The rationalist wants to establish authority rather than recognize it. To begin with a Biblical perspective means to recognize the radical impact of sin and its world and life view on man. For the faithful Christian, the mind and life of man must be governed by the Word of God. Both church and state must be under the authority of the Word of God, and also man, his reason, and every area of life and thought.
- Rushdoony, R. J. (2013) Van Til and the Limits of Reason. (Ebook). Ross House Books, Vallecito. Location 947-51.