WLC 2 How doth it appear that there is a God? A. The very light of nature in man, and the works of God, declare plainly that there is a God; but his Word and Spirit only do sufficiently and effectually reveal him unto men for their salvation.
Almighty God, your image in us and your works around us declare you plainly to all mankind. Not merely your existence, but your invisible attributes, eternal power, and divine nature have been displayed and understood by everyone. Thus we are all without excuse for not acknowledging and worshiping you (Romans 1:19-20), for in you we live, and move, and have our being (Acts 17:28). Indeed, the heavens declare your glory, Lord, and the sky above your handiwork. Day after day pours forth speech about you, and night after night reveals knowledge of you. In fact, there is no language, land or people group on this planet where your creation’s wordless speech about you is not heard and understood. Your creation’s voice goes out through all the earth, and to the end of the world. (Psalm 19:1–3).
Yet, in view of our culpable blindness, and because our suppression of the truth in our unrighteousness (Romans 1:18), you have revealed yourself savingly to us by your Word and Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:9-10). For the wisdom of this world has not revealed to us the saving knowledge of God, but the preaching of the Word of God is the instrument of the Spirit to save those who believe (1 Corinthians 1:20-21). In your Scriptures you reveal to us the way of salvation which is by faith in Jesus Christ and you reveal to us the way to live (2 Timothy 3:14-17).