is, both as to that which is revealed and the method of the rev-
elation, peculiar to itself, distinct from all other revelations, and
transcends them all.
The old distinction of natural and revealed religion and na-
tural and revealed theology is no longer available. All religion
and all knowledge of God imply some action of God revealing
himself to men. In this sense God reveals himself to all men.
This Paul affirms in the first and second chapters of the Epistle
to the Romans, and in his speeches at Athens and at Lystra.
This universal revelation has been already set forth. God re-
veals himself as the absolute Being in the necessary principles
and laws of thought which underlie all scientific knowledge and
make such knowledge possible. In the universe he reveals him-
self as its first Cause and as the Power that maintains it and acts
in it. In the constitution and course of nature and in the con-
stitution and history of man he reveals himself as the absolute
Reason, the personal God. And in man's rational and moral con-
stitution and freedom God reveals himself as the righteous moral
lawgiver and judge; and reveals man to himself not only as a
rational free agent but also as a sinner against God in the trans-
*Re-post from 8/4/15