God gave them over to the lusts of their heart…
Their bodies were dishonored among each other…
They exchanged the truth of God for a lie…
They worship and served the creature rather than the Creator…
I repeat this because such is the case today.
Nothing has changed.
I repeat this so that we are reminded as we move into the next verse…which begins with “for this reason…”
For what they had been doing.
For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural,
and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
We see a progression in the degradation of man.
Because man rejected the knowledge of God…
Because man pursued the worship of self rather than God…
God gave them over.
Now, God gives them over to degrading passions.
What degrading passions?
The Lord tells us.
Women exchanged the natural function for unnatural.
Men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in desire for other men.
Men commit indecent acts with one another.
Men receive in their own person/body the due penalty of their error.
The degrading passion is homosexuality.
The Lord could not be more clear.
People are not “born” homosexual.
It is a degraded passion.
It brings forth indecent acts.
It is a lie of the evil one to destroy the most creative.
More on that later…