Spreading The Gospel

There is no God?

Singing in Babylon

King David Art

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” Psalm 14:1 ESV

‘That sapless fellow, that carcass of a man, that walking sepulcher of himself, in whom all religion and right reason is withered and wasted, dried up and decayed. That apostate in whom natural principles are extinct, and from whom God is departed…that mere animal that hath no more than a reasonable soul, and for little other purpose than as salt, to keep his body from putrefying…that studieth atheism.’

John Trapp (the 17th Century commentator) found room for every shade of the word (nabhal) in his definition of the ‘fool’ who says in his heart, there is no God. It’s not a pretty picture, and I wonder how many of David’s people who sang Psalms 14 and 53 [*see the note at the end of this post] recognized themselves in the lyric (like us they probably…

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