God is the Teacher in Both Faith and Reason (TRtB #33)

Released: May 22, 2014 By: Daniel Whyte III

Our Reasons to Believe Scripture passage for today is Isaiah 50:4. It reads, "The Lord God hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned."

Our Reasons to Believe quote for today is from Martin Luther. He said, "If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved; and to be steady on all the battlefield besides, is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point."

Our Reason to Believe powerpoint today is titled "God Is the Teacher in Both Faith and Reason" from "The Handbook of Christian Apologetics" by Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli:

Aquinas gives a second, equally compelling reason for the same conclusion as to why God is the teacher in both faith and reason:

Furthermore, that which is introduced into the soul of the student by the teacher is contained in the knowledge of the teacher-unless his teaching is fictitious, which it is improper to say of God. Now, the knowledge of the principles that are known to us naturally has been implanted in us by God;

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