'If humanity is made for the knowledge of God, why is it that many people do not feel the need of this knowledge, or seek God out?' What Iâ€™m wrestling with at the moment is why that one thing doesnâ€™t seem so self evident most of the time.[humanity is made for the knowledge of God]… Continue reading On what we don’t know… (I)
What Iâ€™m wrestling with at the moment is why that one thing doesnâ€™t seem so self evident most of the time. Perhaps I am suppressing the truth by my wickedness. Perhaps thatâ€™s really the essence of sinâ€”not really believing that and acting accordingly. I guess it is then in my own sinful self-interest to avoid that particular piece of knowledge. I know a couple of my friends are wandering away from the faith at the moment, because they donâ€™t really see why they need God. Knowing that our primary function and greatest good is knowing him is completely opaque to them. Deep down they donâ€™t really believe that theyâ€™re all that bad, and for the most part theyâ€™re happy in their comfortable middle-class, tertiary educated lives. How do I show them that our rebellion is horrifying, evil, disgustingâ€“not just intellectually credible? And how do I do it with humility and gentleness?
We propose, rather, that reliance on testimony is fundamental to knowing about reality in general - as fundamental as perception, memory, inference, and so on. (Provan, Long, Longman, A Biblical History of Israel.) This book is easily the best thing that I've read so far at college. It starts with a literature review of the… Continue reading Knowledge and Testimony