by Dr. Charles Stanley
Wednesday April 13, 2005
Pretend for a moment that we don’t have the Bible. When we look around at creation, we nonetheless see the attributes of the Creator. The more we observe the earth and the celestial bodies beyond it, the more we will be amazed—such design doesn’t happen by chance. Ponder the many immutable natural laws, such as gravity, and stop to consider nature’s incredible beauty, intricacy, balance, and order that speak loudly of Someone very wise, powerful, creative, and generous.
God also reveals Himself through the conscience He created in us. (Romans 2:14-15) Even if our conscience is marred in our sinful state, and even if we have never heard the Gospel, this “inner alarm system” gives us a general sense of good and evil because we are created in God’s image. As a result, virtually no culture in the world condones sins such as murder, rape, or stealing.
Ultimately, creation and our consciences alone aren’t sufficient to lead us to complete knowledge of God. This is why God spoke His Word to us through the ages and sent Jesus, who is the full revelation of His character. (Colossians 1:15-20). The Spirit of God continues to reveal Himself to man—the crown jewel of His creation—because He wants each of us to truly know Him. (1 Corinthians 2:9-10)
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