Romans 1 [NLT]

so i have started to read the book of romans, for no particular reason.

Paul was writing to the romans, before he arrived in Rome, and one verse stood out to me “when we get together, i want to encourage you in your faith, but i also want to be encouraged by yours.” – Romans 1:12.   This verse spoke to me, it could be because my walk with God hasn’t been regular, but its like paul was pushing them to be close with God, and to really further that relationship with Him.
“ For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and the sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities, his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.” – Romans 1:20  How can somebody who sees everything around us, the way our human body works the fruits growing on the tree, or even the animals at the zoo, who else is their creator but God. i like this verse : )

“ the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved.” – Romans 1: 26-27.
it says it here. being sexually active as a gay man or woman is WRONG. it is a sin in the eyes of God.

“they are backstabbers, haters of God.” – 1 Romans 30 Such strong words, haters of God, not just sinners, and not just random people who disobey, but HATERS of God. thats intense.

its one thing to know that God doesnt exist, to have a different religion or to completely believe in something else. but i dont know how people do it. How people live without Him. and not even just claim to not believe him, but to actually HATE God?


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