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God’s knowledge and ours

August 24, 2009

His knowledge of Himself is…entirely analytical…(it is) gained not by reference to something that exists without the knower. God knows himself not by comparing and contrasting himself with anything, not even non-being, outside Himself. he knows Himself by one simple eternal act of vision. In God, therefore, the real is the rational and the rational is the real.

Cornelius Van Til, Defense of the Faith, P & R, 1967, p.37

Human knowledge, by contrast, is analogical not analytical. It is gained by reference to, by comparing and contrasting with, things outside of us.