Does God call names?
The Scripture says: Psalm 14:1 The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.”
Is this name calling or truth telling? Perhaps a bit of both.
Today is affectionately referred to as April Fools’ Day. The day we typically carve out to play practical jokes on one another.
There is no joking here with God however.
God is saying that it is foolish for anyone to claims that there is no god while they are depending upon Him for everything.
For we did not make ourselves and we do not sustain ourselves; we had no control over our birth, and in most respects will have little control over our death. We live a short life here on earth, completely dependant upon our gracious God for the impartation, sustainment and enjoyment of life.
To say there is no god is like the man with emphysema pulling out his oxygen tubes out of his nose, and gasping for air, to assert, “I don’t need these!”
This is ridiculous, it is foolish! For no man in the clutches of a breathing disorder such as this would be so foolish as to say he is not dependant upon the oxygen for life.
Likewise humanity, made in the image of God, fully aware of the character, beauty, and reality of God, instead, sadly, suppresses this clear and gracious disclosure of God’s character, even, as the Scripture says, “suppressing the truth in unrighteousness” (Romans 1.21).
In denying God we close our eyes to the truth. There are no atheists, just truth suppressing theists.
Some may say, “I don’t believe in God.” To this, based upon the Scripture, I reply, “Well, I don’t believe in you.”