Because of failing to adhere to it flawlessly, all persons under the law were condemned by it and deserving of wrathful punishment. Who changed the truth — The true worship of God. 1909-1922. Who changed , [ hoitines (Greek #3748) meteellaxan (Greek #3337) = Quippe qui] - 'Inasmuch as they changed,' or, 'Being such as changed' (the pronoun here used assigning the reason for what went before). BibliographyGodbey, William. sebazomai. 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. Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament. Romans 9:5, 2 Corinthians 11:31, in each case a mark of deep emotion. BibliographyBurkitt, William. Mos. The phrase, "the truth of God" is a Hebrew phrase, meaning "the true God." Not only is the grand and simple name of God exchanged for a descriptive title, such as Supreme Being, or an abstract term, the Deity, but still more readily and frequently is God supplanted by a goddess, and her name is Nature. The answer is in Romans 1:25; it was because "They changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature, rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Paul uses the word mysterion frequently. Thus departing from the true God, and receiving false gods in His stead, they worshipped the creature more, or rather, than the creator They pretended, indeed, that they did not forsake the Creator, while they served numerous divinities. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. First: Abraham was justified by faith. When he became aware of God speaking within he quashed it, and found a substitute. 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. they honoured the creature and not the Creator, whom they ought to have honoured. "Frédéric Louis Godet - Commentary on Selected Books". 167, 417), is employed in the later Greek like σέβομαι in the sense to revere, Orph. 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. BibliographyNicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. παρὰ τὸν κτίσαντα: to the passing by, i.e., disregard or contempt of the Creator. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/romans-1.html. Here men and women burnt in worse than beastly lusts towards those of their own sex. Greek. ref. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/romans-1.html. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Romans 4:13-25 EXEGESIS: ROMANS 4:13-15. 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. Amen. 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. Copyright StatementThe Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. 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. (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.”. Professing merely to worship the Creator by means of the creature, they soon came to lose sight of the Creator in the creature. Romans 7:7-25 is one of the most challenging exegetical and theological enigmas in the New Testament. The introduction of the doxology in this verse is due to an impulse of reverential feeling. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsc/romans-1.html. 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. 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. 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. BibliographyMeyer, Heinrich. 1865-1868. The sense therefore substantially amounts to praeterito creatore (Hilary), or relicto creatore (Cyprian), i.e. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bpc/romans-1.html. I. BibliographyPett, Peter. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/fam/romans-1.html. Romans 1:23, “the glory of God”) is the same thing as God in His truth, or the true God as He had actually revealed Himself to man. Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. τὸ ψεῦδος, abstract for concrete, is the idol or false God. (NASB: Lockman)Greek: ta gar aorata autou apo ktise os kosmou toi s poiemasin nooumena kathoratai, e te aidio s autou dunami s kai theiotes, ei s to einai autou s anapologetous Comp. 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. Mark 14:61. 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. worshipping them instead of him: for they. 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. served. creatures; which is so glaring a truth, that everyone ought to Changed—The apostle again refers to the primal cause of their deep plunges in unnatural animalism, their apostasy from God. Qua ornari ab eo Diabolus quaerebat, as Austin writeth to a learned but lewd person of his times. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/romans-1.html. In examining the central issue of the first few commandments, we find that the first concerns what we worship. BibliographyVincent, Marvin R. DD. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". They first dishonoured their Maker and then debased themselves. 1871-8. Romans 1:32.—Expositor, 1st series, vol. Who is blessed for ever. ἐλάτρ.] 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. Romans 1:28.—Homiletic Magazine, vol. Compare Piscator, Usteri and Glöckler, who understand by it the original consciousness of God. The double relative specifies the class to which they belonged, and thereby includes the reason for their punishment. The lust to sin dwells in human nature. 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/romans-1.html. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". In time, the image became "god" for them, and God the Creator was forgotten. See Elsner's Observations, vol. Who is blessed forever. 2013. 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. 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. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. Changed the truth of God into a lie; the true God for an idol, or false god. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". ἐλάτρευσαν. Bather than the Creator. blessed. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dun/romans-1.html. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". Romans 2:2-4.—Ibid., vol. Arg. Exchanged (μετηλλαχαν metēllaxan). the thing made, the creature—a general term for all objects of idolatrous worship. worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator; or "above him" or "against him", in opposition to him, or "besides him", others along with him; or neglecting him, and not worshipping him at all; which is aggravated in that what they worshipped was a creature, either of their own, or of God's making, and whom they neglected was the Creator of them: who is blessed for ever, Amen; is blessed in himself, and the fountain of all blessedness to his creatures; which is so glaring a truth, that everyone ought to say and set his "Amen" to it. Rev., for that they exchanged. