For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.
One must assign an architect to everything we see – including nature! When we walk down the street and see a building, we know there was a builder. Is there a dress in the window? There was a seamstress. Is there a toy shop? Then there was a toy maker and probably even a factory behind it that did not start off as something else and then turn into a factory over time. It boggles my mind how seemingly rational and intelligent people with college degrees who pride themselves on studying and learning, building and creating, inventing and innovating choose to deny the obvious. They know how much work goes into their special field, yet when it comes to the Creation of the world, they label it a random accident, or a miraculous incident of intelligent design with no Intelligent Designer at the helm for whom we should credit. Nothing these scholars have seen or created firsthand started out as something else and then turned into their special project, and they can be confident that whatever they constructed will still be that same thing many years from now just like the contents of a hidden tomb in Egypt. But their perspective on the universe hinges on an improbability with no witnesses’ recordings to offer proof. Ironically, when they talk to Christians about God, all they want is proof. They are just purposefully, irrationally and intentionally denying the One True Living God simply because they want to.
Here’s the proof: Everyone has seen the sky! There is no one God has not revealed himself to through nature. And then there are other things that can’t be explained like love, kindness, and appreciation. How did those get here? The existence of God explains it all. And everything he did has been accurately recorded.
In Philippians 3, Paul is talking about spiritual maturity. But what he says in verse 15 totally applies to this discussion: Let all who are spiritually mature agree on these things. If you disagree on some point, I believe God will make it plain to you. If there is someone who disagrees with the truth of how the world came to be, God actually will make it plain to them what the truth really is – as plain as the sky above their heads!
I have many friends and loved ones who deny you simply because they want to. I have sat through many college classes astonished at the arrogance of intellectuals who demand proof without offering any. And, ironically, Believers are the ones who get labeled as irrational. The world really has gotten more and more sophisticated in their global denial of you, and that is so unthinkable to me because nature is visible to all of us all of the time! I pray for their hard hearts to literally look up to the sky and give you credit for what you have created, to meet you, to trust in you, to become spiritually mature by first acknowledging the fact that we don’t know everything. BUT you do, and you share everything with us same as you share the world you created. You are good. You are amazing. And I love you and praise you and thank you and pray in Jesus’ name, amen.