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April 8, 2021 8:00 am
Devil infiltrated our homes listen closely to Adrian Rogers. We entertain ourselves by CENTCOM about drunkenness and perversion and immorality homes because not only would we have pleasure in them. We make them the most admired people in America. Welcome to love worth finding featuring the dynamic teaching Adrian Rogers God is a God of love, but he is also righteous. He is the chief judge solely in his wrath. In Romans chapter 1, the apostle Paul reveals three reasons why this lost world is to be judged and ultimately, this passage acts as an urgent warning to us living in wicked days to repent of our ways and follow God.
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Romans one will begin in verse 18. Here's Adrian Rogers with part two of the lost world that these are perilous days in which were living know if that much about it and we are on a collision course with disaster and judgment and you can save in many ways Santos today only send today is to call San San if you call Sam.
Sam and I say you are intolerant well where you learn something today about the wrath of God. The judgment of God. One thing that God will not accept percent and that is an alibi on excuse. He will accept the confession and he will forgive but there is no excuse man is inexcusable in his sin. Man does not want God to rule over him. He somehow moves God out of his heart. Even though God's existence and God's power and God's authority is clearly revealed man willfully determines to go his own way. The problem is not really intellectual. The problem is tomorrow. The Bible says the fool has said in his heart there is no God that Satan is it he says it in his heart.
Now what is the second step shows there without excuse. First of all, there is that willful self-determination they repress. They hold back. They smother the truth.
The second step not only man's willful self-determination, but man's way Wicked self-deception. You see, when a man decides he's going to go his own way.
He also deceives himself. Nature abhors a vacuum and a man resist the truth. He's going to believe something so he will believe a lie when a man says I don't believe in God. That doesn't mean that he believes nothing it means he will believe anything because believe he must answer is going to put his faith somewhere else and he deceives himself selfish indifference, sophisticated ignorance and watch the next step. Shameful idolatry on an idol is an idol is anything you love more fear, more value, more are served more than Almighty God. Misaligned your arrival may be your home. It may be automobile. It may be a business.
It may be a sex it could be anything. Anything that takes the place of Almighty God ought to have anything that is first place in your life is an idol of Almighty God and we may think me a little bit too sophisticated to worship creeping things. But we still we still have idolatry in our hearts, shameful idolatry. What man doesn't want an idol is an idol is only a magnified center. That's all. And I live man takes his worst vices read and lust violence and try and he beautifies them is pretty slick thing because then he legitimatize his name when he beautifies them. For example, I've been to mail back in 11 and seen the mighty temple there to the God of Bacchus, ruggedness and how they worship him by getting drunk by you can go to Corinth and see the acro print this up their own mount conference with prostitutes wet that they worship God by going in and having sexual intercourse with a prostitute. What he does is legitimatize his biases and nothing is too good for man's God. Pretty slick right.
First of all that comes this selfish indifference. He didn't care about God, then there comes this sophisticated ignorance, professing himself to be wise, he becomes a fool and then there comes this shameful idolatry exchanges. The truth of God for a lie. Hannity is to worship anything but the Almighty the creature rather than the create tour. Now what is the result in society. When we have idolatry in America by the way, 1962 we could God out of our schools.
Vacuum we had all kinds of strange idols to come into America and a part of that is the grisly abortion business leaders versus Psalm 106 versus 35 must go through verse 38 he speaks of his people who were mingled among the heathen, and learn their works and they served their idols which were a snare under them, yea they sacrifice their sons and their daughters onto devils and shed innocent blood. Did you know that the chief god of the abortion industry is demonic.
They sacrifice their sons and daughters onto devils and shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and their daughters in the land was polluted with blood. The Bible links. All of this with idolatry. We make such a I got a pleasure meeting you. Most abortions they are convenience abortions. People don't want to have to raise a child and will abandon me as and want to give up a job they will do this so that let's just snuff out that life is a well woman is all right to determine whether or not she's going to have a baby, not at the babies can see not have the babies can see she talked about being pro-choice. She has a choice will have a live baby or a dead one that's her choice have a live baby and I have a day baby machines don't have a baby because there is a baby living in her but we learn the heathen what the land is flooded with innocent blood in the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness are men who suppress the truth, resist the truth, who hold back the truth and righteousness. Now here's the third step, step number one man whose welfare self-determination. Step number two man's wicked self-deception.
He blinds himself, he deceives himself and now finally man's willful self-destruction. Self-determination leads to self-deception leads to self-destruction and the rest of this chapter tells about that destruction. What is that destruction well.
