Prayer Center

As Christians, we are called to pray for God’s guidance and wisdom. At Rapture Ready we feel it is more imperative than ever for believers to stand together in prayerful unity as the world continues on a downward spiral toward the Tribulation hour. Calamity causes people to waste huge amounts of time fixated on watching the destruction instead of praying for protection and God’s miraculous interventions.

The Bible is filled with verses encouraging us to stay focused on praying for God’s will for our lives; for the safety and wellbeing of our families, ministries and leaders; for the spiritual awakening of the unsaved so they to come to true salvation in Christ; and of course for one another and anything that the Lord places upon our hearts.

Up to the final moments of our days on earth, until the day of the Rapture of the Church, we are dedicated to be prayer warriors for the cause of Christ. We have added this new page to invite and motivate our fellow believers to pray for the most pressing needs of the day.

“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty” (1 Timothy 2)


19 Oct 2020

Emergence, Resurgence, Divergence, Insurgence – “Convergence”

Again, I refer you to the article by the late Jack Kelley, “I Thought I Saw it Coming.” Put it on your frig; read it daily as a reminder. Also, read 2 Timothy 3:1-13; Luke 17:26-30, Jude chapter 1, and Romans 1:18-32… for starters!

LEFTIST LAST DAYS TRAITORS (It’s really hitting the fan, to say the least.)

Twitter and Facebook Declare Open War on Conservatives After New York Post Story on Hunter Biden’s Secret Ukraine Emails Show Sleepy Joe Lied. There’s outrage across social media as Conservatives are finding their articles not allowed to be shared, and in some cases, being locked out of their accounts on Twitter and Facebook. Why? Because the New York Post released a story showing emails from Hunter Biden proving Democrat candidate for president Joe Biden lied repeatedly about what he knew about the Burisma Ukraine scandal. Also watch this video titled, Biden crime family is like the Sopranos but worse.”

CIA Whistleblower Implicates, Biden, Hillary and Obama. A CIA whistleblower has delivered ‘unquestionable evidence’ of Obama administration’s role in covering up Benghazi, death of Seal Team 6. Also see this article: CIA Whistleblower Exposes Biden’s Alleged Role with the Deaths of Seal Team- Claims to have Documented Proof.

Hannity: Biden’s repeated gaffes show ex-VP ‘is obviously not capable of leading’ America. “I am more than worried that this man could represent a clear and present danger to this country,” Sean Hannity said. On Oct. 12, he again said he’s running for the Senate, forgot what state he was in, couldn’t remember Mitt Romney’s name, and called for raising the minimum wage to $15 million dollars per hour. This is just the latest of MANY gaffes that show he’s seriously mentally deficient.

Biden says voters ‘don’t deserve’ to know about his plans for Supreme Court packing. Refusing to answer whether or not he supports packing the Supreme Court, Joe Biden has set off alarms by taking things even further and saying voters “don’t deserve” to know his position on the issue. Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, have thus far dodged the question of whether they would pack the Supreme Court with extra justices if Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed before November’s election.

Kamala Harris tied to Hamas Front Group. A recent report revealed that Kamala Harris has a long-standing relationship with a Muslim organization that is connected to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. The mutual admiration goes so deep that Harris responded to a Muslim terrorist attack by hosting an anti-Islamophobia event. The report also included in which Harris praised CAIR on its 24th anniversary for its “commitment to protecting civil liberties and making the promise of America real for all Americans.” Yeah, sure…NOT.

The Plot Against the President: Full Documentary. “America, get ready. We have all been had. This is not a drill. Our very way of life is at stake. Vote like your life depends on it.”

Left-wing Radicals Post Online Guide to ‘Disrupting’ the Country if Election is Close. But of course they will. In these last of the last days before Christ’s return, we expect no less.

Keith Olbermann’s Latest Rant Against Trump Uses Language From Germany in the 1930s. The left is insane. Period. From Dinesh D’Souza: “Keith Olbermann’s latest rant against Trump and Trump supporters goes over the line with SHOCKING proposals and language not heard since Germany in the 1930s.”

Also from Dinesh: “My new film ‘Trump Card’ is available on demand as of October 9. Also on DVD. This way every American can see it.” https://www.facebook.com/DSouzaDinesh/videos/338261497313046

Read Todd Strandberg’s latest Nearing Midnight article titled “The Liberal Media Are Crazier Than Ever.”

Yet More Mail-in Madness. It just keeps happening everywhere you turn. DO. NOT. VOTE. BY. MAIL. PERIOD.

