The Church, the State, and Education: An Urgent call for the Church to Consider a Paradigm Shift in Our Priorities
by Roger Wheelock
Today’s Christian Church is being pummeled from every direction today. We are not only not taking ground back from the enemy in the culture around us, but to the contrary, we are tragically losing whatever influence we may have had in the past at an exceedingly rapid rate. The fastest growing “religious group” today is made up of those called “nones” - who claim no religion at all. And their numbers are rising rapidly.
There must be something we can do to reverse this trend, but are we willing to take an honest look at ourselves and revisit some of our methods?
Our children and grandchildren are at risk
How Do You Know: Sensation or Revelation?
by B.J. Wheelock
How do you know something is true? Is something true only if it can be verified by the senses? Unfortunately, the philosophy of Empiricism, which holds that all knowledge is derived through sensory experience, is the prevailing view of our society. Consequently, the word of the scientist has become the final authority on what is knowable. If one cites a scientific study as the source of his truth claim, he is wise, but if one quotes from the Bible as the source of his truth claim, he is not only an ignorant fool, he is an evil, intolerant religious fanatic. Such is the day and age in which the Christian lives.
Therefore, the purpose of this book is to determine how we come to have knowledge. Is knowledge entirely dependent upon the eyes of men (sensation), or is knowledge entirely dependent upon the mouth of God (revelation)? The author answers the empirical fool according to his own folly, arguing that apart from revelation, man would be unable to gain any knowledge from his sensory experiences, and there would be no basis for scientific investigation. Revelation, not sensation, is the foundation for knowing; thus, the Christian walks by faith, not by sight.