Because of the Remnant

You don’t have to look far today to see that most of society does not want to be bothered with things that are spiritual; they have no time to look at, or reflect on anything spiritual; rather they seem to be primarily concerned with the economy and the temporal things of this life. So much that we used to hold dear-the historical ideals of conduct that were associated with the Judeo-Christian heritage-seem of little importance. Even our TV screens portray homosexuality and loose morals as simply another lifestyle and nothing to be worried about.

Paul refers to this at length in the first chapter of Romans, and we can see that these are the very things that seem to be creeping into society all around us. The only thing that has probably stopped God’s judgment on the human race thus far is the fact that He still has a remnant; a people that seek to serve the Lord Jesus Christ, and be a light in the midst of increasing darkness. Always being on our guard as we journey onward, in order that the truth of the gospel will continue to influence the people around us, and ultimately people around the world.

Romans 1:18-32

     18     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 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, and their foolish heart was darkened.

     22     Professing to be wise, they became fools,

     23     and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.

     24     Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them.

     25     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.

     26     For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural,

     27     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.

     28     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,

     29     being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips,

     30     slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,

     31     without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful;

     32     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.

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Galatians 6:8

     8     For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.

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