What is a Biblical Fool?

Posted by Worldview Warriors On Tuesday, September 2, 2014 0 comments

by Bill Seng

“The fool says in his heart ‘there is no God.’” ~Psalm 14:1a

The longer I live and the more honest I am with myself, the more I realize the truth behind Psalm 14:1. Before anybody accuses me of being mean, biased, or unfair I want to clarify what it is that I am saying and what this Scripture verse is saying. Whether or not the author intends it in such a way, thus far in my experiences there are several categories of people who do not accept the testimony of Scripture. In my dealings with these various groups, I would say that those who simply question the existence of God are not fools. I actually find them to be smart, fun, and intellectually challenging. Instead, the fool is the one who has his mind made up, who truly says in his heart, “There is no God.” How can a finite person make such a boastful claim that they know beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is no God?

Romans 1:20 suggests that there is no excuse in denying the reality of God because His “invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made.” This verse is the rally cry for the intelligent design movement. Although they will not admit the identity of this Creator God, they regularly point to evidence that makes it clear that He exists. But if this verse is so clear that the reality of God is blatantly evident, why is there a growing number of people who do not believe in Him?

One must convince him or herself that there is no God. A finite mind must develop a supreme arrogance to deny even the possibility that there might be a God, although they do not believe in Him. That is why the next phrase in Psalm 14:1 is, “They are corrupt, their deeds are vile.” Absolutely no God means absolutely no rules. So live life as though there are no consequences.

At this point, I am not going to bombard you with all of the facts that support the Bible. Here at Worldview Warriors, there are enough articles to support the notion that the Bible is correct about the origin of the universe and of mankind. You can either accept the evidence or question the evidence that we use. The only foolish mode of action is to deny that the evidence even exists. Here are some blog posts that might help you understand what I am saying: