Friday, September 2, 2016

A Voice from the Past - Watson

Knowledge of fundamentals is the golden key that opens the chief mysteries of religion; it gives us a whole system and body of divinity, exactly drawn in all its lineaments and lively colours; it helps us to understand many of those difficult things which occur in the reading of the word; it helps to untie many Scripture knots.

Thomas Watson, 1620-1686, A Body of Divinity, 1 A Preliminary Discourse to Catechizing, II, 1, 2, (p.11 from monergism.com)

Can a broad understanding of fundamental principles help us to solve specific problems in theology? How might we obtain that understanding?


4 comments:

  1. Perhaps the most fundamental principle is one's theology of God?

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    1. I agree that what we know of God is the fundamental. Though we have to learn of God from somewhere. I think there needs to be a process where we learn more of God and then use it to correct our general understanding so we can learn still more of God.

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    2. Perhaps we should start with God Incarnate?

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