Title: Is there really No God?
By: Pastor Johnson
Translator: Lucy Ling
Psalm 14: 1-3
1 The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good. 2 The Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. 3 All have turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.
Plentiful of fools around, however, being foolish on all matters is not a big deal, except when oneself says: “There is NO GOD”. The consequences of such foolishness are extremely serious. On the day of judgement, these fools will regret greatly of such stubbornness. Even with thousands time of punishments, it will not be able to reverse such mistakes and foolishness. If there are tears like oceans, let him weep drop by drop, which would be better than eternally fallen and ruin. But, by then, it would still be too late to regret it.
What is “a fool”? Fools are those who do whatever they wish and believe that there is no God. The apostle Paul also quoted from Psalm 14:1-3 and stated in Romans 3:23, ” for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
Is there really no God? No. It is those who are foolish who think so in their hearts, they are deceiving themselves and merely comforting themselves. Because they are proud, they would rather have no God to rule and manage their life. They do not want to forgo their sins, but rather believe that there is no God, no judgment and no retribution in time to come. In fact, since the creation of the heavens and earth, the immortality and divinity of God have been clearly known. Although God is invisible, but revealed through the creations, which cannot be denied of His existence. Romans 1:20 ” For since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities — his eternal power and divine nature — have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”
From ancient times, most people have acknowledged that there is God. The more advanced science becomes, the more people should know that there is God. Ranging from a planet to something as minuscule as an atom, all have wonderful structures, perfectly designed and accomplished. From the earth that we dwell in, we can see that the design is thoughtful, the synchronization is ingenious, and the creation is complete. Not only does human given a wonderful body, but everything created is for human’s enjoyment. The psalmist David also tried so hard to prove the existence of God in Psalm 139: 13 – 14,“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
People should see God’s love and grace and respond with hearts of worship and thankfulness. Therefore, when fools do not know God, they do so deliberately. Their thoughts and ignorant hearts become vain and darkened. They claim to be clever but are actually foolish. Romans 1:28 ” Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.”
Dear brothers and sisters, every believer bears the responsibility to lead all to know God. And through prayers, all types of strong fortresses, all kinds of schemes and all sorts of arrogance that hinder people from knowing God, are broken. All ignorants are restored to accept and obey Christ.
Oh Lord Yahweh, we praise you. You are the God of glory and the Creator of heaven and earth. The heavens speak of your glory and means; from day to night, your words and your knowledge pass on, your laws spreads all over the world, and your words spread to the end of the earth. Oh Lord! We humbly submit everything to you, we thank you, and praise you in all. We ask your Holy Spirit to help us to praise you, help us to praise you in spirit and in truth, and may our heavenly Father God your holy spirit to be within us, so that we can continuously meditate on your love, grace and your glorious deeds. Help me to praise you sincerely, from the bottom of my heart. I pray all this in the holy name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen!