18 The Wrath of God is being revealed from Heaven
Against all the Godlessness and Wickedness of men
Who Suppress the Truth by their Wickedness,
19 SINCE WHAT MAY BE KNOW ABOUT GOD
IS PLAIN TO THEM,
BECAUSE GOD HAS MADE IT PLAIN TO THEM.
20 For since the Creation of the World God's Invisible Qualities—
His Eternal Power and Divine Nature—
Have been Clearly Seen,
Being understood from what has been made,
SO THAT MEN ARE WITHOUT EXCUSE.
21 For although they knew God,
They neither Glorified Him as God, nor gave Thanks to Him,
BUT THEIR THINKING BECAME FUTILE
AND THEIR FOOLISH HEARTS WERE DARKENED.
22 Although they claimed to be wise,
THEY BECAME FOOLS
23 AND EXCHANGED THE GLORY OF THE IMMORTAL GOD
FOR IMAGES MADE TO LOOK LIKE MORTAL MAN
AND BIRDS AND ANIMALS AND REPTILES.
24 THEREFORE GOD GAVE THEM OVER
IN THE SINFUL DESIRES OF THEIR HEARTS
To Sexual Impurity
For the Degrading of their bodies with one another.
25 THEY EXCHANGED THE TRUTH OF GOD FOR A LIE,
And worshiped and served created things
Rather than the Creator--
Who is forever praised. Amen.
26 BECAUSE OF THIS,
GOD GAVE THEM OVER TO SHAMEFUL LUSTS.
Even their women Exchanged Natural Relations,
For Unnatural ones.
27 In the same way the men
Also Abandoned Natural Relations with women
And were Inflamed with Lust for one another.
Men Committed Indecent Acts with other men,
AND RECEIVED IN THEMSELVES
THE DUE PENALTY FOR THEIR PERVERSION.
28 Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile
To retain the knowledge of God,
HE GAVE THEM OVER TO A DEPRAVED MIND.
TO DO WHAT OUGHT NOT TO BE DONE.
29 They have become Filled
With every kind of Wickedness, Evil, Greed and Depravity.
They are Full of Envy, Murder, Strife, Deceit and Malice.
They are Gossips, Slanderers, God-haters,
Insolent, Arrogant and Boastful;
They invent ways of doing Evil;
They are Disobey their Parents;
They are Senseless, Faithless, Heartless, Ruthless.
29 ALTHOUGH THEY KNOW GOD'S RIGHTEOUS DECREE
THAT THOSE WHO DO SUCH THINGS DESERVE DEATH,
They not only continue to do these Very Things
But also Approve of those who Practice them.
Today, America and the West are fulfilling
What the Apostle Paul spoke of here.
America is ignoring what God has made Plain to her.
America's thinking has become Futile
And her Foolish heart Darkened.
God has given her over to the Sinful Desires of her heart;
She has Exchanged the Truth of God for a Lie.
She has been given over to Shameful Lusts;
Women Exchanging Natural Relations for Unnatural ones,
And men Inflamed with Lust for one another.
And they have received in themselves
The Due Penalty for their Perversion.
America has a Depraved mind.
She is full of every kind of Wickedness, Evil, Greed and Depravity;
Full of Envy, Murder, Strife, Deceit and Malice,
Gossip, Slanderer, God-hating;
She is Insolent, Arrogant and Boastful;
She Invents ways of doing Evil;
She is Disobedient to Parents;
She is Senseless, Faithless, Heartless, Ruthless.
Unless there is REPENTANCE, she is Hopeless.