because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. (ESV)
In the previous verse Paul explained that those who had rejected the knowledge of God that was given to them were turned over to their own desires. This was not a good thing. This was essentially a prison sentence. They are trapped in bondage to their own folly. Why? "Because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator!"
It is amazing the lengths that mankind will go to in order to hold on to the lies of their own creating. I think of modern day scientists who sometimes fall into this trap. I don't want to put all scientists in this grouping, but consider the ones who have embraced the theory of evolution as fact. They have taken a theory of man as the ultimate truth and rejected the truth of God's creation.
It would be one thing if these scientists who worship evolution could claim some kind of ignorance. But as we have already discovered, God has made clear to man his existence by what he has made (Romans 1:20). Prominent scientist Sir Arthur Keith said, "Evolution is unproved and unprovable. We believe it only because the only alternative is special creation, and that is unthinkable.”
Keith is abdicating exchanging the truth about God for a lie. He knows evolution is foolishness. But the alternative would mean worshiping God. Keith prefers folly. Its one thing for a man to be born blind. It is quite another thing for a man with perfect vision to put out his own eyes. In some respects this is what we all do as humans. When we reject God's truth we are putting out our own eyes.
I encourage you to evaluate everything you believe. Be sure that it is truth. The Creator is blessed forever. Make sure that you are not exchanging truth for a lie.
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