‘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. George Starks says:

    I think that anyone who does not believe those who do not believe in the existence of God are insecure and afraid of themselves. All I have to do is walk outside and see Gods existence everywhere I look. To think that all of this is the result of some kind of cosmic accident is foolhardy indeed.

  2. Linda Mueller says:

    I’m thankful I can read your message. I used to listen to your dad when I was a little girl. Now I am listening to you and reading your messages and it’s so wonderful. Thank you for what you are doing here in the U.S. and other countries too. I love you all.

  3. John browning says:

    God bless all this ministry touches. Billy Graham ministries had touched my family in Homerville Georgia. Thank you for your simple but most powerful messages on the cross

  4. Maelene Cook says:

    I am so glad that there is a God and that there is salvation from sin through Jesus. I thank him for His undying love for us. I recently lost my brother and it has been a hard time for me. He and I were very close. But I have the assurance that I will see him some day and we will all worship Jesus for all eternity.

  5. liloii lanre says:

    I lov jesus

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  7. Gracie Coleman says:

    I will always be eternally greatful for your giving to the Lord. I am a soul that has truly been blessed through your ministry. May God continue to to bless

  8. Bobbe Isabella says:

    Thank you! May our precious Lord continue to bless you and your family.

  9. Denise Turner says:

    I’ve always loved listening to Billy Graham. God bless his son as he follows in his father’s footsteps. Keep blessing the entire Billy Graham family and organization. There is only One True God, our Heavenly Father.

  10. Teddy Lum Wan says:

    Amen to all that!