Jill Jarrell Newsome
What if Someone Never Heard About Jesus
Jesus said, "No one comes to the Father except through me" (John 14:6). So what about the people who have never heard of Jesus? People in remote parts of the world.
The Bible says, "The truth about God is known to them instinctively. God has put this knowledge in their hearts. From the time the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky and all that God made. They can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse whatsoever for not knowing God" (Romans 1:19-20,
That knowledge comes to us naturally—much like the way we instinctively reach for water when we're thirsty. It's not something we have to learn.
We see this in nature all of the time. Birds instinctively fly in V formation. When baby turtles hatch their mother is gone. Instead of heading for the “reasonable” protection of tall grass they head for the ocean. This is their ideal home but they do not know why. They plunge in and fight the waves to get pulled out to sea - and they never "learned" this behavior!
The Bible denies that there are persons who have never heard of God. Romans 1: 19-20 says, “What can be known about God is 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 people are without excuse." All people “know God,” even if they have never heard the Bible. Romans 2: 15, "...and the requirements of the law are written on their hearts." Everyone has an inherent knowledge of God.
God is an awesome God, and nothing will stop him from getting the good news "to the ends of the earth" (Acts 1:8). God is able to reveal the truth about himself to anyone, anywhere. But he often uses us to do it. That's why Jesus' last words to us were instructions to tell everyone, everywhere, the good news of God's love (Matthew 28:19-20).
God's way includes everyone willing to accept and receive Christ. The most important question we can answer is the one Jesus asked his own disciples, "But what about you? Who do you say I am?" Matthew 16:15
Have you shared the good news today?