510, 2022

Is general revelation vague or bare?

By |October 5th, 2022|Categories: General Revelation|0 Comments

Is general revelation vague or bare? This is a fair question but not because God has revealed himself inadequately in the works of creation. It is a good question because Christians have not always been good at fulfilling the promise of Romans 1:18-20. Some have said general revelation shows only a higher power, an [...]

310, 2022

An Aristotelian Education

By |October 3rd, 2022|Categories: General Revelation|1 Comment

Would you like to have an Aristotelian education? And is this education compatible with Christianity? Much is made about looking to this great philosopher. But his basic beliefs about origins, human nature, and our highest good, need rational examination. Aristotle was a systematizer and apologist for the pagan religion. When I see Christians speaking [...]

2709, 2022

Is General Revelation important for the Christian Life?

By |September 27th, 2022|Categories: General Revelation|0 Comments

To ask this question indicates some spiritual poverty in our age. Would a serious Christian ever ask if the Bible was important for the Christian life? Well, the two questions are nearly identical. The Belgic Confession, one of the great credal statements of the Reformation, speaks about two books in which God reveals himself, [...]

2609, 2022

The Foundation for Education

By |September 26th, 2022|Categories: General Revelation|0 Comments

I was speaking to a friend who is in construction.  He works on finishing houses after the foundation has already been laid.  He tells me that he is often called to a job for his part, but he soon realizes that the foundation has not been correctly laid, and he will not be able [...]

2108, 2022

Understanding the Glory of God

By |August 21st, 2022|Categories: General Revelation|0 Comments

At the General Revelation Institute, we have taken the motto: By faith we understand.  This is from Hebrews 11:3, where we are told that the ancients understood creation ex nihilo.  God alone has existed without beginning, and God created all else.  But the creation is not formed from something pre-existent.  It is created by [...]

807, 2022

Reformed Philosopher

By |July 8th, 2022|Categories: General Revelation, Philosophy, Reformed|0 Comments

Have you ever heard of the Reformed rejection of philosophy? The idea is that philosophy or  natural theology is not necessary because it is not salvific, or because it is less clear than scripture so we may as well just go to scripture, or because it leads to apostasy as in evolution and Marxism. [...]

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