What shall it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his or her soul? This is the question that was presented to me on the night of 22nd of January 2021.
The signs that this world is increasingly being given to a reprobate mindset as the Bible said in Romans 1:28, is increasing on a daily basis. This is not what anyone should overlook.
Romans 1:28 (NLT)Romans 1:28 (NLT) – Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done.
Let us read more about Romans 1:28 for context, let’s read from verse 28 to 32.
Because those people refuse to keep in mind the true knowledge about God, he has given them over to corrupted minds, so that they do the things that they should not do. They are filled with all kinds of wickedness, evil, greed, and vice; they are full of jealousy, murder, fighting, deceit, and malice. They gossip and speak evil of one another; they are hateful to God, insolent, proud, and boastful; they think of more ways to do evil; they disobey their parents; they have no conscience; they do not keep their promises, and they show no kindness or pity for others. They know that God's law says that people who live in this way deserve death. Yet, not only do they continue to do these very things, but they even approve of others who do them.Romans 1:28-32 GNT
If you are born in the 1970s or after, the chances are high that you have never been introduced to God properly or at all. When I say God, the Bible mentions the following Jesus…
Jesus answered him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one goes to the Father except by me - John 14:6 GNT
By saying God, I am referring to Jesus who is the only gateway to God the Father of us all. God is the creator of life, universe and all that gives life and the universe meaning – Genesis 1:1
If you are a person with a critical mind, you will notice that each nation on earth cannot agree on barely anything. And when they are found to seemingly agree, such agreement are founded on selfish interests, for example, it is common that 2 countries accuse each other of human rights violations but the same 2 countries will sign a trade deal with one another.
Although, this phenomenon is rampant between nations but it is much more common with people. For example, a white person might hate a black person or Chinese person but when it comes to satisfying their sexual urgy, they will let down their guard and have a casual sex them or what many call one night stand. This also happens when money is involved, people will do anything to get their hands on money even if it is against their personal preferences.
Going back to Romans 1:28-32, you can see what is described by people who think its best to disregard their knowledge of God. God give up such people to a reprobate mind. Now, What is the meaning of reprobate?
Meaning of REPROBATE– destined or condemned to eternal punishment in hell
– an unprincipled person.
God in His mercy sent Jesus Christ to die for our sins, so that we can be reconciled with Him (God the Father). The way the world lives now is to God a sinful way. This is all the result of the devil’s influence on men. The devil’s influence on men is designed to turn people against God and we see how the world is upside down and yet ee have not seen the worst. For this reason, Jesus became the gateway to God by dying for us so that through His death, we can find a way back to God. After all that Jesus went through on the cross not to talk of the separation He went through from God the Fatherwhen He drank the cup of our sin, it is deeply sad that we still live a life that disregards All that He has done for us. If you are born in the 1970s or after, you most likely don’t even know who Christ is because the world has invested so much in living a reprobate life, so much that we have lost touch with the testimonies of how those in the past regarded God correctly and how God shaped their environment for good.
Think about the women’s suffrage movement, deep within the move was the cry that God created man and women equally. It was the case that God knew that the man will need the woman so the woman cannot be second class to the man. Likewise, when you think of race inequality, God did not create the white man then the black man, No. God made man and woman. Whatever skin variation there are is purely down the the atmospheric conditions in the various regions on earth but the man or woman God created is still inside that body. We can see here how God’s principles prevails over how we think now! Look at countries that are plagued with terrorism, you will see how ethnic clensing is often, if not always a direct practice of the terrorist groups, but God did not plan this to happen. Its all part of the devil’s influence.
I hope you will see how the world we live in now has strayed away from the world God created? We have given room and much right to the devil’s influence. Again I say that if you are age 40 or under, you may be surprised by my writing because our generation has lived in so much ignorance of God. We have been told by science and politicians and dictators that human being just happened through big bang but yet science cannot really say how big bang was initiated.
It is not your fault that you have no believe in God or that you think the idea of God’s reality sounds absurd. You are not the only one thinking like this. All I will implore you right now as you read this blog is to consider exploring God. In our great nation of the United Kingdom, many of our world class systems were founded on Christian principles – the NHS, the BBC, the universal credit, the red Cross, salvation army the list is long. Have you noticed that these organisations are becoming more and more irrelevant as they continue to diverge from their founding principles, which are based on the the principles of God?
If your life sounds or looks or feels as if it is falling apart like those that God have given to a reprobate mind, please try this one solution – align your life with God and you will find true meaning of life. Suicidal thoughts will no longer mean nothing to you because you will find your life’s purpose in Chirst. In fact, when you find this life purpose, you will be wishing you had discovered Jesus since you were born. I also will like to remind you again that I am sharing this blog post solely from my personal life experience. If you wish to ask me questions, please get in touch.
Before I’ll let you go, I just want to say a few more things; don’t let anyone fool you, changing your sexual orientation will not fix your life problems, veganism will not make you happier, yes it may make you healthier but not fulfilled. A lot of the things we have made so important are actually deceptions. Don’t get me wrong, please hear me out. As I desire to be who God made me to be, I am seeing that God made human to till the earth and look after it. This alone got me to cut down on waste, I have embraced vegan meals where possible, I have learnt that excessive consumption is bad for the environment and I am all about low waste living. I didn’t need to become a humanist to discover that I have the responsibility to look after the earth, I don’t have to become a left wing socialist to know that I need to look after the poor. The life of Christ has become my perspective and because of this, many issues people face in the society today have become resolved for me.
I am not a rich person, I am not wise and I am not popular but I do not lack anything because I have learnt to rest my life on Christ Jesus. If you want to explore Christ today, please send me an email and let’s get chatting. You can also pray this prayer today- ” Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior.”
When you pray the Bove prayer, you have entered a new way of living. Life cannot be the same as before.
Since this blog was about the question that came to me, I am taking a stand with God to be my only source of life and livelihood. The duty ahead of me now is to be more acquainted to Him. Perhaps we can go on this journey together. God bless you, Tunde