REJECTING THE CREATOR PUT HUMANS IN THE DARK

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If God is good, why do His creatures act so badly? Our Creator showed Himself by what He made. But the first people unplugged from Him, damaging human thoughts, desires and acts. Still loving those He created, God has provided rescue for the disconnected human race. The good news is that through faith in Christ a person can be made right with God.

THE GOSPEL SAVES BELIEVERS FROM GOD’S WRATH

Salvation comes to those who believe the truth about Christ (15-16)
Those who believe are counted as not being guilty of sin (17)
Salvation is needed due to God’s wrath at human sin (18)
Creation reveals God making all accountable for rejecting Him (19-20)
REJECTING THE CREATOR TO WORSHIP CREATURES RUINED HUMANS
The first humans knew God intimately (21)
Dishonor of God caused darkness in human mind and heart (21-22)
Humans traded the worship of the Creator for false gods (23)
God allowed humans to dishonor themselves by acting on dark desires (24)
Humans abandoned God to worship things He made (25)
GOD ALLOWED EVIL PASSIONS TO DOMINATE HUMANS (25-27)
Females desired homosexual acts (25)
Males desired homosexual acts (26-27)
Homosexual action brought penalties (27)
HUMANS REJECTED GOD TO BE RULED BY WORTHLESS THINKING (28-32)
Humans left God to serve worthless thinking (28)
Examples of acting on worthless thinking (29-31)
Worthless thinking ignores God’s revealed will (32)