Friday, August 12, 2016

Does God Hate the Wicked?

We always here from so many pastors in so many different churches that God loves everybody...He hates sin but he loves sinners.

Really?  Then how does one reconcile these verses from a God who is NEVER changing?

“The arrogant cannot stand in your presence.  You hate all who do wrong. You destroy those who speak lies; the Lord  ‘abhors’ the bloodthirsty and deceitful man” (Psalm 5:5-6).

“The enemy has come to an end in perpetual ruins and you have uprooted the cities; the very memory of them has perished” (Psalm 9:6).  

“The Lord examines the righteous, but the  wicked, those who love violence, he  hates with a passion.” (Psalm 11:5).

“For the Lord detests the perverse but takes the upright into confidence. The Lord  curses the house of the wicked, but He blesses the home of the upright” (Proverbs 3:32-33).

“This is what the Lord says: Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the Lord. The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked; Who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:5-9).

“Moreover, you shall not follow the customs of the nations which I shall drive out before you, for they did all these things and therefore I have abhorred them” (Leviticus 20:23).

Are all these verses hard to read? Do they make you feel uncomfortable? They should.

God hates sin, but He doesn’t punish sin—He punishes the sinner!

Sin is a rebellion of the heart and it breaks God’s laws.  He’s both holy and just and the person who sins offends Him! I have so often heard and read that God loves the sinner but not his sins.  It has confused me for a long time but after finding convincing Bible Scriptures, I must come to the conclusion that God hates both the sinner and his wicked ways.

I can’t help but feel that whatever I think, say and do reflect who I am. I can’t separate myself from my behavior.

Some well-intended Christians will quote John 3:16 as proof that God hates sin but loves the sinner. That Scripture says that He loves the world. But what world does He love? That’s the world He originally created as GOOD—not the present corrupt world! 

The book of Genesis talks about God’s creation and giving life to the first couple, Adam and Eve. All was perfect but is was cursed because of Man’s sin.

If you live contrarily to the true God of the universe by harming and killing others for religious purposes because of your need to belong to groups as you seek your true “identity” and the why’s of your life on this earth, then you are  a very lost soul. While fighting internal conflicts and viewing yourself and others in a very negative way, needing to prove to yourself that you can have power over others—you must realize that God forbids destroying and killing innocent citizens. 

Let’s admit it, anyone who does this does so for satanic reasons which will lead to an eternity with your master—Satan.

God’s hatred is not like fallen mankind’s hatred; it is a righteous hatred as He cannot look upon sin. Man’s hatred is a wicked self-centered hatred from a wicked heart for his personal selfish way and gain.

God’s ways are not our ways nor are His thoughts (Isaiah 55:8 ).  He pours rain on the just and unjust out of His MERCY without loving the sinners. In Romans 9:15,  God said to Moses  “I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion.”

You cannot understand that you’re a sinner unless God reveals it to you. He can forgive the worst sins—so don’t allow yourself or Satan to deceive you. Satan hates you with a passion and desires to keep you away from believing in the truth. Remember, you’ve been created to be God’s child. He’s waiting for you with open arms of unconditional love!

 Go to Him, be at peace and made well.

Hillary or Trump? Proof God Has "Given Us Over"?

When the top two parties in America put up Hillary and Donald Trump as our has to wonder if no matter who we elect we are going to get what we deserve...and it won't be pretty.

Of course when a nation begins to put its confidence in men and turn their back on God, one has to wonder if our choices for President are another indicator that this nation has been "given over" to allow judgment to begin.

So, have you heard this one? Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are stranded at sea on a life boat. Who survives? Ha! America does!

Ok, now that I've offended everyone: What a bizarre election year this has been. As my BreakPoint this Week co-host Ed Stetzer has said quite a few times, "When political historians look back on the early 21st century, the phrase we'll hear the most is, 'except for 2016'."

Now, despite the dire warnings from both candidates about the consequences of electing their opponent, the most important thing about this election is not who becomes president. The most important thing about this election is what it reveals about us as a society.

