The Heavens Declare God

The Heavens Declare God

Can an intellectual believe in God?

As a matter of fact, your intellect has very little to do with it. Unbelief always comes out of the heart (see Psalm 14:1).

God has spoken to mankind in three mighty ways, and God will speak to you in these three ways. 

“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork” (Psalm 19:1).

The very skies are strong evidence of God: They reveal His glory, greatness and goodness.

Look up at the night sky dotted with stars, the candelabra of Heaven. You will be filled with awe—the same awe David must have had as a shepherd boy when he looked up at those heavens and wrote Psalm 19.

The Bible never argues the existence of God. It just presents Him. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). Man cannot create anything; all the scientists can do is rearrange what God has created.

And as you read this, there are more than 30 billion cells working in your body. Yet scientists say that one cell in your body is more complicated than New York City.

“What may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 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).

Is God real? If you are intelligent, you have to admit that somebody created all of this.

But you can never know the heart and mind of God by simply looking at the stars. You need the power of God’s Word and the Holy Spirit to illuminate the mind and heart.

“The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple” (Psalm 19:7).

The only way you can be saved is through the perfect Word of God (see 1 Peter 1:23). Scripture is inerrant: every sentence, syllable, jot and pen stroke was put there by God. Jesus said, “The Scripture cannot be broken” (see John 10:34-35).

But to know God, you must also have the conviction of the Holy Spirit. God has put His Word in the skies and in the Bible, and has sent His Holy Spirit to convict, cleanse, control and have communion with you.

Can an intellectual believe in God? Absolutely! But you do not come to God because of intellect: We love Him because He first loved us (1 John 4:19).  ©2024 Love Worth Finding Ministries

This article is adapted from a sermon and article by the late pastor and author Adrian Rogers (1931-2005) and is reprinted by permission of Love Worth Finding Ministries.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New King James Version.

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