What exactly is a Reprobate Mind?  This post will explore this concept from a purely biblical paradigm.  I submit it is very likely one of the most important topics humanity could ever discuss and debate.

First of all, why look at this subject from a biblical perspective?   The truth is simply that BIBLICAL TRUTH makes those who possess a Reprobate Mind very uncomfortable and often makes them squirm.  Those with a full-blown Reprobate Mind viciously hate the Holy Bible and openly mock all it represents.  They want you to believe that the Bible is a quaint collection of fictional and/or mythological stories and thus are fantasy.  They would have you believe that SCIENCE is what is actually Truth, and since many parts of the Bible are not “scientifically correct” – the entire volume to them is deemed untrustworthy and not worth studying let alone applying in their lives.

There are also varying degrees of a Reprobate Mind.  For instance, some Christians who have “itching ears” and many otherwise sincere pastors, so as not to “offend” their sheep,  choose to focus primarily on select “feel good” and what I call “scientifically neutral” biblical verses, chapters, and books.  Thus they often fail to give sermons on what the Bible clearly teaches which is in total supplementation to, and by all means central to, the Gospel of Salvation – i.e. the GOOD NEWS!  I submit the “Good News” of Christ’s Atonement is of course critical information.  However, I submit also this is the easy-to-digest MILK of the Bible.  What about the harder to digest, yet muscle building, protein-rich MEAT of the Bible?  For instance, how does one accept clear Bible teachings concerning the Genesis timeline of the creation with that of “Earth Science”?  What about the Newtonian “heliocentric” model (an unmoving sun with spinning planets including the earth orbiting it) of the solar system, as directly opposed to the Biblical teaching of a “geocentric” model where the sun and moon are placed in motion to measure “times and seasons” while the earth is solid and unmoving?  As I will show from the Bible itself, those who subscribe to the mindset that “science” trumps The Holy Bible (God’s Word) in even ONE arena are guilty of having a degree of the highly condemned Reprobate Mind.   This is dangerous to the soul because any degree of a Reprobate Mind is fully condemned by the Creator – and thus you may simply not be invited to the Lamb’s Wedding Feast, even though you may have confessed Christ and believe you are a “saved believer”.

You see, the Holy Bible is either 100% God’s Word and His Instruction Book to Humanity, or it is not.    If even ONE thing taught in the Bible is found to be false and incorrect in the mind of the “believer”, then the entire text must therefore be rejected as not being 100% trustworthy.  One cannot believe one part of the Bible, and totally reject another part.   In short, there is always that “shadow of a doubt” in the Reprobate Mind that otherwise confesses Christ with words and who may even be skilled at teaching select parts of the Bible, while secretly disputing other clearly defined biblical truths simultaneously.  The net result is that while “professing faith” outwardly, in the inward parts of the soul there will always be this dark little nagging doubt lurking around.  This is the very definition of a Reprobate Mind.  Doubt is surely the enemy of pure Faith, which Christ tells us has the power to literally move mountains.    The new “Priesthood” of White-Coated Scientists working in “high-tech” labs worldwide, who are largely atheists or at least agnostics, understand this all too well.  Also, nobody knows this concept better than the adversary of mankind – Satan.   He’ll let you accept 99 out of 100 biblical truths, but make you fight against that one truth with rationalization born out of deceiving “science”.   Sadly, rejecting just that ONE biblical truth makes you guilty of having a Reprobate Mind.  It is like a tiny sliver that festers and becomes toxic to the soul over time.

The term “Reprobate Mind” is found in Romans 1:28 and is in reference to those whom God has rejected as godless and wicked.   They “suppress the truth by their wickedness,” and it is upon these people that the wrath of God rests (Romans 1:18)  . The Greek word translated “reprobate” in the New Testament is adokimos, which means literally “unapproved, that is, rejected; by implication, worthless (literally or morally).”    You see, it is always “wicked” to suppress truth – especially CORE BIBLICAL TRUTHS such as those clearly taught in Genesis, as well as Joshua Chapter 10.   Why is this “wicked”?  As shown above, coming up with, and disseminating THEORIES which may be supported by flawed mathematical figures, to cause people to reject certain parts of the biblical narrative does nothing but dishonor the Creator and ultimately empowers sin.   Who conversely does this Honor?  Yes – it only honors the avowed enemy of God.

