The United States in View of Romans Chapter One
By David J. Stewart | July 2017
Philippians 2:14-15, “That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Holding forth the word of life [THE GOSPEL]; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.”
Most Bible students interpret Romans chapter one with the individual sinner in view, and this is proper, because ultimately we will all stand alone as individuals before God in eternity. Yet (as a dear web visitor pointed out to me this week), throughout Romans 1 plural terms are used. You can actually see the progression of the USA right down the Romans 1 road.
FIRST, we started worshipping the creature more than the Creator in the 1960s, with all the evolution and nature worship (notice that ten plural pronouns are used)...
Romans 1:20-25, “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: 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. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. 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. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 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.”
THEN, God gave Americans over to fornication (aka, “free love”). After that we, as a nation, did not repent, so God gave us over to the sin of homosexuality, letting us go down the road we were already traveling down toward destruction...
Romans 1:26-27, “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.”
TRAGICALLY, we are still not showing any signs of turning from our wicked ways in America, so God is giving us over completely, as a heathen society, to all wickedness and ungodliness. God is giving us enough rope to hang ourselves...
Romans 1:28-32, “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”
Satan pounded the nails in our nation's coffin in 1963, when we removed and banned God's Word from our classrooms. It is not a coincidence that in 1962 homosexuality was still a punishable crime in all 50 states, but then that began to change immediately following the removal of God's Word from our schools. Our wicked nation legalized abortion in 1973. In 1988 our nation ruled that a biological father had no right to stop a pregnant mother from murdering his child. America shamefully legalized “gay marriage” in 2015. And may I say, homosexuality is not a “lifestyle,” it is a “deathstyle.” And then we legalized transgendered men (perverts) using women's restrooms. We are witnessing Romans 1 in living colors. Woe unto the USA!!!
Romans Chapter One is All About Accepting Or Rejecting the Gospel
Do you know what Romans chapter one is saying? The Bible is saying that God lets people be people. I can prove it, with the chapter that everyone overlooks in Romans two! Romans 2:4-6, “Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; Who will render to every man according to his deeds.” God is incredibly patient. We learn in Romans 1:18 that the unrighteous “HOLD THE TRUTH IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.”
So God says, fine, have it your way, but judgment day is coming. God is so ethical that He won't force Himself on anyone. The wicked fully KNOW what they are doing. They CHOOSE to live without God, hating even the knowledge of God (Romans 1:28). So, God never gives up on anyone getting saved. But He knows when someone rejects Him, and only then does He give them over to their vile affections and lusts, to dishonor themselves with one another, laying up God's wrath against themselves on the DAY OF WRATH (which is what the Word of God calls it) when all unbelievers will face the inexplicable horrifying judgment of God. Hebrews 10:31, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”
The alternative is to get saved, by trusting the Good News (Gospel) of Christ Jesus, and then the blood of Jesus washes away all your sins, and you are under grace instead of the curse of the law. Carefully notice that everything said in Romans chapter 1:17-32 follows Romans 1:16 about “THE GOSPEL,” “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” Romans chapter one is all about THE GOSPEL my friend. Either you believe the Gospel and are safe in Jesus Christ, or else you are an idolatrous Christ-rejecter and God gives you over to your sins to lay up wrath against yourself on judgment day. That is what Romans one is about.
People error in doctrine when they attempt to make the issue about homosexuality. Whether an adulterer, murderer, gossiper, drunkard, pedophile, feminist, coveter, thief, kidnapper, whoremonger or filthy homosexual, one sinner is no different than the next as far as God's judgment is concerned. All sin is black! All sin brings the harsh judgment of God! There are only two categories of sinners in God's sight: redeemed and condemned.
Woe Unto the United States of America!
I saw something really sad and horrific in the news this week. As an adult man was drowning in Florida, crying out for someone to get help, four punk teenagers recorded the drowning, while laughing and cruelly saying to the desperate man, “You're going to die!” Well, he did die. Those brats should all be water-boarded! Seriously, a good beating would be the best thing for punks like that. Most Americans disagree with what I just said, which is why 6 million Americans are locked in prison each year. Proverb 20:30, “The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.” Ecclesiastes 8:11, “Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.”
We've taken human rights to such an insane level in the USA, that we protect guilty criminals and murder innocent children. This Is What We Deserve in America for Removing God's Holy Word From The Public Schools. Romans 1:32, “Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” It's called television and Hollywood! Americans love to watch violence on TV. Psalms 11:5, “The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.” The average American child sees 200,000 acts of violence on TV by age 18. Think about that horrible fact. As a nation we've banned the Holy Bible from children's lives, while filling their minds full of violence and perversion from TV. By age 18, a U.S. youth will have seen 16,000 simulated murders and 200,000 acts of violence (source: American Psychiatric Association). Romans 1:32, “Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.”
