Disregarding truth cheapens and impairs a sense of self, causing disintegration of spiritual life and depersonalization of others. As humanity becomes more and more fractured and stupefied, God’s “like for like” judgment will result in “giving them over” (paradidomi) to the lusts of their hearts (Rom. 1:26). The final verdict of this practiced chamas (lawlessness) will be the bestowal of a “depraved mind” (αδοκιμον νουν), a condition of being fundamentally unable to reason properly at all. Since truth is essentially (and necessarily) grounded in a sense of value, and value is a function of conscience, a depraved mind is literally insane from a spiritual perspective… People devoid of conscience are unable to reason along the lines of ethical truth at all, and this is the inner hell of their relativism and denial of transcendental truth. Moral anarchy promotes a cultural collusion to suppress the truth, to silence the truth-tellers, to kill the prophets, and to gag advocates for justice. Lawlessness squelches the inward voice of right and wrong within the human heart. This is the state of our world today…. “The LORD sees that the wickedness of man is great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart is only evil continually” (Gen. 6:5). We are living as in the Days of Noah.

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