Because of failing to adhere to it flawlessly, all persons under the law were condemned by it and deserving of wrathful punishment. eulogetos. "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". "Commentary on Romans 1:25". 1863-1878. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". Paul again stated that God turned His back on these people, and this rejection took away all hope. Some think the images were originally intended to help focus the mind on God. Romans 1:28.—Homiletic Magazine, vol. "Frédéric Louis Godet - Commentary on Selected Books". 1974. : for that they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. The Gentiles were on their own, and they were lost. Of full religious service. In Romans 7:14–25, the apostle Paul puts into practical language the fact that he is a redeemed sinner who still has a carnal body, the flesh that wars against the indwelling Spirit. Amen: when the Hebrews of old made mention of the true God, they were wont to add these words: Let him be blessed for ever. Compare John 8:44. 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! Therefore this chapter is a call to self-examination, the end of which should be, a deep conviction of sin, and of the necessity of deliverance from a state of condemnation. As we have been reading through this great letter from Paul to the Romans, we have seen the gospel of Jesus Christ which is able to set men free. 25. οἵτινες. Life in Christ (cont.) 1999-2014. changed. This noun belongs, in sense, to both the preceding verbs, although the first by itself would require the accusative. The Expositor's Greek Testament. 1 1 A COMMENTARY ON ROMANS 11:25-32 By: Scott K. Leafe, M. DIV. BibliographyGodet, Frédéric Louis. 1878. Romans 1:23) answers to Hebrew בְּ. παρὰ τὸν κτίσαντα: to the passing by, i.e., disregard or contempt of the Creator. —, And worshipped, etc. Truth of God… lie—So the Hebrew writers called an idol preeminently a lie, as basely falsifying the glorious truth of the Divine nature. creature = the things created; not only sun, moon, stars, men, the animate creation, but Satan himself, the arch-enemy, who by means of his "lie" (Genesis 3:4, Genesis 3:5) transferred the worship of man from the Creator to himself, the creature. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". Amen. Isaiah 44:20; Jeremiah 13:25; Jeremiah 16:19, &c.). This is the central declaration of the gospel: Christ has come, he has died, he has risen again, and he has come into our hearts by means of the Holy Spirit in order that we who believe in him might be free. When you reject the truth, the only thing left to believe are lies. He now resumes his exposition of the punishment, begun in Romans 1:24; and this time he proceeds to the end. Who is blessed for ever: Amen. The relative interpretation: more than the Creator (Vulgate, Erasmus, Luther, Castalio, Grotius, Ammon, Rückert, and others), is therefore in point of fact erroneous. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. The Companion Bible (Condensed): ROMANS: Page: 1662 (2) 1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart unto the gospel of God, 2 (Which He …promised afore through His prophets in the holy Scriptures,) 3 Concerning His Son ..., Who was born of the seed of David according to human nature; In the summer of 386, a young man wept in the backyard of a friend. The mention of the degrading idolatry of the pagans was strongly calculated to impress on his mind the superior excellency and glory of the one living God. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/sbc/romans-1.html. But whenever religious worship is offered to the creature in any manner whatever, it is forsaking God, whose will it is, not only that His creatures should serve Him, but that they should serve Him alone, on which account He calls Himself a jealous God. Copyright � Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. Amen - This is a Hebrew word denoting strong affirmation. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/romans-1.html. Charles Schribner's Sons. Consider whether our religion or our irreligion is so free from the idolatrous element as we generally suppose, and if not what are the appearances which bear the most resemblance to the false religion of the ancient world. The creature ( κτίσει), not the creation, but any particular created thing. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". 1887. Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. If we repent and ask God forgiveness, then Christ's blood covers all of our sins. τὴν ἀλήθ. The ἐν (cf. The pagans "turned aside and distanced themselves from the true knowledge of God and traded him for the lie of idols" and sexual sin (Spicq, 2:470). Proud member say and set his "Amen" to it. God’s *blessings for the *Jews 9:1-5. v1 I speak the truth in *Christ. Exchanged (μετηλλαχαν — metēllaxan). They exchange the truth. In the Old Testament, as in Jeremiah 13:25; Jeremiah 16:19 the gods of the heathen are spoken of as lies. Romans 1:25. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/romans-1.html. He knew his life of sin and rebellion against God left him empty and feeling dead; but he just couldn’t find the strength to make a final, real decision for Jesus Christ. It is defined as "the rebellious elevation of the creature to the place of reverence that belongs solely to the Creator. BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. The true God was known among the primitive inhabitants of the earth, those who first became idolaters literally changed the truth of God into a lie: they did know the true God, but they put idols in his place. The former is the better explanation. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. This is not simply a pious reverence but an act (or acts) of worship" (CBL, GED, ). I am not lying. References: Romans 1:26-29.—Clergyman's Magazine, vol. 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. The addition of ‘Who is blessed for ever’ is typically rabbinic, but emphasises the difference between the gods which will not last on the one hand, and the God Who is everlasting on the other. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/egt/romans-1.html. He points out especially the sin of idolatry; for religious honor cannot be given to a creature, without taking it away, in a disgraceful and sacrilegious manner, from God: and vain is the excuse that images are worshipped on God’s account, since God acknowledges no such worship, nor regards it as acceptable; and the true God is not then worshipped at all, but a fictitious God, whom the flesh has devised for itself. 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. It is an expression that was almost in perpetual use among the Jews, and is still frequently found in their writings when they speak of God. (Read Romans 1:18-25) The apostle begins to show that all mankind need the salvation of the gospel, because none could obtain the favour of God, or escape his wrath by their own works. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/romans-1.html. Romans 1:24-25. Changed—The apostle again refers to the primal cause of their deep plunges in unnatural animalism, their apostasy from God. The contra creatorem, which Hammond, Koppe, Flatt, Fritzsche and Mehring find here, may likewise be traced to the sense of comparison (see Bernhardy, p. 259; Winer, p. 377 [E. T. 504]; and the passages from Plato in Ast. Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God— the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life was a descendant of David, and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord. In such a case, where two nouns come together, one is employed as an adjective to qualify the other. If God is not in the fire or the wind or the earthquake, these will nevertheless sweep the multitude before them, and the still small voice of revelation will be heard only by a chosen few. Not the truth of the Gospel, which they were unacquainted with; Compare the same word in Romans 1:26. Compare 2 Thessalonians 2:11. See Westcott, Hebr. From that point of view the Gentiles have worshipped the creature, and not the Creator. These verses in Romans 1 recap what the first commandment forbids, the worship of … Romans 14:5 [ ἡμέραν παρʼ ἡμέραν]. The glory of God is God himself as glorious, and the truth of God, in this connection, is God himself as true; that is, the true God. or "above him" or "against him", in opposition to him, or The proof of this apostasy is, that they worshipped ( ἐσεβάσθησαν) and served ( ἐλάτρευσαν). The heathens changed the truth of God, that is, the true idea of God exhibited in the works of creation, into the false representations made of Him in their superstition idolatries. "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". Renewal 1960. Amen,—is a natural effusion of deeply-moved piety, called forth by the detestable contrast of the Gentile abominations just described, without any further special design (Koppe: “ne ipse in majestatem divinam injurius videri possit;” comp Tholuck). Amen. chaps. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. First aorist active indicative of μεταλλασσω — metallassō old word for exchanging trade, only here and Romans 1:26 in N.T. Creature worship is idolatry, whether it be a fine house, a pipe-organ, an old creed, water baptism or an elegant, learned preacher. Reiche and Mehring (following Pareus, Camerarius, Estius, Seb. Amen." Blessed—A doxology asserting the Divine over all created nature. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ain/romans-1.html. See Isaiah 44:20; Isaiah 44:28. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bpc/romans-1.html. The truth of God into a lie - or 'into the lie;' that is, the true God into the false (the abstract is here put for the concrete), the Living into the lying. Theophylact says aptly, with reference to the comparative παρά: ἐκ τῆς συγκρίσεως τὸ ἔγκλημα ἐπαίρων. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". The justification and salvation of sinners, the taking to himself the Gentiles who had not been a people, were a gracious calling of things which are not, as though they were; and this giving a being to things that were not, proves the almighty power of God. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie Not the truth of the Gospel, which they were unacquainted with; but that which might be known of God as true, and was known of them by the light of nature; or the true God himself, whom they "changed into a lie"; by ascribing to false deities, which were lying vanities, those things which were known of God; and by worshipping them instead of him: for they Compare Piscator, Usteri and Glöckler, who understand by it the original consciousness of God. Romans 2:2-4.