A 17-year-old student at a Virginia boarding school is facing disciplinary action for opposing Black Lives Matter and posting mainstream conservative content on Instagram. According to Mackenzie Andrysiak, not only is she facing harsh discipline, including possible expulsion, but the school has also ignored bullying and harassment she’s faced for her conservative views. Even one of her teachers joined in the bullying and inadvertently messaged Andrysiak when he clearly meant to message another student to gossip about her. In the message, he referred to her as a “little sh-t.”

NATION (ETHNIC) AGAINST NATION (ETHNIC)

The Catch-22 of Woke Racism… And Other Absurdities. The Left deliberately pits the so-called races against each other as part of their agenda to take down, then rebuild as Marxism-Socialism-Communism. Residential Assistants (RA’s) are college students who enforce rules in college dorms and act as a resource for younger students. During training, a university in Kentucky sent White RAs to a breakout session called, “White Accountability Space.” We’ve seen this sort of thing before, where colleges segregate students in the name of “safe spaces.” But this time, the White RAs were given a list of 41 “common racist behaviors and attitudes of white people.” And you wouldn’t believe some of the behaviors that apparently make you racist. For example, asking a person of color to repeat themselves is racist.

China, Russia and Cuba win seats on UN human rights council despite opposition from activist groups over their abysmal human rights records. We live in upside-down times.

LAST DAYS RETURN TO DAYS OF LOT

When Asked, Joe Biden Says 8-Year-Olds Should Be Allowed to Decide They’re Transgender. “I will just flat out change the law,” he said.

LGBT Websites Now Say ‘Sexual Preference’ Is an Offensive Term. They Were Fine with it Last Month. After Judge Amy Coney Barrett used the phrase “sexual preference” during Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Dems rushed to condemn the term, claiming it was outdated and “offensive.” LGBT websites jumped on the phrase also, yet as recently as last month they didn’t have any issue with the term. On Sept 25, a leading LGBT publication, The Advocate, published an interview with the cast from “Julie and the Phantoms,” in which filmmaker Kenny Ortega, who directs the show and is openly gay, uses the term. Nowhere in the article does anyone claim “sexual preference” is an offensive term.

Barrett was question extensively about her faith, such as would she be able to guarantee that her faith won’t influence the decisions she makes. Writer for Rapture Ready, Ron Ferguson, had a good response regarding the leftists who are Supreme Court judges. Can they guarantee that their acceptance of abortion and homosexuality won’t influence the decisions they make?

Transexual Satanist Anarchist Wins Primary for Sheriff in New Hampshire. Seems too insane to be true, but it is. Aria DiMezzo is a self-described transexual, satanist, and anarchist Libertarian (but ran on the Republican ticket. I doubt it was actually Republicans who voted for DiMezzo considering hesheit’s platform, to say the least). DiMezzo ran for Sheriff of Cheshire County on the platform “F*** the Police.” Hesheit claims the system’s totally broken…and since hesheit won the primary nomination, hesheit is correct. DiMezzo describes hesheit’s self as “She/Male.” Hesheit is calling for Cheshire County to secede from New Hampshire and the US. DiMezzo’s Twitter account calls hesheit’s self #Godless and #Lawless.

Netflix Co-CEO Defends Movie Cuties: Says It ‘Appeals to the Prurient Interest in Sex.’ Sarandos said the movie was “misunderstood.” His comments come in response to Texas grand jury indicting Netflix on child pornography charges for allegedly disseminating “lewd visual material” with its film Cuties. Sarandos said the film “appeals to the prurient interest in sex.”

ABORTION ABOMINATION

UN Commemorates “Safe Abortion Day”; Partners with Various Groups to Advance “Human Right” to Abortion. Various elements of the UN system, including World Health Organization, UNICEF, UNFPA, and World Bank, will partner with abortion groups to advance a “human right” to abortion. The U.N. made the announcement September 29th to commemorate so-called International Safe Abortion Day. Seriously?! How low can we go? The world is on a disastrous course. Hurry, Lord Jesus!

Senate Democrats Trash Amy Coney Barrett: Say the Right to Kill Babies in Abortions “is at Stake.” Democrat senators backed by the pro-abortion movement blasted U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett as a threat to Roe v. Wade during her Senate confirmation hearing. Planned Parenthood favorites Sens. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker especially tried to drum up fear by claiming women’s rights are at stake. And by women’s rights, they mean abortion on demand. Barrett believes in “the value of human life from conception to natural death,” so they don’t want her to be a Supreme Court Justice since she might vote against the murder of babies.

“Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them” (Psalm 139:16).

