Nature's Case for God: A Brief Biblical Argument
Frame, John M.
“What does presuppositional apologetics (Jerusalem) have to do with Paul’s Areopagus argument (Athens, literally)? Frame’s answer is Nature’s Case for God, a brief, beautifully written biblical argument for finding evidence of God in cosmos (the natural world) and conscience (human nature). According to Scripture, it takes two witnesses to sustain a claim, and Frame here invites us to listen again to the witness of the created order and our own selves. I particularly enjoyed the chapters making a case, from nature, for the oneness, greatness, goodness, and presence of God.”See All
Kevin J. Vanhoozer
research professor of systematic theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
“When God answers Job out of the whirlwind, his admonitions are largely derived from the wonder of his wisdom as the Creator. Why are we uncomfortable about that? Christians can be understandably nervous about any defense of natural revelation. They rightly fear that the authority of Scripture will be set aside in favor of some sort of appeal to theistic proofs and the like. In this gem of a book, Professor Frame lays such worries to rest, showing, persuasively, that Scripture requires, rather than marginalizes, the witness of creation. Though he avoids traditional natural theology, he also escapes the well-intentioned arguments for limiting apologetics to quotes from the Bible. As he makes clear, while you cannot have the witness of creation without the authority of the Scriptures, neither can that authority make any sense without the revelation from the natural world. As we’ve come to expect from his pen, the book’s profundity is disguised in astonishing simplicity.”See All
professor of apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia)
“Nature’s Case for God is an excellent exploration of the ways in which nature testifies to God. By relying on Scripture to teach us about the testimony from nature, the book avoids the difficulties involved in attempting independently to find God. Included in the book is attention to human nature, especially the testimony of conscience. This book is helpful not only for its content, but for the way in which it shows how people who do not want to pretend to be independent of Scripture can properly use the testimony of nature.”See All
Vern S. Poythress
professor of New Testament interpretation, Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia)
“In the midst of a renewed and blurry-eyed fixation on Thomistic natural theology, John Frame writes to give us a clear, 20/20 vision of God and his creation. We must, he argues, see God in creation through the spectacles of Scripture. This brief work is not only accessible to all, it is, most importantly, biblical in its entire orientation. Frame’s emphasis comes at a perfectly opportune time.”See All
K. Scott Oliphint
professor of apologetics and systematic theology, Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia)
“This is an eye-opening book that shows us exactly how Scripture directs us to see evidence of God in every part of the world around us each day and also to recognize the presence of God in the quiet, inward testimony of our consciences. As with everything John Frame writes, this book is clear, insightful, wise, and relentlessly faithful to Scripture.”See All
research professor of theology and biblical studies, Phoenix Seminary
Can we know anything about God apart from the Bible?
Many Protestant Christians are suspicious of natural theology, which claims that we can learn about God through revelation outside the Bible. How can we know anything about God apart from Scripture?
In Nature's Case for God, distinguished theologian John Frame argues that Christians are not forbidden from seeking to learn about God from his creation. In fact, the Bible itself shows this to be possible.
In nine short and lucid chapters that include questions for discussion, Frame shows us what we can learn about God and how we relate to him from the world outside the Bible. If the heavens really do declare the glory of God, as the psalmist claims, it makes a huge difference for how we understand God and how we introduce him to those who don't yet know Christ.