Trivia:

Romans: Intolerance

  1. The existence and nature of God are self-evident; thus, unbelievers are "without excuse." 1:20
  2. Atheists have dark and foolish hearts. 1:21
  3. God abandons those who don't know him to "uncleanness and vile affections." 1:24, 26, 28
  4. With his usual intolerance, Paul condemns homosexuals (including lesbians). This is the only clear reference to lesbians in the Bible. 1:26-28
  5. Homosexuals (those "without natural affection") and their supporters (those "that have pleasure in them") are "worthy of death" - along with gossips, boasters, and disobedient children. 1:31-32
  6. Paul says that those who accuse him of lying deserve damnation. 3:8
  7. God blinded the Jews so they wouldn't recognize Jesus as the Messiah. 11:7-10, 25
  8. "As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father's sakes."
    Jews are enemies to Christians, but God loves them for their ancestors' sake. 11:28
  9. Gentiles used to be unbelievers, but now the Jews are the unbelievers and God saves gentiles through Jewish unbelief. It's all a part of God's plan. 11:30
  10. "He that doubteth is damned ... Whosoever is not of faith is sin." 14:23
  11. Shun those who disagree with your religious views. 16:17