The primacy of God’s revelation

“One thing is for sure. God has said something about everything. He has told us that all things are created and that all things are sustained by him. He has told us that all things are to be done to his glory and that all things work according to the counsel of his own will. These notions have sweeping ramifications for any thing that we pursue, and so the revelation of God about that thing and his relationship to it is crucial for our understanding…. It is likely true as well that philosophy can be most helpful in helping us clarify and explain the truths that are gleaned from God’s revelation. It is revelation, however, as God’s revelation, that must be used, consulted, pursued, mastered, and heard if we are to begin to address the problems (both intellectual and otherwise) that confront us.”

K. Scott Oliphint, Reasons for Faith (2006).