Biblical Value of Reason

  1. The nature of God argues for its importance.
    • God is omniscient
    • He is the only wise God of truth
    • His church is to be a pillar of truth
    • He invites us to reason with him
  2. The Bible as revelation argues for the development of a Christian Mind.
    • God as a person has revealed understandable, objectively true propositions to us as persons.
    • This truth requires intellectual effort to understand[How the Spirit helps us understand the Bible.
    • The Bible demands serious study.
    • The Spirit does not help us understand the meaning of Scripture, rather He applies the truth exegeted to our
  3. Three Important Texts
    • Romans 12:1-2
    • Matthew 22:37-39
    • 1 Peter 3:15
  4. The Value of extra-biblical knowledge
    • Wisdom includes knowledge gained in disciplined study of God’s world.
    • All learn from natural law.
    • People with “intelligence in every branch of wisdom” were used by God in every position of influence.
    • God calls believers to use their minds to explore all revelation
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Biblical Value of Reason
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