"...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 qualities - his eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse." - Romans 1:19-20

We All Have to Answer to God

God makes it clear that everybody has to answer to Him whether they’ve heard about Christ or not. As Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father except through Me.”

Now, you’re probably thinking, “That doesn’t seem right. How is it fair that those who have never heard the Word will be judged the same way as those who have heard, but rejected His message?” It’s a difficult question to answer, because we aren’t God, but today’s verse clearly states that since the creation of man, God instilled something in each of us that makes us all search for Him, “so that men are without excuse.”

With that in mind, there are some key things we must remember. One, God is fair and just. He is going to do the right thing. Secondly, this is why the church has been given the Great Commission and called to take the gospel to the entire world. This command should give us a passion for the missionary endeavor to get out the good news. It should motivate us to spread the word personally as well as support those who make missionary work their full-time calling.

But what if we don’t succeed in this and a person never has the opportunity to hear about Christ? We know the only way this unreached person will receive salvation is through what Christ has done on the cross. And every person will eventually have to answer to God, so how God deals with all of that is something we must simply leave in His hands, while we seek to help see that the Good News of Jesus is shared with as many as possible!