mortal human being, or like birds, animals or reptiles!

24 This is why God has given them up to the vileness of their hearts’ lusts, to the shameful misuse of each other’s bodies. 25 They have exchanged the truth of God for falsehood, by worshipping and serving created things, rather than the Creator — praised be he for ever. Amen.

      • 26 This is why God has given them up to degrading passions; so that their women exchange natural sexual relations for unnatural;
      • 27 and likewise the men, giving up natural relations with the opposite sex, burn with passion for one another, men committing shameful acts with other men and receiving in their own persons the penalty appropriate to their perversion.

28 In other words, since they have not considered God worth knowing, God has given them up to worthless ways of thinking so that they do improper things:

      • 29 They are filled with every kind of wickedness,
      • evil,
      • greed
      • and vice;
      • stuffed with jealousy,
      • murder,
      • quarreling,
      • dishonesty
      • and ill-will;
      • they are gossips,
      • 30 slanderers,
      • haters of God;
      • they are insolent,
      • arrogant
      • and boastful;
      • they plan evil schemes;
      • they disobey their parents;
      • 31 they are brainless,
      • faithless,
      • heartless
      • and ruthless.

32 They know well enough God’s righteous decree that people who do such things deserve to die;

yet not only do they keep doing them,

but they applaud others who do the same.

 

Romans 1:18-32 (CJB)

. . . therefore, they have no excuse.

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Dani'el 3:17-18 (CJB) 17 Your majesty, if our God, whom we serve, is able to save us, he will save us from the blazing hot furnace and from your power. 18 But even if he doesn’t, we want you to know, your majesty, that we will neither serve your gods nor worship the gold statue which you have set up.”
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3 Responses to They have no excuse . . .

  1. jmbannister says:

    gulp…bullseye! Doesn’t leave any wiggle room does it?

  2. Mike says:

    Why can’t anyone agree on what god is like and why are there so many religions and denominations if “God has made it plain to them”?

    • It has always been an issue of pride Mike –

      way back in bible times, there was arguments along this line: One guy said he followed this guy Apollos. Another guy said he followed Paul. Another argued that he followed Peter. Some even got a little self righteous and stated they followed Messiah . . . this was happening in the time just after Jesus was crucified and it was wrong then – it was prideful then – it is wrong now. there is only ONE doctrine regardless of the mess men have made of it

      Some examples from the text:

      1 Corinthians 1:11-13 (CJB)
      11 For some of Chloe’s people have made it known to me, my brothers, that there are quarrels among you.
      12 I say this because one of you says, “I follow Sha’ul”; another says, “I follow Apollos”; another, “I follow Kefa”; while still another says, “I follow the Messiah!”
      13 Has the Messiah been split in pieces? Was it Sha’ul who was put to death on a stake for you? Were you immersed into the name of Sha’ul?

      1 Corinthians 3:4-8 (CJB)
      4 For when one says, “I follow Sha’ul” and another, “I follow Apollos,” aren’t you being merely human?
      5 After all, what is Apollos? What is Sha’ul? Only servants through whom you came to trust. Indeed, it was the Lord who brought you to trust through one of us or through another.
      6 I planted the seed, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow.
      7 So neither the planter nor the waterer is anything, only God who makes things grow —
      8 planter and waterer are the same. However, each will be rewarded according to his work.

      As you can see, there is truly nothing new under the sun – men and pride – not a good combination . . .

      If you will notice, this post “THEY HAVE NO EXCUSE” are NOT my words. This was all out of the bible – I just made it to look like a regular post. It is Romans 1: 18-32 and nothing else.

      Thanks for the question – it is one I contemplate myself considering that the biblical model we were given is just the opposite of what we have today:

      Acts 2:44-47 (CJB)
      44 All those trusting in Yeshua stayed together and had everything in common;

      45 in fact, they sold their property and possessions and distributed the proceeds to all who were in need.
      46 Continuing faithfully and with singleness of purpose to meet in the Temple courts daily, and breaking bread in their several homes, they shared their food in joy and simplicity of heart,
      47 praising God and having the respect of all the people. And day after day the Lord kept adding to them those who were being saved.

      everything in common – daily not weekly – sharing what they had with those in need . . . singleness of purpose . . .

      quite opposite of what we have today . . . even within individual denominations there is rarely singleness of purpose.

      Be blessed Mike and thanks for stopping by and asking . . . 🙂

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