Beloved, today we’re going to talk about the laws of logic. Last week we began this series by summarizing what logic is. This week we’re going to discuss the first law of logic, the law of non-contradiction. I’ve mentioned this one before, and feel like it’s the most basic form of logic everyone should understand. Remember, dear ones, I’m just giving you snap shots of these, we’re not going to be delving in-depth. Hopefully you get a good enough taste that you look more into it.
The law of non-contradiction states that something can not be both true and false at the same time. This seems obvious, logically speaking something needs to be either true or false. However, this simple law of logic is often used incorrectly in reference to the Bible. I’m sure you’ve all heard there are contradictions in the Bible, I’ve even heard professing Christians make this statement.
Our brother in Christ, Pastor Jim, does an excellent job refuting these supposed contradictions. The most impactful thing he does is showing that these are not even contradictions, more times than not the word is being misused. A great example often used is the two descriptions of how Judas died. Many atheists claim the Bible ‘contradicts’ itself here, as one verse says he hung himself, and the other says he fell and his bowels spilled out. For this to be a true contradictory statement one would have to refute the other. These two verses do not contradict one another, both can and are, true logical statements.
The law of non-contradiction is important for us, as believers, to understand. If you share your faith often enough you will eventually encounter this. I pray these short explanations are helpful for you all, beloved friends. As always, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.