For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse (Romans 1:20).
This powerful verse introduces Pauls burning description of the descent of ancient human societies that once knew God (Romans 1:21) into evolutionary paganism, idolatry, and wickedness. This deterioration was willful and inexcusable, for they had abundant evidence of Gods nature and power in the very creation which they had chosen to worship instead of the Creator (Romans 1:25).
Even though God Himself was invisible (being omnipresent), they could easily see the evidence of His existence and His grace in creating and sustaining all things, for God hath showed it unto them (Romans 1:19). The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth His handiwork (Psalm 19:1).
Since these things were clearly seen and understood by men from the creation of the world (that is, from the time the world was created), it is obvious that there have been men and women there to see and understand these things ever since they were created. This assures us that the creation did not take place billions of years before men appeared on earth, as our theistic evolutionists and progressive creationists would like to believe. Men and women have been on earth ever since its very beginning (see also Mark 10:6; Acts 3:21), and all should have recognized and worshiped the true Creator God.
That being true, how much more inexcusable are our modern evolutionistswhether atheistic, pantheistic, or polytheisticwho not only reject the testimony of God in creation, but also His far more complete testimony in Scripture and in the person and work of Jesus Christ. HMM