Law of Non-Contradiction

Posted on Apr 9, 2011 in Logical Fallacies

The Law of NON-Contradiction!

Does the Bible have contradictions? If so how do we know that a CONTRADICTION is WRONG?

Firstly, we reject the claim that the Bible has contradictions because it’s the infallible, inerrant, inspired Word of the Living God. Therefore, it cannot have any contradictions. However, a critic who rejects this claim would insist that the Bible is not TRUE and falsely assume it has CONTRADICTIONS. Well, the most interesting thing about this claim is that it backfires on the critic who makes it.

The reason for this is because we can only know that Contradictions are WRONG because of the Bible. But if the Bible is not true, then neither would be Contradictions. So, it’s ONLY if the BIBLE is true, would CONTRADICTIONS be UNACCEPTABLE. Therefore we cannot use CONTRADICTIONS to disprove the BIBLE.

But the critic would argue that the Bible is not the infallible, inerrant, inspired Word of the living God. If so, then we must answer the question of whether a contradiction is true or false from an evolutionary prospective which would not make sense. HOW would random chemical reactions that formed by one large accident question, understand, have an opinion or know whether a CONTRADICTION is true or false? In fact, WHY would it even care? From this worldview, a contradiction could actually be true, false or both since it’s meaningless.

However, The Bible says that all knowledge comes from God “In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Colossians 2:3 NKJV) and that if we REJECT biblical principles we are reduced to foolishness “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction” (Proverbs 1:7 NKJV). The Bible tells us that all truth is in God and that God cannot DENY – that means GO AGAINST – Himself “If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself” (2 Timothy 2:13 NKJV). So it makes sense that the truth cannot go against itself.

Therefore, the sovereign, eternal God is constantly UPHOLDING the entire universe by HIS POWER “who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power…” (Hebrews 1:3 NKJV).

Consequently, we expect that NO contradiction could POSSIBLY happen ANYWHERE in the UNIVERSE at ANYTIME. The universe, unchanging LAW of Non-Contradiction comes from God’s self-consistent nature.

Therefore, the LAW of Non-Contradiction in itself proves that the Bible is true and that a contradiction cannot be used to disprove it otherwise we invoke this self-cancelling law.

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