"Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day, . . . They are not
just idle words for you-- they are your life" (Deuteronomy 32:46-47).
Sunday, June 26, 2016
REASON VS. REVELATION
"Where there is no vision (revelation), the people perish" (Prov. 29:18).
"Reason is the natural human ability to negotiate the issues of life by employing logic (the science of the principles of reason) and intellect. . . . Reason is a gift from God given to unbelievers as well as believers, and without it, life would not only be hard, it would be impossible. . . . Revelation, however, takes us into another world. . . . The Bible is a book of revelation in that it tells us what human reason could never tell us, . . . Without revelation, man is left wandering around the globe trying to figure out the mysteries of life with his reason, but reason does not take us into this realm. It's off-limits for the human mind." -- Mike Minter, in his book, A Western Jesus: The Wayward Americanization of Christ and the Church, 57-58.