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WHAT IS A REPROBATE MIND
REPROBATE MIND IN THE BIBLE
Christianity Oasis Ministry has provided you with this Christian Walk study. What is a reprobate Mind? We will be looking into that and all aspects of the Christian Walk. This SON-derful study will reveal truth, understanding and peace within.
WHAT IS A REPROBATE MIND
REPROBATE MIND IN THE BIBLE
is a Reprobate Mind?
look at the word Reprobate ...
The dictionary defines Reprobate as ...
A morally unprincipled person. One who is predestined to
Let's look at three running verses of Galatians
5:14-16 and then discuss each verse ... One at a time.
WHAT IS A REPROBATE MIND MEANING
REPROBATE MIND IN THE BIBLE STUDY
Here it is
all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou
shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. But if ye bite and
devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of
another. This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall
not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
Here is Verse 14 ...
For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou
shalt love thy neighbour AS THYSELF.
appears that we are to love ourselves lest he would not
say love OTHERS (Which we KNOW we are to do) as we love
ourselves. Or is he saying that we should put as much
care into what others feel and need as we do when we
seek to please ourselves?
Another interesting point while we are on the topic... We
are being told to love ALL others constantly within
Can we possibly love ALL others?
mean some folks who we encounter appear down right
unloveable and foul spirited and oft times have
something against us for no apparent reason.
Alas ... We ARE to love em all. Not just pick and choose
who we want to love.
For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye?
do not even the publicans the same?
But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for
nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall
be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the
unthankful and to the evil.
So, we are to love and care for ALL others as we seek to
have done for ourselves. To sacrifice our carnal and
selfish points of view as to be able to LOVE ALL and
help others attain joy and freedom. Sounds like what
Jesus did for us, huh? I mean there have been points in
our lives where we were less than loveable and He still
loved and loves us.
Here is Verse 15 ...
But if ye BITE AND DEVOUR one another, take heed that ye be
not CONSUMED one of another.
Obviously, Paul is not speaking of Physical biting and
devouring, but rather Spiritual. So, Paul must be
referring to attacking and
backbiting one another.
is slandering or speaking badly of a person behind that
So, Paul is sharing with us that backbiting and tearing
at one another (within the Body of Christ) with words,
whether whispered or openly can lead to one another to
The word CONSUMED in this verse means being destroyed
completely. Sooooooo, this verse is saying ... If you
backbite and argue with one another, beware lest ye be
destroyed completely by one another.
would one be destroyed completely by another’s words?
all the time does it not? In a friendship, relationship
and even a marriage ... One can say something that
completely destroys the Faith (in the relationship) of
the other. The end result can be one walking away from
the relationship ... FOREVER.
In like manner ... Many souls can be so hurt after being
whispered against or openly disgraced or disrespected by
others that they choose to walk away from the Faith ...
In particular when it is done by those whom they deemed
So, Paul is warning us against backbiting and tearing at
one another with words lest we destroy one another and
thereby harming the Body of Christ. I wanna share
something with ya real quick:
His body consists of many members. We simply can’t be one
with Christ without being with His body also. Our need is
for the whole body. We are knit together not only by our
need for Jesus, but by our need for each other. Paul states,
“The eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee:
nor again they head to the feet, I have no need of you” (1
Ok, let’s look at
the next verse shall we?
Here is Verse 16 ...
THIS I SAY THEN, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall NOT FULFIL
THE LUST OF THE FLESH ...
type of behavior has been in the Church from the
2 Corinthians 12:20
For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such
as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye
would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes,
backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults ...
And I regret
to report that they are still within the Church today.
We all know what God thinks about these rascals who
choose to do so ... As it is spoken clearly:
And even as they did not like to retain God in their
knowledge, God gave them over to a REPROBATE mind, to do
those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all
unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness,
maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit,
malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God,
despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things,
disobedient to parents, Without understanding,
covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable,
of the negative and hate filled states of mind
What do ya think is the root or source of all these hate
filled thoughts resulting in emotions?
the usually the result of the seeds planted within our
mind by the enemy of our soul. Oft times when we feel
hurt, rejected or sometimes just wanna edify ourselves
in the eyes of others, the enemy of our soul has NO PROB
hooking us up with some foul thoughts.
the verse for a sec ... God GAVE THESE SOULS OVER to a
reprobate mind? What do ya think it means by “God gave
them over” ...
It is when
we choose not only to entertain, but to perform the
doing thereof that God gives us over to this type of
state of mind and heart. Keep in mind it was OUR choice
to entertain and act on said thoughts so He merely
allowed us to do our own will.
allowed these souls who have fallen victim to the
Spider’s web of deceit to adhere to a Reprobate state of
mind ... What does the word REPROBATE mean?
