Graybrook Institute

 

I will get my knowledge from afar and ascribe righteousness to my Maker.

Job 36:3

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

• Proverbs 1:7

Album Review

 

The Foundation of Knowledge

"...The doctrine of God is of fundamental importance. We must first ask what kind of God Christianity believes in.... God is absolute. He is sufficient unto himself ... God does not and cannot change.... We speak of the infinity of God.... We speak of the unity of God....

"God's knowledge of himself is self contained. It is not dependent upon eternal ideas of truth above him. There are no hidden depths in God's being unknown to him. God's knowledge of himself may therefore be called absolute or self referential.

"God's knowledge of the world is, in the nature of the case, not obtained as the result of an investigation of the facts and laws of the world. The facts and laws of the world are what they are because of God's plan with respect to them. Therefore his knowledge of the facts and the laws of the world precede the existence of the world....

"God's holy character is back of his expressed requirement of man that he must be perfect as a creature. What God says is right is right because he says it and he says it because it rests on his holy nature....

"God's sovereignty refers to the fact that there is no other ultimate power besides himself and that his holy plan for the world will prevail over all opposition against it." — Cornelius Van Til, "The Defense of the Faith"

Culture at the Crossroads

The Purpose of Knowledge

Education and the Nature of Man

The Scope of Education