The First Irrational Rationalists

“When Satan tempted Eve to eat of the forbidden fruit, he tried to persuade her that God’s announcement of the consequences of such an act would not come true [an irrational claim]… On the other hand, when Satan tempted Eve, he virtually asked her to become a rationalist. He asked her to take the position that she needed not to obtain any information about the course of factual eventuation from any source but her own mind” (Christian Apologetics, Cornelius Van Til, p. 154).

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