The dictionary definition pales against the Biblical definition of reprobation. The Bible says God gives men over to a state of reprobation, as we collectively approach the last days of time before the second coming of Christ. The definition given in Romans 1: 28 is one of the most frightening prophetic statements in all of scripture.
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Speaking of conditions preceding the last days the Apostle Paul declared, “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”
The phrase ‘God gave them over’ is enough to make us shudder when considering that if God gives us up, redemption and any chance of recovery is literally impossible.
The most basic sense of reprobation in the bible refers to something far more than simple immorality, it is the inability to hear, understand and implement any truth or morality. Right and wrong are impossible to discern with a reprobate mind.
Oddly, most dictionary definitions include a rendering of the word that clearly indicates that people don’t just fall into reprobation, but they willfully labor to get into this state.
Often words like: ban, forbid, prohibit, rebuff, repel, spurn, check, constrain, curb, repress, restrain, restrict; balk (at), hinder, impede, obstruct are also included as synonyms. But, what is being impeded, or obstructed by the collective minds and hearts of the last day’s crowd?
In the simplest terms, all that pertains to God, righteousness and basic morality is shunned in an atmosphere of self-indulgence and lawlessness.
Before reprobation sets in on a generation, they may be found acknowledging and repenting of their sins. After reprobation begins to take root, they are found affirming and celebrating their sins.
Now, anyone calling out the sin seems like a hater of the sinner. The lawless then turn to the law to force acceptance of their lawlessness, it is a vicious cycle that leads to destruction.
If you want to lust for those of your own gender you must be protected by the law to do so and even the idea of someone counseling you to avoid the temptation must be silenced. Several states have adopted laws to stop counseling to change the minds of younsters who are inclined toward their own sex.
The laws of God has been sidestepped by popular trends, PC notions of diversity and the ‘new morality’ which is only amorality (disregard of all morality) passing itself off under a new name.
Changing the laws is a means of changing definitions to fit the new drive for life with no borders or parameters to define good and evil.
When all of this reaches its peak we will be ready for the world’s last dictator. A ruler long prophesied to come in the last days. He will be called the “lawless one” (2Thess 2: 8 NAS) according to the Apostle Paul.
A ruler who lives without laws may seem like the perfect non-sequitur until it is revealed that the antichrist changes the laws to fit his own view of right and wrong. Being the incarnation of the Devil himself means that his view is always the exact opposite of Gods and is always wrong. A perfect type of the antichrist is Barack Obama. He rules, but according to – mis-rule.
Gay marriage, abortion are both antichrist in nature. Then there are those things anti-American such as coddling our enemies, blocking the recovery of our own natural resources, jumping headfirst into the great global warming hoax, allowing government agencies (IRS) to push his political agenda and the wasting of the lives of soldiers and public servants, without anyone answering to the law. (Benghazi)
This kind of law is not what was long ago established by the Living God, the Constitution of the United States and laws provisioned by a duly elected congressional body of lawmakers.
Other example of laws that are lawless and new definitions that serves to rip apart the foundations of all that is right, moral and decent – abound.
Want a new definition for marriage – watch out, people may think it’s time to marry themselves, their coffee cups or worse. Sound silly? Check out this headline story.
Not repenting, but ‘affirming and celebrating’ immorality and lawlessness has many examples to draw from. Here is one that typifies them all.
Reprobate minds not only practice high level immorality, but the state of mind that exists without any reference to God also produces some high level stupidity. Here is a prime example.
Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.) Roman statesman, philosopher and orator said something that many of us are fully aware of, but in this nation we have had no cause to take it too seriously until today. The product of lawless rulers is always the same – tyranny. Cicero said “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But, it cannot survive treason from within.”
When rulers attack the laws and foundations of a nation they are enacting a subversion that never draws Gods approval. To wit:
“To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approveth not.” (Lamentations 3: 36)
Oddly, there is a well-defined theological premise set forth in the bible that also has gotten lost in this day of approaching darkness.
The bible says that when a nation chooses to ignore its sinfulness, God will not only allow them to go reprobate, but will empower them with rulers who will enable them to succeed in their drive to destruction.
Many of today’s best theologians, preachers and ordinary citizens alike see men like Barack Obama, Harry Reid and women like Nancy Pelosi as the fulfillment of this theological treatise.
The first sign that reprobation is making its approach is that what heretofore made us blush gives way to celebration and shamelessness for just about every prurient behavior we can conger. Then we see yet more headlines to confirm that we are well underway in our new poorly chosen direction
In Western Journalism’s ‘Floyd Reports’ is a headline with the subtext “As much as the humanist crowd argues the contrary, America relies on its citizens’ faith in God to maintain our unparalleled level of freedom and opportunity.” It is a scathing and very sad report, but who among us can deny it?
The title of the report is: Shocking New Poll Explains America’s Degenerate Culture
Is there a way to turn this thing around?
To say otherwise would be to deny that God can and will bring a nation back into favor if they will turn and serve him again. Since Obama took office we may have seen this verse quoted time and again as a call to a nation that is surely going reprobate. Like all that God says in his word it’s for the heeding not just the reading.
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2 Ch 7: 14)
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