Puritan Board Freshman
You are being obtuse again. Did I not say that knowledge is not the same as omniscience? One does not have to know everything in order to know something. I know that Jesus is the Son of God without knowing everything about the relationship of the Son to the Father. Regardless of that deficiency, I still know that "Jesus is the Son of God" is a true statement, accurately depicting the relationship between Jesus Christ and God the Father.
Surely you mean "abstruse." I can't imagine you would deliberately call another person "stupid."
How do you know that Jesus is the Son of God? Because you trust Him and therefore receive His testimony. Your knowledge is therefore dependent on a personal relation not a propositional statement.
No, I mean obtuse. Or perhaps he is just ignoring (consciously or by carelessness) things I've said plainly already.
I know that Jesus is the Son of God because the Bible states that Jesus is the Son of God. Yes, I trust that the Bible is true, but trust isn't anything other than assent to something I've understood.
The "personal relation" is God revealing to my mind what is in His mind--thinking His thoughts after Him. But thoughts, other than exclamations or commands, are propositions to be understood and assented to.
When someone can adequately demonstrate how "personal" can be non-proposition (and by demonstrate, I don't mean assert), then I'll be willing to reconsider.