Presentation on theme: "Secularism’s Rejection of God. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all *ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth."— Presentation transcript:
Secularism’s Rejection of God
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all *ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. (NASB95)
The positive verb sebō means to express in gestures, rites, or ceremonies one’s allegiance or devotion to deity, to show reverence, to worship. The negative verb asebeō means to violate the norms of a proper or professed relation to deity, to act impiously, to be ungodly.
The positive noun sebasma refers to an object of worship, identifying something that relates to devotional activity, devotional object. The negative noun asebeia refers in general is understood vertically as a lack of reverence for deity and hallowed institutions as displayed in sacrilegious words and deeds, ungodliness, impiety.
The positive adjective sebastos is descriptive of that which is considered worthy of reverence, revered, august, as a translation of the Latin Augustus and designation of the Roman emperor. The negative adjective asebēs pertains to violating norms for a proper relation to deity, irreverent, impious, ungodly.
At Pisidian Antioch (Acts 13:42-43) At Philippi (Acts 16:14-15) At Thessalonica (Acts 17:1-4) At Athens (Acts 17:16-17) At Corinth (Acts 18:5-11)
Improper Objects (Acts 17:22-23; 19:23-27; Rom. 1:25; 2 Thess. 2:3-4) Improper Forms (Matt. 15:7-9; Mark 7:6-8) Improper Words (2 Tim. 2:15-18; cf. Acts 13:48-52; 18:12-17) Improper Actions, in Times Past (2 Pet. 2:4- 10; Jude 14-15), in Times Present (Jude 3-4), and in Times Future (2 Pet. 3:7-12; Jude 17-21)
Christ Justifies the Ungodly (Rom. 4:1-8). Christ Died for the Ungodly (Rom. 5:6-8). Christ Converts the Ungodly (Rom. 11:25-27). Christ Governs the Ungodly (1 Tim. 1:8-11). Christ Instructs the Ungodly (Titus 2:11-14). Christ Judges the Ungodly (1 Pet. 4:17-19).