In Romans 1:20 we read, “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.”
Hebrews 3:4 states, “For every house is built by some man; but he that built all things is God.” If you don’t accept that God is above all, do you know what you believe? You believe in a design without a designer; you believe in a creation without a Creator; you believe in an effect without a cause.
Electricity, to many of us, is an effect. Yet, we don’t understand electricity. Einstein said before he died, he hoped to understand electricity, but he confessed that he never did. Well, I don’t understand electricity either, but I don’t intend to sit around in the dark until I do. You don’t have to understand God to experience God. You can see and feel the effect of God.
Dr. Edwin Conklin, a noted biologist in the past, stated, “The probability of life originating from accident is comparable to the probability of an unabridged dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing shop.”
Why do people refuse to believe in this God who is above all? Well, Psalm 14:1: “The fool has said in his heart, There is no God…” The phrase “there is” is supplied. What it really says is “The fool has said in his heart, no God…” That is, he just doesn’t want God. He refuses God and it is not a matter of the intellect; it is really a matter of the heart.
The reason that people don’t want to believe in God is they don’t want to be accountable to God. When they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, but became vain in their imaginations and they just simply say, “No God.”
There is a story about an old Arab. He had come to the end of his journey and the sun had already set. He got down off his camel, lit his lamp, reached into his knapsack, and pulled out one of three dates that he had for his evening meal. He took the first date and held it up to the lantern and looked at it, and it had a worm in it, so he threw it over his shoulder, into the sandy darkness. Reached in his knapsack and took out the other date and held it up to the lantern. It had a worm in it. He threw it over his shoulder and into the darkness. Reached in the knapsack and pulled out the third date, blew out the lantern, and ate the date.
This is similar to what the unbeliever in God does. He just says, “I don’t want the light to shine upon me because I’m going to eat this date.” He doesn’t want the truth and, therefore, he cannot find the truth. I hope you learn that God is above all. This speaks of the greatness of God. I’m so grateful that God exists. Aren’t you glad there’s a God that you can praise? Our prayer should be for the whole world to know the true God of the Universe!