Five Solas


Rushdoony, The Word of Flux, p.45

Rousas John Rushdoony, The Word of Flux: Modern Man and the Problem of Knowledge, Vallecito, CA: Ross House Books, 2002, p.45

5 Epistemological Man

“According to Scripture, the tempter offered to mankind anew epistemology, a way of knowing divorced from God. First, the tempter denied the truth of God’s word, “yea, hath God said…?” (Genesis 3:1). Truth was divorced from God and given a separate existence as something God (or man) might or might not say, but which is separate and distinct from God. Scripture declares of God, that “Thy word is truth” (John 17:17), and “Thy law is truth” (Psalm 119:142). When Nebuchadnezzar believed in God, he declared Him to be “the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment (or justice),” Daniel 4:37. By separating God from truth, the tempter made God irrelevant to epistemology. God, like man, is in the position of seeking to know an alien world and to comprehend it by means of reason.”