—Ibid., vol. In the N. T. it only occurs here. THROUGH THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF FAITH. Romans 1:25. οἵτινες μετήλλαξαν κ. τ. λ.: being as they were persons who exchanged the truth of God for the lie. The truth of God. 1835. Salem Media Group. Cf. Learn hence, That when men provoke God finally to forsake them, and judicially to give them up to their own heart's lusts, they will not stick to commit such monstrous and unnatural uncleanness, as the very brute beasts abhor. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". See Matthew 5:18. A stronger phrase than that in Romans 1:23. 13 For the promise to Abraham and to his seed that he should be heir of the world wasn’t through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. Used by Permission. x. Amen." iii., p. 1. τοῦ θεοῦ] to be taken entirely in harmony with the expression τὴν δόξαν τοῦ θεοῦ in Romans 1:23; therefore τοῦ θεοῦ is to be taken as genitive of the subject: the truth of God, the true divine reality,(502) so as to make it in point of actual meaning, though not in the abstract form of the conception, identical with: “true God” (Luther, and most expositors, including Rückert, de Wette, Tholuck, Fritzsche, Philippi, van Hengel). p. 28), but has against it the fact, that in the whole context Paul presents the matter in the light of a μετάλλαξις, of an exchanging the true for the false, not of hostility to the true. It is differently rendered by Wolf, whom Köllner follows: the truth revealed to the Gentiles by God. (exchanged) for a lie) the price paid for [mythology] idol worship; ἐν, the Lat. The former means religious reverence of every kind; the latter, formal worship, with sacrifice, and other acts and rites. vers.] 1905. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". BibliographyAlford, Henry. Either is possible, though the second seems to be a better choice. Rev., for that they exchanged. This word occurs only here and Romans 1:26. Hodge's Commentary on Romans, Ephesians and First Corintians. For this reason (Ro 1:18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25) -- The Greek phrase for this reason is composed of two words (dia touto) variously translated in the NAS as "for this cause", "for this purpose", "for because of this", "therefore" and functions as a term of conclusion. CHAPTER 4. The word translated "worshipped" (sebazomai) is only found here. Vv. 2: p. 11. The one who is "blessed forever" and the only one who can offer salvation was rejected. ἐσεβ. 167, 417), is employed in the later Greek like σέβομαι in the sense to revere, Orph. = they made their objects of worship. Who is blessed for ever. i. Hence when people get away from the personal indwelling Holy Spirit, they float on hellwardly whether through churches or outside. served. Oed. At the beginning of a sentence it is often used adverbially, verily, assuredly; at the end of a sentence it is used to express assent, it is true, so let it be. So let it be. The truth or reality of God, the true Divine essence, practically the same as ‘the true God.’ The latter phrase would perhaps seem irreverent. Every image of God is a false and lying representation of God. worshipping them instead of him: for they. It is mentioned respecting the honorable Robert Boyle, that he never mentioned the name of God without a solemn pause, denoting his profound reverence. 2013. The primary questions pertain to the identification of the “I”, whether the “I” is regenerate, and how its meaning contributes to the Christian life. Commentary “Therefore, God gave them over” – here… First: Abraham was justified by faith. p. 678 C, p. 679 A. καὶ ἐσεβάσθησαν.… κτίσαντα] more precise explanation of the first clause of the verse. He repeats what he had said before, though in different words, in order to fix it deeper in our minds. Romans 1:24-25 (NIV): 24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. When you reject the truth, the only thing left to believe are lies. Changed the truth of God into a lie - In the place of the true worship of God, they established idolatry. 1871-8. Epicurus verbis reliquit Deos re sustulit, saith Cicero (De Nat. ), is stronger than the simple verb in Romans 1:23. (52) What is added, Who is blessed for ever, I explain as having been said for the purpose of exposing idolaters to greater reproach, and in this way, “He is one whom they ought alone to have honored and worshipped, and from whom it was not right to take away any thing, no, not even the least.”. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". So in substance also Beza, Estius, and others, including Reiche, Tholuck, Olshausen, de Wette, Baumgarten-Crusius, Krehl, Reithmayr, Maier, Philippi, van Hengel. An Exegesis of Romans 7:7-25 Introduction. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Romans 1:25 for that they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Barnes's Romans 1:25 Bible Commentary Who changed the truth of God - This is a repetition of the declaration in Romans 1:23, in another form. “Therefore,” as … latreuo. above, Romans 1:9. παρὰ τὸν κτ., to the neglect of. Winer-M., p. 504; n. the tragic irony of the antithesis. The truth of God (the true notion of Him as the Creator) which they professed, they changed into (see on ἐν, Romans 1:23) a lie ( ψεῦδος = שֶׁקֶר, used of idols, Jeremiah 16:19 ), thus counteracting its legitimate agency and depriving it of all power for good. On ὅστις, quippe qui, which brings up the class to which one belongs, and thereby includes the specification of the reason, see Hermann, a(499) Soph. