This article reflects on the natural theology of the seventeenth-century fathers of modern science. This natural theology permeated the philosophical fabric of science for two hundred years. The article argues that this theology was brought to maturity in the deism of eighteenth-century science and the agnosticism and atheism that followed Darwin’s revolution.
The only way in which God can be known is through His self-revelation. Man cannot get to know God through his own effort. God reveals Himself to man because of the covenant that He made with mankind. In this article the author highlights some modern threats to gaining this knowledge of God; namely, agnosticism, skepticism, rationalism, and mysticism.