Verses 14 through 32
THE HOLY BIBLE
The Living Word of God
New American Standard
Paul the Apostle
14: "....I am under obligation both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and the foolish.
15: Thus, for my part, I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome.
16: For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is THE POWER OF GOD FOR SALVATION to every one WHO BELIEVES, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
17: .....For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, " But THE RIGHTEOUS man SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.
Unbelief and its Consequences
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.
19: Because that which is known about God is EVIDENT WITHIN THEM; for God has made it EVIDENT to them.
20: For since the creation of the world HIS INVISIBLE ATTRIBUTES, HIS ETERNAL POWER and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, SO THAT THEY ARE WITHOUT EXCUSE.
21: For even though they knew God,
they did NOT honor Him as God,
or give thanks,
but they became
futile in their speculations.
Professing to be wise
23: And exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for
an IMAGE IN THE FORM OF
and of birds and four-footed animals
and crawling creatures.
24: Therefore God gave them over
to the lusts of their hearts
that their bodies might be
dishonored among them.
25.......For they exchanged
the truth of God
for a lie,
and worshipped and served
who is blessed forever
For this reason
God gave them over
to degrading passions;
FOR THEIR WOMEN EXCHANGED
WHICH IS UNNATURAL.
27: And in the same way
THE MEN abandoned
the NATURAL FUNCTION
OF THE WOMAN
and BURNED IN THEIR DESIRE
MEN WITH MEN
COMMITTING INDECENT ACTS
the due PENALTY of
their own error.
28: And just as they did not see fit to ACKNOWLEDGE GOD any longer,
gave them over to
A DEPRAVED MIND,
to do those things
WHICH ARE NOT PROPER.
29: ...............BEING filled with all unrighteousness,
greed, malice, full of envy, murder,
strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips.
32: Slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant,
boastful, inventers of EVIL,
DISOBEDIENT TO PARENTS,
And although they know the ordinance of God,
that those who practice such things
are worthy of death
they NOT ONLY DO THE SAME
but GIVE HEARTY
WHO PRACTICE THEM.
Let us examine ourselves, our own motives, our own hearts, each, in the privacy of our souls before God our Creator:
Are we any of these? ( If you are not yet saved the penalty of sin is clear--as well as the solution: Believe on the name of Christ and you will be saved).
Those of you who are saved, Do we profess Christ--yet go on
committing the sins from which He delivered us by so painful a death?
For if we do one, we are guilty, and are urged to apply 1 John 1:9: "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
Let us therefore to avow to desist from these ungodly trends of our souls and turn our eyes to the Lord, who is able
to deliver us from all evil.
THE ONE who ROSE AGAIN and today
is sitting at
THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD
and to Whom we all shall
Praise the name of the Lord, Who made
Heaven and Earth,