It would also be helpful to realize that God is PRACTICAL (not prudish) and that He is not a MONSTER (uncaring or indifferent), He cares about the poor and needy...
God is NOT PRUDISH or judgemental (read ALL of Ezekiel chapter 16).
The REAL reason that God destroyed Sodom and Gemorrah was NOT their sexual perversion (yes, all the naysayer ‘know it alls’ that don’t like what I write are in for a shock)…..you are perfectly welcome NOT TO believe what I write, I won’t be disappointed.
The real REASON THAT God destroyed those 2 cities is that even though they were blessed abundantly and had a sufficiency of food (“surfeit of food”), they did not care for the poor and needy (God is not a republican).
Eze 16:49 Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, surfeit of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy.
WE HAVE BEEN TAUGHT LIES for centuries because the dark forces of humanity don’t want us to know the (real truth) of anything (they don’t want us to even BE ABLE to figure out that we have been taught lies).
Likewise, what the Romans really did wrong is also kept a secret (the dark do not want you or anyone to “draw near” to God and be rewarded (God is NOT a punisher, He is a REWARDER of those who seek Him)”.
Heb 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please him. For whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Jas 4:8 Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you men of double mind.
What the Romans did wrong is that they KNEW GOD (they had the scriptures), everything that they did to honor The Lord (including offering thanks) was NOT ACCEPTED by God because it was all MECHANICAL AND PHONY (going through the motions……LIKE US).
Rom 1:21 for although they knew God they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking and their senseless minds were darkened.
The house of Israel only had ONE “husband” (housemaster/caretaker…..JEHOVAH) and was an IMPURE BRIDE….THIS was why the Jews needed to be introduced to JESUS…..we have three (mathematical sum ‘trinity’).
2Co 11:2 I betrothed you to Christ to present you as a pure bride to her one husband…..(“her”= Israel).
>>>>>THIS IS, IN EFFCT, A NEW FAITH…..a “faith for faith”…. (WE are NOT JEWS)<<
Gal 3:28 there is neither male nor female
Rom 1:17 the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith
When the Jews left Egypt they brought with them many pagan beliefs and practices. They didn’t just make the golden calf, but always kept their habits of idolatry.
Rom 1:17 the righteousness of God is revealed through FAITH FOR faith
Identify with "I am who I am" by being the TRUE PERSON/soul that you are (don't be a 'phony BOOKperson' (an IT)....be REAL....be who you are (can you say I am who I am"?
God is no respecter of PERSONS, He only has regard for SOULS.