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Relying on Our Senses Makes Us Less Certain, Not More: R.C .Sproul

Updated: Apr 1

Relying on Our Senses Makes Us Less Certain, Not More: R.C .Sproul

"The more we rest our knowledge on what we experience through our five senses, the less certain our knowledge can possibly be. In this brief clip, R.C. Sproul explains why we must limit how much we rely on empirical observations in our pursuit of truth. Watch the full message:" from the video introduction.

Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:13)

Our battle today will not be against “flesh and blood” but the forces of evil (Ephesians 6:12) and the deceitfulness of our indwelling sin (Hebrews 3:13). In life these two forces join together to use your emotions against us.

God designed your emotions to help us gauge many aspects of our lives. Our emotions are not guides, they help inform us but they do not dictate to us in any way. The pattern of your emotions will give you an idea of where your hope is because they are connected to what you believe and value, your heart. That’s why emotions like delight (Psalm 37:4), affection (Romans 12:10), fear (Luke 12:5), anger (Psalm 37:8), joy (Psalm 5:11), and so forth are so important throughout the Bible and in our lives. Your emotions help reveal what your heart loves, trusts, and fears.

In our current cultural moment, many have given in solely to their emotions as the guide to life and circumstance. Therefore you see all of the hatred and shouting and yelling both in reality and in social media.

We have also become anti-science and anti-truth which obviously means we are all right and we are all wrong. From that tribes and cults all claim the high ground, and chaos ensues.

Looking for truth, don't rely on your emotions, rely on Christ and his Holy Word!

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