I have been sharing on this program recently a presentation I gave on what the Bible says about homosexuality. Now let me share four scripts I did on this program during our study of Romans.
Paul says that the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against ungodly and wicked men because they suppress the truth by their wickedness, Romans 1:18. The truth that is suppressed by men is “God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature,” which are seen and understood by all from what has been made. This is natural revelation.
How did men suppress the truth? Verses 21-25 says, “Although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him,” rather, they “exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles…They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served created things rather than the creator.” Then in verse 28, “Furthermore…they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God.”
Notice the downward regression. Man refused to bow and humbly worship the One who created all things. Man exchanged what was revealed to representations of what was created. He then worshiped what was created instead of the Creator. Then it says, man doesn’t consider it worthwhile to retain any vestige of the knowledge of God. This leads in verse 30 to “God hating” and arrogantly thumbing their noses at God’s righteous decrees.
In our next study we’ll see how this suppressing and distorting of truth affects life and society.