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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
1:21 Because, knowing God - For the wiser heathens did know that there was one supreme God; yet from low and base considerations they conformed to the idolatry of the vulgar. They did not glorify him as God, neither were thankful - They neither thanked him for his benefits, nor glorified him for his divine perfection. But became vain - Like the idols they worshipped. In their reasonings - Various, uncertain, foolish. What a terrible instance have we of this in the writings of Lucretius! What vain reasonings, and how dark a heart, amidst so pompous professions of wisdom!
Ro 1:21 When they knew God. Had the knowledge shown in Ro 1:20. They turned from their knowledge, did not glorify the invisible Creator, yielded neither adoration nor gratitude. Became vain in their imaginations. Thoughts or reasonings. When men turn willfully from truth, they will run to the extremes of error. The world (the pagan world) yielded to idle fancies, and were involved in deeper darkness. He who shuts out the light will finally be unable to bear it. Vain. Empty, useless. See De 32:21.
Billy F's comment on 2014-02-15 10:20:03:
I think we in a last day even Christian had those heart be fool by the anti Christ spirit which we in today pray and study deep for your self and learn many being fool today not knowing you being fool today I be praying hard for you and many to be rapture ready before it too late
Darrell's comment on 2014-01-08 10:26:08:
Isn't this the exact process that Adam/Eve went through? "When the woman saw". Saw literally means " to advise self", she became vain in her imaginations. Aren't we to "cast down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God? Seems to me that Adam/Eve represents our spirit/soul .
Sonya Finkey's comment on 2013-11-23 13:07:04:
We've witnessed first hand a supervisor, who grew up in a Christian home, but left to become a Buddhist. He has steadily deteriorated over the course of three years, into a vain, adversarial, iniquitous, self-absorbed passive-aggressive person. He cannot be reasoned with, his mind is now noticeably darkened and filtered by unreality. Itś both astonishing and scary to see.
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