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REASON AND REVELATION

Posted on April 2, 2010 by bernie

Reason is never contradictory. It is always consistent with itself. This is to be expected as reason is something God has given me. An example of this is that everything I can observe has a designer, creator, builder, etc. This is true of the bird’s nest and Westminster Abbey. As I see this I reason that this must be true of all things. The Bible (revelation) agrees. In Romans 1:20 we read, “For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so they are without excuse”. This fits perfectly with Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth”.
This brings me to my second point; reason never contradicts revelation. This must be so if God gave me the gift of reason and then gave me a book to read and follow. In Isaiah 1:18 we read “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD; though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow”.
The evolutionist finds that everything he sees has a creator. Then he looks at the creation and assumes that it all came by chance, thus contradicting both reason and revelation.
Although they never contradict each other, revelation does go far beyond reason. Only through revelation do we know of a personal God, of eternal life: and we could go on from there.
Reason, informed by revelation is a very good thing. Reason, separated from revelation is at best insufficient and at worst, very bad and even dangerous.

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Written by biblestruth

March 21, 2011 at 11:05 pm

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