WHY MEN ARE LOST
Jesse M. Hendley
Will you turn with me, please, to Romans 1:25, and we
are studying today WHY GOD HAS SAID MEN ARE LOST. This
is a very important passage, and many times people do
not think about it. I think that people sometimes
RESIST the idea that they are LOST because they do not
see the REASONABLENESS of God's presentation of the
fact of their lostness and why they are lost.
Now in this passage we read of men who "changed the
Truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the
creature more than the Creator, who is blessed
forever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up."
Men who changed the truth of God into a lie and
worshipped and served the creature more than the
Creator. Here we have men changing TRUTH into a LIE.
That is always a terrible thing.
We have what is called Escapism today, people trying
to escape from the realities of life. You can't do it.
Some people try to do it by drinking. A problem comes
up, and they drink. A husband is not faithful, or a
wife is untrue, or something goes wrong in the home or
in the business, and they take to the bottle to try to
ESCAPE REALITIES. But, beloved, you can't escape
REALITY. You just have to have the victory in Christ.
That is why Christians can come out well; they have
Somebody looking after them. They have CHRIST to turn
You cannot live a lie. God's Word speaks of those who
make a lie, who live a lie. Now we can't change truth
into a lie; it is STILL TRUTH. All we do is blast
ourselves, that's all.
We read here of men who changed "the truth about God"
into a lie. The truth about His Creatorship, His Re-
demption, His Plan for us. A man can ignore the Bible,
ignore the Gospel, ignore Christ, ignore all the truth
about God, ignore the creation, enjoying it all the
while he is in this world, but IGNORING THE GOD of the
creation. And he can change God's truth into a lie.
That is, he can accept l ...
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