Paul tells us something in Romans that we have a tendency to forget: we're all born with an innate knowledge of God. I've heard people bring up questions about people in foreign countries who have never had an opportunity to hear the Gospel: what happens to them when they die? Would a loving God really condemn them to hell? I think in order to answer that question we need to consider Paul's words. When you do something wrong, don't you know that it's wrong? When I lied for the first time as a kid I knew that I was being dishonest; I knew it wasn't right. The problem is that the more we indulge the sinful nature the less we recognize it for what it is. My intent here is not to give a full explanation to the question I listed above, but I it's important to remember that we ALL innately know that God is. Deep down He has revealed Himself to us. I have heard stories of missionaries sharing the Good News of Jesus to people who had never heard it, and they were not surprised or shocked by the message. They had an innate sense of God, of right and wrong, and they knew the Truth even though it had never been fully explained to them. Truly, we are without excuse because God has given us more opportunities than we can ever imagine to know Him.
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Seth is a pastor, author, and speaker who lives in Batesville, Indiana. He is married to Kari, and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Noelle.