>I was reading Romans yesterday and went over the section that dealt with what people were like when they had denied God. Now keep in mind, this is a person that was writing about a civilization that existed 2000 years ago. Of course now we are more advanced than that. We have become more cultured and intellectual. We are definitely not as barbarian as those who lived two millenia ago.

Lets look at a few words that Paul used to describe people in his own time and how they are so far removed from anything we are today.

And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a base mind and to improper conduct.
Rom 1:29
They were filled with all manner of wickedness, evil, covetousness, malice. Full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity, they are gossips,
Rom 1:30
slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,
Rom 1:31
foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.
Rom 1:32
Though they know God’s decree that those who do such things deserve to die, they not only do them but approve those who practice them.

Now I don’t know about you, but I am so glad that I don’t live in that society. They must have been awful. Thank God for enlightenment and advancement. We are so much better off. That is my thought for the day. Feel free to comment.