Objections In the Discussion of Faith and Reason (Part 1) (TRtB #36)

Released: June 3, 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 Albert Einstein. He said, "As a child I received instruction both in the Bible and in the Talmud. I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene...No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with such life."

Our Reason to Believe powerpoint today is titled "Objections In the Discussion of Faith and Reason" (Part 1) from "The Handbook of Christian Apologetics" by Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli:

Objection 1: But God's ways and mind and nature are infinitely far above ours; how can we expect to understand them?

Reply: But we can understand what he has revealed to us. Otherwise, he is a poor teacher. A good teacher communicates effectively, translating the advanced truths he knows into the proper level of understand for his students. We cannot completely understand divine truth, of course. We know God by revelation, but we do not comprehend him. We touch him but we do not surround him or define him with our reason.

Objection 2: Isn't it humble to demean the powers of human reason?

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