When Revelation Contradicts Reason

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Dr. Colin Turner said, “When Revelation appears to contradict reason, reason takes priority, and Revelation is, then, to be understood metaphorically, or figuratively.  Thus, a Creator Who Says that He has ‘Hands’ cannot be speaking literally.  This is really so simple as to be virtually axiomatic, and there should not be any debate about it.  Reason is, after all, the foundation of Revelation.

However, if Revelation is hard to understand or difficult to accept, that is no excuse to interpret It metaphorically.  We cannot play fast and loose with Revelation simply because we do not like what It is Saying to us.  After all, we may dislike many things which are actually good for us, while liking other things which may not be good for us at all.”


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