ACCEPT - REJECT YOUR CHOICE

Even those who reject the idea of God and religion cannot reject the truth that God has placed in each of our hearts. We all have a built-in understanding of right and wrong, of truth and error; God has made certain truths self-evident. Though many people try to deny the clues about his existence that he has scattered throughout the universe, they cannot deny the intrinsic understanding of right and wrong that we all have.

The existence of God can't be proved or disproved scientifically, but God has left clues about himself in the universe — and anyone who wants to find them can. This is a conclusion that everyone must reach on their own — there is no possible way that I or anyone could ever convince you that there is a God. And, if you're objective about it, there's no possible way that atheist Richard Dawkins could convince you that there isn't. That kind of evidence simply doesn't exist. But God has left his mark on each individual so that they can know him if they want to.

"Because that which is known about God is evident within them, for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse." (Romans 1:19-20)

People don't accidentally end up in hell simply because the right kind of church didn't meet on their street or because they didn't have access to a religious cable network. Everyone — no matter when or where they live on this planet — has a choice to make: to acknowledge God as God and honor him with an attitude of thanksgiving, or to reject him and go your own way. Some of us may have more access to more information, but that doesn't give us an advantage; we're all created equal in this regard: (v. 19) "because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them."

The choice is there for everyone to make: you can accept what you know about God and give him honor, or you can reject him and reject the truth and embrace a lie. Either way, the choice is intentional. When people consistently and deliberately reject the way of truth, God abandons them to their own desires.

To everyone on the planet: you have a choice to hear God's voice or tune it out, to honor him as God with a spirit of thankfulness, or to reject him. If your heart is set on rejecting him, he will ultimately let you have your way. But if your heart is set on accepting him, he will fill your life with his presence — and you will experience the peace that passes all understanding and the love that excels all other loves. It's your choice.

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