But What About the Aztecs?

“But what about the Aztecs who lived (and died) before Columbus came and told them about Jesus?” A young man I met on a plane, expressed this question, but it could apply to any people group. (Yes, I know there were some problems with Columbus coming, but this was the question asked.) How could God require that salvation only come through Jesus Christ when so many people had never heard about him? Many think it unfair and make it a reason for their unbelief.

“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 was made, so that men are without excuse.” Romans 1:20

God has been talking to man about Himself since the beginning of the world through the marvels of His creation such as: a single human cell that contains more information than a thirty volume encyclopedia; the expansion of water when it freezes in a lake so that the fish don’t die and the complex “dance” of the honeybee giving exact directions to its find of pollen.

“For by him (Jesus) all things were created; things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all were created by him and for him. He is before all things and in him all things hold together."” Colossians 1:16

So Jesus is not only spoken of by creation, Jesus is the creator of everything. Is it any wonder that there’s so much effort to disprove creation?

“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known by God is made plain to them because God had made it plain to them.” Romans 1:18,19

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