EXTREME WEATHER AND WILDFIRES

Statistics: Sharp increase in natural disasters over the past 20 years. There’s also been a sharp increase in everything that goes against God, so we need not wonder why the world is experiencing ramped-up disasters.

Hurricane season expected to re-emerge again with the new MJO wave. Epsilon likely to form next week and head towards Cuba, the Bahamas, or Florida. Hurricane season 2020 has been setting so many records, and the list is just getting longer. Delta was the 10th landfall in the US mainland this season, a new record since 1916. The official hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin (Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico) is June 1st-Nov 30th. The peak of the season is from mid-August to late Oct. By mid-Oct., the 2020 hurricane season still has about 45 days left. At the beginning of the hurricane season, NOAA, TWC, and NCSU forecasters predicted “13 to 22 named tropical storms in 2020, 6-9 would reach hurricane strength, and 3-4 attaining major strength.” The official name list had 23 names reserved this year. As of Sept 18th, all reserved names were used. Now the Greek alphabet list is in use. The next system is Epsilon, then Zeta.

California Burning Update: Nearly 9,000 firefighters remain on the frontlines of 21 wildfires across California, 12 of which remain major incidents. Since the beginning of the year, there have been over 8,500 wildfires that have burned well over 4.1 million acres. To date, the total number of fatalities statewide is 31, and more than 9,200 structures have been destroyed.

Cameron Peak Fire in Colorado grows to largest in Colorado’s history. The Cameron Peak Fire started August 13. By October 14, it become the largest wildfire in history completely contained within the State of Colorado. High winds will continue to push the fire through the crowns well into the evening hours. High rates of spread and extreme fire behavior are expected.

Phoenix, Arizona, endures 144 days of 100-degree heat, breaking long-standing record. A 31-year-old record melted away Wednesday as relentless triple-digit heat continued to scorch Phoenix, Arizona, for the 144th day this year. The previous record for the most 100-degree days in a year was set in 1989 with 143 days in total.

Wildfires rage across South America, causing ‘total destruction.’ Wildfires have been tearing through parts of South America this year, particularly Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay, causing ‘total destruction’ in some parts of the continent, according to primatologist Martin Kowalewski, who measured the scale of fires in the number of caraya monkeys that have perished.

Apocalyptic fires cause devastation across Israel, Syria, Lebanon and Turkey. Forest fires in Syria and neighboring Lebanon have killed two people and burned swathes of land since last Thursday.

Southern New England hit by a rare derecho. The unusually powerful storm that hit on October 7 killed at least two people and caused damage to a 515 km (320 miles) stretch. The storm ranks as one of the strongest severe weather events in the United States this year.

Severe floods in Southeast Asia claim at least 28 lives. Heavy rains and floods since the beginning of the month have left at least 28 people dead and hundreds of thousands affected in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Most fatalities were in Vietnam and Cambodia, where thousands have been displaced and wide swaths of crops destroyed. Floods worsened after Tropical Storm “Linfa” made landfall in Vietnam on October 11.

China sees historical 21 large-scale floods and national average rainfall in 2020. China has seen 21 large-scale floods in 2020, 1.6 times more than past years, hitting a record since 1998. This year’s national average rainfall of 616 mm (24 inches) is 13% more than the same period in 2019, setting the record for second-highest since 1961.

Death toll jumps to 77 as unseasonal, record rains hit parts of India. 2020 is now the wettest year on record for Telangana, with 404% more than normal annual rainfall. Hyderabad itself has received 404% excess rainfall, the worst in over 100 years. Meteorologists said the rains that hit the region are rare and unseasonal.

PESTILENCE

Over 34,000 Health Experts Sign Declaration Against COVID-19 Lockdowns. “Coming from both left and right, and around the world, we’ve devoted our careers to protecting people. Current lockdown policies are producing devastating effects on short- and long-term public health.” Instead of shutting everything down until a vaccine is available, the doctors say focus should be on minimizing mortality and social harm until herd immunity is reached. “We know vulnerability to death from COVID-19 is more than a thousand-fold higher in the old and infirm than the young. Indeed, for children, COVID-19 is less dangerous than many other harms, including influenza.” Public health officials should aim to protect the most vulnerable while allowing those who aren’t vulnerable to “resume life as normal.”

Seniors Protest Restrictions: “Rather Die of COVID than Loneliness.” “We miss the hugs.” Senior residents of a Colorado nursing home protested COVID restrictions outside of the facility, holding up posters while sitting in their wheelchairs for two hours, gaining attention of vehicular traffic, some of which honked in support. Guests are allowed, but must remain 6 feet apart with masks and eye protection and no physical contact is allowed. There have been cases of COVID at the facility before, but none now. There are also measures to ensure visitors are in good health before entering the nursing home. So why keep the distancing and other measures that only decrease the residents’ health by causing unnecessary grief?

