RecentComments:kjv@Numbers:23:19 kjv@Numbers:23:19@ @ RandyP comments: Reprobate Mind - Out of context this verse is frequently used in claiming His promises under our own pretense. The context here suggests that God's promise is much larger in scope than to what we often selfishly apply it.
RecentComments:kjv@Mark:8:22-38 kjv@Mark:8:22-38@ @ RAndyP comments: Reprobate Mind - In another similar account Peter is later called the rock. In another he is later rebuked as satan. Identifying Jesus as Christ and rebuking the Christ for what he must be and do is the mind at full work.
RecentComments:kjv@Mark:9:1-29 kjv@Mark:9:1-29@ @ RandyP comments: Reprobate Mind - the faithless generation seems to include His own disciples who had not prepared for exercism with prayer and fasting and a group of scribes that were using one mans plight to provoke a crowd of seekers. Only one man is depicted as seeking the Lord to help him with his unbelief.
RecentComments:kjv@Mark:9:13 kjv@Mark:9:13@ @ RandyP comments: Reprobate Mind - Whatever they listed, this is how they treated a prophet, and they felt fully justified in doing so. The Baptists head delivered on a plater as a token of appreciation for a party dance?
RecentComments:kjv@Mark:9:30-50 kjv@Mark:9:30-50@ @ RandyP comments: Reprobate Mind - The top down view death and resurrection, sacrifice and service, accepting the service of those outside that bring honour to the Lord, receiving and not offending the small, purging self from offending actions. Bottom up, not understanding, being afraid to ask, needless debate, self exaltation, factionalism, offense, losing saltiness.
RecentComments:kjv@Mark:10:1-31 kjv@Mark:10:1-31@ @ RandyP comments: Reprobate Mind - the mind tends to reduce a passage like this to its most palatable speck. Here we find as the diciple's minds were being opened up they were "astonished" frequently at Jesus's fuller revelations. Doesn't mean that they understood or agreed yet, only that they were seeing how deep things really were becoming.
RecentComments:kjv@Mark:10:1-31 kjv@Mark:10:1-31@ @ RandyP comments: Reprobate Mind - we see that at least in the case of divorce a legalized leniency was granted because of the hardness of mens hearts. Perhaps better stated as a civil protection for the offended party. God's better intention is that their softer hearts would not cause this course of action.
RecentComments:kjv@Mark:10:32-52 kjv@Mark:10:32-52@ @ RandyP comments: Reprobate Mind - Jesus just revealed something very deep about the inter-workings between the Father and himself; the limits of the Son's power. The disciples are consumed though in the inter-working amongst themselves.
RecentComments:kjv@Deuteronomy:1-2 kjv@Deuteronomy:1-2 @ @ RandyP comments: Reprobate Mind - A brief summary of the past forty years of Israel from God's perspective shows how different the reprobate mind see's things than from God. No doubt as they heard this rehash, they had concocted an entirely different storyline. The same would be true I'm sure in our modern lives as well.
RecentComments:kjv@Deuteronomy:3-4 kjv@Deuteronomy:3-4 @ @ RandyP comments: Reprobate Mind - How easily Israel forgets the voice from the fire on the mount, the shapeless form, the cloud by day, the flame by night, the bringing out, the moving about, the enemies they had already miraculously defeated, things that they had all heard and seen and been apart of to focus strictly on themselves and their self serving gods. Self is often too strong for just reason.
RecentComments:kjv@Mark:12:1-27 kjv@Mark:12:1-27@ @ RandyP comments: Reprobate Mind - Is of the mind that it is in control even when it is not. Here we see the intent revealed by parable, we see the attempt to trap Jesus in words being foiled, and the fear of what the people would think holding them back. And yet they will soon do exactly what the parable says that they will do. What control does it actually have?
RecentComments:kjv@Deuteronomy:8-9 kjv@Deuteronomy:8-9 @ @ RandyP comments: Reprobate Mind - If the forty wilderness years were designed to show and prove Israel's heart for God, what did it prove? Rebellious/Stiff-necked/Everyday. That it was not because of their righteousness, but because of God's promise. How differently they must have thought.
RecentComments:kjv@Deuteronomy:11-12 kjv@Deuteronomy:11-12 @ @ RandyP comments: Reprobate Mind - Two book ends, what is right in ones own eye, what is good and right in God's eye. Two people, the former being chased out because of their idolatry, a a rebellious/stiff-necked people who were not a people now partakers in a promise made long ago. All that they have to do is love and obey. Can they? Why?
