Biblical Value of Reason
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The nature of God argues for its importance.
- God is omniscient
- He is the only wise God of truth
- His church is to be a pillar of truth
- He invites us to reason with him
The Bible as revelation argues for the development of a Christian Mind.
- God as a person has revealed understandable, objectively true propositions to us as persons.
- This truth requires intellectual effort to understand[How the Spirit helps us understand the Bible.
- The Bible demands serious study.
- The Spirit does not help us understand the meaning of Scripture, rather He applies the truth exegeted to our
Three Important Texts
- Romans 12:1-2
- Matthew 22:37-39
- 1 Peter 3:15
The Value of extra-biblical knowledge
- Wisdom includes knowledge gained in disciplined study of God’s world.
- All learn from natural law.
- People with “intelligence in every branch of wisdom” were used by God in every position of influence.
- God calls believers to use their minds to explore all revelation
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