There are a number of apologetics related passages in the Bible and I will share some of these from time to time. Through David, God gives us this simple verse that states how those who deny the existence of God are fools. The context of this passage is not so much about evidence for God, but rather recognition of God. In the very next verse it reads,
"The Lord looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God."
Of the colors we utilize in Prepared To Give An Answer, this Bible passage would best apply to the yellow/gold reason for God. Go here to see more about how the colors work. Throughout history, makind has instinctively sought after God, been drawn to a higher purpose than himself, and a life beyond the here and now. Solomon, arguably one of the wisest men to ever walk the earth remarked in Ecclesiastes that God "has set eternity in the hearts of men" (3:11).
In the popular "For Dummies" series, the opening chapter of "Religion for Dummies" reads: "If you travel to some remote part of the earth and find a group of people who never met anyone outside their tribe you will discove that these people have some type of food, some type of shelter and language. The group would also have some kind of religion which is one of the basic parts of human life."
We are built to naturally seek our Creator. Even without all the evidence we discuss in Prepared to Give an Answer, there is something about our innate makeup that we should long for God. As David says in the psalm, it would be foolish to deny or repress this basic instinct. How have you found this natural inclination towards God evident in your own heart?
Pastor Adam Barton