‘The Fool Has Said In His Heart—There Is No God’

By   •   February 28, 2014   •   Topics:

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The Bible tells us in several places that only the fool says that God does not exist.

“The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God’” (Psalm 14:1). That Scripture is repeated verbatim in Psalm 53:1, and the same sentiment is expressed in numerous other biblical passages.

Despite the witness of an ordered and remarkable creation (Romans 1:20) and the universal witness of an internal conscience, a growing number of influential people are blatantly and forcefully scorning and mocking the Christian faith and followers of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Entertainers like Bill Maher, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, British professor Richard Dawkins, and others have publicly promoted a brand of atheism that is openly hostile to Christians.

Interestingly, many of the proponents that seek to deny God can be increasingly found in academic circles, where atheists are warmly welcomed. Though they hold a variety of advanced degrees and are published in noted academic journals, the Bible clearly labels them “fools.”

As mankind refuses to acknowledge the supremacy of God, the Bible says that “professing to be wise, they became fools” (Romans 1:22). What may be highly esteemed among men can be pure foolishness to God Almighty. “Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?” (I Corinthians 1:20).

In God’s infinite wisdom, the apparent “foolishness “ of the cross  destroys the wisdom of the wise (I Corinthians 1:18). The glorious cross of our Savior, where He bore the sins of the world to satisfy the wrath of God and provide forgiveness to those who repent and believe on His Name, is the means the Lord uses to display His majestic wisdom.

For those who arrogantly declare that God does not exist and rail against any mention of His Name, the Scriptures declare all people everywhere will one day confess that indeed there is a God.

Soon—very soon, I believe—the time will come when “at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:10-11).

Believer and unbeliever alike will acknowledge not only the existence of the One True God, but also His preeminence over all of creation, including their own soul. Angels in Heaven, demons in hell, the redeemed and the unredeemed—all of creation—will confess the supremacy of Christ, His rightful rule and reign over all.

Until then, we must understand that all men—atheist, agnostic, secularist, humanist, moral and immoral, educated and uneducated—are under God’s judgment apart from saving faith in Christ.

The Apostle Paul picked up on a portion of the psalmist’s description of the atheist in his book to the Romans, reminding us that, “There is none righteous, no, not one” (Romans 3:10). The only way to escape God’s wrath and eternal punishment for our sins is to receive the pardon Christ provides through His atoning death, burial and resurrection.

Bow now and call Him your Lord and King, or you will bow too late.

©2014 BGEA

Scripture verses taken by permission from the Holy Bible New King James version.

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  1. Gina Gregory says:

    I gratefully support the BGEA and we are all richly blessed by the power of God moving through this ministry & Samaritan’s Purse! Thank the Lord for using Franklin in powerful ways similar to and different from his father. Thank you all for a long faithfulness in the same direction & your helping to keep the Body of Christ richly fed for our daily battles!

  2. Edsel says:

    Great message for 2014 and still just as great for year 2017. Amen, Brother Graham.

  3. Anne Jones says:

    We must pray for our country and our president! Jesus is coming soon!

  4. Anthonia Ogbuka says:

    I am glad we have you Franklin to speak so eloquently on behalf of the God and His Son Jesus Christ. God bless you and keep you in Jesus name, amen.

  5. Sylvia Hutchings says:

    Praise God for your continued faithfulness in proclaiming His love and salvation for all who come to Him. I praise Him for saving me at 14 years old and keeping me to my 74 years. God bless you and your family and ministry.

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  7. Pastor Stephen Kochwa says:

    Thanks for this great great service to our Lord Jesus. Equipping the saints is our main goal. Live long to reach out for many souls. God bless your ministry.

  8. Chioma okaro says:

    God bless you. I pray for you, heaven at last in Jesus mighty name Amen

  9. GARY GRAY says:

    Thank you Rev Billy Graham for all the years of service and guidance you have brought to mankind, please stay healthy the USA and the world needs your continuing guidance for us from the book of life

  10. Godfrey says:

    Thanks for that great message, it’s encouraging.