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". The preposition indicates passing by the Creator altogether; not merely giving preference to the creature. Lit., the lie; a general abstract expression for the whole body of false gods. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/romans-1.html. Amen. part., Ps. See Elsner's Observations, vol. Beginning with the fact that mankind generally shows no fear of God, Romans 1:24-25 illuminates how this lack of respect for Him has produced what we now observe in the world every day. Godet renders travestied. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dun/romans-1.html. — This expression is here used by the Apostle for the purpose of inflicting a greater stigma on idolatry, denoting that we ought to honor and adore God alone, and are not permitted to take away from Him even the smallest ray of His glory. Position invariably determines practice. of But we need not supply εἰ καὶ οὗτοι ὕβρισαν, as Chrys. When the truth of God is turned to a lie, his glory is obliterated. In particular, it condemns idolatry, and signifies that God alone is worthy to be eternally served and adored. Romans 1:25, ESV: "because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Μετήλλαξαν exchanged(so Rev. The construction is the same as in Romans 1:23, μετήλλαχαν ἐν, they exchanged for, not they changed into. 25.] BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". Deor.). Romans 1:25 AMP because [by choice] they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! BibliographyMeyer, Heinrich. In various places of Scripture idols are termed lies. Amen." 1897-1910. See my Common Place of Atheism. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Hofmann erroneously makes a relative protasis begin with οἵτινες, with which then διὰ τοῦτο κ. τ. λ(500), Romans 1:26, would be connected by way of apodosis: them, who exchanged etc., God has therefore given up. BibliographyWesley, John. Greek. App-137. 1874-1909. BibliographyHaldane, Robert. ref. 25. Who changed] They tare out their natural principles and turned atheists, as Diagoras, who yet was an atheist more with his tongue than with his heart; for having cried down a deity in a famous oration, he yet suffered himself to be deified by the people for his eloquence. 117:24. "changed into a lie"; by ascribing to false deities, which were https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hdg/romans-1.html. making, and whom they neglected was the Creator of them: who is blessed for ever, Amen; New York, USA. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". creatures; which is so glaring a truth, that everyone ought to When certain causes now at work have had their full effect, the worshipper of God will again be like Elijah on Mount Carmel, while the vast mixed multitude are worshippers of Nature. "Family Bible New Testament". ( D) (Comp. In this case, the mysterion is God’s plan of salvation, which involves Christ’s death, resurrection, and ascension. a. In this description of the character of those who are given up, attached to Romans 1:24, Paul makes once more apparent the motive which determined God to give them up. Shocked at the language which he finds himself using, and at the connection in which the most Holy Name has been mentioned, the Apostle turns aside for a moment to testify to his own humble adoration. Take up and read!”b. para (Greek #3844), with accusative, 'along by,' 'beyond,' proeter, contra]. Hos. BibliographyDunagan, Mark. ix., p. 213. On the latter verb, see on Revelation 22:3. ὅς ἐστιν εὐλ. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/romans-1.html. Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. The pronoun has a causal sense, being such as those who, i.e., because they exchanged the, truth of God for a lie. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". : being as they were persons who exchanged the truth of God for the lie. Our position in our Savior enables us to experience daily victory over sin through constantly yielding to the Holy Spirit for obedience to God’s will. Exchanged. John 1:51, and p. 1511. Grotius has aptly said: “pro Deo vero sumserunt imaginarios.” Comp Isaiah 44:20; Jeremiah 3:10; Jeremiah 13:25; Jeremiah 16:19, al(505); Philo, vit. But Paul is not speaking about willfully committing sin (consciously giving in to the desires of the flesh Sin is anything that goes against God’s will and His laws. 1-3. The word rendered ‘blessed’ is applied, in the Bible, only to God; a different one is used of man, in the Psalms, Sermon on the Mount, etc. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. In another place the apostle says, “That Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners of whom I … BibliographyGill, John. In the Old Testament the idols of the pagan are constantly represented as 'vanity,' and 'a lie.'. Used by permission of Broadman Press (Southern Baptist Sunday School Board). Arg. BibliographyTrapp, John. Who is blessed, etc. The idolater of Nature cannot but be an idolater of Art, and here the coincidence with heathenism is not one of principle only, but of outward form. Being such as, or, ‘since they were such as.’ Here the Apostle reverts to the reason for the punishment. (There is widespread scholarly opinion that Paul did not write these verses; however, the person who did and the editor who placed them near the end of the letter [commentaries cite the various placements of the doxology] clearly presumed that … Continue reading "Commentary on Romans 16:25-27" Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Romans 4:13-25 EXEGESIS: ROMANS 4:13-15. “The Muslims also borrowed this custom from the Jews, and practice it to a great extent. κ.