What Does Romans 1:19 Mean?

because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.

Romans 1:19(NASB)

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All humanity has sinned, and every man needs the gospel of salvation for all are dead in trespasses and sins and all are without hope in the world. But in His grace, God formulated a plan that would redeem fallen man from the kingdom of darkness and transfer him into the kingdom of His dear Son - a plan that would not compromise His perfect justice: "For the wages of sin is death," but Christ shed His blood on the Cross to pay that price in full, for all who would believe.

From the creation of the world, man was given ample evidence of the glory of God, for the heavens declare the wonders of the Lord, and the splendours of His creation shout aloud His marvellous acts.

And God further supplied humanity with an internal witness that speaks of His great power, glorious majesty, and supreme goodness, for man was created with a mind to think, a free-will to choose, and a conscience with which to inform those decisions.

By the mouth of two witnesses (God's eternal truth and perfect character), this fact is confirmed to every member of the human race. From the creation of the world, His eternal power and divine wisdom witnessed to humanity of His great goodness. But humanity turned their back on their Creator and ignored or refused this unprecedented testimony. Fallen men turned their backs on the Lord Who made them and worshipped the creation rather than the Creator.

Whatever argument is conjured up in the mind of fallen man to eliminate God from this post-modern and hedonistic society (where everything has become relative and responsibility towards our Creator-God has been replaced with self-interest, self-satisfaction, self-centeredness, and self-awareness), man is without excuse: "For that which is known about God is plainly evident to all humanity, through their inner consciousness and God-given conscience."

Every member of the human race needs the gospel of salvation. Every human being is in need of forgiveness of sins and reconciliation with the God Who made them. Sadly, many have chosen to use their mind, will, and emotion to disbelieve the clear evidences of His internal witness and external testimony: "Those who believe are not condemned, but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the only begotten son of God."

My Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank You for the two witnesses of creation and conscience that speak so clearly of Your great glory and the wonder of Your works. I pray that I will never lose that wonder of Who You are, as I reflect on Your mighty, creative acts. And I pray that my conscience will ever be tender toward You. May I respond to the inner promptings of Your Spirit when I am tempted to sin, and help me to become increasingly conscious of Your leading and guiding within. Thank You that You sent Your only begotten Son to die for me so that I might live. Help me to live as You would have me live, in utter dependence upon You, with self nailed to the Cross. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.

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