New Testament passage Romans 1:19-20 says:
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed
it unto them.
20 For the invisible things of
him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal
power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
I really love Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset, and David Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the
Whole Bible - 1871 (JFB) - on Romans 1.
I do include the JFB text down the page.
I am happy for the 1871 publication date because I believe I'm accessing men whose mindsets predate
the tsunami of garbage-thinking that Darwin's Evolution has unleashed on our academic, scientific, and literary
Regarding Romans 1:19-20 the JFB commentary astutely, concisely, shows that God
has placed the certain, intuitive, reality, of God, INSIDE, INTERNAL, to our OWN breasts.
The old saying is, "There are NO atheists in fox holes!" -- IS this basically
true? I'd say, mostly. But there probably are a few who hold-out to the bitter end.
I do recall a TV interview of a death-row prison worker who remarked of those approaching scheduled execution, "They
all become Christians!"
AND, that creation evidences, EXTERNAL,
combine with the INTERNAL, to make it a CERTAINTY, GOD IS REALLY, REAL.
It's just like on jury duty, testimonies PLUS good corroborating physical evidences COMBINE
to produce a convinced jury.
Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are CLEARLY seen, being understood by the things that
are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are WITHOUT EXCUSE;
slang terms -- it's a "slam dunk." We know perfectly well -- we have NO excuse!
The rest of Romans, about chapters 1-12 says everyone is in big trouble with God, and needs the Savior,
the Lord Jesus Christ, urgently. It is imperative!