Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.
The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Friday, March 02, 2012

Propositional Revelation, the Only Revelation – D.B. Knox : Anglican Church League, Sydney, Australia

Similarly, the knowledge of God’s providence comes to us through propositions. For example, our Lord’s statement that God is “Lord of heaven and earth” (Matt. 11:25) is a proposition. Yet by this title a profoundly important truth has been revealed to us. God’s providence is not deducible by observation of events; though having been given to us through propositional revelation we can see this doctrine reflected in events.  -- D. Broughton Knox

[Charlie's note:  I am posting this in response to the recent publication of Mike Horton's new systematic theology, The Christian Faith.  According to Horton and other Van Tilians, Scripture is not the very words of God univocally revealed in propositional truth claims.  Rather Scripture is only analogically God's Word due to the Creator/creature distinction and at no single point does our knowledge coincide with God's knowledge, EVEN WHEN IT IS SPECIALLY REVEALED IN HOLY SCRIPTURE.  This is not the classical Reformed view of special revelation in Scripture.  It is a philosophical irrationalism read back into the position taken by the Reformers.  In fact, the theory of analogy is borrowed from the rationalism of Thomas Aquinas.  Although D.B. Knox gets the atonement wrong (Amyraldianism), he did have a firm understanding of the doctrine of Scripture.  Click on the post title to see the original post at the Anglican Church League.]

Propositional Revelation, the Only Revelation – D.B. Knox

1 comment:

Charlie J. Ray said...

I do not necessary endorse Knox's view of "experience". What this ineffable and emotional experience is no one can say. Feelings and experience are not the basis for our conversion. It is rather understanding and knowing the propositions of the Bible and believing/assenting that they are true.


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