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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Without Excuse

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
~ Romans 1:18-21 (NKJV)

Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.
~ Psalms 95:6 (NKJV)

God doesn't believe in atheists.

He says that they are among those who knew Him, but suppressed the truth, became futile in thought, and their foolish hearts became dark. They may deny His existence, but God's Word says they in fact know otherwise.

Whatever argument a person may use to dispute that a Creator owns the world and has a right to judge it as He wishes, God Himself says men are without excuse for whatever point they have turned away from their Creator.

Countering the assertion that a loving God wouldn't send anyone to hell is the logic that a loving God does not allow sin into heaven and make it the same hell that earth has become; a loving God does not ignore justice for those who have been wronged; a loving God does not allow men to slip into hell in ignorance, but exhibits Himself in creation so that He may be known before He is rejected.

It is far less amazing that a loving God would allow men who have chosen hell to go into hell than it is that a righteous God would allow an innocent Man to die so that unrighteous men might avoid condemnation.

Oh Lord, our Creator, You have manifested Yourself in the stars, the mighty mountains, and the universe contained in the DNA of a single cell. We ourselves are fearfully and wonderfully made. You own all creation and You own us. Please give us hearts to yield to Your continuing work of creation in making us new.

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  1. Anne, you had me ready to do some serious worship with you when I read,"Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker."

    but when you said," God doesn't believe in atheists." I took pause. What a profound statement.

    You really hit it the nail on the head tonight, as always. Well done.

  2. T. Anne, LOL! I'm not the orignial author of that statement. I've no idea who is. But I am the first person I know who's backed up the statement with Scripture. Thank you for the commendation.

  3. I am praying for a "yielding heart".
    ~ Wendy

  4. Anne,

    I, too, have yet to see anyone back up that statement with Scripture. So glad you did. Great detective work!

  5. Jennifer, I'm going to be in Romans for a while. In all honesty, this time the quote came to me after I read the verse--I didn't track down the verse to back up the quote.

    Wendy and Denise, there's that one time big yielding, and then a million little yieldings which follow. I think it can be harder to not grow weary of all the little yieldings, so I also keep praying for a yielding heart.

  6. Thanks, Mom! You made some excellent points in that post. *hug*
    - Michaelle

  7. Your words have touched a chord yet again. Thank you for your willingness to be led. In His love! Carmen

  8. Michaelle, you always make me VERY happy when you appreciate what I share!

    Carmen, I'm blessed to know the Lord speaks to you through me.


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