Some people decide there is no God. This concept, propagated by the media, encourages some to go along with this idea. Others say their own particular view of God is the correct one, so in effect, create God in their own image. They like to think that God goes along with their ideas; a difficult concept to square with the many differing ‘ideologies’ people have come up with.
When making a case for an idea or a course of action, you are more likely to be heard by someone else if you have an agreed basis.
Cornelius, a Roman centurion, lived in Caesarea shortly after the Lord Jesus. Although he was a soldier, he and his family believed in God, prayed and respected the moral teachings of the Jews. But he had never fully committed his life to God by being baptised. Why? Perhaps he hadn’t heard about baptism yet, or maybe he thought he was not good enough.