What is a REPROBATE mind?
Question: What is a reprobate mind according to the Bible?
Answer: Although the phrase 'reprobate mind' is found only once in the King James Bible, there are related phrases that occur several times. Even if we do not know what the definition of a word or phrase is, we can see from its context clues as to what the Bible means when it uses it. The KJV Bible shows three verses in the New Testament which use the phrase in question or one closely related.
"And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient" (Romans 1:28)
The minds of these people became corrupted concerning the faith. They deny God and even pollute their good works. Those who do not like to retain God in their knowledge eventually take on a reprobate mind. It sounds as if these people are not living the right way. They do not seem to have a desire to please God. The result of their approach to life is this state.
We can often find more of what a verse means by comparing how other Bible translations render a word or sentence. For example, notice the same verses mentioned above taken from translations other than the KJV.