Verifiable Facts and Knowing (con’t)

(Continued from yesterday)   

In the biblical position there is the possibility of verifiable facts involved: a personal God communicating in verbalized form propositionally to man — not only concerning those things man would call in our generation “religious truths,” but also down into the areas of history and science. 

God has set the revelation of the Bible in history; He did not give it (as He could have done) in the form of a theological textbook. Having set the revelation in history, what sense then would it make for God to give us a revelation in which the history was wrong? 

God has also set man in the universe, which the Scriptures themselves say speaks of this God. What sense then would it make for God to give His revelation in a book that was wrong concerning the universe? 

The answer to both questions must be, “No sense at all!” 

It is plain, therefore, that from the viewpoint of the Scriptures themselves there is a unity over the whole field of knowledge. God has spoken, in a linguistic propositional form, truth concerning Himself and truth concerning man, history and the universe. 

Thoughts developed and/or taken from the works of Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer, Trilogy – The God Who Is There 

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