“There are two and only two classes of men. There are those who worship and serve the creature, and there are those who worship and serve the Creator. There are covenant breakers and there are covenant keepers… It is a part of the task of Christian apologetics to make men self-consciously either covenant keepers or covenant breakers (Christian Apologetics, Cornelius Van Til, p. 62-3).”
“Scripture gives definite information of a most fundamental character about all the facts and principles with which philosophy and science deal… This does not imply that philosophy and science must be exclusively dependent upon theology for their basic principles. It implies only that philosophy and science must, as well as theology, turn to Scripture for whatever light it has to offer on general principles and particular facts (Christian Apologetics, Cornelius Van Til, p. 61).”
“The Christian religion… has a definite bearing on the scientific enterprise. Christianity claims to furnish presuppositions without which a true scientific procedure is unintelligible (Christian Apologetics, Cornelius Van Til, p. 57).”
“When man fell, it was therefore an attempt to do without God in every respect. Man sought his ideals of truth, goodness, and beauty somewhere beyond God, either directly within himself or indirectly within the universe about him. Originally man had interpreted the universe under the direction of God, but now he sought to interpret the universe without reference to God (Christian Apologetics, Cornelius Van Til, p. 42).”
“The Christian teaching of the ontological Trinity, therefore, gives it a clearly distinguishable metaphysic, epistemology, and ethic. In all these three Christian theism is wholly different from any other philosophy of life (Christian Apologetics, Cornelius Van Til, p. 30).”
“This view of Scripture [that it speaks not only of religious and moral matters, but also of history, philosophy of history, the physical universe, etc.], therefore, involves the idea that there is nothing in this universe on which human beings can have full and true information unless they take the Bible into account” (Christian Apologetics, Cornelius Van Til, p. 20).
“There is a tradition throughout the history of theology of saying things vigorously, combatively. Luther and Calvin sometimes went into diatribes that make Van Til look mild by comparison” (Christian Apologetics, Cornelius Van Til, p. 13).
“Every man, at bottom, knows that he is a covenant-breaker. But every man acts and talks as though this were not so” (Christian Apologetics, Cornelius Van Til, p. 12).