Five Facts About A Faithless People

Our culture stigmatizes Christian Values and makes nearly any public stand or statement regarding what Scripture says about homosexuality, objective truth, sanctity of life, and creation an object of great scorn. A moral erosion has been in motion for several generations. Paul points out five facts about a faithless people (Rom. 1:18-32):

Faithlessness ignites God’s fury (18). Wrathfulness is as much a part of God’s nature as graciousness. Paul says the object of His wrath is all ungodliness and unrighteousness.

Faithlessness ignores the facts (19-20). Paul says that faithlessness is not due to an absence of facts, but a willful ignorance of them. It takes a deliberate effort to arrive at unbelief. So much has to be continuously ignored.

Faithlessness includes futility (21). Faithlessness is built upon a flimsy foundation. It’s the slab of speculation. The faithless spend their lives running from the facts in favor of a worldview that makes no sense, gives no purpose, and instills no hope.

Faithlessness involves folly (22-23). It’s not just empty, it’s foolish. Paul’s words here are akin to David’s words in Psalm 14:1 and 53:1, that “the fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’”

Faithlessness instigates a fall (24-32). Paul pictures how a person arrives at wholesale immorality. One turns from God and runs the other way.

These verses are proof of divine inspiration, because although they were written 2000 years ago they perfectly describe the current culture.

Neal Pollard