Our youth and adults alike, multiple generations since 1963, are completely devoid of morality, because they are woefully devoid of God's Word. Communist dictator Vladimir Lenin said, “The best revolutionary is a youth devoid of morals.” He was right. You raise a youth devoid of morals and he'll steal, rape and murder for the government. There's nothing wrong today in our nation that couldn't be remedied by putting the King James Bible back into every classroom in America!!! The two biggest problems in our nation today are the PAPA and the PREACHER. You get those two right with the Word of God and our nation will be saved. Evangelist John R. Rice Teaches How To Save Our American Heritage (the Holy Bible is the answer). Thank God for the inspired King James Bible!!!
The Nails in Our Nation's Coffin: Betraying the Inspired King James Bible
The most shocking and horrific evil today, which so many preachers have become oblivious to, are all the corrupt modern Bible versions. The abandonment of the inspired King James Bible by THE CHURCHES has been the nail in our nation's coffin. The new Bibles are as corrupt as can be doctrinally! The modern Bible revisions are based upon the Alexandrian, Egypt texts, which are of the Devil, attacking the deity of Jesus. The Devil's purpose behind publishing literally HUNDREDS of Bible versions is to confuse everyone. Acts 19:32, “Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the assembly was confused; and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together.” Could the Scriptures be any plainer? I think not!
One Bible says this, another Bible says that, and people all over are utterly frustrated and confused. Don't take my word for it. In an 2010 article by The Christian Century magazine, titled, “Are More Bible Versions Bad for the Good Book?,” the author states...
“I think we are drifting more and more to a diverse Babel of translations,” said David Lyle Jeffrey, former provost of Baylor University and an expert on biblical translations. Jeffrey believes that Americans need a “common Bible”—a role the King James Version played for centuries—to communicate the grandeur of scripture without reducing it to “shopping-center-level” discourse.
“When we have so much diversity we lose our common voice,” he said. “It is in effect moving away from a common membership in the body of Christ into disparate, confusing misrepresentations of the rich wisdom of scripture, which ought to unify us.”
Leland Ryken, an English professor at Wheaton College, a leading evangelical school in Illinois, was more blunt. “When there is wide divergence among Bible translations, readers have no way of knowing what the original text really says,” Ryken said. “It's like being given four different scores for the same football game, or three contradictory directions for getting to a town in the middle of the state.”
Scholars estimate that at least 200 English translations have been published since 1900—many of them revisions of earlier texts. Sorting out the differences between the New American Bible and the New American Standard Bible, for example, can be daunting even for experienced readers.
The market can be so confusing and crowded that half of the customers who visit Christian stores to buy a Bible leave without one, according to a study presented to Christian retailers in 2006. [emphasis added]
Satan's purpose for publishing hundreds of Bible versions is to confuse and discourage people from searching the Scriptures. Consequently, people are becoming spiritual without forming a doctrinally sound foundation. The average churchgoer attends Sunday services to sing, fellowship, tithe, hear a watered-down sermon and live the Christian life, but they've never been born-again!!! Each new (modern) version that comes out takes the churches a little further away from the deity of Christ. This is all a part of Satan's plot to prepare the churches to embrace the Antichrist when he comes. If you think I'm off base and wrong, please read my shocking article about Alice Bailey's book called, “The Externalisation Of The Hierarchy.”
Also, please read the insightful article, “The Counterfeit Emerging Church Of Alice Bailey.” Miss Bailey boldly taught that the philosophies of the Luciferian ideology would be conveyed through THE CHURCHES!!! The Alexandrian Bible versions are largely a major fulfillment of this conspiracy to corrupt the churches. Have you believed a lie? The average knuckleheaded pastor these days won't listen to reason, and refuses to be put outside the gate with Jesus, not willing to suffer reproach for the name of Christ. Please don't make the big mistake of approaching the Holy Bible with human rational instead of faith.
If I Were Satan, I'd Publish HUNDREDS of Versions So People Will Lose Confidence
Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001) rightly states...
“You'd be shocked if you knew, how the versions of the Bible that are coming out, which are so unnecessary and not even Bible. You'd be shocked if you knew what they're doing to cause Christian people to feel subconsciously unstable. You'd be shocked if you knew what it's doing to the nervous system of our people! All these Bibles!” —Pastor Jack Hyles, MP3 sermon, “Don't Chase The Pendulum.”
