What is Logic ?

Let’s look at the characteristics of logic.

Websters definition;
: a proper or reasonable way of thinking about or understanding something
: a particular way of thinking about something
: the science that studies the formal processes used in thinking and reasoning.
2 : something that forces a decision apart from or in opposition to reason.

Logic is immaterial. You cannot go to your refrigerator and pull out a stick of logic. Logic is not something you can touch, see, or quantify in some intelligible way.

Logic is absolute. Logic is not limited by restrictions or conditions. Logic is independent of any outside influences. Logic must be perfect in quality or nature, and it must be complete, or, by definition, logic becomes illogical.

Logic is universal. Logic affects everyone, everywhere. The various laws of logic apply in the United States, exactly as they do in Canada, Mexico, and a grass hut in some remote region of the world.

Logic is eternal. There is not a beginning or an end point of logic. Logic exists outside of time.

Logic is unchanging. Logic is constant.

Logic is impartial. Logic is unbiased and unprejudiced. The laws of logic are not subject to the opinions, emotions, or whims of men. While men are influenced by the laws of logic, men have no influence whatsoever on the laws of logic.

Logic is transcendent. The laws of logic are preeminent. They are supreme. Nothing can legitimately undermine or circumvent the laws of logic.

Now…Let’s look at some of the characteristics and attributes of God.

God is immaterial. The Word of God declares that God is Spirit.
(John 4:24 KJV)  God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

God is absolute. God is perfect.

(Deu 32:4 KJV)  He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.

(2Sa 22:31 KJV)  As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.

If God was imperfect, He would immediately cease to be God.

God is omnipresent/

(Psa 139:7 KJV)  Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?

(Psa 139:8 KJV)  If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.

(Psa 139:9 KJV)  If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;

(Psa 139:10 KJV)  Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

God is eternal. He has no beginning or end. He is outside of space and time.

(Isa 57:15 KJV)  For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

God is immutable/unchanging.

(Jas 1:17 KJV)  Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

God is impartial. He cannot be bribed.

(Deu 10:17 KJV)  For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:

God is sovereign/transcendent.

(1Ti 6:13 KJV)  I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;

(1Ti 6:14 KJV)  That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

(1Ti 6:15 KJV)  Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

(1Ti 6:16 KJV)  Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

You see, without God there can be no logic. Logic is, by its very nature and design, a reflection of the character and attributes of God.

Apart from God no one can give any accounting for our ability to reason.

Without God, we would live in an utterly random, illogical, unintellectual, unreasonable

Evolution can give no legitimate accounting for logic, intellect, or reason. They have to take from the Christian worldview in order to do so—in order to argue against the Christian worldview. According to theoretical atheistic evolution, we are merely the byproduct of chance encounters of meaningless particles in a chaotic, disorderly universe, which, in and of itself, cannot give an explanation for the obvious intricacies of the design and order of the universe.

The Call Of Wisdom

Proverbs 1:20-33 NKJV
Wisdom calls aloud outside; She raises her voice in the open squares. [21] She cries out in the chief concourses, At the openings of the gates in the city She speaks her words: [22] “How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? For scorners delight in their scorning, And fools hate knowledge. [23] Turn at my rebuke; Surely I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you. [24] Because I have called and you refused, I have stretched out my hand and no one regarded, [25] Because you disdained all my counsel, And would have none of my rebuke, [26] I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your terror comes, [27] When your terror comes like a storm, And your destruction comes like a whirlwind, When distress and anguish come upon you. [28] “Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me. [29] Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the LORD, [30] They would have none of my counsel And despised my every rebuke. [31] Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way, And be filled to the full with their own fancies. [32] For the turning away of the simple will slay them, And the complacency of fools will destroy them; [33] But whoever listens to me will dwell safely, And will be secure, without fear of evil.”



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