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I think the multiplication principle noted in Matthew 13:8 which is based on “good seed and good soil” is the same for “bad seed and good soil.”

Romans 1:29a
They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, …

The list of evil in Romans 1:29-31 is pretty overwhelming: wickedness, evil, greed, depravity, envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice, gossip, slander, God-hating, insolence, arrogance, boastfulness, disobedience, senselessness, faithlessness, heartlessness, and ruthlessness. One evil runs into another. One sin breeds the next. One sorrow bleeds into another.

Most people put their emphasis on the sexual depravity that is described in the verses that precede this list and that implies, it’s those who participate in non-traditional sexual activities who will dive bomb into the list of evils. In fact, however, I believe the sexual sins are just one more in the list. Really, the list, including “sexual behaviors” is the result of the “suppression of the truth.” This is the first sin that plants the seed and changes the relationship that people have with God and the Christ.

There are no easy answers.

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