That true religion is preceded by or in some way founded on the activity of natural reason is an idea that has been and continues to be widely prevalent. The proper procedure is pictured as beginning with a proof of the existence of God. When the unbeliever is convinced by an argument drawn from nature, then he may next be shown the antecedent probability of a special revelation, and finally the reasonableness of the Scriptures. Not only has this natural theology in its medieval form been adopted as the official position of Romanism, but many Protestant theologians also accept it in some form or other.
Gordon H. Clark. Religion, Reason and Revelation (Kindle Locations 807-813). The Trinity Foundation.
Collect of the Day
GOD, who as at this time didst teach the hearts of thy faithful people, by the sending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit; Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.
Saturday, February 09, 2013
Of course, Gordon H. Clark was not speaking approvingly here. But it does show that appealing to natural reason as a basis for opposing gay marriage in the civic realm is doomed to failure. R. S. Clark, of the Heidelblog, ought to know better.