Is God Logical?

It’s logical to believe in God because the existence of God provides consistent answers to many of the more important philosophical questions asked by human beings. For instance, we know that there cannot be an infinite amount of past time; it is illogical to claim we are currently at the “end” of an infinite string of moments. Therefore, there had to be some beginning moment. Therefore, there has to be something, some cause, that is itself non-caused. Logically, this is God.

Another reason belief in God is logical is that the universe appears to be carefully crafted to allow life. Not only that, but this arrangement allows for the kind of life that is complex enough to be self-aware. Ultimately, there are only two explanations for this: some kind of God or random luck. And punting to “luck” has never been a very logical answer.

The fact that human beings think of “logic” at all also supports the idea of God as a rational belief. If God does not exist, then there is no intelligence, purpose, or meaning in anything. Intelligence, purpose, and meaning are simply illusions created by physics and chemistry. However, if there is no God, it would also mean our reason, intellect, and learning are mere illusions of physics. Lacking God, there is no logic. There is no reason to think our thoughts are meaningful or that they actually reflect reality. Our thoughts may be good for survival or simply the results of randomness, but they can’t be relied on as true. In short, the only way to believe that there is such a thing as logic is for one to believe in some kind of God.

Another key point is that those who believe in the laws of logic are confident in something objective, eternal, and non-material. Any objection that God is immaterial, eternal, or objective would be hypocritical coming from someone who puts stock in the laws of logic.

We also know that God Himself is logical, based on His words and His actions. First and foremost, God acts in a logical way: He plans, communicates, discusses, and acts. God even speaks of “reasoning” with human beings (Isaiah 1:18. He distinguishes between truth and falsehood, a core aspect of basic logic (John 7:18). God does not always act in ways human beings would prefer, but this does not mean His actions are “illogical.”

Also, the fact that there are certain things God Cannot Do, such as lie or change, is evidence of His logical nature. A truly perfect being, by definition, cannot change or he ceases to be perfect. This means God cannot contradict His own nature, or else He would be breaking the laws of logic.

Of course, all of these ideas involving God and logic could be explored in much more detail, but that would require more space than is available here.
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How To Be A Successful Father!

“How To Be A Good Father”

1.- LOVE YOUR WIFE – Ephesians 5:28 – “So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies.”
- You are creating a pattern and model for how your children will live their lives as parents and mates.
2.- DON’T EXPECT PERFECT CHILDREN – Colossians 3:21 – “Fathers, don’t make your children resentful, or they will become discouraged.”
- Don’t expect your children to fulfill your unfulfilled goals.
- Accept your children … acknowledge their imperfections … and love them in spite of their imperfections.
3.- ENJOY YOUR CHILDREN – Psalm 127:3 – “Behold, children are a gift of the Lord; the fruit of the womb is your reward.”
- Have fun with your children.
- The QUANTITY of time you spend with them indicates how important they are to you … don’t give them your leftovers.
4.- LISTEN TO YOUR CHILDREN – Proverbs 1:5 – “A wise man will hear and increase in learning.”
- They need your undivided attention … be available.
5.- PROVIDE FOR YOUR CHILDREN – 1 Timothy 5:8 – “But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever.”
- Don’t rob your children of the blessing of WANTING, WORKING and WAITING for material things.
- Providing TOO MUCH is as bad as providing TOO LITTLE.
6.- TRAIN YOUR CHILDREN – Ephesians 6:4 – “And, fathers, do not provoke your children to anger; but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”
- Teach your children BOUNDARIES … to respect authority.
- If you don’t, THEY will become the authority in the home.
7.- PRAY FOR YOURSELF – 1 Chronicles 16:11 – “Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face continually.”
- You need help … you can’t do it alone.
8.- PRAY FOR YOUR CHILDREN – Psalm 55:17 – “Evening and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud; and He shall hear my voice.”
- Let God do for them what you can’t … He loves them too!
9.- BE A POSITIVE ROLE MODEL – Proverbs 22:6 – “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
- You ARE a role model … like it or not!
10.- PREPARE YOUR CHILDREN – Proverbs 23:24 – “The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, and he who begets a wise son will be glad in him.”
- Prepare them for eternity … have a Godly influence on the path they take for eternity.

CONCLUSION: Make God a part of your adventure in fatherhood.

Ten Proverbial Lifelines..

Ten Proverbial Lifelines to Meditate on this Week!

By Pastor Russ Hobbs

1. He who troubles his own house will inherit the wind. And the fool will be servant to the wise of heart.

2. The generous soul will be made rich, and he who waters will also be watered himself.

3. The merciful man does good for his own soul, but he who is cruel troubles his own flesh.

4. Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.

5. The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who heeds counsel is wise.

6. An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones.

7. Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad.

8. The righteous should choose his friends carefully, for the way of the wicked leads them astray.

9. The hand of the diligent will rule, but the lazy man will be put to forced labor.

10. By pride comes nothing but strife, but with the well-advised is wisdom.

“He who guards his mouth preserves his life, but he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction”.