The Bible & Logic

I believe the Bible and reason go hand in hand. I believe that the Creator of the universe is the very one who created words, language, communication, and reason (and everything else, for that matter). I also believe that as God, He makes the rules. That God alone has set the universe in motion and decided how things work. I also believe that as a human, I am finite, and have a finite mind. Thus, I can agree with God when He says,

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the Earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
Isaiah 55:8-9

“Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens with a span,
enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance? Who has measured the Spirit of the LORD, or what man shows him his counsel? Whom did he consult, and who made him understand? Who taught him the path of justice, and taught him knowledge, and showed him the way of understanding? Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are accounted as the dust on the scales; behold, he takes up the coastlands like fine dust.”
Isaiah 40:12-15

“Do you not know? Do you not hear? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to dwell in.”
Isaiah 40:21-22

“Rationality and logic are precious gifts from God, a vital part of the image of God. These gifts are particularly helpful in interpreting Scripture, our supreme authority. Logic works only when we take every possibility into account. Yet, Scripture reminds us that we do not know everything about God (Deut. 29:29; 1 Cor. 13:12). Therefore, we must be very careful and humble when we use logic to go beyond God’s self-revelation and even reluctant if we find ourselves explaining away the natural meaning of Scripture. Therefore, when we find “illogical” things in the Bible, it may simply be that we are not considering all of the biblical data.”
(Driscoll, 179)

About Aaron Golby

Christian. Husband to Katherine.
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