“16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.” Colossians 1:16-18 (NIV)
So, if I’m reading that correctly, everyone, atheists, aliens and people who haven’t heard about Jesus are under God’s rule. The system includes them. Ignorance is not an exemption.
Which reminds me of a little joke:
She said, “Do you believe in God?”
He said, “No. But I’m still afraid of him.”
I was like that guy. Now I believe.