How do I know? The Bible says so ... and I have an Inside Whistle Blower who tells me so. His name is "the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob."
That may not be good enough for some. Sorta like saying to an atheist "could you be wrong about God?" and them retaliating with "could you?" My answer is always "no". They say I'm being shallow and unfair. I disagree because I KNOW God, His Word and His character. I KNOW they are true. The Spirit tells me, guides me, leads me, corrects me, chastises me and comforts me. How can I be wrong about it?
Similarly, I know we ALL have a moral code in us. Here's some reasons why:
Mankind has eaten from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Really, that should settle it right there. You KNOW the difference between right and wrong. Sure, cultural influences or repetitious sins may "kill" your conscious in certain areas (like, cheating on your wife may make you fuzzy the first 3 times, but after that comes less and less conviction ... until it is natural for you ... and such are the sins of a backslider), but inwardly, you still KNOW that its wrong.
Scriptures tell us that mankind KNOWS about God. We can clearly see Him through His massive and wonderful Creation. King David, in his primitive knowledge of the human anatomy, said that we are beautifully and wonderfully made. Even Charles Darwin expressed doubt over his theory on several occasions (did ya'll know that he was not even an atheist? Not all evolutionists are atheists). One of those occasions was Darwin studying the function of the eye. A singular part of the body. It is so complex that Darwin was essentially saying "this can't all be by chance." And that was with a single eye; forget the rest of the body. So yes, men see God's good and marvelous works, but refuse to acknowledge Him.
Oh! And here is a good one. You know Richard Dawkins ... right? He is a mainstream atheist. He says that "faith is the big cop out" ... but later acknowledged that it takes faith to believe in evolution as well. He/they do not believe in Intelligent Design (Creation), but later on, Dawkins suggested that ALIENS built our universe. So, apparently, they KNOW that God exists, but they REFUSE to glorify Him AS God ... and would suggest that "aliens" did Gods work instead. So, it appears that they believe in intelligent design after all ... as long as "God" isn't part of it. Is anyone else noticing the high levels of hypocrisy with them?
So, yes, the Scriptures are right when they say that "they KNEW Him as God, but glorified Him not as God."
Because whatever your conscious doesn't prick you on, the Holy Spirit will. God has always existed. God has always been the guide - teaching US the difference between wrong and the right. Always. God [the Father], God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. They all play a part in this.
Scriptures clearly show that the Holy Spirit is the "One who restrains" ... and will be "taken out of the way" ... and when that happens, the whole world is plunged into chaos and LAWLESSNESS. Why lawlessness? Because it is the Spirit who tells you "No, don't pull that trigger" No - don't even buy the gun because no good can come out of that. No - don't go there. No - it is not as harmless as it looks. It is also the Spirit who says, "Repent! Believe on Jesus. Trust in Him alone. Find Salvation in no other. Repent and turn from your wicked ways" And once taken out of the way, well, three times Revelation shows that mankind will NOT repent. Three times. The reason should now be obvious. The Spirit is raptured with the Church, and it is the Spirits task to call men to repentance. And since the Spirit isn't on earth, mankind plunge into lawlessness.
The Comforter has always been around. Always. Not as intimately known to our forefathers of faith as He is to us ... but certainly, He has always been around, since before the creation of the world. He is also how we KNOW right from wrong, and about God, and His Word.
There are the three reasons I know that we all know the difference between right and wrong. I believe they are the root and foundational things. There may be other reasons, such as we can clearly see it in our judicial systems, the morality of people (even immoral people are angry at things like the Trevon Martin and G. Zimmerman case, or a man raping a woman, or human mutilation), etc. But these three points, to me, are foundational to us BELIEVERS.
God is neither sleep ... nor absent. He sees how His Word is mishandled from the pulpit, and from the webpage. He hears their arguments and theories ... just as He hears yours. Being SILENT is not an indication of approval. Judgment ... is on its way. And don't think for a second that He is coming with a smiling face.
Edited by Donibm, 16 March 2014 - 09:52 AM.