Laws of Logic

Posted on Jun 1, 2011 in Logical Fallacies

Rational reasoning involved using the laws of logic. Therefore, a rational worldview must be able to account for the existence of such laws. The Christian can answer these questions. For the Christian there is an absolute standard for reasoning; we are to pattern our thoughts after God’s. And we know (in a finite, limited way) how God thinks because He has revealed some of His thoughts through His Word. According to Genesis, God has made us in His image (Gen. 1:26) and therefore we are to follow His example (Eph 5:1). The laws of logic are a reflection of the way God thinks, and thus the way He expects us to think. For example the law of non-contradiction is not simply one person’s opinion on how we ought to think, rather it stems from God’s self-consistent nature. God cannot deny Himself (2 Tim. 2:13), and all truth is in God (John 14:6; Col. 2:3), therefore, truth will not contradict itself. Since God is constantly upholding the universe by His power (Heb. 1:3), the consistent Christian expects that no contradiction will ever occur in the universe.

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