Since the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, we have needed the rescuing hand of God to deliver us from evil and sin. God’s love for us was ultimately displayed when he sent Jesus Christ to die for us on the cross, only to rise from the dead so that we may be saved.
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.
Understanding the doctrine of pneumatology is crucial as it is often perhaps one of the most misunderstood doctrines of all the systematics across all denominational lines.