Lockdown puppies are being increasingly abandoned by their owners. There was a huge surge in demand for puppies over lockdown as people on furlough and working from home wanted companionship. However, as people return to work, they’ve been abandoning their pets at animal welfare charities.

No excuse! Do they think beyond their own selfishness? Obviously not. “The righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel” (Proverbs 12:10).

Fukushima: Japan to release contaminated water into sea. Environmental groups have long expressed opposition to releasing the water into the ocean. And fishing groups have argued against it, saying consumers will refuse to buy produce from the region. However, some scientists say the water would quickly be diluted in the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, and that tritium poses a low risk to human and animal health.

PLAGUE

Desert Locust situation update: Worrisome situation in parts of the Horn of Africa and Central Region. While the Desert Locust situation continues to improve in Southwest Asia, it’s deteriorating in parts of the Central Region due to swarm breeding in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia. The situation is very serious in Ethiopia.

ANIMAL DEATHS

Mysterious toxic pollution along a 40 km (25 miles) stretch of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula has killed 95% of seabed creatures in the area and caused health issues among surfers since September.

There were so many birds falling out of the sky that we didn’t know what was going on in Philadelphia! Last Friday, an estimated 1,000 to 1,500 birds flew into buildings in a 3½-block radius of Center City overnight and into early morning during a “perfect storm” of avian calamity. That could mean thousands more likely perished elsewhere in the city.

WARS AND RUMORS OF WARS

IDF Special Forces carry out covert operation, destroy two Syrian outposts. The Israeli operation was carried out following Syria’s continued violation of the disengagement agreement with Israel since 1974. “We won’t allow southern Syria to become southern Lebanon.”

The deputy commander of political affairs for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said in a recent interview that Iran’s “harsh revenge” against the US for the killing of IRGC Gen. Qassem Soleimani is yet to come. He said, “If we need to close the Strait of Hormuz, we can do it.”

Terrorism and Islamization of the Nations

Islamist attacker in Paris, France, decapitates teacher. The suspect, who had been granted a 10-year residency in France as a refugee in March, was not known to intelligence services. The teacher, Samuel Paty, was teaching “freedom of expression” and allegedly showed students cartoon drawings of Muhammad. The attacker shouted *Allahu Akbar during the killing. The article, as the liberal media would have us believe, say it means “God is great.” NO IT DOESN’T. It means “Allah is greater” as in greater than the God of the Jews. The One true God of the Bible is not the same as Allah, an invention.

Grand Mufti of Jerusalem said Islamic law obligates Muslims to “fight against the thieving Jews.” The P.A. defines ‎the State of Israel as stolen Islamic land (waqf), an ‎inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law. He further stated that the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, which signed peace agreements with Israel, are ‎‎“twisting” these religious rulings. He claimed that doing so is “forbidden,” and that both Gulf states will ‎have to answer to Allah for it.

Iranian military commander threatens Israel and the US. He said Iran is capable of closing the Strait of Hormuz and of razing Tel Aviv and Haifa and that Iran’s “harsh revenge” against the US for the killing of IRGC Gen. Qassem Soleimani is yet to come. He said, “If we need to close the Strait of Hormuz, we can do it.”

Kings of the East

China has deployed 60,000 soldiers on Indian border in further signs that a deadly military standoff between the world’s two most populous countries is far from cooling down.

China’s Xi Jinping tells troops to focus on ‘preparing for war’ during a visit to a military base in the southern province of Guangdong on Tuesday.

North Korea’s massive new missile could help Iran threaten Israel. North Korea’s massive military parade showcased an arsenal that should raise eyebrows in the Middle East. It wheeled out its Hwasong-15 ballistic missile and a giant intercontinental ballistic missile that had to be pulled on a transport vehicle with 11 axles. This is a monster, and reports call it a “strategic weapon” that appears to threaten the globe.

“PEACE” TALKS

Cabinet authorizes Israel-UAE peace treaty. The Israeli cabinet voted unanimously in favor of the ‘peace’ agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates on Monday. Prime Minister Netanyahu and UAE Crown Prince Mohammad bin Zayed spoke on the phone last weekend. Netanyahu called bin Zayed his friend in his opening remarks at the cabinet meeting.

Abbas meets World Jewish Congress head on Israel talks. “Palestinian” President Mahmoud Abbas met with World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder in the West Bank following a call by Lauder for “Palestinians” to revive peace talks with Israel.