It comes in several stages. First of all, people who turn from God always become sexually perverted look, if you will, in verse 25. They changed the truth of God into a lie and worshiped and served the creature more than the creator who is blessed forever and for this cause God gave them up to vile affections know what is he talking about Lisa's 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 man with man working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet or fitting, and even as they did not like to retain God in the knowledge God gave them over to a reprobate mind what God is talking about here is the scent of sodomy & tomorrow perversion.
Notice how God calls this sin actually begins up in verse 24 he calls it uncleanness.
He calls it last because it dishonored verse 24 in verse 26 he calls and vile affections. In verse 26 he says it is against nature.
In verse 27 he says it is seemly over in the Old Testament in Leviticus chapter 18 verse 22. The Bible says thou shall not lie with mankind, as with womankind. It is an abomination. I've been amazed as I read those who want to practice this perversion. Some of the fancy footwork they've done to try to explain away the plain meaning of God's word modify the explosion of sexual perversion that we sing today is one of the great signs that were living in the last days and that were ripe for judgment. Our Lord said in Luke chapter 17 that the last days will be like the days of Noah and the days of Lot. I will share that scripture with you versus 26 through 30. Our Lord Jesus is speaking and Jesus says, as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of Man baby they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Then again likewise also as it was in the days of Lot. They did eat, they drank, they brought they sold, they planted, they build it, but the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all.
Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed. As it was in the days of law. Lot 2 will remember live in a society that is glorified sodomy and sexual perversion and God destroyed ancient Psalm with fire and brimstone second Peter chapter 2 verse six says he turned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemning them with an overthrow, making them an example to those that you have to live ungodly godless autumn with smoking ruins.
As an example. The only thing we learn from history is that we don't learn anything from history. Ezekiel chapter 16 verse 48 behold this was the iniquity by sister Sodom, pride, fullness of bread, an abundance of idleness was in her and her daughters neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and the needy and they were haughty and committed abomination before me.
Therefore I took them away as I saw good, God said they were full of bread. They were full of vileness. There was prosperity in the land, but they were proud and haughty base. They were proud of their sin as we said, sin that used to slink down back alleys, now struts down Main Street's what used to be called sin began to be called sickness and has been called a socially accepted practice and as I say the only sin today is the call that sin. Sin and there will be people who will write to me and tell me that I'm ignorant, bigoted, and whatever please if I say something is on the Scripture right me. Let me know when it's in the Bible take the argument up with God and if you think I'm hardhearted. I'm not but I'm not about to preach God's word you see a nation by nation that cannot distinguish about tomorrow. Perversion is a Mason on his last legs. Isaiah chapter 3. Listen to it versus 89 for Jerusalem is growing and Judah is fallen because their tong and their doings are against the Lord to provoke the eyes of his glory to show that confidence doesn't witness against them. They declare their sin as so they hide it not will wonder there's so, for they have rewarded evil in themselves. God said this is what his ruined Judah. This is what is written. Jerusalem and I submit to you, it will be the ruin of America as surely as there is a God in the glory. I'm only telling you folks what the word of God says if you want to reference the Scripture again so Isaiah chapter 3 verses eight and nine. But this is not the only kind of sin. Pornography is flooding America.
What happens to that pornography eventually finds itself in the hands of children, the hands of children.
Vile, wicked, lascivious stuff some time ago I was driving down Poplar Avenue. I saw two little guys out there look like they may been a great skew that a briefcase with them a nice looking briefcase and they were going out into the woods without briefcase. I knew something had to be wrong to say too little guys would briefcase going in the woods so I stop my car they were going. The woods I got out and I said all right boys come out. I didn't hear and I said, you heard me come out right now afterwhile to look guys, lies like squirrels came out of the woods. No briefcase. I said boys will be doing the woods.
I said where's the briefcase is what briefcase I said go get the briefcase they said what I said no case the suggestion I did know when they come back and they came back with that briefcase. I said open it. They should do.
We have to I said open and it was full of bile lascivious or not little guys made me so angry. Not angry at the pornographer per se, but angry that little guys like that will guys like that would have their minds twisted and warped at that age with a vileness was in that stuff I said where did you get this.
We got it from some of the boys they want to know when I left it and we got it from them. I said, what would your mother think element are you so I don't know and I talk with him and I said boys you would put garbage in your mouse and put garbage in your minds in a talk with them hello. This is what you want us to do with this I say give it to me so I took that briefcase and put my car. I said God if I have the right to a high school went behind that high school is an incinerator that dumped it in that incinerator. Can you imagine folks six dollars worth six dollars worth of free finds its way. I think my little grandson reading that built my granddaughters reading at step minds to be twisted and perverted what happens a man self-destruction. He becomes first of all sexually perverted pleasing God is against sex God is in favor of saints God made man a sexual creature, God made it even when he gave Eve that he said that is very good.
