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How do men suppress the truth as Romans 1:18 states ?

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  • How do men suppress the truth as Romans 1:18 states ?

    In Romans 1:18, what is the relationship between men's unrighteousness and their suppression of the truth?

    Lou Newton

    Former Steel Mill Crane Designer and Physics Teacher

    Romans 1 NIV

    18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

    Men suppress the truth by refusing to admit that God has revealed Himself in His creation. Men have proven that His creation has a beginning. If the creation has a beginning it also has to have a Beginner.

    Men suppress the truth by disobeying God. The love between a man and a woman is to reveal to the world how God loves us. The man is to love the woman the way Jesus loves His bride, the Body of Christ. The woman is to show how the church is to love Christ. The way men and woman make love into mere sex and do not marry, and also divorce when they do marry, is to suppress the truth of how Jesus loves us. We are part of His Body and he can not cut us off.

    Every time men disobey God they suppress the truth of God. Men can not even know The Truth without knowing Jesus. Jesus is the Truth. When a person surrenders to Jesus and confesses their sin His Holy Spirit enters into them and lives in their spirit. If that person then seeks to know Jesus more and more they will have more and more truth revealed to them.

    No man can reveal the complete truth because we only see through a foggy window:

    1 Cor 13 TLB

    12 In the same way, we can see and understand only a little about God now, as if we were peering at his reflection in a poor mirror; but someday we are going to see him in his completeness, face-to-face. Now all that I know is hazy and blurred, but then I will see everything clearly, just as clearly as God sees into my heart right now.

    So no man can tell the complete truth and that makes us all liars as God says.

    We can only seek to know Him more each day and follow Him more each day. Then we will suppress the Truth less everyday.