The Communicative Intent of Scripture

Listen to Hans Madueme on the problem of divine revelation

At the 2019 Theology Conference, Dr. Hans Madueme, associate professor of theological studies at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, explored lingering questions about the doctrines of Creation and revelation as they relate to human origins.

In Dr. Madueme’s lecture, “The Doctrine of Creation and Human Origins,” he discussed how the different types of divine revelation affect our understanding of human origins and the biblical account of Creation.

“Yes, the biblical authors almost certainly believed a host of things that we now know to be untrue scientifically. They were human beings just like us. But God, in His providence, guaranteed that none of their false beliefs or assumptions affected what He communicated infallibly in Holy Scripture. Even if you think the biblical authors wrote down things that may have been derived from a broader set of erroneous beliefs, God’s superintendence held sway. God ultimately determined what was preserved in the communicative intent of Scripture.” — Dr. Hans Madueme


Listen to the full lecture in the EFCA Theology Podcast episode, and stay tuned for the upcoming podcasts from the conference. If you missed other episodes from the conference, find them in the EFCA Theology Podcast archives.

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