Is there a good Biblical definition of those who do not believe in God? In the midst of a lengthy description, the Apostle Paul described such as, “Destruction and misery are in their ways: And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes” (Rom. 3:16-18). These three things characterize those who do not believe in God. They turn from God’s standard of righteousness and despise the truth of Christ and salvation. They do not really know the peace of God, though many may assume they do.
If people live unrighteous lives, any peace they have is really a poor substitute for the real peace of God. God does not give His peace to those who do not accept His Son as Savior and turn from their sins. Sin must be defined by the Bible and His righteousness must be sought. Further, there is no fear of God before their eyes. They are a law unto themselves and the god they worship is a god of human invention. Yes, there is a good description of those who reject the Savior in the Bible. The good news is that one may trust Christ as Savior and have his life defined by the truth of God’s word!
Dennis Tapp, Pastor 714-698-2624