"Commentary on Romans 1:25". In such a case, where two nouns come together, one is employed as an adjective to qualify the other. “The Muslims also borrowed this custom from the Jews, and practice it to a great extent. As to their idolatry, he had told us at the 23rd verse, that they had made false and unworthy representations of the ever-blessed God: worshipping God in and by the creatures. Mark Dunagan Commentary on the Bible. 1—Ibid., vol. 1685. 1765. Romans 1:28.—Homiletic Magazine, vol. 25. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. 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. The *Holy Spirit … worshipping them instead of him: for they. Amen — By this doxology the apostle instinctively relieves the horror which the penning of such things excited within his breast; an example to such as are called to expose like dishonor done to the blessed God. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bpc/romans-1.html. The compound μετήλλ. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". 1999. Who changed the truth of God into a lie — that is, the truth concerning God into idol falsehood. See Matthew 5:18. 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. Romans 1:20 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Romans 1:20, NIV: "For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse." In examining the central issue of the first few commandments, we find that the first concerns what we worship. Opposed to these views is the exact parallel in which Romans 1:25 stands to Romans 1:23, so that τοῦ θεοῦ ought not to be taken without necessity as having a different reference in the two verses. BibliographyAlford, Henry. Justice has been done. Who is blessed for ever. say and set his "Amen" to it. Compare Piscator, Usteri and Glöckler, who understand by it the original consciousness of God. Can it be reverence, religious awe, that prompts the suppression of what would seem the most indispensable of all words—the incommunicable name of God? By this Paul means, in contrast to τὴν ἀλήθ. All rights reserved. That I might include two words in one, I have given this rendering. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/romans-1.html. Ephesians 4:25. 1905. Proud member 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. Go to. 25. οἵτινες. BibliographyClarke, Adam. Amen." 1835. ‘In 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hac/romans-1.html. (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. Comp on 1 Corinthians 8:4 f., 1 Corinthians 10:20. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. Compare John 8:44. When the truth of God is turned to a lie, his glory is obliterated. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". 1897-1910. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". Lord, if we are not more vile than the vilest of thy creatures, we owe it all to thy sanctifying, or, a least, to thy restraining grace. 1801-1803. Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. As by the grace of God we are what we are; so by his grace it is that we are not what we are not. Who is blessed for ever: Amen. 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. The lust to sin dwells in human nature. 1871-8. 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. 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. Other views, the true knowledge of God, the true notion of God, etc., are less in keeping with the figure of exchanging. From that point of view the Gentiles have worshipped the creature, and not the Creator. It is differently rendered by Wolf, whom Köllner follows: the truth revealed to the Gentiles by God. Quippe qui, “seeing that they,” repeats Romans 1:23 with amplification. Quite parallel is παρʼ ἐκεῖνον in Luke, Luke 18:14, Lachm. τῇ κτ.] "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". εὐλογητός is Blessed, κατʼ ἐξοχήν: the LXX put for it the perf. 167, 417), is employed in the later Greek like σέβομαι in the sense to revere, Orph. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/romans-1.html. The truth or reality of God, the true Divine essence, practically the same as ‘the true God.’ The latter phrase would perhaps seem irreverent. Deor.). “Two things never live up to their billing; the circus and sin.” “It does not matter how small the sins are, provided that their cumulative effect is to edge the man away from the Light and out into nothing. First aorist active indicative of μεταλλασσω metallassō old word for exchanging trade, only here and Romans 1:26 in N.T. (25) Who changed the truth of God into a lie.—They ceased to worship God as He is—in His own true essential nature, and worshipped false gods instead. That is what the gospel is all about -- freedom! References: Romans 1:26-29.—Clergyman's Magazine, vol. He repeats what he had said before, though in different words, in order to fix it deeper in our minds. This noun belongs, in sense, to both the preceding verbs, although the first by itself would require the accusative. blessed. ( B) rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. For a lie; comp. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. 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. Copyright StatementThe Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. In particular, it condemns idolatry, and signifies that God alone is worthy to be eternally served and adored. App-137. This verse casts light on the τὴν ἀλήθ. Here men and women burnt in worse than beastly lusts towards those of their own sex. Amen. In the perfection of their imitation and the beauty of their original creations they did honour to the god of their idolatry, not indirectly, as the author of their skill, but most directly, as its only object. ii., p. 34. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. R. 688; Matthiae, p. 1073. latreuo. BibliographyGill, John. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, ( A) and worshiped and served created things. 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. And all this happened because man by his own choice exchanged the truth of God manifest in his heart for what was only a lie, a deceit, a pretence, and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, the One Who is blessed for ever. 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 implies here the solemn assent of the writer to what was just said; or his strong wish that what he had said might be - that the name of God might be esteemed and be blessed forever. 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11. a lie = the lie. eulogetos. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. 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. 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. 1874-1909. Not only did ancient people reject God, they actually engaged in an "exchange" (metallasso). God’s *blessings for the *Jews 9:1-5. v1 I speak the truth in *Christ. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/romans-1.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/romans-1.html. 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. The phrase “into a lie,” is literally, with a lie, the “lie” being regarded as the instrument by which the substitution is made. κ. They deliberately swapped the truth of God (which they had) for lies. 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. 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. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". 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