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The Fool Has Said ... There is no God

Old Testament

A Sermon on Psalms 14:1

The Fool Says, There Is No God

To the choirmaster. Of David.

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”
They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds;
there is none who does good. (ESV)

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What does it mean to be a fool? To be a fool, according to Scripture, is not merely being ignorant of the truth, but it is opposing the wisdom of God. This is why all those that deny that God exists are called fools; they have rejected God’s revelation of Himself in His Word and in His creation. In this sermon on Psalm 14:1, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones preaches on the folly of rejecting God as Lord and Creator. For Scripture tells us God has clearly revealed Himself, and it is only an act of foolish rebellion that leads men and women to deny that God exists and has created all things. God has given evidence that He exists in all of creation, from the stars above to human consciousness. The greatest tragedy of the fool is not only that he has rejected God has his creator, but that he has also rejected God as his savior. For Jesus Christ is God’s only appointed means of salvation; to reject Him is to reject God’s love and grace! The ultimate answer to human rebellion is the sovereign electing grace of God. For it is only God’s grace that can overcome sin! 

Additional Scripture Translations

Psalms 14:1, New American Standard Bible


Foolishness and Wickedness of People.

For the music director. A Psalm of David.

1The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.”

They are corrupt, they have committed detestable acts;

There is no one who does good.

Psalms 14:1, King James Version

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

1The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.