A Christian term partly derived from Romans 1:19-20. Paul taught that the existence of the world is proof of the existence of God and of some of his attributes. Further, it teaches that these beliefs are obvious to everyone -- whether they be Christian or not. With advances in science, the existence of the world and its life forms can be explained in naturalistic terms. Thus, the Romans passage does not necessarily apply to contemporary individuals who have become convinced of the reality of evolution.
(GEN·er·al REV·e·LA·tion). In Christian theology, the knowledge which humans can acquire about God by contemplating the rational world of nature, history, and human life in general.
God's revelation of himself through the created order. Spoken of in Romans 1 and Psalms 19. Also known as "Natural Revelation."