The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. Day to day pours forth speech, And night to night reveals knowledge. (Ps. 19:1-2)
For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. (Rom. 1:20)
For the unbeliever, the Bible plainly states that God’s glory, grace and character are clearly revealed to him in nature (Ps. 19:1-2; Matt. 5:45; Rom. 1:18-32). God’s revelation is clear, the problem is that the hearts of men are corrupt (Jer. 17:9; Matt. 15:19), and many unbelievers choose to “suppress the truth in unrighteousness” (Rom. 1:18). Though God’s grace toward the unbeliever is infinite in scope, it is not eternal in its duration, and at the moment of death all of his life’s decisions are fixed for eternity. Leaving this world is an inevitable fact for every man, but where he spends eternity is optional, depending on whether he’s trusted Christ as his Savior (John 3:16; Acts 16:31; Eph. 2:8-9; Phil. 3:9; Tit. 3:5).
Steven R. Cook, D.Min.