Is it possible? If not, how do you know that it isn’t? Hmmm…self-defeating isn’t it?
Certainty in knowledge? Is that possible? If not, are you certain of that? Self-defeating again, isn’t it?
If knowledge is possible, how? From where does it come? How can we have certainty?
Only Scripture gives us the answer.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1
There was a beginning. Before the beginning was God. He is the eternal Creator. There is none before Him or greater than He is.
This God must also be the source of knowledge, if He is the Creator of all things.
This God, being Creator of all, is also ruler of all. He is the Sovereign to whom we should all bow.
This means that He is also the arbiter of truth. He is truth. Truth and knowledge have no existence apart from Him.
This Creator God is the source of all human predication and knowledge. He is the sole arbiter of truth.
It is in the Bible that we find Him revealed. We find Him in the very first verse of Genesis.
Now, friend, you tell me whether I should take that verse as literal truth or not. If you are prepared to tell me that I need not take it literally, I must ask you how you think that you can know anything. How can you believe this very book, if you don’t take seriously and literally what is said by God Himself about Himself in this passage?
Without God as the absolute source of knowledge and sole arbiter of truth there would be no way to have truth at all. All would be relative. It would all be in flux. The result of that flux would be that someone (or group of people) would step in to make themselves the arbiter(s) of truth. There would be intellectual tyranny.
Interestingly enough that is what we see happening today. Why? Because man has, by and large, abandoned the understanding that God and His Word are the grounds of knowledge and truth. Having done so, there are those who have decided to play God and attempt to rule over our minds and consciences.
That sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge.” Proverbs 1:7
They also know God, yet suppress the truth in unrighteousness. ( Romans 1:18 )