Have you ever wondered why some people try to disprove the existence of God? When you think about it, their very efforts undermine their own arguments.
In Interpreting Basic Theology, Addison Leitch wrote, “Unless [an atheist] is carrying on his fight against absolute nothingness—and this makes us wonder about his zeal—then he must be [arguing] against something he finds ingrained in himself and in others.”
This inherent belief in God doesn’t prove He exists, but it strongly points in that direction. When C. S. Lewis was an atheist, he rejected the idea of a divine Being because of all the injustice in the world. But when he asked himself where he got the idea of justice in the first place, he had a problem. He wrote, “Man doesn’t call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?”
Lewis realized that injustice in the world pointed to the One who set the standard of justice. He saw that his case for atheism was too simple, and eventually he became a believer.
The fool says, “There is no God” (Ps. 53:1). But those “who understand” are those who “seek God” (v.2). Let’s be wise by loving and serving the God who is there.
Although some say with certainty
That God does not exist,
Within their hearts they know He does—
A truth that they resist. —Sper
We cannot know what is evil if we deny the God who is good.