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/romans-1.html. “Who changed the truth of God into a lie, worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for evermore. latreuo. For no man can plead that he has fulfilled all his obligations to God and to his neighbour; nor can any truly say that he has fully acted up to the light afforded him. ix., p. 213. In such a case, where two nouns come together, one is employed as an adjective to qualify the other. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. 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. What a bargain they made, “the truth of God for (εν en) the (τωι tōi) lie.” “The price of mythology” (Bengel). Worshipped and served. Epicurus verbis reliquit Deos re sustulit, saith Cicero (De Nat. “The truth of God” (cf. (The) Blessed One. A stronger word than in Romans 1:23. the truth of God into a lie = the truth of God for the lie. 25. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/romans-1.html. 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. God’s *blessings for the *Jews 9:1-5. v1 I speak the truth in *Christ. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ges/romans-1.html. 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. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/scn/romans-1.html. 25.Who changed, etc. And worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator; Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament, Haldane's Exposition on the Epistle to the Romans, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Hodge's Commentary on Romans, Ephesians and First Corintians, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. Amen." vi. 1874-1909. Exchanged. The construction is the same as in Romans 1:23, μετήλλαχαν ἐν, they exchanged for, not they changed into. Compare Luke 18:14, where the approved reading is παρ ' ἐκεῖνον ratherthan the other, implying that the Pharisee was in no respect justified. No, the name seems to be shunned because it means too much, suggests too much, concedes too much. If we repent and ask God forgiveness, then Christ's blood covers all of our sins. Compare John 8:44. 25. i. S. Lewis “The punishment of sin is sin.”—Augustine "Commentary on Romans 1:25". Romans 1:25. οἵτινες μετήλλαξαν κ. τ. λ(497)] as those who exchanged, etc. Only One is deserving of praise. Quippe qui, “seeing that they,” repeats Romans 1:23 with amplification. The word translated "worshipped" (sebazomai) is only found here. 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. The adjective is usually of God: the participle, of man. They acknowledged that these were inferior to the sovereign God, whom they called the Father of gods and men. 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. It is differently rendered by Wolf, whom Köllner follows: the truth revealed to the Gentiles by God. 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. 1835. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/romans-1.html. Paul again stated that God turned His back on these people, and this rejection took away all hope. Amen. In another place the apostle says, “That Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners of whom I … 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. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". 26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Blessed—A doxology asserting the Divine over all created nature. Vv. Greek. Amen is properly a Hebrew adjective, signifying true or faithful. App-137. The truth or reality of God, the true Divine essence, practically the same as ‘the true God.’ The latter phrase would perhaps seem irreverent. The latter suits best. ἐσεβ. 1832. Who changed the truth of God - This is a repetition of the declaration in Romans 1:23, in another form. 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. Isaiah 44:20; Jeremiah 10:14; Jeremiah 13:25. In the 25th verse, they are charged with a false object of their worship, giving divine honour to a creature: They changed the truth of God into a lie; that is, the true God into an idol, called a lie, because it deceives men as a lie doth by seeming to be that which indeed it is not; it seems in the idolater's fancy, to have something of divinity in it, when, in reality, it is but wood or stone. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/romans-1.html. —, And worshipped, etc. "E.W. ἐν τῷ ψεύδει] with the lie; ἐν as in Romans 1:23. 1—Ibid., vol. 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11. a lie = the lie. them by the light of nature; or the true God himself, whom they The relative interpretation: more than the Creator (Vulgate, Erasmus, Luther, Castalio, Grotius, Ammon, Rückert, and others), is therefore in point of fact erroneous. 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! (4:15) No one can be charged with violating a nonexisting law. For this use of παρὰ, see Winer, 503 f. ὅς ἐστιν εὐλογητός: the doxology relieves the writer’s feelings as he contemplates such horrors. "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". ‘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. He does not shrink from any detail fitted to bring out the vengeance which God has taken on the offence offered to His outraged majesty. 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. Life in Christ (cont.) Amen. Renewal 1960. 1801-1803. or "above him" or "against him", in opposition to him, or Being such as, or, ‘since they were such as.’ Here the Apostle reverts to the reason for the punishment. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hac/romans-1.html. 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. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". Only here. 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. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. Amen.” Here we see the fatal downward trend of humanity, alienated from God; like a ship loosed from her moorings, adrift on the sea, the sport of the billows and the caprice of the storm, till wounded or wrecked. “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. παρά, beyond—which would amount to the exclusion of the Creator. Amen. 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. 