This post today will show you the 11 traits of ungodly people that all ungodly people exhibit in their lifestyles which is contrary to the bible.
All evil and wicked people have certain characteristics that make them easy to identify that are different from truly born-again believers walking in righteousness.
And by the end of this post, you would have learned all the 11 traits of ungodly people that will help you identify them and separate from them lest they corrupt you as well. Let’s dive in.
What Does It Mean To Be Ungodly?
To be ungodly simply means not living a life of godliness. It implies living a life full of wickedness and evil on end.
Ungodly people are full of evil and sexual immorality that comes from within their wicked hearts. These evil people have no desire to live for God but love their sin and ungodliness (2 Thessalonians 2:10).
Unlike godly people, evil people love sensuality too as they walk after their fleshly desires and sinful lusts that characterize any ungodly sinner with their old Adamic nature in them.
Ungodliness or sin is what an ungodly person enjoys and that’s what makes a person to be ungodly and wicked in the first place.
What Is An Ungodly Person?
An ungodly person is simply a person who lives an evil, wicked and sinful lifestyle. These types of people take pleasure in unrighteousness and not holiness.
And the reason why ungodly people love their sin is that they live according to their fleshly lusts and not after the Spirit.
This is why there is rampant sexual immorality and wickedness in this current generation we live in as Paul predicted in 2 Timothy 3:1-7.
Ungodly people take pleasure in their ungodly acts and go after strange flesh (Jude 1:7) because they hate righteousness but are led by their evil desires to do the bad things they do shamelessly.
What Is Ungodly Living?
Ungodly living simply means living a life of sin and not of righteousness. This wicked lifestyle is characterized by evil and sin.
Sadly, many so-called Christians are living ungodly lifestyles that are full of wickedness and can’t be differentiated from the world.
These fake Christians don’t want anything to do with sound doctrine that leads to righteousness and holiness of life (2 Timothy 4:3).
And because these sensual and wicked people love their sin, they take pleasure in living their sinful lifestyles not being aware of what awaits them when they die.
What Makes A Person Ungodly?
The simple answer to that question is sin and that’s it. Sin is what makes a person ungodly and have a wicked heart which in turn drives such people to do all manner of wickedness.
Secondly, the influence of Satan the author of evil as we know it is another major factor that makes a person ungodly and wicked.
And since Satan is evil and sinful, any person under his influence will be evil and sinful just as he is that is why so many people live in wickedness today because Satan is the one influencing them to live that way.
Sensuality is another characteristic of an ungodly person. Sensuality is among the most common Adamic traits that all ungodly people have due to their inherent sinful nature governing their lives.
11 Characteristics Of Ungodly People.
Below is a list of 11 characteristics of ungodly people that makes them who they are and different from a godly person washed and cleansed by the blood of the Lamb.
When you say someone is sensual, it simply means that person loves things that gratify his or her sinful flesh even if what they are doing is sinful.
As long as what they are doing feels good to such people, it’s fine, and being sensual is one of the common characteristics of ungodly people.
Ungodly people are sensual because they walk after their fleshly desires that govern their sinful lifestyle and anything that makes them feel uncomfortable about their sin or the evil lifestyle there are living like God’s word is offensive to them.
The churches today, sadly are filled with fake sensual Christians who only rely on what feels good to them to live their lives and not what the bible says and that is why sin is rampant in churches today.
2. Full Of Strife.
Since ungodly people walk after the flesh and not the Spirit, they are full of strife and contention which is one of the major works of the flesh Galatians 5:19-21 talks about.
A day can’t go by without quarreling or fighting with anyone over simple and trivial things. The Bible tells us that such people who bring commotion and strife among brethren must be avoided at all costs (Romans 6:17) and such people are plenty in the church today.
You will never find strife in a Spirit-filled godly man or woman as strife isn’t compatible with a godly person as such people walk after the Spirit and Strife isn’t among the fruits of the Spirit.
If you are full of strife and you always want to cause confusion wherever you are, you need to repent dear, and start walking after the Spirit and not your fallen sinful flesh that makes you contentious in the first place.
3. Go After Strange Flesh.
Jude in Jude 1:7 talks about ungodly people going after strange flesh and Jude here was referring to Sodom and Gomorrah and sadly this is the case in these last days we are living in.
This explains why there is rampant homosexuality, lesbianism, and all manner of wickedness today that never existed a few centuries ago.
And the interesting this about this is that most people even so-called Christians don’t feel anything wrong about these kinds of moral perversions going around in society and even in churches today my dear reader.
When someone is going after strange flesh, just know that person is full of wickedness in their hearts and if you are such a person, you need to repent right now because eternal destruction in the lake of fire is awaiting you when you die in such a sinful state, my dear.
4. Uncontrolled Anger.
The Bible in Proverbs 22:24 talks about not making friends with an angry man or you will become like such a person and ensnare your soul.
And ungodly people will always have uncontrolled anger and can just do about anything to you if you wrong them in a little way which just shows the state of their wicked hearts.
Don’t get me wrong my dear reader, there is nothing wrong with being angry with someone when they do you wrong. You should instead of bottling things up inside and then exploding later.