Nearly 40 years ago, in a famous speech at Harvard University, the great Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn said: "There are meaningful warnings which history gives a threatened or perishing society. Such are, for instance, the decadence of art, or a lack of great statesmen."

Talk about prophetic!

Folks, I might as well just say it: I am convinced that this election is an indication that God is judging America.

Now claiming to know God's mind both for what and with what He is bringing judgment is theologically indefensible and only makes us look silly. (You may recall a few notable Christians who stuck their foot in their mouths after 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina). And yet, as Stephen Keillor argued in his book "God's Judgments," it is also theologically indefensible to not acknowledge God's working in history, including through acts of judgment.

And in this case, I am ready to say, God is judging our country. Why? As my colleague Roberto Rivera often says, "The five scariest words in the Bible are, '...and God gave them over'."

The most common way God judges is with the natural consequences of our choices and behavior. This is especially true in politics, which is mostly downstream from - and a reflection of - the broader culture. 

In other words, especially in our country, we tend to get the leaders we deserve. Which is why this November we should cast our vote with fear, trembling, weeping, praying for mercy, and maybe even while wearing sackcloth and ashes.

First, our deepest problems aren't political ones, and the state is not able to address them. Looking to the state for hope is always misguided, but every four years we seem to fall for it.

Second, although the presidential race is the only one being talked about, the most important political decisions we will make this year, I'm convinced, will be the local ones. The only thing to mitigate the chaos created by an ever-encroaching federal government convinced of its own indispensability is a stronger local, civil society.

Third, as Eric said recently on BreakPoint, the Church must be the Church. Look, the Church is not reliant one bit on the state to do the life-giving, Gospel-proclaiming, brokenness-restoring work God has called it to do. The Church is the most effective institution of social change, period.

And finally, but most important, we pray for God's mercy. He judges the wicked by leaving them to their own devices. The sooner we abandon those devices and turn back to God, the better.  

And, I am not speaking here about "them," those outside the Church. No way. As Peter wrote in his first epistle, "it's time for judgment to begin in the house of God." May God have mercy, but if He brings judgment, so be it.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Netanyahu's Most Powerful Speech Ever

Take 5 minutes and listen to this powerful speech by Netanyahu.

PM Netanyahu begins his powerful speech by dispelling any notion that if the terrorists are given land, then they will be satisfied and end their jihad against Israel.

He strongly proclaims that what these terrorists seek is “our utter destruction and their total domination.”

In this video, Netanyahu emphasizes that Israel and the rest of the world are both fighting the same war on terrorism.

UK Man Convicted of "Being Offensive" Towards Muslims on Facebook

Yep!  It's true!  You can always find someone who will testify against you that they were offended by what you said.

This case in the UK is indicative of what is coming to the USA if the current politics continue.

A UK man from Manchester has been sentenced to 180 hours of unpaid work and a 12-month community order after posting comments that were said to be “grossly offensive” towards Muslims.

Stephen Bennett, 39, is alleged to have made “inflammatory” remarks on Greater Manchester Police’s Facebook page, in response to an appeal for information in a sex case with an Asian suspect.

He reportedly took to the Greater Manchester Police’s Facebook page to post comments “concerning an Asian woman” as well as another which was “likely to be offensive to Muslims.”

The details have been kept confidential but he had also written, “Don’t come over to this country and treat it like your own. Britain first,” according to the Manchester Evening News.

Mr. Bennett’s mother-in-law and sister-in-law are Muslim and it’s doubtful he’s a bigot.

He was arrested under the Malicious Communications Act and reportedly said to the police: “Is this about that Muslim thing on Facebook? I’m getting locked up for sticking up for my own country.”

In the UK, you can’t “send by means of a public electronic communications network a message or other matter that is grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character” or “cause any such message or matter to be so sent…A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable, on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, or to both.”

People were concerned that the law was too loosely worded but they let it become law anyway.

A Muslim witness told the Manchester court that Mr. Bennett’s comments were “irresponsible,” incited hatred, and could be a “potential tool for radicalisation.”

