The dictionary definition pales against the Biblical definition of reprobation. The Bible says God gives men over to a state of reprobation, as we collectively approach the last days of time before the second coming of Christ. The definition given in Romans 1: 28 is one of the most frightening prophetic statements in all of scripture.
Speaking of conditions preceding the last days the Apostle Paul declared, “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”
The phrase ‘God gave them over’ is enough to make us shudder when considering that if God gives us up, redemption and any chance of recovery is literally impossible.
The most basic sense of reprobation in the bible refers to something far more than simple immorality, it is the inability to hear, understand and implement any truth or morality. Right and wrong are impossible to discern with a reprobate mind.
Oddly, most dictionary definitions include a rendering of the word that clearly indicates that people don’t just fall into reprobation, but they willfully labor to get into this state.
Often words like: ban, forbid, prohibit, rebuff, repel, spurn, check, constrain, curb, repress, restrain, restrict; balk (at), hinder, impede, obstruct are also included as synonyms. But, what is being impeded, or obstructed by the collective minds and hearts of the last day’s crowd?
In the simplest terms, all that pertains to God, righteousness and basic morality is shunned in an atmosphere of self-indulgence and lawlessness.
Before reprobation sets in on a generation, they may be found acknowledging and repenting of their sins. After reprobation begins to take root, they are found affirming and celebrating their sins.
Now, anyone calling out the sin seems like a hater of the sinner. The lawless then turn to the law to force acceptance of their lawlessness, it is a vicious cycle that leads to destruction.
If you want to lust for those of your own gender you must be protected by the law to do so and even the idea of someone counseling you to avoid the temptation must be silenced. Several states have adopted laws to stop counseling to change the minds of younsters who are inclined toward their own sex.
The laws of God has been sidestepped by popular trends, PC notions of diversity and the ‘new morality’ which is only amorality (disregard of all morality) passing itself off under a new name.
Changing the laws is a means of changing definitions to fit the new drive for life with no borders or parameters to define good and evil.
When all of this reaches its peak we will be ready for the world’s last dictator. A ruler long prophesied to come in the last days. He will be called the “lawless one” (2Thess 2: 8 NAS) according to the Apostle Paul.
A ruler who lives without laws may seem like the perfect non-sequitur until it is revealed that the antichrist changes the laws to fit his own view of right and wrong. Being the incarnation of the Devil himself means that his view is always the exact opposite of Gods and is always wrong. A perfect type of the antichrist is Barack Obama.