Part 6 – To sin, or not to sin, that is the question: Reprobate mind

Previously we covered and defined the following:

  • Sin: Breaking the Law (Torah, commandments, and precepts) of YAHWEH (Pts. 12)
  • Transgression: Intentionally disobeying despite recognizing, understanding, and knowing it is wrong (Pt. 3).
  • Iniquity: Planning, scheming, or plotting out sin. (Pt. 4)
  • Presumptuous Sin: Deliberately sinning with full knowledge of the sin coupled with a deceived heart (Jeremiah 17:9) that leads one to believe YAHWAH understands and will excuse the sin, transgression, or iniquity. Doing what you think is right despite the Bible saying otherwise. 

Today let’s discuss the final installment of this series: The Reprobate Mind.

Reprobate: (Adokimos in Greek): That which is rejected on account of its own worthlessness. This word is also used with reference to persons cast away or rejected because they have failed to make use of opportunities offered them.

(Romans 1:28‭, ‬29) – And since they did not see fit to acknowledge YAHWEH or consider Him worth knowing [as their Creator], YAHWEH gave them over to a depraved (REPROBATE) mind, to do things which are improper and repulsive, until they were filled (permeated, saturated) with every kind of unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice and mean-spiritedness. They are gossip [spreading rumors], slanderers, haters of YAHWEH, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors [of new forms] of evil, disobedient and disrespectful to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful [without pity].

(Titus 1:15‭, ‬16) – To the pure, all things are pure; but to the corrupt and unbelieving, nothing is pure; both their mind and their conscience are corrupted. They profess to know YAHWEH [to recognize and be acquainted with Him], but by their actions they deny and disown Him. They are detestable and disobedient and worthless for good work of any kind.

YAHWEH created humans to reflect His image and worship Him “in spirit and in truth.” According to (Ecclesiastes 3:11) Father placed eternity in our hearts, and this causes us to yearn for Him. He purposefully planted an understanding or an awareness in every human that there is more to life and that there is a Creator. This awareness within us is a driving force that makes even the atheists and agnostics call on a god as they and others often say: oh my god, god help us, god bless America, so help me god, for god’s sake, I want to thank god, etc. Additionally, this implanted eternity leads many to pray and look toward heaven for answers and guidance. While compelling others to worship a Creator, to be subservient to a Creator, or to submit to a Creator. This longing, connected with the influence of Ha-Satan (Satan), whom we will discuss shortly, is why the world contains many false religions.

Ha-Satan is conscious of what YAHWEH placed inside us and hates YAHWEH and us all the more for it. For centuries, he has deceived (Revelation 12:9) humanity with many false gods, religions, beliefs, and ideas. Ha-Satan’s deceptions, coupled with our sinful nature and the awareness of a creator, have produced chaos worldwide. This chaos has led to an alarming rate of unbelief in the ONE true Creator (YAHWEH), widespread sin, and the worship of false gods of our own design. False gods and idols that cannot see, hear, talk, or help us because they are not real. These man-made gods, beliefs, and religions were manufactured through humanity’s puffed-up imagination paired with Ha-Satan’s craftiness. Understand this, ever since Adam and Eve ate from the “Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil,” Ha-Satan has used that knowledge against us to promote a continuous rebellion against YAHWEH.

Due to our sinful nature and the deceptions of Ha-Satan, many are facing the judgment of a reprobate mine because they decline to acknowledge YAHWEH, consider Him worth knowing, worship Him, or reflex His image due to the choice to operate in continuous rebellion. YAHWEH does not want to place His beautiful creations in this state of mind; He desires to love us and be our Father (2 Corinthians 6:18). However, if we decide to live a reckless and lawless life through a continued pattern of sin, transgression, iniquity, and presumptuous sin without repentance, then a reprobate mind is very likely to happen. Sin separates us from YAHWEH and moves us further from our designed purpose. The more we give into sin, according to Romans chapter 1, the more YAHWEH will allow us to face the consequences of our choices. The consequences of YAHWEH rejecting you, cursing your conscience, and giving you a reprobate mind.

Those with reprobate minds will live disobedient, lawless, corrupt, wicked, and selfish lives. Their sins are now justified and acceptable to them; their fate is almost certainly the lake of fire. No one is exempt from a hardened heart or a reprobate mind. No one, not those that “profess to know YAHWEH [to recognize and be acquainted with Him], but by their actions they deny and disown Him” or those with complete knowledge and understanding of YAHWEH and Yahshua. Those who have been baptized and received His Holy Spirit but somehow willfully turn their backs on Him and continue in sin. (Hebrews 6:456) implies that such a person would have hardened their heart so much by sin that they would never repent and, therefore, would go to the Lake of Fire. Also, see (Hebrews 10:26272829303132). Understand, there is no such thing as once saved, always saved; that is a false doctrine.

In conclusion, many are deceived by their hearts (Jeremiah 17:9) regarding their sins, transgressions, and iniquities. They often allow their hearts to lull them into a false sense of peace which facilitates their conforming to the world and qualifying statements like “God knows my heart” in their minds when they sin. Fortunately, YAWHEH knows our hearts; unfortunately, He knows it is “exceedingly perverse and corrupt and severely, mortally sick.” Furthermore, this false sense of peace will lead you to lawlessness and possibly a reprobate mind if you are not careful. (Matthew 7:21, 22, 23 HRB) depicts the day of Judgement for this mindset. “21. It will not be that just everyone who says to Me, Master, Master, will enter into the kingdom of Heaven, but the ones who do the will of My Father in Heaven. 22. Many will say to Me in that day, Master, Master, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name do many works of power? 23. And then I will declare to them, from everlasting, I never knew you; “depart from Me, those working lawlessness (Not following the law of YAHWEH is lawlessness)!

Having a reprobate mind is serious business; please, let’s examine ourselves.

By David Edwards

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