This first edition of the Journal of Biblical Apologetics will examine the origin, nature, and defects of natural theology and issue a clarion call to return to our biblical roots and Evangelical heritage.
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“As one reformed apologist pointed out, believers might reasonably hope that the theistic proofs are all invalid, for should one of them be successful, we would be faced with proof for a God other than the God of the Bible! In other words, Christians should see Aristotle’s god as an idol.” (Pages 10–11)
“Although God reveals his glory in nature, men do not perceive it. Sin ‘has so vitiated human powers that man can read neither the heavens nor his own heart aright.’” (Page 29)
“Aquinas held that man had revolted against God and thus was fallen, but Aquinas had an incomplete view of the Fall. He thought that the Fall did not affect man as a whole but only in part. In his view the will was fallen or corrupted but the intellect was not affected. Thus people could rely on their own human wisdom, and this meant that people were free to mix the teachings of the Bible with the teachings of the non-Christian philosophers.” (Page 2)
“In its openly anti-Christian form, Deism proclaims that human Reason is the sole Origin of truth, justice, morals, meaning, and beauty. This dogma arose out of the fundamental pagan Greek philosophic doctrine of human autonomy: Man is the measure of all things.” (Pages 23–24)
“‘Natural Revelation: The term natural revelation describes the fact that God the Creator is self-revealed in his work. As Paul tells us in Rom. 1:20, ‘the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made.’ The implication is that man, as God created him, may enjoy the knowledge of God without the special revelation attested to in Scripture. It is the triune God who is revealed, for both Christ and the Holy Spirit were active in creation as well as the Father.” (Page 30)