In theology we make a distinction between general and
special revelation. God in His goodness has deigned
to reveal to this world things about Himself, His
plan, and so our purpose. Now this revelation takes
1. God endowed creation such that it points to
the reality of God, His existence, and our obligation
to Him; we call this general Revelation.
2. Yet general revelation is not enough to save
a man from his sin. And so in His mercy, God deigned
to give man a book- which we call the Bible or
special revelation; which details the purpose of man
and how he can fulfill that purpose through Christ.
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