The 17th Century philosopher John Locke wrote, “Reason must be our last judge and guide in everything.” By this he helped set the course for the modern mind. Unfortunately, this view, though seemingly liberating, leaves us prisoners of subjectivism. If my limited perspective is the ultimate judge for all truth, if my mind is the fixed reference point from which to judge the entire universe, then I am condemned to a rather hopeless pursuit of ever finding any absolute or universal truth.
This is not to totally dismiss reason but rather to put it in its proper place; in the discovery of divine knowledge, reason is a great servant but a poor master. We are dependent on God to break into the limits of time and space, to break into the limits of our own finite perspective, to give us knowledge we could otherwise not obtain through reason. The good news is this is exactly what God has done for us in the Bible.
Something to think about from “The Kingdom Perspective.”