And how can men preach unless they are sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of those who bring a glad gospel. And yet they did not all hearken to the good news; for Isaiah said, Lord, who hath believed our message?
It is through him, even Jesus Christ our Lord, that I received grace and apostleship to promote obedience to the faith among all the Gentiles, for his name's sake;
But God be thanked that you who were once the slaves of sin have obeyed from your hearts that type of teaching to which you were appointed;
And yet they did not all hearken to the good news; for Isaiah said, Lord, who hath believed our message? So faith comes from a message heard, and the message comes from the teaching of Christ.
and yet he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave you rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling your hearts with food and gladness."
"For as I was passing along and observing your objects of worship, I found also an altar with this inscription, 'TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.' What you are worshiping in ignorance, this I am proclaiming to you. "The God who made the universe and all things in it, he, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands, "neither is he served by men's hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all life and breath and all things. read more.
"He has made of one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed seasons and the bounds of their habitation, "so that they might seek God, if perhaps they might feel after him and find him, though he is not far from every on of us; "for in him we live and move and have our being; as certain even of your own poets have said, "'For we also are his offspring.'
For God's wrath is ever being revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who smother the truth by their unrighteousness. This is so because that which may be known of God is manifest among them; for God has made it manifest to them. For ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, even his everlasting power and divinity, has been clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made. So they have no excuse.
And yet they did not all hearken to the good news; for Isaiah said, Lord, who hath believed our message? So faith comes from a message heard, and the message comes from the teaching of Christ. But I ask, Did they fail to hear? Yes, truly, Their sound has gone out unto all the earth, And their words unto the ends of the world.