What is Logic?
According to Dictionary.com the definition is:
1. The science that investigates the principles governing correct or reliable inference.
2. A particular method of reasoning or argumentation.
3. The system or principles of reasoning applicable to any branch of knowledge or study.
4 .Reason or sound judgment, as in utterances or actions.
5. Convincing forcefulness; inexorable truth or persuasiveness.
What? Please don’t repeat that.
I am convinced most men are logical. They see life as logical. They see us women as logical which is a no-no. They view honey-do’s as logical. Playing a game of cards is logical. Even putting a puzzle together is logical! (My husband is a whiz at puzzles and explained to me recently his “puzzle logic.” I didn’t know puzzles came with logic.)
Graduating from college required a course in Logic for me. The Professor was challenged to say the least in his “logical teaching methods.”I struggled to pass but can’t say to this day it did me any good at washing clothes, paying bills or swimming.
Now my question is how can you be logical and process faith? Is God logical?
Did Jesus use logic to heal people? ummm. he put mud with spit on the blind guys eyes and he could see.
He gave Jonah a 3 day ride of his life in a whale.
I wonder if Joshua thought that was logical. or silly? or strange?
Noah built an Ark. God told him it was really going to rain. A lot. Noah was ridiculed. Laughed at. But saved. I guess he got the last laugh. Was it logical?
And who can forget Samson’s long hair? If he cut it, he would lose his “Mr. World” title. Was that logical? hardly.
Hebrews chapter 11 is an outline of faith of men and women of God written about in the Bible.
How can a logical brain believe such stories? There is no logic to them.
My pea brain can find no reasoning or scientific argument to process logic.
Now for you who have a logical side, I am sure I will hear from you. I know who you are.
For the agnostic/atheist no wonder they don’t believe it. For the rebellious teenagers it is all a joke.
For the skeptic who is a Christian, it becomes one question after another for proof.
For the person who has never heard of Christ, or God or the Bible and its herald of stories, what would they think?
Their only faith may be the chair they sit in holds them up. at least temporarily.
Or the door they walk through isn’t going to hit them in the behind.
So how can the Bible be logical? Personally for me it can’t be. I see it through the eyes of faith that has matured over the years.
As a child I never thought twice about the little Ark we built in Sunday School. I was thrilled God saved all the animals. Except roaches. We don’t need them.
Or the Walls of Jericho we built in Vacation Bible school. Later we used them as fortresses against the boys who attacked us with paper wads.
I never questioned these strange stories. I never thought twice about whether they really happened or not. It was ingrained in my heart they were true because they came from the Bible.
My faith was in God without doubt. I believed Samson had long hair that made him strong. I believed Noah opened the door of the Ark and God sent the animals in “two by two.” I believed the Walls of Jericho fell with a shout out….don’t you?
God knew we needed logical people. They are everywhere. I can’t see why he needed so many but who am I to question his purposes.
Faith is Faith. Faith in God, the cross of Jesus is what brings us to accept stories that sound like movies made in lala land. Stories that simply make no sense to the logical mind.
Maybe we need faith to be logical.
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