SPCS Constitution affirms “The Human person [MAN] is made in the Image of God” (Gen. 1:27).
According to French existentialist Jean Paul Sartre, the basic philosophic problem that faces us is the fact that ‘something’ – rather than nothing – exists. The questions immediately arise: “Has that ‘something’ always been there?” and “Where did all that ‘now is’ come from?” These are basic mysteries to modern man.
The Christian believes that the answers to these questions have been truthfully communicated to mankind by God, primarily through the Bible, but also through the ‘book of nature’. God is author of both and they complement each other.
Scripture informs us that the truths concerning the existence and character of God have always been self-evident to mankind through the book of nature, even to the ungodly and unrighteous – those “who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them; because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible attributes – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that they are without any excuse.”1
The active suppression of the truth of God’s existence and his role as Creator and Sustainer of all things is implicit to the atheistic and agnostic mindset, and to all philosophies such as secular humanism and materialism that derive from these religious positions. Mankind’s increasing knowledge of the wonders of the natural world should drive the unbeliever to acknowledge the self-evident fact of God as Creator, but unbelievers choose not to believe, in spite of the overwhelming evidence. As Scripture states: “The fool has said in his heart ‘There is no God'”.2 “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools”,3 exchanging the truth about God for a lie.
For full published article by David H. Lane go to: http://www.reality.org.nz/articles/28/28-lane.html
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Note: The Society for Promotion of Community Standards Inc. (SPCS) has as one of its objectives:
(a) To encourage self-respect and the dignity of the human person [MAN], made in the image of God. [Emphasis added]