The next step towards the proof that God exists is to determine whether you believe that logic exists.
If absolute, they would be true in any worldview including atheism. Logic is essential to our knowing God. The problem with the idea that God made logic is that it means he could've made 2+2 equal 5, which is impossible by definition. A miracle is an extraordinary event--something that appears to defy the normal laws of physics. Click To Tweet This single piece of evidence from the Laws of Logic, like any piece of evidence in a cumulative, circumstantial case, may not be convincing in isolation from the larger case for God’s existence. Every once and a while I come back to this thought, scribble a note or two, and then move on. Furthermore, the critic’s invented god would have to have all the same characteristics as the biblical God in order to account for the laws of logic.
The laws of logic merely describe the way God thinks. Furthermore, the critic’s invented god would have to have all the same characteristics as the biblical God in order to account for the laws of logic. At the moment this much must suffice to indicate the relation of God to logic.
As the supremely rational being, God’s thinking is always logical.
Take the law of noncontradiction for example. All the laws of nature, from physics and chemistry to the law of biogenesis, depend on the laws of logic. Even worse, if God made logic, then that mandates a situation in which God was without logic. We also know that God Himself is logical, based on His words and His actions. Logic appears to be one of the natural laws God put into place at the creation of the universe.
I do believe that just as God is the basis of necessary moral truths, so He is the basis for the laws of logic, like the rules of inference.
Because the laws of logic are not prescriptive, they do not require the mind of a deity or any other mind to exist. The rules codify how He thinks.
Namely, this god would have to be unchanging, omni-present, sovereign over all creation, and would have to have revealed himself in the Bible in order for us to know any of these things. The transcendent Laws of Logic are best accounted for by the existence of a transcendent, logical, perfect and unchanging God. Logical proof would be irrelevant to someone who denies that logic exists. The rules codify how He thinks.
We now pass to what at the beginning seemed to be the more pertinent question of logic and Scripture.
The Lord of Non-Contradiction: An Argument for God from Logic James N. Anderson and Greg Welty What is the relationship between the laws of logic and the existence of God? So there we are, an absolute account of a Law of Logic that doesn't need an absolute mind, God, for it to be true. God and logic are one and the same first principle, for John wrote that Logic was God.
God is the supremely logical thinker, and the laws of logic are a reflection of His mind, just as the moral law is a reflection of His character. Like mathematics, the laws of logic are transcendent truths. in God's Character , Laws of Logic . Being a creation of God, logic is a good thing which, when used properly, can point us toward God.
Such laws and other logical laws form the undergirding foundations of rational thought. I do believe that just as God is the basis of necessary moral truths, so He is the basis for the laws of logic, like the rules of inference.
An example of a law of logic is the law of non-contradiction. Without the laws of logic, God could exist and not exist, God could not be God, God could be good and non-good (evil), and so forth on and on.