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WITHOUT EXCUSE (1 of 2)
Jesse M. Hendley
In Romans God's Word speaks of people being "without
excuse." We read in verse 16 of Romans 1, "For I am
not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ for it is the
power of God unto salvation to everyone that
believeth, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For
THEREIN is revealed a righteousness of God from faith
unto faith, as it is written, The righteous shall live
by faith." (The righteousness of God to all who will
believe, but the wrath of God upon those who will not
let God into their lives and do not want God.) "The
wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all
ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who hinder the
truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known
of God is manifested in them, for God manifested it
unto them. For the invisible things of Him, since the
creation of the world, are clearly seen, being
perceived through the things that are made, even His
everlasting power and Godhead, that they may be
Those who live ungodly lives, shut God out of their
lives and do not come to God through Christ, are
without excuse because God HAS REVEALED HIMSELF unto
them. That is a tremendous statement of the Lord, that
men are without excuse!
Why do men miss God? Worlds of people miss God! WHY do
they miss Him? Why are they without excuse?
God Revealed in Creation
The answer is, first, that God has revealed Himself
unto men. God has revealed Himself in this creation of
ours, this entire world. The whole world is screaming
out the existence of God. It is so absurd for men to
deny God's existence or to worship anything but the
One True and Living God when the whole universe
proclaims One Intelligent Being as the Creator of all
things. "That which is known of God is manifest IN
THEM." That is the internal revelation of God. "For
God manifested it UNTO them." And then He says. "The
invisible things of Him since ...
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