What is a reprobate mind?
[rep-ruh-beyt] noun, adjective, verb, -bat·ed, -bat·ing.
“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient” (Romans 1:28)
“Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.” (2Timothy 3:8)
“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)
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I think you are beginning to see by now that a person that has been given over to a reprobate mind by God is a person who is lawless, self-absorbed, and generally wicked, but they don’t see it that way. There minds are confounded and you would not be able to convince them they are wrong in any way shape or form. Does this mean that they do not know right from wrong? No, because they were given over to their reprobate minds because of their behavior and the condition of their hearts. However it no longer matters and they do not see themselves as others do. Instead it’s always someone else’s fault and they didn’t do it. Sounds like Casey Anthony, but not just Casey, there are more than a couple in this case. People with reprobate minds are liars. They do anything they can to spread that which is false. Casey’s family nor her attorneys have ever admitted one ounce of truth, nor have they simply defended her actions, but instead they have covered up and lied. Now I know some of you are saying that her attorneys won’t do that(admit the truth), but they didn’t have to say anything except in court. They also do not have to go around proclaiming her innocence even in court, all the while making freudian slips to the media. Her family did not have to speak to the media either. That was a choice. The Anthonys could have stayed out of the media and the defense could have stayed out of the media game too. The defense could have instead been about defending her actions rather than lying and trying to throw innocent people under the bus for a crime their client committed. It’s really that simple. The problem, however is that it was not and is not profitable to take the high road. It was instead a much more inviting proposition to sell the pictures and videos and lie to the point that they have slipped up in their own lies. Yes, Casey chose a good defense. They are perfectly suited to her and her way of thinking. They even fit right in with the family.
Sadly the world is full of reprobate minds these days. I’m afraid it’s a sign of the times.
What do you think???