Of late, I have been doing the Omnibus curriculum with my 4 cousins and uncle (who teaches and guides us). It has been very time-consuming but I have learned so much through it this year. Anyway, today on the way to school I thought about a question, "What if an unbeliever has never heard of the gospel and dies before ever hearing it? Will God grant that person eternal life? After all, they didn't know did they?" Suddenly I remembered Rom. 1 and read it again. I found myself quite mistaken.
"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse." (Rom. 1:18-20)
Let's pause right here. This is clearly saying that men see God's creation and know there is a God. So men know there is a God when they say that there is not one? Yes! They suppress the Truth. This text also says "they are without excuse" which means that they cannot say God doesn't exist or doesn't show himself to them because His creation is all around them! They know but do not acknowledge Him. We see this in the next verse.
"For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened." (Rom. 1:21) It says "they became futile in their thinking." "This world evolved" some will say. How could it have! "The heavens declare the glory of God..." (Ps. 19:1) How can an entire universe with stars, planets, oceans, animals, plants and trees, men and women, and so much more evolve from simply nothing? Well, I'll tell you how. It can't. This world is so intricately designed and so fabulously knit together that it most certainly could NOT have evolved. It doesn't make sense that we, and everything else here, just randomly and suddenly evolved. "Claiming to be wise, they became fools..." (Rom. 1:22)
Unbelievers know their is a God but suppress that truth in all unrighteousness and become fools by this. You simply cannot make sense of anything in this world without an all-sovereign, covenant-keeping, and triune God.
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