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Summary: There is one question that has always plagued man and that is; so what about those in the deepest remote parts of the world that have not heard the gospel; will they be exempt from judgment?

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Introduction

There is one question that has always plagued man and that is; so what about those in the deepest remote parts of the world that have not heard the gospel; will they be exempt from judgment?

Let’s examine that question this morning by turning to Romans 1:19-23. Please stand in honor of the Word of God and follow along with me as I read our text this morning.

Scripture

19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.

20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,

21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

22 Professing to be wise, they became fools,

23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man--and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. Romans 1:19-23 (NKJV)

Prayer

God is Visible to Them

From the beginning of creation, mankind has always desired to worship a god. If they reject God Jehovah the creator of all things then they will fashion their own gods into birds, four-footed animals and creeping things. Romans 1: 23b

19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.

20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, Romans 1:19-20

God has sovereignty planted evidence of His existence in the very nature of man by reason and moral law.

So what about those in the deepest remote parts of the world that have not heard the gospel, will they be exempt from judgment?

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, Romans 1:20 and other references are; (Romans 1:21; Romans 1:28; Romans 1:32; Romans 2:15)

Condemnation of a sinner does not rest upon the depth of their knowledge of God but upon what they do with their knowledge.

These verses in Romans declare that knowledge concerning God is available to all. This knowledge is seen in the created world.

Even those who have never had an opportunity to hear the gospel have received a clear witness about the existence and character of God, it is all around us, and is accessible to the entire human race.

Just because a person chooses to suppress the knowledge of God, it does not exempt them from being accountable to God.

Mankind has sufficient knowledge of God to make them responsible to God.

That knowledge arises from the fact that the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen as stated in Psalms 19:1. To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. Psalms 19:1 (NKJV)


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