Herman Bavinck – The World Is Never Godless

31 Jul

All knowledge of God rests on revelation. Though we can never know God in the full richness of his being, he is known to all people through his revelation in creation, the theater of his glory. The world is never godless. In the end there are no atheists; there is only argument about the nature of God. The recognition is universal of a power greater than human beings themselves, to whom they owe piety.

~Herman Bavinck~




Reformed Dogmatics Vol. 2: God and Creation (Grand Rapids, Michigan; Baker Academic; 2004) p. 53.

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3 Responses to “Herman Bavinck – The World Is Never Godless”

  1. lacykitkat July 31, 2013 at 7:10 am #

    Reblogged this on HE STILL SPEAKS!.

  2. mydelightandmycounsellors July 31, 2013 at 7:37 am #

    Reblogged this on My Delight and My Counsellors.

  3. irishanglican ~ Fr. Robert July 31, 2013 at 2:16 pm #

    This is Calvin’s position somewhat also, but there is scripture to show that the “world” in its fallen essence really is “godless”! (1 John 2: 15-16)

    Btw, I find it quite interesting that Barth’s negative position against Natural Theology, is actually more radical then many of the Reformers! And I am closer to Barth here.

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