Epistemology of Grace and Power in the Person of Jesus
|August 22, 2012||Posted by Rick Hogaboam under Apologetics, Evangelism|
Epistemology that’s not grounded in both the Cross and Resurrection lacks grace and power. I could be wrong, but the more I learn the more I think epistemology must begin with Jesus, point to Jesus, and end with Jesus. Jesus is not the last propositional line to be signed when contending for the faith.
I’ve started with creation, the law, the sinfulness of man, the trustworthiness of Scripture, but am convinced that starting with the incarnate Word seems to take care of the rest. Not denouncing the narrative approach of redemptive history, just convinced that when we get Jesus right, our orientation to everything else will work itself out by the aid of the Spirit.
Above all, sharing our faith must take into account propositions and the person. Truth is objective and therefore combats wrong thinking, but we are dealing with humans that consist of more than a cerebral cortex. Grace allows us to love the person while disagreeing with their thinking. Power reminds us that evangelism is more than correcting error, but a supernatural conversion of the heart and soul.
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