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We are not without excuse!!!

November 2, 2010 2 comments

Every human born has an innate intuitive knowledge that there is a God!

Some say that after Adam ate the fruit of the tree of right and wrong that all his ancestors are born with an intuitive knowledge of right and wrong, and a higher sense of justice. This is commonly known as the conscience. The definition of conscience in Strong’s concordance is respectively meaning to understand or become aware, and to be conscious or (clandestinely) informed of: – consider, know, be privy, be aware-of. Therefore, it is an innate sense of knowledge. The question is of what?

Romans 1:18-20(NKJV)

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 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,

 Since the creation of the universe, all can observe God’s divinity and external power. The creation is evidence that there is a Creator, the providence of creation, the wonder of a complex creation and innate sense of right and wrong, are all evidence of a divine God.

Psalm 19:1(NKJV)

 1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
         And the firmament shows His handiwork.

 Psalm 97:6(NKJV)

6 The heavens declare His righteousness,
         And all the peoples see His glory.

 The creation of the world reveals God’s glory. Ignorance is no excuse. No one on judgement day can claim ignorance and pass through the gates of heaven. God’s deity is clear for all to see. There is no excuse good enough to reject God existence.

Lloyd-Jones, “mere knowledge is not enough to save a man but it is enough to render a man inexcusable for his godlessness and sinfulness”.

The knowledge of God and His wrath is not enough to save a person, if a person dies in their sin, without being clothed in the righteousness’ of Christ, hell is their home. Nevertheless, when they face the Father on Judgement day, they will be inexcusable for their ungodliness and sinfulness.

Any human being born on this earth possesses innate knowledge of the wrath of God. The law of God is written in their heart, and their conscience can either condone their behaviour or charge them.

Romans 2:14-15(NKJV)

14 for when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do the things in the law, these, although not having the law, are a law to themselves, 15 who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them).

 The knowledge of the wrath of God, His laws, a sense of right and wrong and a higher sense of justice is what every human being is born with. Moreover, it is evident that Gods external power and His Deity is evidenced in His creation, leaving man with no excuse before their Maker.

Two scriptures in John reinforce this. The Light, which is Christ, illuminates everyone that has come into the world. That does not mean that everybody is born knowing Christ and His redemptive purpose; nevertheless, all is born with a Light- intuitive knowledge of God as a divine being- why? Because God put it there.

John 1:4(NKJV)

 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.

John 1:9(NKJV)

9 That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.

 God put it there so man will have no excuse and the conscience will bear witness with the Holy Spirit to the truth of the gospel. No one will stand on judgement day, and say that they did not know that there was a God. Since Gods, external glory is evidenced in His creation, and is observed by all, every excuse will be met with “depart from me, I never knew you”.

 Psalm 14:1(NKJV)

1 The fool has said in his heart,
         “There is no God.”
         They are corrupt,
         They have done abominable works,
         There is none who does good.

Psalm 53:1(NKJV)

1 The fool has said in his heart,
         “There is no God.”
         They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity;
         There is none who does good.

It is foolish, to not believe in God, why? Because all the evidence of creation and of nature, points to a Creator.  Claiming ignorance whether sincerely or insincerely is no excuse.

 Therefore, the conscience is major evidence that there is a divine Diety.  Brother and sisters, for souls to believe and receive Jesus they need to know about Him, and how do they know about Him, by believers preaching about Him. Our responsibility as believers is to declare the truth to all souls.

 Romans 10:13-15(NKJV)

13 For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.”[a]  
14 How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written:
      “ How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace,[b]
      Who bring glad tidings of good things!”

 Mathew 28:18-20(KJV)

Matthew 28:18 “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”

Matthew 28:19 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:”

Matthew 28:20 “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

 Romans 10, speaks for itself, how are lost souls to call upon the name of the Lord to be saved, if they cannot believe, and how can they believe if they have not heard, and how can they have heard if they hear without a witness. Therefore, Jesus calls every Christian to step out in faith and spread the Good News.

 When a person hears the truth of the Gospel, their conscience bears witness with the Holy Spirit, that the message is true. Then that conviction leads them to Christ. The conscience is convicted by the truth of the gospel.

John 8:9(NKJV)

9 Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience,[a] went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.

 The conviction of the Holy Spirit reproves and exposes the world’s view of sin, righteousness and judgement.

John 16:8-11(NKJV)

8 And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 of sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10 of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; 11 of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

Man is without excuse!!!!! So do not have one.

P.S. God said if you seek Him with all your heart you will find Him, meaning if a soul has never heard the gospel, but knows that there is something greater than themselves, and is desperately desiring for something more, they will find the true God and He will reveal Himself. 

 Jeremiah 29:13(NKJV)

13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.

Deuteronomy 4:29(NKJV)

29But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul. 

If there is anything you do not understand, please feel free to ask questions. 


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