The judge said his comments ran “the risk of stirring up racial hatred in the present climate” and sentenced him to a 12-month community order with 180 hours unpaid work. The judge added: “Your remarks damaged the community in which you live, and it’s the community that you must repay.”


We in the church know that if current trends continue, it may soon be illegal to read Romans 1 in our churches or even cut and paste the verse on Facebook or other social media....because it will be deemed "offensive" towards homosexuals.

26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

"Why yes, your Honor...I was totally offended when this person quoted the Bible and made me feel shameful for having anal sex with my male lover!  This type of hate speech has NO RIGHT to be said in public!  It needs to be silenced!  How do you think our kids we adopted felt when they heard this verse while visiting a church?  A church should be the LAST PLACE that any offensive speech should be spoken, read or written!"

Friends, let me restate what the Bible clearly says...The Gospel of Jesus Christ IS OFFENSIVE to those who are perishing!  But to those who accept it, it offers the words of eternal life!

Hat tip to Jeremy F.

Central Bank's Delusion

We get lots of emails from financial "gurus" who want to tell us why we need the stock, gold, silver, commodity, newsletter, etc...which they are selling because it is SURE to make lots of money.

We have for sure posted some things from this one "guru" who has been VERY pessimistic ever since the collapse of 2008-2009.

This one email from August 9 caught our attention again because he used the word "delusion"....and we have had our antennae up for that word because 2 Thessalonians says a "delusion" will be coming for planet earth for all those people left behind following Christ's return to snatch away His bride.

The Dark Secrets of Why Central Banks Are Terrified 

For seven years, the world has operated under a complete delusion that Central Banks somehow fixed the 2008 Crisis. 

All of the arguments claiming this defied common sense. A 5th grader would tell you that you cannot solve a debt problem by issuing more debt. Similarly, anyone with a functioning brain could tell you that a bunch of academics with no real-world experience, none of whom have ever started a business or created a single job can’t “save” the economy. 

However, there is an AWFUL lot of money at stake in believing these lies. So the media and the banks and the politicians were happy to promote them. Indeed, one could very easily argue that nearly all of the wealth and power held by those at the top of the economy stem from this fiction. 

So it’s little surprise that no one would admit the facts: that the Fed and other Central Banks not only don’t have a clue how to fix the problem, but that they actually have almost no incentive to do so. 

So here are the facts: 

1)   The REAL problem for the financial system is the bond bubble. In 2008 when the crisis hit it was $80 trillion. It has since grown to over $100 trillion. 

2)   The derivatives market that uses this bond bubble as collateral is over $555 trillion in size. 

3)   Many of the large multinational corporations, sovereign governments, and even municipalities have used derivatives to fake earnings and hide debt. NO ONE knows to what degree this has been the case, but given that 20% of corporate CFOs have admitted to faking earnings in the past, it’s likely a significant amount. 

4)   Corporations today are more leveraged than they were in 2007. As Stanley Druckenmiller has noted, in 2007 corporate bonds were $3.5 trillion… today they are $7 trillion: an amount equal tot nearly 50% of US GDP. 

5)   The Central Banks are now all leveraged at levels greater than or equal to Lehman Brothers was when it imploded. The Fed is leveraged at 78 to 1. The ECB is leveraged at over 26 to 1. Lehman Brothers was leveraged at 30 to 1. 

6)   The Central Banks have no idea how to exit their strategies. Fed minutes released from 2009 show Janet Yellen was worried about how to exit when the Fed’s balance sheet was $1.3 trillion. Today it’s over $4.5 trillion. 

Today, Central Bankers are now actively punishing depositors and bond holders with negative interest rates. Globally, over $13 trillion in debt currently have negative yields in nominal terms, meaning the bond literally has a negative yield when it trades. In the simplest of terms this means that investors are PAYING to own these bonds. 

Bonds are not unique in this regard. Switzerland, Denmark and other countries are now charging deposits at their banks. In France and Italy, you are not allowed to make cash transactions above €1,000. So if you get fed up with the banks and want to pull your money out, you cannot. 

We are heading for a crisis that will be exponentially worse than 2008. The global Central Banks have literally bet the financial system that their theories will work.  They haven’t. All they’ve done is set the stage for an even worse crisis in which entire countries will go bankrupt. 

