When people refuse God’s answer, they are living against the revelation of the universe and against the revelation of themselves. They are denying the revelation of God in who they themselves are. I am not saying that they do not live in the light of real existence. No. I am saying that they do not have any answer for living in it. I am not saying that they do not have moral motions, but they have no basis for them. I am not saying that the person with a non-Christian system (even a radical system like Buddhism or Hinduism or the modern Western thinking of chance) does not know that the object exists – the problem is that they have no system to explain the subject-object correlations. As a matter of fact, this is their damnation, this is their tension, that they have to live in the light of their existence, the light of reality – the total reality in all these areas –and they do live there, and yet they have no sufficient explanation for any of these areas. So, the wiser they are, the more honest they are, the more they feel that tension, and that is their present damnation.
Thoughts developed and/or taken from the works of Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer, Trilogy – The God Who Is There