INTRO: I am in a subject that is far too big for me. I listened to Ravi Zacharias and pretty well drowned in the words he was using on this subject. This subject involves things like epistemology and pre modernism, modernism and post modernism. When I went to Bible school a certain teacher who had become enamored with present trends of higher education in Bible schools gave us an assignment on epistemology. I had never even heard of the word before that I could remember. When I was done, I felt I knew little more than when I started. Basically, epistemology has to do with the question: How do we know things. That sounds like a typical university type question. Recently I read an article in Chuck Missler‚Äôs, Koinonia House magazine. It was entitled, ‚ÄúUnderstanding the Emergent Church‚ÄĚ. It caught my attention. And in the first brief paragraph he says that to understand the Emergent Church one must understand the cultural trend in epistemology. Then he explains what epistemology is. He says, ‚ÄúEpistemology is a fifty cent word meaning ‚Äėthe study of truth or how we learn truth.‚Äô‚ÄĚ The article said that to understand the emergent church, one has to understand how our new generation understands truth, and there we have a very critical subject as far as the Bible is concerned.
A warning for all believers Thank you for preaching upon a very difficult and complex subject which has serious implications for all believers of our Lord and Saviour. As Phil concluded we must know what God's word has to say,for that is the only truth we have.