Was hat Fortschritt mit Gott zu tun?

Immer wieder staune ich darüber, welche Fortschritte in der Technik erzielt werden. Die Brille, die ich trage, erinnert mich täglich daran. Johnson hat sich mit dem Thema befasst. Der entscheidende Punkt: Wird das Wissen und der Fortschritt losgelöst von Gott betrachtet?

Once people tend to see true and new knowledge as a human construction, two results seem almost inevitable: It seems perfectly normal for people to create new gods to fit their image, and the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob seems totally irrelevant to the important developments in our world.

In Anlehnung an den Theologen Herman Bavinck entwickelt er das Konzept eines zweifachen Wissens. Gott besitzt archetypisches Wissen:

The world is an embodiment of the thoughts of God, thoughts or knowledge which God had eternally before creating the world, thoughts which came before God created by his Word.

Der Mensch denkt Gottes Gedanken nach:

When God created humans in his image, obviously He intended for human ectypal knowledge to be a reflection or image of his eternal archetypal knowledge, with humans thinking God’s thoughts after him.

Wissen hat darum stets mit dem dreieinen Gott zu tun:

The essential foundation of knowledge is in the mind of God the Father. It is the second Person of the Trinity, as the Logos, who reveals truth about God and about creation by means of special revelation (especially through sacred scripture) and general revelation (through creation), providing the external principle of knowledge. And the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity, is the internal principle of knowledge who opens our eyes to receive knowledge and perceive truth, both truth in scripture and truth in creation.

Hier geht es zum Aufsatz Progress, Knowledge and God.

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