“What Does It Mean To Have A Reprobate Mind?”

“What Does It Mean To Have A Reprobate Mind?”

Answer: The phrase “reprobate mind” is found in Romans 1:28 in reference to those whom YAHUAH has rejected as unrighteous and wicked.

They “suppress the truth by their wickedness,” and it is upon these people that the wrath of YAHUAH rests (Romans 1:18). The Greek word translated “reprobate” in the New Testament is adokimos, which means literally “unapproved, that is, rejected; by implication, worthless (literally or morally).”

Paul describes two men named Jannes and Jambres as those who “resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the belief (faith)” (2 Timothy 3:8). Here the reprobation is regarding the resistance to the truth because of corrupt minds. In Titus, Paul also refers to those whose works are reprobate: “They profess that they know YAHUAH; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate” (Titus 1:16). Therefore, the reprobate mind is one that is corrupt and worthless.

As we can see in the verses above, people who are classified as having a reprobate mind have some knowledge of YAHUAH and perhaps know of His commandments. However, they live impure lives and have very little desire to please YAHUAH. Those who have reprobate minds live corrupt and selfish lives. Sin is justified and acceptable to them. The reprobates are those whom YAHUAH has rejected and has left to their own devices.

Can a person have a reprobate mind? 

Someone who has sincerely accepted Messiah by belief (faith) will not have this mindset because the old person with a reprobate mind has been recreated into a new creation: 

“The old has passed away; behold, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17). Natzariym’s are basically “new” people. We live differently and speak differently. 

Our world is centered on our Adoni and Savior, YAHUSHA HAMASHIACH, and how we can serve Him. 

Also, if we are truly in the belief (faith), we will have the RUACH HAQADASH to help us live a YAHUAH-honoring life (John 14:26). Those with reprobate minds do not have the RUACH (Spirit) and live only for themselves.


Wherefore YAHUAH also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

Who changed the Truth of YAH into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amein.

For this cause YAH gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

And even as they did not like to retain YAH in their knowledge, YAHUAH gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do את eth those things which are not convenient;

Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

Backbiters, haters of YAH, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

Who knowing the judgment of YAH, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

ROMAIYM (ROMANS) 1:24-32 Eth Cepher


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