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This remark by Warfield startled me:

Without general revelation, special revelation would lack that basis in the fundamental knowledge of God as the mighty and wise, righteous and good, maker and ruler of all things, apart from which the further revelation of this great God’s interventions in the world for the salvation of sinners could not be either intelligible, credible or operative (“The Biblical Idea of Revelation” from The Inspiration and Authority of the Bible, 75).

Of course, Warfield insists on the necessity of special revelation, especially in revealing the will of God for our salvation.

What do you think? Is there a sense in which special revelation could not reveal–or even could not sufficiently reveal–the power and wisdom of God as Creator? I’m interested in your feedback here.

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