The Hebrews of the Old Testament (not today’s Askenazi imposters) were the covenant people of God largely because of Abraham’s original sacred communication with the Creator.   Yet they often were idolatrous and rebellious as they succumbed to the Reprobate Mind.   Abraham was taught directly by God concerning the movements of the stars, moon and sun in the “firmament” of the Heavens.   Subsequently, Moses was given even more incredible intelligence concerning the mysteries of earth’s creation, and was told to write the basic truths down for all mankind as a witness from God Himself.  The “pentateuch” or Five Books of Moses (the first five books of the Old Testament) are also known as the LAW to the Hebrew people.

The next book in the biblical text is the Book of Joshua – who was a valiant warrior-leader and contemporary of Moses.  It was clear that Joshua, like Moses, knew God intimately and well.  He had NO Reprobate Mind.  He had such incredibly perfect faith that what he asked God to do was ultimately performed.   For instance in Joshua 10:12, we read that Joshua asked and received a most incredible miracle – a greater miracle perhaps that the supernatural parting of the Red Sea:  “Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. 13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day. 14 And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought for Israel.”

Those harboring a Reprobate Mind will say this is “scientifically incorrect”.   Everyone knows that SCIENCE has “conclusively proven” that it is the Earth that spins 1000 mph on its axis as it hurtles through space and it is the sun that is fixed and motionless.   The Reprobate Mind will dredge up all manner of rationalizations to explain this part of the Bible away.  Some will say this has to be a mistranslation of the ancient texts.  Some say Joshua was simply an ignorant primitive man who did not understand modern science and that in reality it was the earth that stopped spinning for that period – but in his primitive perspective, the sun and moon only APPEARED to stop their movement.  Others with a full-blown level of Reprobate Mind will simply point out that this one verse is positive proof that the entire bible is total fictional nonsense.  I know this, because I have discussed this with a number of atheistic “scientists” who anchor their entire atheistic case on the “nonsense” of Joshua 10.     One can see how the logic of the Reprobate Mind flows:  if Joshua 10:12 is summarily dismissed, because of Joshua’s close relationship with Moses, Moses must also be fraudulent and thus one must dismiss as fictional all of Genesis through Deuteronomy which Moses wrote.  The overarching Law of Moses involving the 10 Commandments is of course the next domino to fall, and once that topples, then one has to dismiss the entire history of ancient Israel’s tabernacle and temple where spotless lambs were sacrificed because of the fall of Adam – the “fictional” first man.   Of course, if there was no viable LAW and no ORIGINAL SIN that needed a REDEEMER coming prophetically through the lineage of King David – then Jesus Christ and the entire New Testament is also relegated to the dustbin of meaningless mythology.   In this, it is clearly the Devil that LAUGHS and his angels REJOICE.    In place of the Bible and its teachings, the “New World” priestcraft adopts Darwinian evolution and secular humanism as its governing principles.  In the process, God is Mocked and Scorned and His angels weep.

Now you see why the Reprobate Mind is so dangerous, and why we must take the Bible literaly in its entirety???

Paul describes two men named Jannes and Jambres as those who “resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith” (2 Timothy 3:8)  Here we learn the Reprobate Mind is broadly defined as simply being resistance to the truth.  What “truth” is there other than what is taught in God’s Word – the Holy Bible?   In Titus, Paul also refers to those whose works are reprobate: “They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate” (Titus 1:16). Therefore, the Reprobate Mind is one that is inherently corrupt and worthless.

In conclusion, we must constantly self-evaluate as to what extent we may be guilty of harboring a Reprobate Mind.

Again, Paul writes in his 2nd Letter to the Saints in Corinth: 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 ye be reprobates? 6 But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates. 7 Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates. 8 For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. 9 For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection. 10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.

In other words, Paul is admonishing the Christian to determine what level of the Reprobate Mind we may have succumbed to.  Do we accept the entire Bible narrative as being 100% true and trustworthy, or do we dismiss what parts we don’t happen to like because they may be unpopular and offensive to declare to the brainwashed masses?   Perhaps instead of glossing over Joshua 10:12 – the true Christian should marvel at the type of relationship that Joshua had with Yeshua – where indeed heavenly bodies were stopped in their orbital circuits simply because Joshua asked!!