How Do You Know?

In his most recent book, Captivated, Thabiti Anyabwile wrote:

Man confidently hopes in his own wisdom and knowledge. We think science will prove everything. We believe our interpretation of the facts leads us to truth. We even believe our unstable feelings are reliable guides to knowledge. But we do not know as we ought to know unless the all-knowing One teaches us. As Paul plainly puts it, “The natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him: nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Cor. 2:14).

He then adds:

Divine revelation provides the one infallible epistemology.

I know, episte-ma-what? Epistemology is the study of knowing; how we know what we know (and its limits). Anyabwile is saying the only way we can truly know, is by the all-knowing One (God), making known. Thanks be to God that He has made Himself and His Gospel known to us through Divine Revelation, recorded in Scripture (the whole of Scripture). It is sheer grace that we have come to know God the Father through Christ our Lord! Trust not your intellect or feelings first and foremost, but trust God’s Word.

About Pastor Matt

Matt Baker is the Pastor of Redeemer Fellowship Church.
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