no biblical areas is still needed for Gods inspired Word to be useful and clear

No biblical areas is still needed for gods inspired

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no biblical areas, is still needed for God’s inspired Word to be useful and clear to us. Human learning makes at least two contributions to our questions on reality and human nature. o First, the human mind is quite capable of discovering truth. This becomes obvious when we compare life and knowledge in today’s world with the world of a
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hundred years ago. Our great-grandparents would not believe their eyes if they could see our world with its airplanes, computers, cell phones, nuclear bombs, modern medicine, and spacecraft. In spite of two disastrous world wars and much human greed and selfishness, the world has seen a fantastic explosion of knowledge unparalleled in history. To say it simply, even fallen, sinful, human minds can discover much truth about reality and human nature. o Second, all truth is God’s truth. This well-known expression means that truth, wherever or however it is discovered, is always from God. Even truth discovered by an atheist is truth from God and, therefore, is important truth for Christians. God as the Creator is the ultimate source of all truth. Therefore, there is something illogical about saying that we do not need secular knowledge because it comes from sinful human beings. Neither the importance of our sacred mission to bring the gospel to the world nor our moral disagreements with secular ideas and behaviors should lead us to reject knowledge acquired through any of the avenues God uses to deliver truth to us. Christians may object to the immoral behavior of a scientist, but the scientist’s behavior most often has little bearing on the truth that he or she discovers. Truth is truth. Knowing truth is not just the product of the intellect but also of the will and the personality. Truth begins not with observation, but with a direction to look and a willingness to see. The Holy Spirit seeks to work through our prepared minds. Can There Be Learning Without Faith? Learning never operates without minimal, faith assumptions. All learning must be built on the foundation of some initial and guiding presuppositions.
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  • Fall '10
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