Concordia Theological Monthly

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human reason, natural, cicero, creation, christian, conscience

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


At the very outset it is necessary to define what I mean by human reason. By this term I mean the entire sum of natural knowledge and powers of the human mind, including intuition and conscience and the ability to reason correctly. This human reason is a very precious gift of God and is therefore also to be prized very highly. It is a sign of great folly, corruption, aye, of Satanic delusion, to despise and teach others to despise God's gifts in nature. "For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving," 1 Tim. 4:4.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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1 Timothy 4:4; Philippians 3:19; Luke 18:11-12; Luke 19:12-26; Acts 25:10-11; Luke 14:5; 1 Peter 2:15; 1 Peter 3:16;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars