The phrase “reprobate mind” is found in Romans 1:28 in reference to those whom God has rejected as godless and wicked. They “suppress the truth by their wickedness,” and it is upon these people that the wrath of God 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 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 God; 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. The scriptures tell us, that the godly have no business with the ungodly. We are told to separate ourselves from them. It is also written, that if we leave our ‘family’ in order to follow God, that this is great in the eyes of God. It again is also written, that Jesus Christ came, not to bring peace, but as a sword, dividing our families (godly versus ungodly). Is our understanding of the scriptures, correct? Even Jesus spoke in parables so that He would not have to save the scribes and Pharisees. It appears to me (right or wrong), that the scriptures are given to us, for the purpose of finding, saving, instructing ‘His sheep’. If a person refuses to become one of His sheep (does not believe or follow The Word of God), then what would it matter to this person (in the eyes of God), whether he or she is married, commits adultery, murders, steals, etc.? Even the apostles/disciples were told to leave the homes of the unbelievers, wiping their feet when they go. In my opinion, the scriptures are only of value to those that believe.