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May 9th, 2013, 7:41 pm #11

Tsukasa:19332 wrote: Why must we assume the existence of God because we cannot prove its negative?
There is an ancient and venerable principle of biblical exegesis which states that if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it must be a camel in disguise.

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May 10th, 2013, 11:00 pm #12

Ohhhhhhh. Van Til wrote this during the time that the scientific community began to realize that the universe was not eternally self-existent, based on the work of Darwin and Hubble.

If we believe that there are absolutes and the universe is not eternally self-existent, then the universe cannot be used as a standard for the absolute. Hmmm :think:
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August 28th, 2018, 1:05 am #13

The Van Tillian worldview is nothing less than the Reformed faith expressed in the Reformed confessions. Van Tillian philosophy is a Scripture based method, which sets the (Reformed) Christian worldview over and against all other opposing forms of philosophical thought. The antithetical nature of truth versus error is expressed and implicated in many passages of Scripture. The antithesis begins on a simple theonomous premise: Jesus Christ is Lord, that He is the way, the truth, and the life. Think on the implications of Jesus Christ as Lord, is there any area of life where He is not Lord? How do we come into direct relationship with Christ, through monergistic regeneration resulting in believing the gospel. Because of the circular nature of belief in God and the Scriptures, the Christian philosophy of Scripture can be described as "revelational", or a revelational epistemology, which is highly involved in monergistic regeneration. Self-authenticating, self-attesting, etc. are words which reveal the circular nature of the truth in Christ, the center of a Christian worldview.
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