Monday, April 21, 2008

Scripture keeps reason in its proper place

From Bavinck:
If Christian revelation, which presupposes the darkness and error of unspiritual humanity, submitted in advance to the judgments of reason, it would by that token contradict itself. It would thereby place itself before a tribunal whose jurisdiction it had first denied. And having once recognized the authority of reason on the level of first principles, it could no longer oppose that authority in the articles of faith.
Reformed Dogmatics Volume One: Prolegomena, p. 516

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