I was helping put a puzzle together with my two oldest boys. When we reached the end we discovered we were missing two pieces. Interestingly enough, neither boy suggested that there were actually no missing pieces, or that one of the other pieces was in the wrong place, or that the puzzle didn’t exist, or that we couldn’t really know if anything in the puzzle was right, or that there was no puzzle manufacturer. All of these option are obviously erroneous as one can see the puzzle is there, one can see all the other pieces fit together (which is one way the missing pieces are apparent.)
But this is the response of sinful man. Romans 1 (read it sometime) tells us that man supresses the truth that God has revealed. Those who don’t wish to believe God’s truth are looking for reasons to reject it. They behold a missing piece (such as the problem of evil in the world) and based on the missing puzzle piece try to deny the existence of the puzzle, puzzle maker, or any absolute knowledge about either. The odd thing is that if there were no puzzle maker or puzzle then there would be no knowledge of any missing piece… would there?
Just some food for thought.