On Christianity & Philosophy, I. An Introduction

For those of who you who know me well and / or have been keeping up with my blog posts, I have been for the past week, mediating, with great conviction, upon the place of philosophy in theology and particularly on how Christians should utilize philosophy within the spheres of evangelism, apologetics, systematic theology, etc. While I gladly affirm what Arthur Holmes penned over three decades ago, namely, “All truth is God’s truth,” I, apparently opposed to many, think that our endeavors in philosophy should be guarded in the least if not strictly bounded in areas. My reasons for thinking thus are not grounded in a desire for ignorance or in some mystical notion of reality, but it is grounded solely on the biblical declarations of the nature of revelation and capability of men. Therefore, I hope that at the end of this series on Christianity and Philosophy that you will find that it began in the Word of God and that it ended in the Word of God. For I will hold steadfastly and without wavering to this one supposition—though God has revealed himself in his Creation, it is only the Word of God that is perfect and perceivably true—it is only the Word of God that revives the soul, that enlightens the eyes, that makes wise the simple, and that makes hearts to rejoice (cf. Ps. 19:7-11). For this reason, I make my prayer the prayer of psalmist, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, o Yahweh, my Rock and my Redeemer” (Ps. 19:14).

Tomorrow: On Christianity & Philosophy, II. The Gospel

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