God gave them over to a depraved mind...
after they no longer saw fit to acknowledge God.
Just like Peter sunk while walking on water, we can accomplish nothing, and faith dries up, the exchange to a depraved mind is the supernatural consequence of fixing our focus anywhere else except on God to provide our life and meet all our needs. That is one of the reasons why I choose the throne over the cross for the symbol of Christ followers.
Not to diminish in any way the total sacrifice Jesus made of Himself for us that day on Golgotha, nor the glory of an empty tomb 3 days later, and the 40 days He walked among the folks in His glorified body before ascending like an instant astronaut. Instead, to serve as a reminder of where we need to fix our eyes, how to set our mind, and Who to know instead of striving, as we walk on water, abide in the vine, and be still in order to live from Christ rather than to live for Christ. This allows us to experience God Himself on an intimate basis and have His Life flow through us like rivers of living water which beats the pants off having to remain mindful of our WWJD bracelets in order to figure out every moment how best to mimic Christ.
This has been the dilemma since The Garden and that fateful moment Adam chose to risk his intimacy with God to avoid displeasing his new lover and exchanging the freely given abundance of the Tree of Knowing Life for the treadmill of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil… well, you know the rest.
I say all that to say this… the next time you find yourself caught up in a moment of great perplexity over the profound silliness of a statement made with great fervor and forced sincerity… whether from a script reader in the media or a quote regurgitator at the water fountain… read the full text of Romans 1 and consider Paul’s description of the end times. Then reread the text to discover the etiology of the chaos.
After you finish your quick self-examination to determine the status of your own mental faculties, consider the proper reaction to a blind man’s inability to describe the color red to you. Would you get angry with him over his inability to see? Perhaps the same consideration would be appropriate for those laboring under the limitations of a depraved mind.
Food for thought.