Today’s Passage: Romans 1
Verses 18-23 jumped out at me. Let’s take a closer look at 19-21:
19 …[T]hat which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. 20 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. 21 For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Is the universe really, clearly, the sort of universe which could only have been created by God? Are those who think it isn’t simply refusing to see the evidences of its design? Paul seems to think so. As for me, sometimes I still wonder. God hasn’t come right out and signed his name to every tree and mountain.
Yet, I remain convinced by the Kalām: “Whatever begins to exist has a cause; the universe began to exist; therefore the universe has a cause,” and that cause must be an uncaused Creator. There are some who don’t find this argument compelling, and I don’t understand why.
I should not have eaten that entire heart. Now I feel sick. Also I’m out of chocolate, so I don’t know what I’m going to eat for tomorrow’s post.