When God says flee fornication when God says thou shall not commit adultery.
When God says thou shall not lie with man is with woman. He's not trying to keep us from sex is trying to keep sex for us is God's wonderful gear. Sex is so bad. Perverted because it is so wonderful as God intended for one man and one woman to love one another in a monogamous marriage that that fulfillment and joy and frankly friend, I want that for my children I want my children my grandchildren to know what I've known what Joyce and I know happy Christian monogamous marriage. The devil is a pervert and the devil is a priority, has no raw materials, he can only take that which is from God and perverted so I became sexually perverted and then when it became sexually perverted. They became socially perverted outlook. If you will, in verse 28 and even as they did not like to retain God in the knowledge God gave them over to a reprobate that means a decadent mind and old friend with we don't have a right minded society today. 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 quality in the murder, debate, deceit, malignity whispers back by the skaters of God. Despite the proud posters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenant breakers, natural affection, implacable, unmerciful man when he turned back from God become not only sexually perverted but socially perverted. The world becomes a madhouse and we live in our self-made cells and lock ourselves in at night while the hoodlums roll up and down the streets and our wives and our daughters are afraid to go out at night and woke up and down the streets. What happens when man turned his back on God to become sexually perverted become socially perverted and many become spiritually perverted look in verse 32. Knowing the judgment of God, that they which do such things which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same but they have pleasure in them. We have begun to entertain ourselves how we entertain ourselves by sitcoms about drunkenness and perversion and immorality and adultery, and the devil has a pipeline right into our homes, because not only do we do these things. We have pleasure in them. Do we make them the most admired people in America now folks I am broken hearted for America.
Listening God's people need to get on the face before Almighty God in prayer. Three times in this chapter it says God gave them up. God gave them up and God gave them over. All the very worst thing that God could do to America. The very worst thing is just leave us alone costs leave us alone just licensed to abortion so long. I hope that didn't happen to America. God gave them up. God gave them up. God gave them over his revival time in American time for us to seek the Lord, because Romans one is being replayed for us willful self-determination, wicked self-deception, woeful self-destruction. That's the bad news that makes the good news.
Good good good news is the gospel. That's what Romans is about the gospel and the word gospel means good news. Paul says in verse 16. I'm not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God and the salvation believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved every cent will be forgiven.
He will come in your heart radically dramatically eternally change your heart.
But his spirit in you and he will not only change when he will empower you and then when time to go to heaven comes when you die when Jesus comes if they could be with him for eternity friend that's the gospel truth. And if you're not certain of your salvation, I will lead you prayer in this prayer, you can invite Jesus Christ in your heart as your Lord and Savior is a pastor Rogers. I'm not in the condition that those people were in that you talked about. I sincerely believe that which on the same side of the fence with them. If you not say and you say friend, not the amount of sin that condemns us. It's the fact of sin. Bible says flawless and were going to see that in the third chapter you need to be saved and you can be saved today, would you pray prayer like this out of your heart dear God, just between dear God, I know that you love me and I know that you want to save me. I'm a sinner. My sin deserves judgment, but I won't mercy all Jesus. I need to be saved. You died to save me a promise to save me if I would question. I do trust you.
I believe you are the son of God.
I believe you paid for my sin with your blood on the cross. I believe God raised from the dead and now by faith, like a child I receive you in my life is my Lord and Savior take control of my life be my master, my Savior, I will live for you.
The rest of my life. I will follow you all of my life because you have given to me the gift of salvation. Thank thank you for saving me. I look for a sign.
I don't ask for feeling.
I don't think that I'm going to get this because I'm a good person. I just received the gift and all I can say is thank you Lord, thank begin now to make me the person you want me to meet and help me never to be ashamed of you and your name. Amen. If you prayed to receive Jesus Christ just now we want to celebrate with you and invite you to our discovery, Jesus page to our website you'll find answers, you may need about your newfound faith is a response section. We can share your testimony or you can let us know how this message is impacted your life go to LWF.org/radio and click the tab that says Discover Jesus welcome to God's forever family. We can't wait to hear from you if you like to order a copy of today's message in its entirety. Call us at 1877 love God mentioned the title the lost world of this message is also part of the insightful foundations for our faith series for that complete collection. All 27 powerful messages. Call 1877 love God or you can order online. It LWF.org/radio or write us at love and worth finding box 38, 600 Memphis, TN 38183 Romans 118 to 31 warns us three times God gave them up. Adrian Rogers reiterates the worst thing God could do for you would be to leave you alone in your sin. If you have any sin in your life any self-determination, deception or destruction repent, which means turn from that sin and turn to God. We hope will join us next time. For more profound truth simply stay right here worth finding.
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