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The Greatest Fool

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good. (Psalms 53:1)

Truly it is self evident that any man who says that there is no God is a Great fool.  To say that there is no God is to deny all human reason and conscience that are natural to man.  The existence of God is clearly seen by the creation that surrounds us.  No man is so foolish as to think that something ever came from nothing for this type of thinking defies all reason and experience.  (Romans 1:17-23)  Isaac Newton the great scientist had a model made of our solar system so that when the handle was turned the planets moved around the sun in their order.  When his atheist friend saw it he was amazed and asked Mr. Newton “who made this marvelous machine?”  Newton replied “nobody.”  After awhile of Mr. Newton giving the same answer to his question the man became upset and said, “Isaac this marvelous machine must have been made by someone.”  Newton replied “Isn’t it amazing I tell you that nobody made this simple toy and you don’t believe me.  Yet you gaze into the solar system and dare say to me that no one made that: I don’t believe it!”

But what is more foolish than an atheist is a self righteous legalistic man  who denies God’s Word regarding His Salvation. In the text the words “there is” are in italics, which indicates that they are not in the original.  Our text should read “The fool hath said in his heart NO God!”   God declares verse 2-3 that there is none righteous no not one. God says all men by nature are dead in trespasses and sins.(Romans 5:12; Ephesians 2:1)  All men are wicked and have a corrupt heart that is full of sin with no desire or ability to please God. (Romans 8:7-8; 1 Corinthians 2:14)

This text declares that salvation must come from God. (v6)  The Word of God says that God the Father has chosen an elect people before the foundation of the world. (Ephesians 1:3- 6; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; Titus 1:2)  The Father in a covenant of grace gave them to His Son to save them. (John 6:39-40; John 10:26-29)  Jesus Christ the Son of God was manifest in the flesh.  He obeyed the law of God as a man and offered himself once to redeem all of those the Father gave him. (John 10:11; Hebrews 1:3; 10:14) And now God has raised him from the dead and has set Him to rule and over rule all things for the salvation of His people.(John 17;1-3)  God the Holy Spirit is sent into the world to call out those elect people by name and everyone of them shall come to Jesus Christ by faith. (John 10:16; John 3:7-8; 6:37, 44)  They come as sinners and rest all their salvation on the person and work of Jesus Christ alone and not one of them shall ever be lost. (John 10:16; John 3:7-8; 6:37, 44)

But the fool says to this gospel: “NO GOD!  I’m not absolutely depraved.” The Fool says “I can and I will please you by my works.” NO God! I am not dead in my sins and I will come to you by my free will.  The fool says in his heart NO God, there are no elect people because Jesus loves and died for all men without exception.  NO God!  I will have my part in my salvation!  These man is the GREATER FOOLS than the atheist.  Those who believe the gospel of Free will works religion are greater fools because they “have a form of godliness by they deny the power thereof.” (2 Timothy 3:5) They are the greatest fools because they refuse to believe that Salvation is ALL of God and all of Grace.

-Fred Evans

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