Is it okay to use logic to study God?
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Dave: What can logic do? Can it teach us anything about God?
Jeff: Sure! Logic can help lead us to a true knowledge of the creator and his creation.
Dave: In Job 38:36 God asks, “Who has put wisdom in the innermost being or given understanding to the mind?”
Jeff: Tough question, right? The obvious answer is “The Lord has” put wisdom inside of us!
Dave: The Lord is the one who has given understanding to mankind.
Jeff: So, it’s not ungodly to suggest that our brains can process information about Him.
Dave: Through logic we are able to come to true conclusions about God and the world.
Jeff: Now, logic is limited, ok? Logic can’t make any statements about the truth of a feeling.
Dave: For example, the statement “The punch caused me pain” is a statement of logic; but logic cannot examine the pain itself. Nor can it make any assertions about the shout of “Ahh!” when the pain was felt.
Jeff: But remember Proverbs 15:14 “The mind of the intelligent seeks knowledge, But the mouth of fools feeds on folly.”