There are numerous ways man can sin and bring the wrath of God upon themselves. All possible sins are so many that it is impractical to attempt to list them all. A reading of the Holy Bible will bring them out but even then, many take time and study to fully grasp and analyze them. There are also in the Holy Scriptures, indications that some people will reap stronger punishment than others and perhaps some will be rewarded more richly than others, in accordance with their efforts to please Him. However, God is no respecter of persons and therefore, our wages will be justified by our works.
It causes one to wonder about those who speak with disdain and ridicule of the very existence of God. And even more especially those who have studied the scientific facts and other wonders contained in the Holy Scriptures which prove beyond question, to the unprejudiced mind, that they could not have been written with the accuracy and wisdom they contain for the period in which they were written, except for supernatural inspiration.
Of course, there are those from all walks of life who deny the existence of God. There are those from most walks of life who will also profess that there is such a being. Those of exceptionally high intelligence seem to have an unusually high percentage who deny His existence. And many of these have found that their own fantasy guesses are unworkable and that there must be a higher power, refuses to accept that and go boldy on in life ridiculing the doctrine of the almighty God..
With the brief mentions of recompense of rewards, it gives evidence that those who have the most brilliant minds and can know of His existence will receive the greater punishment for their willful denial. And that is understandable and just. Because of the high regard for those brilliant scientists, their words mean a lot to those of less knowledge. Therefore, many will be lost due to the error taught by those who should, and often do, know better.
Here are some scriptures pertinent to our subject:
"Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin." (James 4:17 KJV)
"And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more." (Luke 12:47-48 KJV)
There are a number of people in the scientific community holding PhD's in various sciences, some who have been shown to have lied and actually put forth fraudulent findings in an effort to stir many from the view of professing the existence of a supernatural being. An excellent article exposing some of those can be found at the Christian Courier website. Is the Bible true?
There are also a number of those scientists who have even acknowledged that there is more evidence for a supernatural being behind the universe than the evidence they now have of its natural beginning. Read these:
"The reasonable view was to believe in spontaneous generation; the only alternative, to believe in a single, primary act of supernatural creation. There is no third position. For this reason many scientists a century ago chose to regard the belief in spontaneous generation as a 'philosophical necessity.' It is a symptom of the philosophical poverty of our time that this necessity is no longer appreciated. Most modern biologists, having reviewed with satisfaction the downfall of the spontaneous generation hypothesis, yet unwilling to accept the alternative belief in special creation, are left with nothing." ("The origin of life" Scientific American August 1954 p.46)
"The bottom line is we live in a universe which completely frustrates any attempt to explain its origin and content by natural processes alone. The best evidence for the possible existence of a supernatural creator lies in the total lack of any scientific evidence in these key areas. Can God be scientifically proven? No, it would be nice but his existence cannot be proven scientifically. The reason is God is supernatural; he exists outside the natural, scientific world. While our scientific tools cannot prove God exists, they do provide us with evidence we can use to determine if there is a better explanation for what has taken place besides the existence of a supernatural creator.
"It is interesting how atheists reject any notion of the supernatural because of what they perceive to be a lack of evidence when they could use that same objectivity to reject their naturalistic world view. Most atheists are not even honest enough to apply the same burden of proof for naturalism that they demand of supernaturalism." (Is Atheism against the law?)