A Reprobate Mind
Sermon shared by Richard Mcnair
Summary: Homosexuality is the result of a twisted mind the Bible calls a Reprobate Mind.
Audience: Believer adults
How did this happen?
I served a church one town where the pastors own son later turned his life over to the world to live a life of homosexuality.
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Homosexuality is the result of a twisted mind the Bible calls a Reprobate Mind.
Here is the process. It is sin and the habits of sexual sin follow this same path.
This is the downward spiral of sin.
I. Rebellious Mind
Rom 1:21 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.
Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Rom 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
ILL>>I worked for a furniture store that had an assistant sales manager who was a music director for a church. When I found that out I asked him about it. He said he used to be a music director but when they found out he was gay they fired him, just for one little thing - can you believe that? he said. -- I can believe it I said. Later every time he talked to me he would touch me. Finally I had enough and told him I would break his arm if he toughed me again. He never touched me again. I don’t know how to break a man’s arm but I sure would have tried.
ILL>> When I attended grad school at Criswell College I went to work selling furniture for a large store in Dallas. What I didn’t know was that I was hired by a gay man and a lesbian woman, they were the managers. The only reason they hired me was because I was a top producer everywhere I had worked. I also learned later that a vast majority of the men there were homosexual. So, I had some lessons to learn. God taught me not to get angry but to let God take care of them and my job was to try to win them to the Lord. Another seminary student and myself started a Bible study before work on Saturdays. One of the gay men who had left his wife and children to live the gay lifestyle came to our Bible study regularly. He had ruined his family and his life because he contracted AIDS but he would not repent. He wouldn’t even begin to think that he was wrong. His mind was completely turned away from the truth. Most homosexual men can never get back to right thinking.
II. Wrong Mind v24
Rom 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves:
Rom 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
The withdrawal of God’s restraint sent men deeper down. Three times Paul uses paredōken here (Rom_1:24, Rom_1:26, Rom_1:28), not three stages in the giving over, but a repetition of the same withdrawal. The words sound to us like clods on the coffin as God leaves men to work their own wicked will. - AT Robertson
to dishonor their own bodies between themselves:
Christians had a new sense of dignity for the body (1Th_4:4;
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