Logic and God

Rationalists have long argued that God is logic and logic is God. But as Sean Choi observes,

…if logic is God, then God would be abstract, since logic is abstract. But God can’t be abstract, since, as I understand it, abstract entities are not personal, whereas God is personal.

But again, is logic defined as impersonal a secular way of understanding logic? or is there a biblical way of understanding logic that is not impersonal, but rather personal? If the latter, could we say that logic is God in the sense that logic is one of God’s attributes and thus what belongs to God is truly who He is? My own thinking at this point is that logic should be defined as abstract and thus not to be compared to God in any way. As John Ronning observes , in the beginning was the word, not the logic. John’s usage of the logos is heavily rooted in the Hebrew Scriptures, which avoids any concept of the deification of logic.

About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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1 Response to Logic and God

  1. starlight says:

    Yes, I’m glad you understand this. Unfortunately, we’ve inherited a tendency—from people like Aquinas and Calvin—to square the Bible with logic. It’s rediculous. As was said so long ago, “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” Heeellllloooooooo?

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