The churches nowadays have largely deteriorated into mere social clubs, fun centers, religious groups and 501c3 state-licensed businesses. The power of the Holy Spirit is not present. The inspired Word of God is not present in the Alexandrian versions. And in the churches that use both the King James Bible and the Alexandrian texts, they are using corruptible words to interpret incorruptible words. This confuses everyone. The man with two watches never knows what time it is! It's common sense folks!
And how dark is that DARKNESS!!! Matthew 6:23, “But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!” John 11:10, “But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him.” John 12:46, “I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.” Amen, anyone who places their trust in the Gospel will no longer be darkness.
The Bible in Revelation 19:13 calls Jesus' name THE WORD OF GOD. Jesus is the Living Word. The Holy Bible is the Written Word. We search the Scriptures (the Written Word) to learn about the Living Word. Hence, to tamper with and corrupt the Written Word is to also attack and distort the image of the Living Word. This hinders people from getting saved, and the Devil fully knows it. If I were the Devil, I'd definitely attack the Bible. I'd publish several hundred different versions, and call each one better than all the others, to confuse everyone. I'd get pastors so worked up, running in theological circles, and confused, that they'd merely want to receive a paycheck and not care about THE TRUTH. I'd wear out the saints to the point where no one cared anymore, because they'd lose their confidence in God's Word. Are not most saints today indifferent? Yes, very much so. Others are complacent, content with error, empty alters at invitation time.
The biggest problem with pastors today is apathy (they just don't care), but who cares? (as the funny saying goes). Well I care. I CARE!!! That's why I have all these ministry websites (by God's grace), because I CARE! I care about the purity of the Gospel of free grace. I care about the purity of God's inspired and preserved very pure words. I care about exposing the heresies of Wrong Repentance and Lordship Salvation (awesome MP3 sermon by Pastor John Ricci).
There are two big societies concerning the Bible:
- The “THUS SAITH THE LORD!” Society (the King James Bible believer)
- The “YEA, HATH GOD SAID?” Society (all modern Bible versions)
Which are you my friend? I am a King James Bible ONLY believer. ALL of these modern versions read DIFFERENTLY!!! They all have different readings from the trustworthy King James Bible. One thing that you'll quickly notice is that the modern versions SHARE all of the same corruptions. That is, you can easily see that they all share a common bond textually, having come from the same Alexandrian manuscripts. Only the King James Bible stands alone!!! For example: Modern Bible PERversions Say It Is Hard To Be Saved (it is NOT “difficult” or “hard” 2B saved).
Kindly, if you don't have a King James Bible, you don't have a Holy Bible!!!!!!! Take a look at what we read in Romans 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 USA has forsaken the God of the inspired King James Bible, changing THE TRUTH into a lie (the modern unholy Bible versions), worshipping the creature (human reasoning and intellectualism) rather than the Creator (Jesus Christ). It all began with a woeful lack of gratitude toward God in our nation, refusing to acknowledge God in our society, kicking the King James Bible (the Word of God) out of America's public classrooms...
Romans 1:20-21, “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: 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.”
Why We Use Only The King James Bible (Pastor John Ricci)
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Rooted and Built Up in Him!
You live the Christian life the same way that you got saved... BY FAITH IN HIM!!!
2:6-7, “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord,
so walk ye in him: Rooted and
built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.”
Here's a precious MP3 sermon by Brother Roloff called, “Running Short On Authority.” In the sermon Brother Roloff teaches a wonderful truth from Colossians 2:6-7, “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.” Isn't that beautiful? We live the Christian life the same way that we get saved... BY FAITH IN JESUS!!!
The Bible says... SO WALK YE IN HIM: ROOTED AND BUILT UP IN HIM!!! I love that truth!
Here it is again, in case you missed it (and this is a great passage to commit to memory)...
Colossians 2:6-7, “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.”
And here also in this passage, we see “the simplicity that is in Christ” (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4). We are saved simply by BELIEVING (TRUSTING) “THE GOSPEL” when we hear it preached!!! We are saved simply by receiving Christ Jesus the Lord, believing on His name! And carefully notice that the Bible doesn't say to receive Jesus “as Lord”; but rather, to receive “the Lord.” There's a big difference! My friend, have you received Christ Jesus the Lord? John 1:12, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.”
Why There's A Hell (MP3 sermon by Pastor Danny Castle)
“In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God,
and that obey not THE GOSPEL of our Lord Jesus Christ.” —2nd Thessalonians 1:8
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