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"If God is sovereign, then his lordship must extend over all of life, and it cannot be restricted to the walls of the church or within the Christian orbit." Abraham Kuyper Common Grace 1.1.

Saturday, 2 August 2008

Is belief in God made obsolete by science? ...

... is a new paper by Roy Clouser available via the Clouser pages on All of life redeemed here.

He starts:
That anyone could take this title question seriously betrays the abysmal ignorance of the nature of religious belief that is so common nowadays. Science, understood as hypotheses about the nature of the cosmos, couldn’t possibly make obsolete any answer to another question, the question as to the identity of the self-existent reality on which all else depends.

And continues:
So let’s get this much clear right away: there is not, and never has been, a religion on earth whose scriptures ever asked anyone to believe it on blind faith. Neither have the scriptures of any religion attempted to prove its doctrines as though they were theories. Rather, the ground that every religion has pointed to as the way to know the truth of its teachings is the direct experience of their self-evident certainty.
Great stuff!

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