The Inescapable God “… we have made lies our refuge, and in falsehood we have taken shelter” Isa 28:15 – Part 2 of 4 – An Inescapable Reality The foundation of any worldview is its view of origins. What a person accepts as ultimate will shape everything else. The biblical worldview is grounded in its doctrine of creation, which, in contrast to naturalism’s … [Read more...]
The Problem of Knowing
This teaching stream explores Christian Epistemology—which simply put, is an investigation of 'how we know we know'.
Epistemology: noun epis·te·mol·o·gy \i-?pis-t?-?mä-l?-j?\
the study or a theory of the nature and grounds of knowledge especially with reference to its limits and validity
The problem of knowing reduces to a choice between autonomous reason versus divine revelation—the former being the presupposition of secular humanism and the latter Christian theism.
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God is not silent and speaks to us through:
- The Creation & Conscience (his Cosmos)
- The Bible (his Word)
- The Incarnation (his Son)
- The Charismata (his Spirit)
The Inescapable God “… we have made lies our refuge, and in falsehood we have taken shelter” Isa 28:15 – Part 1 of 4 – An Inescapable Goal The goal of fallen man throughout history is “to be like God, knowing good and evil” (Gen 3:5). While man’s place in the cosmos, as a creature, is found in dependence on his Creator, Adam and Eve grasped for equality with God, … [Read more...]
Christian Epistemology, simply put, is an investigation of 'how we know we know'. Epistemology: noun epis·te·mol·o·gy \i-?pis-t?-?mä-l?-j?\ the study or a theory of the nature and grounds of knowledge especially with reference to its limits and validity God in Christ – as the eternal Logos (word/mind) – is the ground of all human rationality and knowing. Humankind, … [Read more...]
“…that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel” 1 Sam 17:46 A battle is raging in our day – at the heart of both church and culture – between diametrically opposed worldviews. It is a battle between anti-theistic unbelief and the knowledge of God. Humanity’s first parents, in rebellion against God and his clear verbal communication, presumed to judge between … [Read more...]
but in your hearts honour Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defence to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect 1 Pet 3:15 ESV The text is clear that believers are to be ready with a “defence” (apologia) for the hope that is within them. They are called to be “apologists”, that is, one who can … [Read more...]