2 Peter 2:12a and Jude 1:10 & 19 speak of those who are like brute beast, unable to process rational thought and only able to respond to their five senses because they don’t listen to the Holy Spirit.
We don’t need the title “scientist” to use our sensory data. We all do it. We can say, “I tried three ways of doing my task. One of these ways works better. Therefore, I’m going to keep doing my task using the way that works better.” Some people call this “knowledge.” We could call it natural familiarity, but we don’t reason to this familiarity rationally since we never have a true premise without divine revelation. This familiarity isn’t knowledge of truth. We can use this familiarity, but we haven’t reasoned to a true conclusion. Reasoning to a true conclusion requires a true premise, and we don’t have a true premise if we’re devoid of the Holy Spirit. And yet, we can use what our five senses give us as long as we don’t try to reason beyond them.
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