Knowledge is Possession of the Truth: A Reflection on Scriptural Epistemology


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good ole auggyKnowledge is the Possession of Truth

If the problems with empiricism aren’t enough to cause Christian philosophers to abandon empiricism, in its pure form as well as its various diluted forms, then perhaps it would do them well to consider the following. Firstly, God is the source of all knowledge. This implies that all knowledge originates from an immaterial, non-physical being, viz. God. This further implies that irrespective of the process involved in our acquisition of knowledge, the knowledge we acquire has not originated with the sensory objects we experience. This further implies that knowledge-in-itself is not dependent upon anything we experience. Knowledge-in-itself precedes experience necessarily. A denial of these points amounts to a denial of the Spirituality, Omniscience, and Aseity of God.

Secondly, God is the source of all knowledge. This implies that all knowledge originates from a personal, willing, and speaking being, viz. God. This further…

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