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By Bernard L. Ramm

Paperback version of ebook initially released in hardcover as "The God Who Makes a Difference," 1972

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This is the kind of divine action, the kind of divine impingement upon human history that makes a difference and rebuts the charge‘ of the analytic philosophers who contend that theological statements are empty or senseless or meaningless because they have no empirical content. One further item: the biblical character of the supernatural is based on the fact that man is a sinner. Because ordinary ways of knowledge are rendered ambiguous hv reason of man’s sin, God breaks into sinful man by means of the supernatural.

An angstrom unit is one hundred-millionth of a centimeter and is used to measure light waves. Consequently, in history and sociology more alternative interpreta­ tions are possible, and, therefore, there may be more differences in basic theory. Furthermore, such theories cannot be verified within the close tolerances of chemistry and physics. Theories in history or sociology are, therefore, more difficult to verify. They do not carry such high proba­ 31 bility status as theories in pure science.

It may also be called the revealed Word of God indicating that the burden of its content is revelation. It may be called Lhe inspired Word of God to indicate how it materially or factually came into existence through men moved by the Holy Spirit. It may be called the authoritative Word of God to indicate that it comes from an authoritative person, namely, God, the highest and greatest and most perfect Being. This God is a God of truth, and therefore his revelation possesses the authority that truth possesses.

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