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‘Corruptible man’ — Romans 1:23

Corruptible man — Romans 1:23

Question — Romans 1:23 teaches us that God cannot be a ‘man’, because Paul condemned those who changed the glory of God into the image of corruptible man.

Answer —

  • Romans 1:23 — People of those times, especially the Romans, made images resembling man, birds, beasts, snakes, etc.
  • Exodus 20:4-5 — God has condemned the worship of ANY idol, even if it resembles Him.
  • Romans 1:21 — The people referred to here “knew God” at one time, probably ancient Israel, and they knew God had a body (2 Kings 17:15-16, Exodus 32:4-6)
  • Romans 1:23 — That they worshipped the image of an inanimate, corruptible man doesn’t discount that God is an incorruptible, glorified, exalted man.
  • Doctrine and Covenants 130:22 — ‘The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man’s, the Son also…”
  • Luke 24 — “handle me and see, for a Spirit hath not flesh and bones as ye see me have…”

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