As I look back at my bible college days and seminary years, “Context, context, context!” is crucial! Context is not just King, but is the Queen, Jack, and Spade and all! A text without a context is with a pretext.
People from all walks of life will often ask one or more of the following metaphysical questions: Why should I believe the Bible? Is there salvation outside of Christianity? How do we know that God exists? Given evil, how can one justify God?
Gordon H. Clark was against the idea of irrationalism. He also sees the neo-orthodox insistence that divine revelation under any and all circumstances is non-cognitive cannot escape a skeptical conclusion.
There must be a genuine sense of grief and sorrow over the sin that was committed.