Sudan has reportedly decided to move forward with normalizing ties with Israel, after the US reportedly issued a 24-hour ultimatum to the country demanding that it recognize Israel in order to be removed from a US blacklist. The so-called normalization won’t last since Sudan is prophesied to be part of the Russian-Arab coalition that attacks Israel in Ezekiel 38-39.

HATRED OF CHRISTIANS AKA HATRED OF GOD

Kidnapped, Raped, and Forced into Islam: The Plight of Christian Girls in Pakistan. Christian girls are being abducted, sexually abused, and forced into Islam with increasing frequency throughout Pakistan. Moreover, everyone — including local police, court officials, and Islamic clerics — seem bent on facilitating this human rights tragedy.

China forces churches to replace cross with 5-pointed star: Warns ‘Christianity does not belong here.’ Chinese Communist Party officials have ordered dozens of churches to replace crosses with the five-pointed star, the symbol on the country’s flag to represent the CCP. “All official churches were ordered to replace their seals so that believers accept the Party as the main leader and follow only it.”

HATRED OF JEWS AND ISRAEL AKA HATRED OF GOD

While Cuomo targets Orthodox Jews, Muslim mass gatherings go on. On Oct. 4, a huge knot of Muslim men packed closely together, no masks or masks down, chanted and furiously beat their chests in memory of Hussein’s martyrdom. The slaps are meant to cause pain, and there’s plenty of reddened skin on display. The Shi’ite procession marched down Flushing’s Main Street, past rows of Chinese stores without a police officer in sight. The media also doesn’t stop by to document the event.

APOSTASY AND DOCTRINES OF DEMONS

Why “Progressive Christianity” Is ‘Another Gospel.’ From church pulpits to the Christian blogosphere, from once-reliable Christian publishing houses to the campuses of Christian colleges that are Christian in name only, from historic churches decorated with gay pride flags and pastored by ordained ministers who “bless” abortion clinics, to the “exvangelicals” who become self-styled spokespersons for “what Jesus would really say and do,” there is a Christianity that is no Christianity at all.

Warning from the Apostle Paul: “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is [there is] not another, but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ” (Galatians 1:6-12).

Moving Toward the Antichrist One-World Government and Religion (with more indoctrination of the children)

Pope Francis calls for the creation of a global education system with humanity, not God, at its centerHe reflected on Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on children’s education, called “an education catastrophe,” but did not focus on reading, writing or arithmetic. Instead he called for an education that will create a new, universal, “culture” that will serve the whole world. “Education, as we know, is meant to be transformative,” the pope declared.

The pope will attend an ecumenical prayer service and an interreligious ceremony (with representatives of the world’s major religions) for peace in Rome next week. The ecumenical service is called “An Encounter of Prayer for Peace in the Spirit of Assisi,” and the theme is “No one is saved alone — Peace and Fraternity.” When you hear “ecumenical” or “interreligious” worship, don’t walk away. RUN.

“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial?… Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you” (1 Corinthians 6:14-15, 17).

Mother Earth (Gaia) Worship

ALL false god/goddess worship has its roots in ancient Babylon where such false worship began.

Vatican issues coin of mother carrying ‘earth in her womb’ one year after Pachamama scandal. The issue of the coin comes almost one year to the day when the idol Pachamama was worshipped in the Vatican gardens in the presence of Pope Francis as part of the opening ceremony of the Amazon synod. Similar statues had also been used in a religious ceremony in the Vatican gardens on October 4, 2019. Even Pope Francis blessed one of the statues. At the ceremony, people were bowing down to the ground worshiping the statue. Additionally, the Pope prayed in front of a Pachamama statue at St. Peter’s Cathedral on October 7 and then accompanied it in procession into the synod hall.

“He carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication. And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother of Harlots and Abominations of The Earth” (Revelation 17:3-4).

Researchers at Large Hadron Collider are confident to make contact with PARALLEL UNIVERSE in days. Such was the story in 2015, and again it’s in the news. Is this another attempt? The “atom smasher” at the CERN center in Geneva, Switzerland, will be fired up to its maximum energy levels ever in an attempt to spot – or even generate – tiny black holes. If successful, the researchers believe a totally new universe will be exposed – modifying completely not only the physics books but the philosophy books too. It is even probable that gravity from our own universe may “transfer” into this parallel universe, researchers say. The CERN complex in Switzerland has a statue at its entrance, a gift from India of the worshiped Hindu god of creation and destruction, “Shiva,” whom Hindus say danced the universe into existence.

CONCLUSION

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature (created things) more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 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 [due].

“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 fitting]; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 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” (Romans 1:18-32).