What Can Be Known about God Is Plain

In Romans 1, Paul makes the case that God’s eternal nature and divine power can be deduced by thoughtfully asking “How did all this get here?” When we look at the size and scope of the universe and the complexities of human life, we can deduce that God must exist and that he must be incredibly powerful and wise. When people see a sunset or some other beautiful scenery, they often get a sense of God’s creative power. When they hold the tiny body of a newborn baby, they are often overwhelmed with the plainness of God’s presence and power in the creation of new life. All of this plain evidence of God renders people “without excuse.”

Romans 1:18-20 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.