But here, we are talking about uncontrolled demonic outbursts of anger that make you want to harm someone and uncontrolled anger is among the works of the flesh Paul condemns in Galatians 5:19-21.
In 2 Peter3:3, the apostle Peter talks about an increase in scoffers in the last days who will walk after their fleshly lusts and will have nothing to do with anything concerning righteousness.
A scoffer is simply someone who scoffs and mocks the things of God and there are a lot of mockers and scoffers today who mock the Lord and think He won’t return to judge this wicked world in righteousness.
And since scoffers walk after their evil desires, they don’t want anything to do with God or His commandments that speak against their sinful desires. If you are a scoffer, God’s love is still available to you to repent before it’s too late.
Remember, God cannot be mocked by your scoffing because one day when all is said and done, you will surely reap the ungodliness and scoffing you did in your life if you don’t repent, dear scoffer reading this out there (Galatians 6:7-9).
6. Moral Perverts.
Evil people are also full of moral and sexual perversions that is why they can even sleep around in public while everyone is watching them which is distasteful indeed.
But that’s what happens when you are a moral pervert without God’s grace in your life that brings salvation to all men and teaches you to deny all forms of ungodliness and worldly lusts. (Titus 2:11).
The increase in abortion rates in the society we live in is a testament to the weak moral fiber among many young moral perverted youths today who live after their evil fleshly desires.
Moral perverts have no self-control whatever and no woman is safe in their midst and that is why there is a lot of child defilement these days. It’s a sad state of affairs indeed and may God help us, please.
7. Haughty In Spirit.
Haughtiness in Spirit is strongly frowned upon in the bible because it comes before a fall and leads to the destruction of one’s soul (Proverbs 16:18).
An ungodly person is full of pride and haughtiness as such people always think they are superior and better than others which is a shame indeed.
Ungodly people have pride because their father the devil they serve is the father of pride as we know it and it’s just a matter of fact that as an unregenerate sinner or wicked person, you will be full of pride.
On the contrary, true believers in Christ are full of humility which they inherit at salvation when they become born again and receive a new Chris-like nature that replaces the old sinful nature of pride every human being born of a woman is born with.
8. They Call Evil Good.
The Bible states in Isaiah 5:20 that in the last days, many evil people will call evil good and good evil and such people turn the darkness into light and vice versa.
This is why such people love darkness rather than the light lest their evil deeds are exposed but they will be exposed any way on judgment day if they don’t repent because there is nothing that is hidden that will not be known and covered that won’t be revealed (Luke 8:17).
By calling evil good, these wicked men and women delight in their evil and unrighteousness therefore they commit all sorts of abominable things and call it enjoying life.
This is why homosexuality and lesbianism are now not considered wrong even in some backslidden churches today. What a shame and may the good Lord have mercy on such souls so that they can repent of their evil before it’s too late.
9. Selfish & Self-Centered.
Selfishness and self-centeredness are some of the prominent characteristics of ungodly people that can never miss in their lives due to the active selfish nature working in them.
It’s just a matter of fact that human beings are naturally selfish and self-centered and 2 Timothy 3:1 talks about people being lovers of themselves in the last days the self there being talked about is the sinful self that has no regard for others.
If you are ungodly, this natural selfish nature we are all born with will be active in you as you will only be concerned about what you can get from others rather than what you can give.
But if you become saved by grace through faith through Jesus and inherit a new nature of Christ, all the natural selfishness and self-centeredness you were naturally born with simply disappears and gets replaced with a selfless love that seeks to serve others and not itself.
10. Inventors Of Evil Things.
A wicked person will always find ways to invent and do new evil and bad things according to their corrupt sinful nature actively working in them (Romans 1:30).
This is the reason why the world we live in is getting more wicked day by day as it approaches its end as Jesus said in Matthew 24:12 that lawlessness and evil will increase causing the love of many to grow cold.
And the multiplicity of the evil we see perpetuated by ungodly people living according to their evil desires, are always inventing new ways to fulfill and satisfy their sinful fleshly desires.
But this must not be a surprise to true believers walking after righteousness as this was predicted a long time ago by Jesus Christ and even in the Old Testament that wickedness will be rampant before the world ends as Satan knows his time is short.
11. On Their Way To Eternal Destruction.
Lastly, every ungodly person is on their way to hellfire because they have no eternal life in them in the first place that is found at salvation when one truly repents and turns away from their evil ways.
Most of these wicked people instead have everlasting chains of darkness awaiting them in hellfire if they keep on rejecting God’s love by living in willful sin.
The Bible in Revelations 21:8 sternly warns that all wicked and ungodly people will have their part in the lake of fire if they don’t repent and turn away from their sins.
But the good news is that you don’t have to go there because today is the day of salvation and you can repent today and have eternal life and escape God’s wrath that will befall all unrepentant sinners who rejected Christ due to their love for sin. Don’t be that person, please.
I hope the 11 traits of ungodly people above will now help you fully understand who ungodly people are and why they do what they do.
If you exhibit the above characteristics but still go to church, you need to repent dear before it’s too late. You can read this post on how to be truly saved if you truly want to be saved from your sins.
In closing, if you found this post helpful, kindly share it with others as they will benefit, too, and learn a lot from this post. Stay blessed.
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