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General Revelation leaves men “Without Excuse”

What theologiansĀ call “General Revelation” leaves men Without Excuse

Romans 1:20

InvisibleAttributesThe Bible hereĀ teaches, “For his invisible attributes,Ā 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.” What does it mean that people are without excuse?

Theology has been downgraded in the minds of secularized people, which is most of what we call the western world now. Ā  Theology being the study of the God and things related to the Creator is thought of as inferior to what is called “science”. Ā Never mind that things which are often called “science” do not even fit under their own definition of science. Ā As a result “Theologians” are disrespected and largely disregarded by the by the many millions of us who have been indoctrinated with secular thought.

God declares to us however that this study of “Him” i.e. “Theology” is in fact the most important study of all and that He has given us more than enough information to get started on the path.

BiteByte on this piece of truth:

The key word to consider in this secular vs theological thought comparison is the word EVIDENCE.

Paul asserts that God’s invisible attributes are clearly perceived by EVIDENCE that is not invisible.

The attributes include His eternal power and divine nature, two aspects of God available to every person since the creation of the world. How were these attributes seen? Ā  The needed evidence is in the things that have been made.

Ps. 19:1-4

1Ā The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky aboveĀ proclaims his handiwork.
2Ā  Day to day pours out speech,
and night to night reveals knowledge.

3Ā  There is no speech, nor are there words,
whose voice is not heard.
4 Ā Their voice2 goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
In them he has set a tent for the sun,

The created universe reveals there is a Creator, plain and simple, and the argument every “Atheist” or “Agnostic” will ultimately have to make is an argument with the Creator Himself. Ā Included in this general revelation is also a conscience which is a built-in, intrinsic sense of right and wrong but we will leave that discussion for another BiteByte.

The assertion here is that all people are without excuse for at the very least failing to recognize that God IS and that they should seek Him.


The natural, visible, tangible world is what scripture asserts here will the be the FIRST BASIS of EVIDENCE which God will judge ALL HUMAN BEINGS by. Ā This primary evidence is part of what theologians call “general revelation“. Ā This is EVIDENCE that available to ALL PEOPLE everywhere which the Creator expects some recognition of and some action based upon. Ā The expected action is to SEEK HIM.

Evidence is given to all people that there is a Creator who is by clear inference of what we can see and observe EXTREMELY POWERFUL and OUTRAGEOUSLY intelligent. Ā We should also infer that the Creator is worthy of worship before we even move on to investigate special revelation which indeed we should investigate.



1 Timothy 6:20 False Science

O Timothy, keep that which is committed to your trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called
1 Tim. 6:20

This is a vast topic. Ā Keeping it Bite Sized here consider this simple truth. Ā WrittenĀ historical records go back only a few thousand years.
The modern printing press was invented in 1450. Less than 1000 years ago! The more labor intensive Chinese woodblock devices for duplicating written material go back further but still at most
circa 648 BC. That means no matter how you slice it less than 2,000 year of written history was based on something other than manual creation of written material, written on cloth, scrolls, stones, rock walls etc.

So how is it that “intelligent” people can call things facts that occurred long before recorded history, without not only living eye witnesses but without even written record of witnesses?

Essentially speculation is falsely labeled ā€œscienceā€ and accepted as “fact” despite being based entirely on interpretations of things like old bones and rocks as if no other interpretation of those things is possible.


ā€œScience falsely so-calledā€ is, in the Greek, literally ā€œpseudo-scienceā€ or ā€œpseudo knowledge.ā€



Thomas Paine on God & Science

Consider this truth: Science itself is God’s creation.

All that we discover in “nature” is designed,
planned, orchestrated with the purpose and intent of it’s designer.

No less than the founders of the United States understood this well and make it known that they did.
Thomas Paine: ā€œ It has been the error of the schools to teach astronomy, and all the other sciences, and subjects of natural philosophy, as accomplishments only; whereas they should be taught theologically, or with reference to the Being who is the author of them: for all the principles of science are of divine origin.
Man cannot make, or invent, or contrive principles: he can only discover them; and he ought to look through the discovery to the Author.ā€
ā€œ The evil that has resulted from the error of the schools, in teaching natural philosophy as an accomplishment only, has been that of generating in the pupils a species of atheism.

Instead of looking through the works of creation to the Creator himself, they stop short, and employ the knowledge they acquire to create doubts of his existence.

They labour with studied ingenuity to ascribe every thing they behold to innate properties of matter, and jump over all the rest by saying, that matter is eternal.ā€

ā€œThe Existence of God–1810ā€