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Ryrie’s Basic Theology III. Content of General Revelation

III. CONTENT OF GENERAL REVELATION

Ryrie’s Basic Theology III. Content of General Revelation

The relevant biblical passages tell us authoritatively what can be learned from general revelation. This is not to say that everybody will understand all or even any of these things, but these are what God has communicated through the various avenues of general revelation

Ryrie’s Basic Theology III. Content of General Revelation

(1) His glory (Ps. 19:1).

Psalm 19:1 KJV 1900
1 The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Ps 19:1
Ryrie’s Basic Theology III. Content of General Revelation

(2) His power to work in creating the universe (Ps. 19:1

Ryrie’s Basic Theology III. Content of General Revelation

(3) His supremacy (Rom. 1:20).

Rom 1:20
Romans 1:20 KJV 1900
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Ryrie’s Basic Theology III. Content of General Revelation

(4) His divine nature (Rom. 1:20).

Ryrie’s Basic Theology III. Content of General Revelation

(3) His supremacy (Rom. 1:20).

Ryrie’s Basic Theology III. Content of General Revelation

(3) His supremacy (Rom. 1:20).

Ryrie’s Basic Theology III. Content of General Revelation

(5) His providential control of nature (Acts 14:17).

ACTS14:17
Acts 14:17 KJV 1900
17 Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.
Ryrie’s Basic Theology III. Content of General Revelation

(6) His goodness (Matt. 5:45).

MATT 5:45
Matthew 5:45 KJV 1900
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
Ryrie’s Basic Theology III. Content of General Revelation

(7) His intelligence (Acts 17:29).

ACTS 17:29
Acts 17:29 KJV 1900
29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.
Ryrie’s Basic Theology III. Content of General Revelation

(8) His living existence (Acts 17:28).

:28
Acts 17:28 KJV 1900
28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
Ryrie’s Basic Theology IV. The Value of General Revelation

IV. THE VALUE OF GENERAL REVELATION

Ryrie’s Basic Theology IV. The Value of General Revelation

In determining the value of general revelation, people run the risk of either overestimating it or underestimating it. Some give at least the impression that what is revealed through general revelation proves the existence of the true God of the Bible. This seems to overestimate its value. Others assign it no value, but this is wrong since the Bible does reflect the use of these arguments. What, then, is its proper value?

Ryrie’s Basic Theology A. To Display God’s Grace

A. To Display God’s Grace

Ryrie’s Basic Theology B. To Give Weight to the Case for Theism

B. To Give Weight to the Case for Theism

Ryrie’s Basic Theology C. To Justly Condemn Rejecters

C. To Justly Condemn Rejecters

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