τ.λ. BibliographyPett, Peter. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/vnt/romans-1.html. "Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges". Romans 3:21-26. The Fifth Bible Class (Romans 7:1-25) III. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jab/romans-1.html. This explanation is precluded by the levity with which men often make that venerable name the theme of ribald jests and the burden of blasphemous imprecation. the God of truth, or the true God, into an idol, which is a lie, which seems to be that which it is not: or else, by the truth of God, understand those true sentiments and notions that they had of God, and were taught them, as before, by the light of nature, and the book of the creatures; these they changed into lying imaginations and conceits. The phrase, "the truth of God" is a Hebrew phrase, meaning "the true God." Not only did ancient people reject God, they actually engaged in an "exchange" (metallasso). In time, the image became "god" for them, and God the Creator was forgotten. παρά, beyond—which would amount to the exclusion of the Creator. The doxology is the natural outburst of piety, aroused into holy indignation at the sin of idolatry, which is by the contrast portrayed in its darkest colors. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/romans-1.html. Other views, the true knowledge of God, the true notion of God, etc., are less in keeping with the figure of exchanging. Romans 1:25, KJV : "Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Such a practice would tend eminently to prevent an unholy familiarity and irreverence in regard to the sacred name of the Most High; compare Exodus 20:7. Jeremiah 13:25, and similar passages, where idols are called a ‘lie.’ The term is apt because the heathen gods have no existence. See Matthiae, § 428, 2. παρὰ τ. κτίσαντα] in the sense of comparison: prae creatore, in which case the context alone decides whether the preference of the one before the other is only relative, or whether it excludes the latter altogether (see on Luke 18:14; and van Hengel on our passage). Changed the truth of God into a lie; the true God for an idol, or false god. ( C) Amen. Romans 1:25-32 New International Version (NIV) 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Romans 1:25. οἵτινες μετήλλαξαν κ. τ. λ(497)] as those who exchanged, etc. 1700-1703. cum.— ἐσεβάσθησαν, they worshipped) implying internal worship.— ἐλάτρευσαν, they served) implying external worship.— παρὰ) in preference to, more than, ch. To commit sin is to transgress or disobey these laws. τὴν ἀλήθειαν τοῦ θεοῦ. Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. Mark Dunagan Commentary on the Bible. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsc/romans-1.html. The nature of the case leads us to prefer ‘rather than’ to ‘more than’; for idolatry is in compatible with the worship of the true God, who shares His honor with none of His creatures. For this use of παρὰ, see Winer, 503 f. ὅς ἐστιν εὐλογητός: the doxology relieves the writer’s feelings as he contemplates such horrors. 26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. τ . Ver. “The truth of God” ( cf. When he became aware of God speaking within he quashed it, and found a substitute. Man transferred his worship from God (the Truth) to the devil. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. Amen." American Tract Society. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". ἐν τῷ ψεύδει] with the lie; ἐν as in Romans 1:23. Copyright StatementThe Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. "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 artful forgeries." It is then but just, that they should be besprinkled with every kind of infamy, who strive to take away from God his honor, and also to reproach his name. "Living By Faith: Commentary on Romans". Freedom from self-centeredness, freedom from hostility and bitterness,freedom from anxiety and all kinds of fears, freedo… Here only in N.T., and O.T. In examining the central issue of the first few commandments, we find that the first concerns what we worship. BibliographyEdwards, Justin. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Romans 1:25". "Commentary on Romans 1:25". BibliographySchaff, Philip. BibliographyClarke, Adam. 1870. Who changed the truth of God into a lie,.... Not the truth of the Gospel, which they were unacquainted with; but that which might be known of God as true, and was known of them by the light of nature; or the true God himself, whom they "changed into a lie"; by ascribing to false deities, which were lying vanities, those things which were known of God; and by worshipping them instead of him: for they. And worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator; or, besides the Creator: some understand it comparatively, they worshipped one more than the other; others exclusively, they worshipped one and not the other. Idols are not infrequently called falsehood and lies, because they are not true representations of God; Jeremiah 13:25; Isaiah 28:15; Jeremiah 10:14; Psalm 40:4. S. Lewis “The punishment of sin is sin.”—Augustine 1865-1868. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". τὸ ψεῦδος, abstract for concrete, is the idol or false God. ”, worshipped and served created things float on hellwardly whether through or! 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