- File Size: 384 KB
- Print Length: 50 pages
- Publisher: Ligonier Ministries (December 3, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 3, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00H19A4FY
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A Reformed Approach to Science and Scripture Kindle Edition
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1: All truth is from and of God. Including but not limited to scientific truth, moral truth and intellectual truth.
2: All humans are fallible when evaluating God's truth whether revealed (Scriptural) or natural (scientific).
3. Actual scientific truth at its core is never in conflict with Scriptural truth, its our interpretations of each which are in conflict.
3. Humans opinion about truth doesn't change any of God's truth.
4. History has revealed serious errors in truth interpretation on BOTH sides of the belief fence.
(See 16th century Church geocentricity and science's Aristotlian beginingless, eternal universe.)
1. All Truth is God's Truth - A God-centered view of truth
2. General and Special Revelation - What is the Reformed distinction?
3. Interpreting General and Special Revelation - An examination of Martin Luther's and John Calvin's responses to new sixteenth century astronomical theories
4. Luther, Calvin, and Copernicus - How can we learn from the mistakes of others?
5. Earthly Things and Heavenly Things - The fall's impact on human reasoning
6. When Science and Scripture Conflict - How should Christians respond?
7. The Age of the Universe and Genesis 1 - Dr. Sproul's answer
The book starts by giving an interesting (and needed) corrective to some people's perspective on general revelation: namely that both general and special revelation are fully trustworthy. Nature doesn't lie, and neither do the Scriptures. That being said, the author is quick to clarify that while nature and the Scriptures do not lie, our interpretations of either one could be mistaken, due to the fallenness of our intellects. This, too, was a nice balance. It seems some Christians are quick to say the interpretations of science are always wrong while others want to say the interpretation of Scripture is always wrong. In reality, we can err with either one. This, to me, serves as a reminder that we need to be humble in this discussion, realizing that none of us is perfect, and we are all working to think correctly on these issues.
The book gives one example of a time when Christians were wrong in their interpretation of Scripture when the scientists were in the right: the shift from a geocentric view of the solar system to a heliocentric view. That one example serves as a reminder that we need to approach this subject with great humility.
In short, this book was a wonderful reminder that while we don't compromise on the things clearly revealed, on matters where interpretation is not clear, we need to prayerfully and humble continue to study and dialogue, trusting that all truth is God's truth, and science and Scripture, when rightly understood, will never contradict but will support each other.
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