One of the favorite questions posed by skeptics and unbelievers is this one: “What about those who’ve never heard the Good News? God wouldn’t condemn them in their ignorance, would He?”
They usually go on and give you a few examples, just to drive home their argument. “What about the guy who’s never been to a church, or that person in India, or Alaska, or Central or South America or Africa?” The next time someone asks you that, open your Bible to Romans, chapter one, and say, “That’s an interesting question. Let’s see what God has to say about it.”
What Paul says in Romans is this: “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness.”
In other words, anyone on this planet who rejects God is suppressing the truth. They may not have come in contact with the Bible, or had someone share their faith with them, but they have had plenty of contact with God’s general revelation.
“Because that which is known about God” said Paul, “is evident within them, for God made it evident to them.” We are born with an inclination toward God! It’s built in! And furthermore, “Since the creation of the world, His invisible attributes, His divine nature have been clearly seen.” In creation and in our hearts alone, there is overwhelming evidence for God!
For since the creation of the world HIS invisible attributes, HIS eternal power and divne nature, have been clearly seen... (Romans 1:20)