Some Thoughts on Natural Theology and Romans 1

Recently I was brainstorming about how to explain the basics of the ways in which God has revealed Himself to mankind. My thinking arose in the context of trying to clarify for some friends how the notion of Sola Scriptura relates to God’s revelation of Himself through creation apart from Scripture. It grew out of a concern that Sola Scriptura is sometimes carelessly defined as entailing an unworkable view of the “sufficiency” of Scripture. Depending upon exactly what it is about which the Scriptures are sufficient, one could invariably deny that there is any revelation from God in creation; which is to say, deny a robust Natural Theology as one would find in Classical apologetics as over against Presuppositional apologetics.

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