for the truth about God is known to them instinctively. God has put this knowledge in their hearts. from the time the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky and all that God made. they can clearly see His invisible qualities- his eternal power and divine nature. so they have no excuse whatsoever for not knowing God.
for all have sinned; all fall short of God's glorious standard. yet now God in His gracious kindness declares us not guilty. He has done this through Christ Jesus, who has freed us by taking away our sins. for God sent Jesus to take the punishment for our sins and to satisfy God's anger against us. we are made right with God when we believe that Jesus shed His blood, sacrificing His life for us. God was being entirely fair and just when He did not punish those who sinned in former times. and He is entirely fair and just in this present time when He declares sinners to be right in His sight because they believe in Jesus.
*Job 36:22-37:24; Romans 1:19-20; Romans 3:23-26