WHAT IS A REPROBATE MIND WARNING
REPROBATE MIND IN THE BIBLE DANGER
to the dictionary, the word reprobate means ...
depraved, unprincipled, or wicked ....... So, God
allowed them to adhere to an empty, lawless and wicked
mind, probably inspired by the enemy of our souls. Oft
times seeking to please themselves instead of God, as it
2 Timothy 3:1-4 ...
This know also, that in the last days perilous times
shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves,
covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to
parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection,
trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce,
despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady,
highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
Have you noticed this type of behavior around you? Even
our teens are acting out. Make our lil wanna be rebel
attitude, when we were kids, look like Mary Poppins or
Roy Rogers, huh?
Paul continues ...
2 Timothy 3:7-9
Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of
the TRUTH. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do
these (2 Timothy 3:1-4) also resist the truth: men of
corrupt minds, REPROBATE concerning the faith. But, they
SHALL PROCEED NO FURTHER: for their folly shall be manifest
unto all men, as their's (Jannes and Jambres) also was.
What is Paul teaching us to do about such individuals,
whom we encounter, who use this reprobate mind to harm
the Body of Christ,?
They are to be
stopped ... One way or another cuz they seek only self
edification and to negatively affect God’s works within
the Body of Christ.
They profess that they know God; but in works they deny
Him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good
These souls seek to destroy any good work within the
Body of Christ and it stands to reason why ... They are
inspired (temporarily usually) by the enemy of our soul
as it is His will to destroy the Body of Christ
But, hold on there a sec. Did not JESUS say that satan
cannot destroy the Body of Christ (Church)?
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon
this rock I will build my Church; and the gates of hell
shall not prevail against it ...
So, why do you believe that the enemy of our soul even
knows VERY well that he cannot destroy it from without
so he seeks to destroy it from within. By using members
of the Body of Christ to work against each other knowing
that Jesus also stated that a divided house cannot
And if a house be divided against itself, that house
yeah ... I need to share the final verse from Romans,
Chapter One we were discussing earlier.
WHAT IS A REPROBATE MIND PURPOSE
REPROBATE MIND IN THE BIBLE CONCERNS
Who knowing the judgment of God that they which commit such
things are worthy of death not only do the same but have
pleasure in them that do them.
who choose to adhere to this reprobate mind are hurting
their own souls.
Why would anyone do that?
We do it
all the time don’t we? Know something is wrong and
choose to do it anyway knowing we are gonna feel
horrible later. Even when it comes to God’s will, we go
against it at times, a lot of times unknowingly.
But wait ...
It said KNOWING such things were wrong and to choose to
do the same would bring forth judgment. This brings
forth a question to mind and heart and a VERY important
think most people who are temporarily under the
influence of the enemy of our soul (or one of his human
souls who he uses as his puppets to reach others with
his rhetoric) KNOW they possess this REPROBATE mind and
are just saying “whatever” to God, or are they being
deceived by the enemy and/or his human tools?
Are we one
of these who unknowingly have fallen into the web of
deception known as the Reprobate mind somehow finding
pleasure in attacking and backbiting against others
within the Body of Christ whereby consuming the Faith of
best find out should we not? PROVE whether we have or do
not have this reprobate mind when we share by word or
have all read that before, but does the Bible actually
SAY that we should prove our own selves whether or not
we be reprobate minded?
2 Corinthians 13:5
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the Faith;
PROVE YOUR OWN SELVES. Know ye not your own selves,
how that Jesus Christ IS in you, EXCEPT (unless) ye
Jesus is within those who are NOT Reprobates.
Does this mean He departs when we are deceived and
No, just His absence has us cry out as David did ...
Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away
in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither
forsake me, O God of my salvation.
is written that He will never leave or forsake us ...
For He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake
... He does not leave us. We leave HIM.
Then what about what that verse said “Jesus Christ IS in
you, EXCEPT (unless) ye be reprobates” ... Perhaps we
gotta think a lil more Spiritually. Perhaps it is saying
that we have the Spiritual connection with Jesus, unless
we have this Reprobate mind and then the connection is
Just as we are the tools of God when we are of a Jesus
like mind, those with a reprobate mind are working for
the enemy of our soul whether it be knowingly or not. If
you could see what is really going on in the Spiritual
world, you would see spiritual puppet strings attached
to the “buttons” within your mind and the other end is
in the hands of the enemy of your soul when you are in
this Reprobate state of mind.
you have been in this reprobate mind in the past ...
This one thing I do, forgetting those things
which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which
are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the
high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as
many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye
be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.
WHAT IS A REPROBATE MIND SUMMARY
REPROBATE MIND IN THE BIBLE TRUTH
If you ever find yourself within this Reprobate mind realm
in the future, it does not mean you are evil, belong to
satan or God has abandoned ya, it simply means ya need
to run to the Lord as fast as ya can. Pray that He will
free you from this sinister plague of the mind and heart
and the devil will be the next one you see running.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he
will flee from you.
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