Creatures have No Private Chambers

Van Til on the clarity of God revelation in nature:

Nature can and does reveal nothing but the one comprehensive plan of God. The Psalmist does not say that the heavens possibly or probably declare the glory of God. Nor does the apostle assert that the wrath of God is probably revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men. Scripture takes the clarity of God’s revelation for granted at every stage of human history. Even when man, as it were, takes out his own eyes, this act itself turns revelational in his wicked hands, testifying to him that his sin is a sin against the light that lighteth every man coming into the world. Even to the very bottom of the most complex historical situations, involving sin and all its consequences, God’s revelation shines with unmistakable clarity. “If I make my bed in hell, behold thou art there” (Psalm 139:8). Creatures have no private chambers.

-Cornelius Van Til, The Doctrine of Scripture, 8-9

Every fact in creation serves as evidence for the wisdom and character (let alone existence!) of God. We can’t escape the facts because all facts get their meaning from God.


Posted on February 19, 2013, in Van Til Stuff and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I love the quote “creatures have no private chambers”. I started reading this work of VT’s today and love it.

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