RecentComments:kjv@Deuteronomy:13 kjv@Deuteronomy:13 @ @ RandyP comments: Reprobate Mind - Many academics critics would see this as a harsh immoral passage. Muslims and others who see Judeo-Christian religions as soft and emasculated, say that this and other passages are where we've defiled God's name. Would God have said this to Israel had he not intended their compliance at that time? Having not followed through on this, history would record Israel as constantly being pulled away and apart just as promised. Our minds today still seek to rationalize this out. Tolerance versus its effect on the course of events, obedience and it's effect on public perception.
kjv@kjv@Mark:14:72@ @ RandyP comments: Reprobate Mind - Was it only then that Peter thought about Jesus's words. The phrase "Calling to mind" projects the notion of items being on screen and off screen and that somehow we are in control as to which is which.
kjv@kjv@Deuteronomy:27 @ @ RandyP comments: Reprobate Mind - This section of "cursed be" makes it pretty clear the type of morality sought from Israel. The fact that they were so frequently cursed should show us the true nature of our reprobate mind, the nature to somehow justify and allow that which is clearly set out as sinful bringing about curse as if to tempt and test God's own patience and resolve.
kjv@kjv@Mark:15:7@ @ RandyP comments: Reprobate Mind - A murdering insurrectionist considered in the same judgment as our Lord and savior and winning out in pardon? That is often a clue to just how un comfortable and threatened people are by the revelation of their own conscience.
kjv@kjv@Mark:15:14@ @ RandyP comments: Reprobate Mind - Pilate's question was never adequately answered, justice even in human terms did not matter in the least. The mob mentality and possible threat of their riotous reaction if action was done to the contrary was solely sufficient.
kjv@kjv@Deuteronomy:28 @ @ RandyP comments: Reprobate Mind - The choice was theirs as a nation, blessing or curse, but, He knew the choice that was to be made beforehand; the answer here is always the same product of the reprobate mind, the mind will of course find a way to reduce and justify this to something other than what it is. It was clearly stated that they were to be an example to all the nations good or bad; so what would the national mind choose?
RecentComments:kjv@Deuteronomy:29-30 kjv@Deuteronomy:29-30 @ @ RandyP comments: Reprobate Mind - Two very clear cut choices given here. Every reason past present and future to choose the one, every blessing and reward. The difference between them are simply the choice of which God to serve. Which choice do you think that they collectively chose and why? Was it because this God is too hard? Unjust? unrewarding? unpredictable and rash?
RecentComments:kjv@Luke:5:17-39 kjv@Luke:5:17-39@ @ RandyP comments: Reprobate Mind - One man sees a miracle and suddenly sees his sinful nature before God. Other men see a miracle and become defensive and increasingly antagonistic. These men have constructed an expectation of a Messiah that helps them justify their growing hatred.
RecentComments:kjv@Judges:2:10 kjv@Judges:2:10@ @ RandyP comments: Reprobate Mind - Look at how quick they forget God. All of the battles. All of the victories under impossible odds. All of the miracles. So much for rational thought, the heart instead does what it wants and from that proceeds to rationalize it. The heart certainly has it's problems with God.
RecentComments:kjv@1Samuel:14:6 kjv@1Samuel:14:6@ @ RandyP comments: How true! Where often our Reprobate Mind reduces matters down to where it feels more in control, Where when that level of control is outside our grasp we limit God's control down to levels that we are more comfortable with, we like Jonathan need to allow God to be the truer image - the much larger God that He needs to be.
RecentComments:kjv@John:8:37-59 kjv@John:8:37-59@ @ RandyP comments: The crucial mistake of the Reprobate Mind is to reduce sin down to mere actions and to compare actions with other more active sinners. Sin becomes relative rather than legitimate. Sin becomes something one step beyond that the conscience could do but hasn't done yet, thus it can applaud itself for having not done that (even though it has done all of this other). It is justified itself no matter what it has done or hasn't done in beneficial terms.
RecentComments:kjv@Psalms:4:2 kjv@Psalms:4:2@ @ RandyP comments: Reprobate Mind - This sums up what our mind is attempting to do. It brings the glory of God down to improve it's outlook upon itself. It seeks to deceive its own self. Peter put it as "the corruption that is in the world through lust kjv@2Peter:1:4".
RecentComments:kjv@Psalms:10:13 kjv@Psalms:10:13@ @ RandyP comments: If the Reprobate Mind can reduce God down to nothing then there is no requirement made of him from God, he can do as he pleases. Nothing can be in the form of atheism or agnosticism or this unconditional love fluff.
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