Axioms that Prove the Bible – The Laws of Logic
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The Laws of Logic are a set number of rules or laws that are agreed upon that govern the very foundation for rational thought, logical thinking and understanding reality. The original assessment of these principles historically originated in Acient Greece, Athens by the famous philosopher Aristotle at around 300 b.c.. The laws of logic begin with the inclusion of the three fundamental laws, also known as the three laws of thought, which include:
- The Principles of Identity
- The Laws of Non-Contradition
- The Exclusion of the Middle
These laws have been so foundational and logically sound, they have withheld the test of time until today.
The 3 Fundamental Laws of Logic
The Law of Identity
P = P (or) P is P
The law of identity states that if P is true, then P is true. It seems obvious but is never violated. Something that can be identified, is that thing. A thing is itself.
The Law of Non Contradiction
P is not, not P
The law of non contradiction states that a proposition and its negation can not both be true at the same time and in the same sense. If something is true, it can not also be true that the same thing is false. If the grass is green, the grass can not also be not green. The opposite of this statement is also true; in saying that P and not P combine together is false.
The Law of the Exclusion of Middle
Either P or Not P is true
The law of excluded middle is similar to the distinction stated in the law of non contradiction. It states that either a proposition is true or its negation is true, but they can not both be true at the same time. If P is true, then not P is false. If not P is true, then P is false.
Function of the Laws of Logic
To set fourth an example with the 3 fundamental laws of logic in action would look something like this:
“This building was created”
1.) The law of identity would state that the building was created. The building exists and therefore was created.
2.) The law of contradiction would state that the building was not, not created. If the building was not created then it would not exist.
3.) Either the building was created or it wasnt, there is no middle ground. It can not simultaneously both exist and not exist at the same time.
The laws of logic are true rinciples that govern reality and thought. These basic laws govern all reality and are known to be true for at least two reasons. First they are intuitive to all sentient, conscious and intelligent beings. Once an intelligent source unstands these principles, they see they are true. Second, to deny a law of logic is to use the principles within the laws of logic to attempt to disprove them resulting in a self refutation and prove the use of these laws in unavoidable.
Implications of the Laws of Logic
The laws of logic imply a great many fundamental underlying principles of our universe. First they are absolutly an axiom of our reality. They are also intuitive to the rational thinking sentient being. They are evidence that there exists some other fundamental laws external to natural laws, since natural laws are governed by these principles. All physical material is manipulated and exists based on the laws of physics, which are governed by the fundamental laws of logic and mathematics.
Law of Logic in the Bible
God is truth (John 14.6, 1 John 2.27). In Him is no lie, for whatever God does is true. Truth itself exists because God makes it true. God is the actuator or beginner for the aspect of truth to exist. God may manipulates the laws of nature and physics, however the laws of logic God does not violate. This is because truth is founded on these fundamental principles which will not be violated, if these principles where violated, truth would cease to be what it is – truth.