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Romans 1:28

"And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper," (NASB)

"And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;" (KJV)

"Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, He abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done." (NLT)

The third occurrence of the key repeated phrase "God gave them up/over."

Reprobate mind:

Reprobate (Noah Webster)
REPROBATE, a. [L. reprobatus, reprobo, to disallow; re and probo, to prove.]

1. Not enduring proof or trial; not of standard purity or fineness; disallowed; rejected.

Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the Lord hath rejected them. Jer 6.

2. Abandoned in sin; lost to virtue or grace.

They profess that they know God, but in works deny him, being abominable and disobedient, and to every good work reprobate. Titus 1.

3. Abandoned to error, or in apostasy. 2 Tim 3. 

Reprobate: Dr. Alva J. McClain

"A depraved heart, a depraved body, a depraved mind.  The word reprobate means "tested and found to be no good" - like a piece of tested steel in a machine shop.  God tested man and gave him up.  Men vied with one another to invent new forms of vice in the days of Paul….Some people have asked, "What is the wrath of God like?"  The wrath of God inflicted, whatever else it includes, includes one thing: abandonment.  If you can look at the world when God removes all His restraining forces and His love, and lets sinners wander in their sins-that is hell; that is the wrath of God!"

 

One of the most amazing observations one could make about Grace is that reprobate minds do not make right choices.  Salvation could not be possible at all if it weren't for "(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)" (2 Corinthians 6:2 KJV)

How wondrous is thy Grace, Lord Jesus! For there is nothing in me worthy of your mere attention.  Yet while I was your enemy, you died for my sins.  Not only this but protected me against that day that I would believe.  How amazing is your love and how pitiful my response.

Romans 1:28

"And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper," (NASB)

"And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;" (KJV)

"Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, He abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done." (NLT)

The third occurrence of the key repeated phrase "God gave them up/over."

Reprobate mind:

Reprobate (Noah Webster)
REPROBATE, a. [L. reprobatus, reprobo, to disallow; re and probo, to prove.]

1. Not enduring proof or trial; not of standard purity or fineness; disallowed; rejected.

Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the Lord hath rejected them. Jer 6.

2. Abandoned in sin; lost to virtue or grace.

They profess that they know God, but in works deny him, being abominable and disobedient, and to every good work reprobate. Titus 1.

3. Abandoned to error, or in apostasy. 2 Tim 3. 

Reprobate: Dr. Alva J. McClain

"A depraved heart, a depraved body, a depraved mind.  The word reprobate means "tested and found to be no good" - like a piece of tested steel in a machine shop.  God tested man and gave him up.  Men vied with one another to invent new forms of vice in the days of Paul….Some people have asked, "What is the wrath of God like?"  The wrath of God inflicted, whatever else it includes, includes one thing: abandonment.  If you can look at the world when God removes all His restraining forces and His love, and lets sinners wander in their sins-that is hell; that is the wrath of God!"

 

One of the most amazing observations one could make about Grace is that reprobate minds do not make right choices.  Salvation could not be possible at all if it weren't for "(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)" (2 Corinthians 6:2 KJV)

How wondrous is thy Grace, Lord Jesus! For there is nothing in me worthy of your mere attention.  Yet while I was your enemy, you died for my sins.  Not only this but protected me against that day that I would believe.  How amazing is your love and how pitiful my response.



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