Monday, January 23, 2017

ROMANS 1:20 IS FOR THE PEOPLE OF GOD

Rom 1:20-21
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Too many  Christians use Romans 1:20 as a way to put up a defense against evolution. They say "See, it's right there! God says they can see His creation, so they won't have an excuse not to believe in Him!"
In the KJV Sword Study Bible published by Whitaker House (which I do recommend, btw), a contributing author, Henry Morris, Ph.D. in his article The Bible, Science, And Creation - What We Believe, he says this about Romans 1:20:
"What a magnificent verse! It teaches us that we can see clear evidence of the invisible God in the things that He has made. In particular, the evidence of His power and nature is so abundant that those who refuse to acknowledge Him as creator are without excuse!"

Oh, so many problems with that theory.
Firstly, the word "clearly" in verse 20,refers to their UNDERSTANDING, not their sight, which is confirmed when we read that they understood His GODHEAD. Most Christians DO NOT  understand what we deem as the "Godhead",and we are told to "just accept it", so why  would God expect non believers to understand a concept so difficult to understand? Also, how is it that we unquestioningly and  habitually separate verse 20 from 21? 
Verse 21, tells us they KNEW JEHOVAH God,  which means they received revelation of God. Verse 19 tells us that they received their knowledge directly from God.
Rom 1:19
Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

V.21 says they were not thankful. This is a chastisement which means God expected praise and thanksgiving from them. They did not give Him the glory, which means Jehovah expected them to glorify Him.
 They also BECAME vain, which means they weren't vain previous to not glorifying Him. Their hearts were DARKENED, which means that it previously contained light. 
Without the Spirit of God that indwells us as believers, there is NO WAY that we can  understand the creator as He is revealed in the bible, The
Lord Jehovah God.
1Co 2:14
But the natural man DOES NOT re
ceive the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
That is, the Holy Spirit, which only comes after repentance, acceptance and confession of Jesus Christ as Messiah, Lord and Savior!

Secondly, even if the above verses meant non believers will be without excuse for not believing in God because of creation, the natural person would only 
be inclined to believe in a natural god, that is, they will believe in gods
of nature, like Pan, Cernunnos; Solar and Sky deities such as Jupiter, Zeus, Ra; Earth and Mother goddesses such as Cybele, Isis, Venus, etc. Even  pagan religions have creator gods!
Therefore, this verse is not talking about belief in a creator, but THE Creator Jehovah God!
The old testament nation of Israel fell into idol worship of other creator gods, such as Baal  too many times to count!
Scripture says they fell into whoredom pagan worship with whatever was the regional god. Therefore, it is beyond reasonable to dispel the myth of Romans 1:20 being confirmation for creation pointing  non-believers to believe in the God of the Bible.

Thirdly, I believe it is a mistake to use to our book of faith, as "PROOF" of God's existence.
 Those without faith can not understand it because it's truths are spiritual and  can only be transmitted, revealed and understood via the Holy Spirit.
  Face it, even  many "Christians" dispute the degree of validity and infallibility of the bible or parts of it, so why do we think it  should or would serve as automatic "proof" to the  non believer??

ROMANS 1 IS FOR BACKSLIDDEN NATIONS OF A PEOPLE OF THE LORD JEHOVAH GOD, WHO HAVE BEEN CALLED BY HIS NAME AND ENLIGHTENED, BOTH NATURAL  AND SPIRITUALLY BORN!  ISRAEL AND AMERICA! THE JEW AND THE CHRISTIAN!
In the Old Testament, God consistently stood in judgment against a perpetually unfaithful and disobedient people to whom He had revealed His revelation to!
HIS NATURE, PERSON AND WORD ARE FOREVER UNCHANGING! WHAT HE SAID TO THEM HE SAYS STILL!
This is a portrait of  people who claim to know God, BUT don't worship Him, or 
to those who call on His name but are living in perpetual, constant and consistent sin and disobedience!

Mar 7:6
He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.

Mark 7:9
And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.

Isa 59:1-4
1 Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: 2 BUT YOUR INIQUITIES HAVE SEPARATED BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR GOD, AND YOUR SINS HAVE HID HIS FACE FROM YOU THAT HE WILL NOT HEAR 3 FOR YOUR HANDS ARE DEFILED WITH BLOOD, AND YOUR FINGERS WITH INIQUITY; YOUR LIPS HAVE UTTERED LIES, YOUR TONGUE HAS MUTTERED PERVERSENESS.  NONE CALL FOR JUSTICE, NOR DO ANY PLEAD FOR TRUTH: THEY TRUST IN VANITY AND SPEAK LIES; THEY CONCEIVE MISCHIEF, AND BRING FORTH INIQUITY [vanity, wickedness, affliction, evil, false idol worship, mischief, (to cause) mourning and sorrow, unjust, unrighteousness, ].

Isa 29:13
Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men.

Romans 1:18-32  is a picture of the great apostasy that is happening right now for all to see all around us in this nation and the world! 

2 Thessalonians 2:3  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away  first[apostacia- defection from state of truth,apostasy, - falling away, forsake.], and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

Jews and Christians, who call on the name of The Lord God Jehovah, are
committing all types of atrocities under the sun! Transgender, gay and lesbian rabbis, ministers, pastors and church leaders, loudly and proudly proclaiming that their lifestyles are not against God and what the bible says is being mis-interpreted!  Rabbis, pastors and preachers committing, busted and arrested for pedophilia, rape, in adulterous and homosexual relationships. Hearts filled with anger, racism, materialism, pride, hatred, jealousy, vulgarity, lies, etc!
These are all people that either call themselves Christians, or are Jewish!

The Lord Jehovah God is SPEAKING TO YOU! YOU will be without excuse, you who say you know Him! It is YOU who gives His glory to other gods! You became vain because of your status, finances and education!
NOW, is the time to repent and return to Christ! NOW is the time to surrender and submit to His Lordship!
There is coming a time when you will be UNABLE to do so!
John 9:4
I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night  is coming, when no man can work.

2Th 2:9-12
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Heb 3:7-8
7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost says, To day if ye will hear his voice, 8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

Read, pray and understand the parable of the 10 Virgins:

Mat 25:1-13
1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: 4  But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. 11  Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
12  But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. 13  Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.