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Knowledge of God gained through natural means, such as conscience, reasoning, or observation of nature

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In Christianity, why is the natural world accessible to everyone, while the supernatural realm is accessible to only a privileged few? [closed]

My question is based on the common understanding that everyone knows the natural world exists. We constantly experience it through our senses, scientists study its patterns, experiment with it, and ...
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Are there alternative interpretations of Romans 1:18-25 within Christianity that challenge the idea that atheists inherently know that God exists?

I've encountered discussions, such as the one linked here, where certain Christians assert that atheists inherently acknowledge God's existence, often relying on certain interpretations of Romans 1:18-...
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What is the success criterion for the task of 'seeking God' in Christianity?

The notion of 'seeking God' can be found in multiple passages in the Bible: Acts 17:26-27 26 And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined ...
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In modern emerging Evangelicalism, how does less focus on General Revelation imply a more Experience-oriented religion?

According to experienced Christians, "If anything, a focus on General Revelation should correlate with more experience focus, as people relish in the signs of God." It is so true that when ...
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Natural Theology (Intellect) vs. Spiritual Experience (Heart)?

How integral is a personal experiential aspect to Christian belief in addition to natural theology? Can one rely solely on natural theology, or is a personal encounter or experience considered ...
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How do different denominations explain the apparent silence or hiddenness of God in our time?

It's a matter of fact that God's actions can be seen tangibly in the Old Testament and New Testament. Why did God so favor the ancient ancestors but seems to have left us now? How does God communicate ...
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What are the drawbacks of studying/teaching the Bible in an overly erudite (overly academic) manner?

It's good that God has blessed us with towering intellectual pastors/Christian writers like D. A. Carson, John Piper, John F. MacArthur, etc. Many of the aforementioned people belong to Baptist, ...
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Was God discovered or did He reveal Himself?

If He was revealed, why did He wait so long to reveal Himself? Humans have been around for 100,000+ years.
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What is the "fideism" rejected by the Catholic Church?

In philosophy, fideism seems to be used as a label to refer to epistemological approaches that tend to prioritize faith over reason. And this makes sense; after all, "fideism" is just Latin for "...
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Have any Christian thinkers expressed the idea that the Trinity can be proven independently from Scripture?

It is widely understood among trinitarians that the doctrine of the trinity is best seen through special revelation, particularly the scriptural accounts of the incarnation of Christ. But have there ...
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How is Jesus God's final word? (Protestant Perspective)

The Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church states plainly (emphasis added): In Jesus Christ, God himself came to earth. He is God's last Word. Indeed, some modern English translations of the New ...
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What are the biblical arguments for and against the "two books" view of God's revelation?

I think it was Francis Bacon who said that the Bible and nature were God's two books and that one would do well to study both in great detail. What are the biblical arguments for and against this view?...
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For since the creation... men are without excuse

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in ...
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Is there a way to prove the God of the Bible? [closed]

I understand that there is an element call faith to believe a system of belief. But my question is, are there valid arguments to prove God to someone who does not believe? Or at least to present God ...
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How do Christians explain commonalities between their religion, other major faiths and obscure isolated tribal belief systems?

Many belief systems share common themes; an afterlife, rebirth, bodily mutilation and sacrifice. To me this suggests a shared origin either in history or storytelling (Abrahamic faiths) or that they ...
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What is the argument and Biblical basis that it is possible to know God from nature?

What is the Biblical basis for the argument that it is possible for someone to learn limited (non-salvific) information about God without learning about him from the Bible or another believer, such as ...
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