What’s the Difference Between General Revelation & Special Revelation?

Although the created order unmistakably reveals God’s omnipotence, wisdom, and goodness, so as to deprive all men of excuse with regard to His existence, such revelation, often called general, is not sufficient to secure salvation for any man, only his condemnation. As a result, it pleased God to freely reveal Himself to man in various ways at various times. This revelation, often called special, which culminated in the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, was communicated by the Spirit of God to the authors of God’s Inscripturated Word. The Holy Scriptures, thus, constitute the only infallible, fully sufficient, wholly certain, and supremely authoritative rule of salvation, faith, and practice for mankind.


Romans 1:19-21; Psalm 19:1-6; Romans 2:14-15; Hebrews 1:1-4; Ephesians 2:20; 2 Peter 1:21; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Romans 15:4.

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