Romans 1:28, “…God gave them over to a reprobate mind.” God will give every man at least one opportunity to repent and accept Christ as personal Lord and savior. Some, he will give two or three and others, still, he will give a multitude of opportunities. No one knows how many opportunities he may have in his lifetime. One thing is for sure, when God decides that you will not repent, no matter how many opportunities he gives, he will give you over to a reprobate mind.
In case there are a few who can’t recall the definition of reprobate, it means depraved. Indifferent, depraved minds that sit inside human beings are left to do whatever things entertain their Godless lives. With God, man is filthy, unworthy and sinful. Without God, man is left with the base desires of his evil imagination with nothing left inside himself to pull back or reign in his animal lusts.
2Corinthians 13:5, “…Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?” Without Christ inside you, you are depraved. When you hear of mothers poisoning their children, fathers burning them alive, dirty old men raping babies, kidnapping young girls to keep as slaves, or any depraved act by man, know this: that person is depraved. He/she has been given over to a reprobate mind.
There is no hope for a reprobate. He will be given no more opportunities to confess, repent, accept Christ and go to an eternal reward. His destination is sealed. When you wonder why people can do the horrible things they do, it is because they are wholly given over to Satan to do with as he chooses.
It is no mystery. God will not beg man to accept the ransom paid on his behalf. Refuse the Grace of God and become the animal man is without the Grace of God.
When people ask you, “How could she have done that to her children? Why did he kill his little babies? What makes a pedophile do the things he does?” Be ready to answer, “God gave them over to a reprobate mind.”
There are probably millions of reprobates in the world with us tonight. We can’t tell them from anyone else until they do something horrendous. Therefore, let us all be on guard. Watch our children. Trust no one with their innocence or their lives. We are responsible for the safety of our children.