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This site hopefully can provide some vehicle by which I can comment, complain, and once in a while praise the state of religion in this country and around the world from a liberal protestant perspective.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Science Matters

A quote from Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion. Perhaps Shuck and Jive and others participating in evolution Sunday were expressing a feature to be found in the reformed protestant tradition?
Whenever we come upon (art and science) in secular writers, let the light of truth shining in them teach us that the mind of man is clothed and ornamented with God's excellent gifts.

If we regard the Spirit of God as the sole foundation of truth, we shall neither reject the truth itself, nor despise it wherever it shall appear, unless we dishonor the Spirit of God.

Shall we say that the philosophers were blind in their fine observation and artful description of nature? Shall we say that those men were devoid of understanding who conceived the art of disputation and taught us to speak reasonably?

Shall we say that they are insane who developed medicine, devoting their labor to our benefit? What shall we say of all the mathematical sciences? We marvel in them because we are compelled to recognize how preeminent they are."

4 Comments:

At 12:58 PM , Blogger Underground Man said...

Nip over here for an alternative view...

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At 5:30 PM , Blogger Pastor Bob Cornwall said...

Sounds that Calvin was on to something!!

 
At 8:29 PM , Blogger John Shuck said...

I always knew that me and Calvin were tight.

 
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