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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

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Philosophy and Apologetics #01: The New Evangelicalism - SermonAudio.com



Cornelius Van Til obviously misunderstood the theology and apologetics of Gordon H. Clark, and he attributes wrongly the Neo-Evangelical movement to Gordon H. Clark.  If you download the mp3 of the class lecture on the New Evangelicalism, you will notice at about the 19 minute mark that Van Til begins to discuss Gordon H. Clark.  He wrongly asserts that Clark follows the rationalism of Butler.  But that is not Clark's position at all.  In fact, Gordon H. Clark flatly denied that logic is a source of truth.  To assert that logic can lead to truth is rationalism.  Gordon H. Clark went to great lengths in his book, Christian Philosophy, and in his book, A Christian View of Men and Things, to show that rationalism and logic only lead to skepticism.

What Clark did say, however, is that Scripture is a rational revelation.  All else flows out of the axiom that Scripture is the Word of God.  If God is not rational and logical when He speaks in the Word of God, the Bible, then we can know nothing whatsoever.  Van Til's position is that God puts the laws of logic into the creature but that God Himself is not logical in His being nor in His revelation, which opens the door to irrationalism and skepticism.  In other words, Van Til ends up agreeing more with neo-orthodoxy than with orthodoxy, despite his protests.  

Clark, on the other hand, rightly grounds logic in the revelation of Scripture.  John 1:1 says that God is Logic.

Click here to listen to Van Til's lecture:  Philosophy and Apologetics #01: The New Evangelicalism - SermonAudio.com

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