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Faith and Reason (Part 6)

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The Reasons to Believe #25 

Our Reasons to Believe quote for today is from Oswald Chambers. He said, "It takes God a long time to get us to stop thinking that unless everyone sees things exactly as we do, they must be wrong. That is never God's view. There is only one true liberty -- the liberty of Jesus at work in our conscience enabling us to do what is right. Don't get impatient with others. Remember how God dealt with you -- with patience and with gentleness. But never water down the truth of God. Let it have its way and never apologize for it. Jesus said, 'Go... and make disciples...' (Matthew 28:19), not, 'Make converts to your own thoughts and opinions.'" 

Our Reasons to Believe Scripture passage for today is 2 Corinthians 10:5. It reads, "Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ." 

Our Reason to Believe powerpoint today is titled "Faith and Reason" (part 6) from "The Handbook of Christian Apologetics" by Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli: 

Here again we must distinguish the subjective, personal act of reason from the object of reason. 

The object of reason means all that reason can know. This includes three kinds of things, corresponding to the "three acts of the mind" in classical Aristotelian logic. It means all the truths that can be (a) understood by reason (that is, by human reason alone without faith in divine revelation), (b) discovered by human reason to be sure and (c) proved logically without any premises assumed by faith in divine revelation. 

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