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Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Romans 1:24-27

Evil passion. A more frightful exhibition of sin and its consequences than that given by the apostle in the latter part of this chapter could not have been presented; yet to have said less than this would have been to fall short of the facts of the case, which needed to be stated in order to prepare the way for the publication of a gospel of pardon and of purity. I. THE ROOT OF EVIL PASSION , OR LUST , IS IN THE WORSHIP OF THE CREATURE . The beginning of all... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Romans 1:25

Who (rather, being such as, the word is οἵτινες , equivalent to quippequi ) changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen . This verse repeats the source and cause of the moral degradation spoken of, which is described without reserve in what follows. " In peccatis arguendis saepe scapha debet scapha dict. Gravitas et ardor stilt judicialis proprietate verborum non violat verceundiam "... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Romans 1:25

Who changed the truth of God - This is a repetition of the declaration in Romans 1:23, in another form. The phrase, “the truth of God” is a Hebrew phrase, meaning “the true God.” In such a case, where two nouns come together, one is employed as an adjective to qualify the other. Most commonly the latter of two nouns is used as the adjective, but sometimes it is the former, as in this case. God is called “the true God” in opposition to idols, which are called false gods. There is but one real or... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Romans 1:24-25

Romans 1:24-25. Wherefore God gave them up As a punishment of this most unreasonable and scandalous idolatry, God withdrew his restraining grace from them as he did from the antediluvians, Genesis 6:3; the consequence of which was, that their lusts excited them to commit every sort of uncleanness. The truth is, a contempt of religion is the source of all wickedness. And ungodliness and uncleanness particularly are frequently united, 1 Thessalonians 4:5, as are the knowledge of God and... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Romans 1:18-32

1:18-3:20 HUMANKIND’S SINFUL CONDITIONThe Gentile world (1:18-32)Because God is holy, just and true, he has an attitude of wrath, or righteous anger, against all that is wrong. He is opposed to sin in all its forms, and therefore guilty sinners are under his judgment. The Gentiles may not have received the teaching about God that the Jews have received, but they cannot excuse themselves by saying they know nothing about God. The created universe should tell them that there is a supreme being, a... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Romans 1:25

Who = Since they. changed . Greek. metallasso ; only here and Romans 1:26 . A stronger word than in Romans 1:23 . the truth of God into a lie = the truth of God for the lie. Man transferred his worship from God (the Truth) to the devil. Compare John 8:44 .Ephesians 4:25 . 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11 . a lie = the lie. Greek. to pseudos. Compare 2 Thessalonians 2:11 . The He is that Satan is man's benefactor and is to be worshipped. worshipped . Greek. sebazomai. App-137 . Only here. served... read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Romans 1:25

Romans 1:25. Who changed the truth of God into a lie— Elsner takes great pains to shew, that the truth of God, here signifies what he really was; and a lie, a false representation. It is well known that idols are often called lies. See Isaiah 44:20; Isaiah 44:28. "They changed the truth of God, the true doctrine of his nature, and the genuine institutions of his worship, into a lie, into abominable idolatries, founded on the falsest representations of God, and often supported by a train of... read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Romans 1:25

25. Who changed the truth of God into a lie—that is, the truth concerning God into idol falsehood. and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator—Professing merely to worship the Creator by means of the creature, they soon came to lose sight of the Creator in the creature. How aggravated is the guilt of the Church of Rome, which, under the same flimsy pretext, does shamelessly what the heathen are here condemned for doing, and with light which the heathen never had! who is blessed... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Romans 1:18-32

A. The need of all people 1:18-32Perhaps Paul began by showing all people’s need for God’s righteousness first because he was the apostle to the Gentiles and his Roman readers were primarily Gentiles. His argument in Romans 1:18 to Romans 3:20 moves inward through a series of concentric circles of humanity."God never condemns without just cause. Here three bases are stated for His judgment of the pagan world. For suppressing God’s truth (Romans 1:18) For ignoring God’s revelation (Romans... read more

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