Friends, this is from a secular email...meaning it did not come from a Christian site.  Yet so much of what he says we know HAS to be true!  Even a 5th grader knows that you can't SOLVE a debt problem by borrowing twice as much money.

The Bible says a day is coming when the nations will be in perplexity and they will be looking for someone-(ANYONE!)- to come and 'fix' things.  We believe this will all happen at a very fast pace AFTER Christ comes for His bride.  At that time America will reel as millions of Americans leave America to go meet Jesus in the air.  Houses will be empty, mortgages will go unpaid, businesses will fail, the world's investors will FLEE the U.S. Bond Market because they know it will be defaulting. This will then cause a collapse of confidence that will ripple through the entire world because the U.S. Bond market under-girds the entire global financial system.

Of course we KNOW America has to pass away and take our "reserve currency" status with us in order that the Antichrist can come in and set up his new system requiring everyone who wants to buy or sell anything to sign up for.

Are we ready to meet our King?  Have we accomplished all we have wanted to accomplish for the Kingdom?  Are we confident He will tell us, "Well done!" as we sit on the Bema seat as Christ reviews the GOOD WORKS that were prepared for us to do AFTER He gave us salvation?

If we aren't ready to meet Jesus....maybe today is a good day to ask why?  

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Trump is Right About Economy

Twenty years ago I was at a meeting of financial advisers in Boston.  The speaker told everyone that it was going to be a bull market for stocks and bonds as far as the eye could make sure all your clients are in stocks and bonds forever!

After he was done speaking, I walked up to him and said, "I realize you are hired by a mutual fund company and that they pay you say you believe stocks and bonds are the best thing you could ever do with your money basically forever....but what would the conditions have to be in order for YOU to say, "Well boys, it's been a good ride for a lot of years...but the party is over and it's time to sell?"

He looked at me and said, "Watch and listen for politicians to begin demonizing big business and making it sound like PROFIT is actually a bad thing.  When you hear that and see them get elected, sell all your stocks and bonds because you will see the markets fall like you could have never imagined."

So yesterday, billionaire Carl Icahn said this;

Trump is right on about our economy. A capitalistic system cannot exist if government is at war with business. CEOs rightly so are afraid to invest in new equipment, etc. to make our manufacturing competitive. It is no surprise that today it was announced growth in productivity was down for the 3rd straight quarter and is at an all-time low. Our workers cannot be productive with “worn out tools”. I never thought I would say this but we cannot blame even mediocre CEOs for not investing when they have to face regulators that are scaring the hell out of them. Instead they borrow at near zero interest rates and buy back stock. This will increase the value of their options and vested stock and their workers’ productivity be dammed. Democratic pundits say it is OK not to manufacture because we are a “service economy”. But what does this mean? Taken to its logical conclusion all we will be producing in the near future are more text messages and more tweets to send to each other. But no problem that all the decent paying manufacturing jobs will disappear. The Fed will just keep lending money at zero interest rates until the bubble bursts and we go over the proverbial cliff.


Did you catch that?  A capitalistic system cannot exist if government is at war with business.

Have you listened to some of Hillary's speeches?  Have you heard her say she is going to put the coal mines OUT OF BUSINESS?  Have you heard her say that she will make BIG BUSINESS PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE to the cheers of her welfare-based audience?

I'm not sure how many times I can say it, but I will say it one more time today...WE LIVE IN VERY INTERESTING TIMES.

I will remind you that following WWII, Europe and Japan were destroyed and the USA owned 75% of the entire world's manufacturing capacity.  We also had all the gold sitting in Fort Knox that we had captured, bought or traded during the war.  Because if this, WE MADE THE RULES FOR HOW THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM WOULD WORK FOR THE ENTIRE WORLD.

So who is going to make the next set of rules when our twitter-based service economy sitting at 0% interest rates, desperate for people to spend money they don't have to keep it all afloat...finally sinks into the dustbin of history?

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Jihadists Kill Dozens in Pakistan

I don't need to write much about this one.

