“By the way, if I make this assertion: ‘I do not try to convince people that God *is not real* because I am already convinced that everyone already knows that.’ Would you accept my word as true? If not: Which evidence should I provide you to show my assertion is true?” –Daniel
“For not the hearers of the law are just in the sight of God, but the doers of the law will be justified; 14 for when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do the things in the law, these, although not having the law, are a law to themselves, 15 who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them.” –Romans 2:13-15
Each person, whether he wants to admit it or not, has a God-given conscience that helps him to discern right from wrong and true from false when it comes to moral issues. Because of the conscience, everyone automatically knows that it is morally wrong to lie, steal, murder, commit adultery, etc. I would hate to live in a world where no one had a conscience because that would be a world of rampant, uncontrollable crime.
It is the conscience that helps a young child to learn discipline. A child does not have to be taught to lie; it comes automatically. The child’s conscience works with his parents to help teach him the importance of honesty and other moral values. However, without the conscience that child would be absolutely impossible to teach because he would have nothing to convince him that his parents were right and he was wrong.
I think it important to point out, however, that the conscience only deals with moral issues, and always works in favor of God’s Word. I once had an atheist tell me that his conscience told him that God’s Word is not true. That was not his conscience. To be completely honest, it is Satan himself that speaks against the Word of God. In fact, that person had to actually fight against his conscience in order to tell me that.
So to answer the above question posed by Daniel, I have to say that I would agree with him, if that is what my conscience told me. However, my conscience tells me that God is real and His Word is true. If evolution were true, there would be no need for the conscience because there could be no right or wrong; and without right or wrong, a person has no need for something to tell him what is right and what is wrong. That is exactly why atheists believe what they believe.
I strongly urge every unbeliever who reads this post—no matter what kind of religious background you have—to listen to the conscience that God has given you today. If you do, you will realize that God is real and you really do need Him in your life. If someone who has never heard of God’s Law can obey it by only listening to his conscience, then I have no doubt that everyone who reads this can believe too because you have heard both God’s Law and your conscience.