Human Reasoning
& the Bible

(Part of the Election, Sovereign Grace, Will, Salvation bible study group.)

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  The argument is set forth,
"Some verses in the Bible clearly state that man can suppress the truth and can reject God. If man has the capacity to 'suppress' and 'reject' then it follows that he also has the capacity to 'believe' and 'accept.' "

  This is a fine example of rational, human, reasoning being applied to spiritual matters. However, spiritual matters are not bound by man's rationality, conventions, or wisdom. The Bible gives us several verses as a basis showing that human and spiritual reasoning are not necessarily dependent upon each other.
- - "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,says the LORD.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts."

(Isaiah 55:8-9)
- - "Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age?
Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?"

(1 Corinthians 1:20)
- - "For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written,
'He catches the wise in their own craftiness."

(1 Corinthians 3:19)

  The problem with this reasoning is that it contradicts God's word given to us in Holy Scripture.
(See "Spiritual Depravity", "Natural Man", and "Jesus' teachings" sections for Biblical basis.)
Therefore its basis as an objection to the belief in salvation by God's Sovereign Grace, Will, also called the Doctrine of Election, is biblically groundless and has no merit.

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