The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
I will write bluntly on this subject as I do not even for a minute think that I can interpret this verse as meaning anything different than what it says. For here we are also told that these fools are corrupt, and “there is none that doeth good.” The fool is, in essence, a somewhat stupid, wicked, and vile man. His problem is moral, not intellectual. They have allowed themselves to be deceived in believing that there is no God. It is not a logical decision at all, but only one achieved through the acceptance of an illusionary universe created by figments of their own imagination and then tied together with whatever piece of “science” or “intellectualism” that they dare apply to it. It is no small decision they have made but it is made on only small pieces of information which they attempt to piece together and create a world view which is “logical.” They, however, cannot do this. Neither can they summon anything adequate enough to put to silence the idea that there is a God. At best they summon their own will, as weak as it is on the subject of anything permanent and eternal.
There is no middle ground in God’s spiritual economy. “Sitting on the fence” is as being “lukewarm” and God has chosen not to waste time with such people. They are ones who will bargain with God, and bargain with the truth, in hopes that maybe if they just accept the stuff they like…it will be enough. They then re-write the Bible to fit their needs and create a God who is too big or too small..but, totally nonexistent in the form they describe. They, then, have become fools…and they will find others who will share their foolishness as if they needed some kind of vindication from a fellow-fool.
God would rather a person be either hot or cold….for or against…because He can deal with a man who has made a decision. The man who makes none has nothing of substance to deal with. In that light, I will cut some grace and say that a man who is a fool is NOT a lost cause. It is the man who hangs in the balance between being a Christian or being a fool that is most lost. Sadly, anyone who has been even just a little bit observant knows the world has an over abundant supply of “fence sitters.” In politics they are moderates who tend to destroy the integrity of any party they would belong to. In Christianity, they do the same in that they tend to destroy the integrity with their lukewarm approaches to God and especially to the issue of “love.” Jesus to John did not mince words when He said He would “spew them out of his mouth.” Not a pretty picture to even consider. And even worse to consider what redeeming value their is to anything that has been spewed out of anyones mouth.