03 Dec A Reprobate Mind (Dec 3)
First we revisited our assignment from last week: Pay attention to yourself, what you think and feel, without any judgment about it. We also discussed several news stories and what they mean (Watch 2-minute excerpt: WARNING to Prince Harry: DON’T DO IT!). Then we talked about what it means to have a reprobate mind.
An illegal alien killed a young white woman Kate Steinle in San Francisco. But a jury found him “not guilty” in her death — a seven-time felon five-times deported, with a gun stolen from a government employee! White lives do not matter. And really, colored people’s lives do not matter either. But fret not — President Trump will build the wall!
A 10-year-old black girl committed suicide by trying to hang herself, and later dying. Her grandmother blamed bullying and the school. But parents fail to raise their children to be strong and deal with bullies. Young people seem to romanticize suicide as trendy and popular. A high schooler went on SnapChat to say goodbye. He blamed his bullies before shooting himself during a fire drill on campus.
We touched on the story of a lesbian politician running for office in Michigan who attacked men for supposed “sexual harassment” allegations, yet she’s so-called “married” to a woman and they have twin “sons.” That’s not family! That’s not going to work! What kind of people would vote for such a person?
Jesse warned Prince Harry of England not to marry the mixed-race American feminist Meghan Markle. Just by looking at them, Jesse knew that they should not come together. Prince Harry is a fundraiser and a weak man. Meghan Markle is divorced and a daughter of divorced parents. It will not work! Don’t do it, Prince Harry!
A reprobate mind
Finally, we delved into what it means to have a reprobate mind. Jesse mistakenly believed that God only gave homosexuals over to a “reprobate mind.” But, in reality, all possess a reprobate mind. All angry people have a reprobate mind. They serve the creature instead of the Creator.
We read from Romans 1:24-32:
Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
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, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; 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 also give hearty approval to those who practice them.
One young man suggested that some may want to do right, even though they do wrong, and that they may not have a reprobate mind. But if you have anger, you deny God’s truth — you are a judgmental person, playing God.
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