BIBLE PICKINS: ROMANS

The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans.


“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth.”

Paul is telling us that those who do not believe in God, or are ignorant of God’s existence, will not be saved. Not very godlike if you ask me.

The word ‘god’ refers to a supreme (?) being. This powerful deity knows everything, sees everything, and is everywhere at once. In spite of all that, no one has ever seen him. The New Testament never mentions God’s name. Does God call himself  God? Jesus calls him Father, which indicates two separate deities.

I think Paul is an ascetic misanthrope. Everything that he writes in this letter was born in his own sick head, the place where his God resides.

{1:24}  Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves.

God created all the creatures in the world. Man, like all every other living thing, is compelled to reproduce himself. Man does this by having sex with a woman. This drive to reproduce was built into man from the git-go. God put it there. So, what was God doing when he “gave them up”? It meant that the Holy Spirit could not stop man from having sex. So God said “go for it.”

What exactly does ” dishonour their own bodies between themselves?” This is an odd phrase. I don’t know if it refers to sex between consenting adults or masturbation.

{1:25} Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped and served the creature more than the the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. {1:26} For their cause God gave them up into vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature.

This is interesting. Is Paul writing about girl-on-girl goodtimes?

{1:27} And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

It looks like boy-on-girl goodtimes is “the natural use of woman.” Nothing else.

God seems to go with the flow. When he saw men and women having “vile affections” like there was no tomorrow what did he do? He gave them over to unclean behavior. What Paul failed to realize was that God gave the green light to goodtimes. Paul refused to notice this and continued  his campaign against vile affections in spite of what God said on the subject.

{1:28} And even as they did not like to retain God in [their] knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient.

Not convenient. HA!

{1:29} being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication…

STOP! Boy-on-girl goodtimes are bad too! You are a sick man, Paul.

…weirdness, covetousness, maliciousness, full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity, whisperers, {1:30} Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasting, inventions of evil things, disobedient to parents. {1:31} Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful {1:32} Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

WOW! The death penalty for debate and whispering.

When Paul, formerly known as Saul, was scooting around the mid-east killing Christians maybe he should have been put to death.

{2:1) Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judges; for wherein thou judges another, thou condemest  thyself, for thou that judgest doest the same things.

Is Paul judgmental? YES. Paul would say that he is not judgmental because he is merely espousing those opinions uttered by God himself.

I am convinced that a Christian must accurately quote any verse in the Bible. Nothing more. The Christian must not cherry pick the verses that he likes and ignore those verses he does not like. The Christian must not paraphrase or interpret any verse. To do so is to say something that God did not say, thereby speaking as God.

Paul goes into a long rant about circumcision, sin and law.

{8:6} For to be carnally minded [is] death; but to spirituality minded [is] life and peace.

Since we are all carnally minded (remember, we wish to reproduce ourselves) except for those with some sort of brain malfunction, we are all bound to death. Unfortunately, those people with brain malfunctions will die too. If we cast aside our carnal thoughts and let ourselves be filled with the Spirit, we die but go to Heaven.

I think I’ll keep my carnal thoughts.

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About izziferreel

Freethinker. Drummer, Singer, Songwriter: The Third Eye, Blackbird13, The Avantguardians. Actor: Raving Maniacs, Feeding the Masses. Also produced, wrote and acted in my short film Lonelyman51. Writer: lyrics, radio drama, horror tales and social criticism.
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