It's More than An Issue of Self

Discussion in 'Health and medical' started by Lordofcaradja, Dec 17, 2003.


    "For what can be known about God is evident to them, because God made it evident to them. Ever since
    the creation of the world, his invisible attributes of eternal power and divinity have been able to
    be understood and perceived in what he has made. As a result, they have no excuse; for although they
    knew God they did not accord him glory as God or give him thanks. Instead, they became vain in their
    reasoning, and their senseless minds were darkened. While claiming to be wise, they became fools and
    exchanged the glory of the immortal God for the likeness of an image of mortal man or of birds or of
    four-legged animals or of snakes. Therefore, God handed them over to impurity through the lusts of
    their hearts for the mutual degradation of their bodies. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie
    and revered and worshiped the creature rather than the creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
    Therefore, God handed them over to degrading passions. Their females exchanged natural relations for
    unnatural, and the males likewise gave up natural relations with females and burned with lust for
    one another. Males did shameful things with males and thus received in their own persons the due
    penalty for their perversity. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God handed them
    over to their undiscerning mind to do what is improper. They are filled with every form of
    wickedness, evil, greed, and malice; full of envy, murder, rivalry, treachery, and spite. They are
    gossips and scandalmongers and they hate God. They are insolent, haughty, boastful, ingenious in
    their wickedness, and rebellious toward their parents. They are senseless, faithless, heartless,
    ruthless. Although they know the just decree of God that all who practice such things deserve death,
    they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them." - Romans 1:19-32 © NAB