There are three general Characters whereby we may know any Word to be the Word of God; and a Religion to be the true Religion. 1. That which doth most set forth the glory of God. 2. That which doth direct us to a rule which is a perfect rule of holinesse toward God, and righteousnesse to men. 3. That which shows us a means suitable to God’s glory and men’s necessity, to reconcile us to God. The word of God sets forth God’s glory in all the perfections, and is a compleat rule.
Leigh, Body of Divinity, quoted in Richard A. Muller, Post-Reformation Reformed Dogmatics, vol. I, 435.
Ok, I must be in a debating mood. This is the first official debate being held on the highplainsparson blog. If you disagree with me, I want to hear from you. Let’s be friendly but take it seriously. And let’s be rational. Here it goes.
Argument: God is the true God. Not just any god or religion is true, but the God of Christianity, the God who gave us the 66 books of Scripture. Every other philosophy, system of thought, worldview, or religion is false. This can be demonstrated without much trouble.
For the purpose of this debate, I will use the Transcendental Argument for God (TAG)–The proof for the God of the Bible, is the impossibility of the contrary.
In other words, God as revealed in Scripture is the only principle that can accurately account for the world as we know it. Let’s debate. I want to hear from you. If you disagree, why and how? I will do my best to respond and refute all competing claims. I’ll let you go first.