Romans 1 is a graphic depiction of human depravity, which is not a steep vertical plunge but a descending spiral of ungodliness that begins with rejection of God's revelation and ends with a last fateful step into outer darkness.
Missouri Baptist apologist Ed Croteau hosts a website to help teens and their parents defend the Christian faith. It's called Faith, Substance & Evidence, and the site features more than 200 short video lessons, along with other resources. Check it out at
Answering objections to Scripture
Christians often find it difficult to have meaningful conversations with people struggling with same-sex attraction, especially when the authority of Scripture is challenged. One effective response is to use the Socratic method.
Remembering the goodness of God, and rehearsing the acts of obedience He has given us to honor Him, lead to blessings, while neglecting the things of God invariably results in a downward spiral of sinful patterns.
In Jude 5-7 we are given three lessons from history that illustrate the progressive nature of sin: unbelief leads to rebellion, which ultimately gives way to depravity. Perhaps no place in history is more readily identified with debauched behavior than Sodom. But what, really, was Sodom's sin?