The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”
This is an illogical, foolish claim since to deny an omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent Being would require one to be that Being.
In order to know that such a Person did not exist, one would have to have all of the characteristics of that non-existent Person. It literally ‘takes One not to know One’.
Such a ‘non-claim’ is truly foolish as the Biblical author states. We are finite, limited in knowledge and stuck in the present. How would we be able to deny the existence of One who is none of these? We can’t. It is stupid to claim that we can and leads to nothing but trouble. Basic philosophy teaches us that you cannot absolutely prove an absolute negative.
Conversely, the wise man seeks God and knows in his heart that “…our God is in the heavens; He does whatever He pleases.” Psalm 115:3. He knows us intimately, even better than we know ourselves, and so we seek Him. His mercies are new every morning.
Romans 1:20 – For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.
That, my friends, is good news!
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I regularly am reminded of how blessed I am that I was introduced to God through the influence of my parents who were introduced to God through the influence of a neighbor when we lived on Elizabeth Street in Wichita Falls, TX. The Earth and the Heavens declare Him, but so many choose not to find Him. Would I have been one of those without the influence of our neighbor? One of those who foolishly say, “There is no God”. I am amply supplied with arrogance, so I’m guessing that I would have struggled even more with making myself God, than I do now being firmly convinced that there actually is a God in Heaven. So, thanks be to God for His mercy on me that allowed me to be introduced to Him at an early age and to be shown that only fools say “There is no God”.