An offshoot of the Taliban and/or ISIS shot an attorney in Pakistan.  They knew he would be brought to the hospital whether he was dead or alive.  Evidently this was a popular attorney because the Islamists KNEW lots of other attorneys would rush to the hospital to learn of his condition.

Once all the attorneys were gathered at the hospital, another Muslim-suicide-bomber blew himself up and killed 70 people and injured more than 100 others.

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—Militants detonated a bomb in a crowd of lawyers in Pakistan, killing at least 69 people and injuring more than 100 others on Monday, in an attack claimed by two jihadist groups that officials said was intended to destabilize a nascent trade network linking Pakistan with China.

Authorities said a suicide bomber struck the lawyers outside a hospital in the southwestern city of Quetta, in Balochistan province. The attorneys had gathered to mourn a colleague whom militants had shot dead earlier in the day and whose body had been taken to the hospital, officials said, suggesting they had been lured there.

“The terrorists first targeted the lawyer, and they knew the body would be brought to the hospital, even if he was only wounded, and people will gather,” said Sanaullah Zehri, chief minister of Balochistan. “That’s where the suicide bomber blew himself up.”

The blast left the courtyard of the Civil Hospital strewn with bodies, footage from the scene showed. Victims, clad in the black suits lawyers typically wear, lay in pools of blood. Others who had survived, shocked and bleeding, were struggling to stand, the footage showed.

Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban, said it carried out both the shooting and the bombing, and that it “resolves to continue” hitting targets in Pakistan. The group was behind an Easter Sunday bomb attack in a park in the eastern city of Lahore that killed more than 70 people earlier this year. The U.S. State Department last week declared Jamaat-ul-Ahrar to be Specially Designated Global Terrorists, a move designed to isolate the group and deny it access to the U.S. financial system.

It was unclear why the bombers decided to target lawyers specifically but Pakistani officials said the attack signaled militants’ interest in disrupting a planned economic corridor connecting western China with the Arabian Sea through Balochistan’s Gwadar port.


"But Dennis, these savages aren't REAL Muslims!  The moderate, peaceful Muslims are the REAL Muslims!"


I'll let you Google it yourselves and discover is Muhammad was a peaceful man.

Remember what the Bible clearly warned us about an angel coming and denying the Gospel?...and then remember that ISLAM CAME 600 YEARS AFTER CHRIST HAD ASCENDED AND CHRISTIANITY HAD SPREAD THROUGH THE ENTIRE ROMAN WORLD.

Galatians 1:8 
But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse!

Yep!  And Muhammad came out of his cave claiming an "ANGEL" proceeded to deny Christ and spread the falsity of ANOTHER GOSPEL!....and clearly they are under God's curse.  Do you know of ANY Islamic nations in which you would want to live?  Nope.

Another Day, Another Attack by Allah Akbar!'s every day now where someone says ALLAH AKBAR while killing civilians someplace.

The West is shocked/dazed/confused because we expect Muslims to kill other Muslims in Islamic nations....but we DON'T know what to do when Muslims scream ALLAH AKBAR in Paris, California or Belgium before killing their victims.

A machete attack Saturday that injured two female Belgium officers outside of a police station appears to be linked to terrorism, the country's prime minister said.

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel told local broadcaster RTL that "preliminary indications" suggest the attack against the officers in the southern city of Charleroi was an act of terrorism, but that authorities are still collecting information.

The attacker, who was shot by a third officer, subsequently died of his wounds, but the police officers were out of danger, officials added. The suspect was not immediately identified.

Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon said it wasn't immediately clear whether the assault, which he denounced as an "act of barbarism" was the deed of a single person or something more elaborate. According to reports, the suspect yelled "Allahu Akbar" ("God Is Great") during the rampage.

"We don't know if this is the action of a lone wolf," Jambon told RTL.

The fact that the liberals, atheists and The Pope can't understand the difference between murder caused by anger, lust or greed vs. murder IN THE NAME OF ALLAH is just more evidence of the delusion that has already come upon the earth.

2 Thessalonians 2
They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Scientists Discover Evidence of Massive Global Flood

The Bible tells us that about 4000 years ago, a man named Noah, got on an ark and saven days after God sealed him in, all hell broke loose to deliver the largest flood the world has ever seen.

Anthropologists tell us that in dozens and dozens of cases, people groups, tribes, clans, etc...will tell them, "Soon after the big flood, our people came here and started to do..."

What does this tell you?  It tells you that no matter where people are on planet earth they have a FLOOD STORY that starts off their history?

What else does it tell you?  It tells you that a lot of these stories have their basis in truth.

Today we find out that the Chinese also have a flood story that has been passed down through the generations...and that scientists are now coming up with proof that confirms something catastrophic really did happen about 4000 years ago involving a flood.  The story says the flood was so massive that "it threatened the very heavens."

Scientists have recently found evidence that might prove that the legendary Chinese Flood which took place in Central China four millenniums ago might have been real. The legend has it that there was a flood so high “it threatened the very heavens” and a hero, Yu the Great, who started the mythical Chinese Xia Dynasty. Now, scientists have proofs that the story is no longer a myth.

The legend has passed from generation to generation. However, according to a team of archaeologists and geologists from the Peking University in Beijing, it did occur. It was approximately 4,000 years ago when a massive earthquake caused boulders to form a dam across the Jushi Gorge, and this new dam blocked the way into the Yellow River. Qinglong Wu, who led the investigation, said the dam was about half a mile wide and 660 feet tall, as big as the Hoover Dam.

Unfortunately, nine months later the enormous dam broke, and the water went downstream, devouring the Yellow River Valley. It was so high, it reached the hills and everything in its way, no settlement was saved from the water’s ferocity.

Scientists believe that the outburst flood contained around 3.8 cubic miles of water and might have reached more than 1250 miles downstream. It is also considered that it is likely to be the largest flood since the Iced Age and that it probably lasted 22 years.

“To put that into perspective, it’s among the largest known floods to have happened on Earth during the past 10,000 years,” said geologist Darryl Granger, one of the co-authors of the study, “It’s more than 500 times larger than a flood we might expect on the Yellow River from a massive rainfall event”, he added.

According to the myth, years after the flood occurred a hero entered and spent decades organizing campaigns to build digs and channels for the floodwater, never setting foot in his house until he accomplished the mission. People was so thankful and amazed by this man – who would later be called Yu the Great – that it is believed he became the emperor of China’s mythical first dynasty, the Xia.

To make these conclusions, the scientific team looked for sediments in the Yellow River Valley, and some appeared to be originally from the Jishi Gorge. As well, researchers examined the archeological site of Lajia -known as China’s Pompeii- hoping to find a connection between the outburst flood and the abandonment of Lajia. The scientist found, using radiocarbon dating, skeletons from 3900 years ago, an important fact to the Great Flood investigation.

Additionally, the research also gave information of the emergence of the Erlitou culture. Scientists expect they can soon show a real connection between the flood, the Xia, and the Erlitou sites. This investigation has amazed and impressed the scientific community, but beyond the newly revealed facts about the Great Flood, this could be the beginning of more studies aiming to solve the now-unknown mysteries.

I have no idea exactly how old the earth is.  What I do know is that Jesus, our Savior, said very clearly that there was a man named Noah and there was a massive flood.

Matthew 24
37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.

Satan wants the world to believe HIS LIES.  He wants folks to believe that the universe created itself, that rocks created life, and that once basic life was created by rocks that it EVOLVED into a human being...even though the human body and brain is one million times more complex than a Boeing 747 jet!

Satan knows that once you believe that can be led to believe anything!  And once you deny that God/Jesus is the creative power of the universe and mankind, your mind gets turned upside down and all of your thinking becomes foolish.

Romans 1
19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 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 people are without excuse.

YEP!  NO EXCUSE!  If you can't see the Creator by looking at his CREATION you have NO EXCUSE!

21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools.

Yep!  Fools who believe they descended from rocks and pond slime...who believe they can believe and do anything they want...because the rocks and pond slime will never hold them accountable for anything.