The gospel is…the word about Jesus Christ and what he did for us in order to restore us to a right relationship with God. – Graeme Goldsworthy

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Solution to the Swamplands of Uncertainty

“Feelings of personal anxiety and the revival of melancholia in civilized society today bear their own empirical evidence that two centuries of philosophy have been unable to vindicate, as does revealed religion, the meaning and worth of human survival. Philosophy may bear the honorific name of love of wisdom, but love has turned out for unregenerate man to be a category as elusive as wisdom. The loss of Christian compass-bearings has detoured contemporary man to the swamplands of uncertainty about truth, the good, and the enduring significance of his personal aspirations and strivings to anyone but himself. His earlier confidence in personal immortality has meanwhile collapsed into wistful longing for an immortality of influence, and this seems less and less feasible in a day when human creativity and individuality require only that each do his own thing…If mankind is going to recover a firm and clear conviction of transcendent truth and good, and of the ongoing value of human existence, it is neither human observation nor secular philosophizing but divine revelation alone that holds the key of life.” – Carl F.H. Henry, God, Revelation, and Authority, Volume I: God Who Speaks and Shows (Preliminary Considerations), p. 193

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