A Built-In Knowledge Of God
October 3 | Taken from a message by Adrian Rogers
Did you know there is a built-in knowledge of God? St. Augustine said, “The soul of man is restless until it rests in God.” God made man to serve Him and to know Him, and until he does, he’s like a round peg trying to fit into a square hole.
Now, what is an atheist? All atheists are not atheists because of intellectual problems. They are atheists because of moral problems. You may say, “But I know some brilliant people who are atheists.” Well, so do I. I also know some brilliant people who are not. It is not a matter of intelligence.
In Romans 1:22 the Bible says, “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.” Why? Because all of us have a God consciousness; it is not a matter of intellectualism. It is a matter of morality. Psalm 14:1 says, “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.” An atheist is somebody who has an idea of God that makes him uncomfortable, so he rationalizes and says, “If I can get rid of this idea of God, I can get rid of this uncomfortable feeling.” And the more he tries to get rid of his uncomfortable feelings, the more it proves that God exists, because deep down in his heart there is that God-consciousness.
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