Partial Overlapping (The Reasons to Believe #31)

Released: May 6, 2014 By: Daniel Whyte III

Our Reasons to Believe Scripture passage for today is 2 Corinthians 10:5. It reads, "Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ."

Our Reasons to Believe quote for today is from J.C. Ryle. He said, "If the Bible is not the Word of God and inspired, the whole of Christendom for 1800 years has been under an immense delusion; half the human race has been cheated and deceived, and churches are monuments of folly. If the Bible is the Word of God and inspired, all who refuse to believe it are in fearful danger; they are living on the brink of eternal misery. No man, in his sober senses, can fail to see that the whole subject demands most serious attention."

Our Reason to Believe powerpoint today is titled "Partial Overlapping" from "The Handbook of Christian Apologetics" by Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli:

Most people would agree with us that the fifth position that faith and reason partially overlap is the most reasonable and correct one. It distinguishes three different kinds of truths:

a. truths of faith and not of reason,
b. truths of both faith and reason, and
c. truths of reason and not of faith.

Truths of faith alone are things revealed by God but not understandable, discoverable or provable by reason (e.g., the Trinity or the fact that Christ's death atoned for our sins)...

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