Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ultimate Reference Point

“Increasingly, the history of philosophy is making it obvious that all philosophy now has either a reference point in man as ultimate, or in God as ulti­mate. It is apparent also that if the Scripture is right in asserting that "the heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork" (Ps. 19:1), then every fact in creation witnesses to man concerning God. Man thus is not in a world with a neutral witness nor is he himself a neutral observer. If he fails to acknowledge this witness of creation it is because he deliberately suppresses that witness. And since he himself is a created being, he suppresses also the witness of his own nature and arrogates to himself an independent principle of interpreta­tion, one in which he becomes his own god. Instead of recog­nizing that he is created, man assumes that he is ultimate; as such, he refuses to tolerate an independent and ultimate being such as God: God can at best exist only as another god among gods, with a senior status perhaps, but an unquestionably emer­itus rank.”

[R. J. Rushdoony, By What Standard?]

1 comment:

  1. Quite insightful and again and again we do try to describr 'GOD', it gets slipped out of any parameters. it's a nice post here :)