1879-90. THROUGH THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF FAITH. Theophylact says aptly, with reference to the comparative παρά: ἐκ τῆς συγκρίσεως τὸ ἔγκλημα ἐπαίρων. worshipped and served the creature more than the Hence when people get away from the personal indwelling Holy Spirit, they float on hellwardly whether through churches or outside. part., Ps. It is mentioned respecting the honorable Robert Boyle, that he never mentioned the name of God without a solemn pause, denoting his profound reverence. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". 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. BibliographyTrapp, John. Bibliography"Commentary on Romans 1:25". ( D) In the Old Testament the idols of the pagan are constantly represented as 'vanity,' and 'a lie.'. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. CHAPTER 4. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ain/romans-1.html. κ.τ.λ. In the N. T. it only occurs here. 1840-57. Romans 1:25. οἵτινες μετήλλαξαν κ. τ. λ.: being as they were persons who exchanged the truth of God for the lie. Amen. 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. 1897. Who changed the truth of God into a lie; i.e. Amen. Deor.). Both verbs belong to τῇ κτίσει; though σεβάζομαι would require an accusative, λατρεύω, the nearest, takes the government. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. In the first chapter the Apostle had announced that ‘the righteousness of God’ was revealed in the Gospel, which is on that account the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth. iii., p. 1. BibliographyEdwards, Justin. Though the impious among ourselves no longer pray to stocks and stones, or beasts and birds, or moon and stars, there is still a strong taint of idolatry perceptible in our religion, science, literature, business—nay, our very language. Anything which is not what it pretends to be, or what it is supposed to be, is in the Scriptures called a lie. 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. Paul says Amen to the declaration that God is the ever-blessed. Freedom from self-centeredness, freedom from hostility and bitterness,freedom from anxiety and all kinds of fears, freedo… 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. The *Holy Spirit … lying vanities, those things which were known of God; and by "Commentary on Romans 1:25". Amen.’. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". "Commentary on Romans 1:25". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/romans-1.html. Bretschneider (Lexicon), Tholuck, and others, render it "celebrandus, venerandus." "Haldane's Exposition on the Epistle to the Romans and Hebrews". worshipped was a creature, either of their own, or of God's 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. (5:12—8:39) D. The New Freedom in Life (7:1-25) The crux of the matter therefore is our new position in Christ Jesus our Lord. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". The ἐν (cf. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. 2 Thessalonians 2:11, 1 John 2:27. ἐσεβάσθησαν. Greek. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". 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. Not a statement of doctrine, but a well-known Hebraism of praise to God as Creator. 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; "William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/romans-1.html. τ. θεοῦ is explained concretely by τὸν κτίσαντα in the second half of the verse. BibliographyPrice, Brad "Commentary on Romans 1:25". 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. The truth of God. The Gentiles were on their own, and they were lost. only Hosea 10:5 Aq. κ. Tholuck mentions an Arabic manuscript in the library at Berlin which contains an account of heresies in respect to Islamism, and as often as the writer has occasion to mention the name of a new heretical sect, he adds, ‹God be exalted above all which they say‘” (Stuart). "Commentary on Romans 1:25". above, Romans 1:9. παρὰ τὸν κτ., to the neglect of. See Westcott, Hebr. 1905. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. of 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. The former of worship generally; the latter of worship through special rites or sacrifices. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Romans 1:25". Of full religious service. 1-3. See my Common Place of Atheism. The primary questions pertain to the identification of the “I”, whether the “I” is regenerate, and how its meaning contributes to the Christian life. Amen - This is a Hebrew word denoting strong affirmation. That is what the gospel is all about -- freedom! Either is possible, though the second seems to be a better choice. BibliographyAbbott, John S. C. & Abbott, Jacob. App-137and App-190. A. Alexander, The Gospel of Jesus Christ, p. 61. 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. who is blessed for ever! 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. "Commentary on Romans 1:25". x. : being as they were persons who exchanged the truth of God for the lie. This type of situation can still exist if people do what is listed in verses26-27. Who is blessed, etc. Commentary “Therefore, God gave them over” – here… 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. This is not simply a pious reverence but an act (or acts) of worship" (CBL, GED, ). Winer-M., p. 504; n. the tragic irony of the antithesis. BibliographyWhedon, Daniel. to pseudos. And worshipped [ esebastheesan (G4573), here only] and served, [ elatreusan (G3000), in their hearts paying homage, and in their religious exercises worshipping by outward acts], the creature more than (or 'rather than') the Creator , [ para (Greek #3844) ton (Greek #3588) ktisanta (Greek #2936). 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. In the summer of 386, a young man wept in the backyard of a friend. 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. Yes, I say our language. σεβάζομαι, in Homer: to be afraid of (Il. To commit sin is to transgress or disobey these laws. worshipped. Amen. These words are often synonymous, both being used to express inward reverence and outward worship; although the former properly expresses the feeling, and the latter the outward service. For the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible called an idol preeminently a lie that! 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