The Mind Given Over To Depravity


ESV Romans 1:28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.
29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,
30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,
31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.
32 Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.


All of mankind is born with original sin, which includes depraved thinking. Paul shares two things about all mankind and their total depravity:

  1. Vs. 29-31 Their character reveals that things are not right
  2. Vs. 32 Their conscience realizes that things are not right