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Someday, I hope sentence (5) expresses a true proposition!
Brian I may or may not understand the recent point that you were laboring to make. I think you have a good grasp of propositions at any rate.
Regarding Clark and Van Til:
Van Til erred on the side of our having only an analogical knowledge of God.
Clark erred on the side of our having nothing but propositional knowledge of God.
I appreciate both men. But in any case I must say that we know some things just as God knows them because He has graciously revealed them to us (Deut. 29:29). The following declaration, though in five human languages, are but one proposition. They are all true of God; and that not merely analogously.
(1) I AM."
(2) εγω ειμι
(3) ego sum
(4) yo soy
(5) bin ich
We are not shut up in a Kantian lightless cellar ignorant of Das Ding an sich relative to the Self Revealing God.
Matthew 4:4 But He answered and said, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every ρηματι word that proceeds from the mouth of God.' "
Jeremiah 9:24 But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the LORD, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight," says the LORD
1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.