Private: 4 Basic principles of Thought. #4


4- ANALOGICAL USE OF LANGUAGE
Establishes the notion that 2 objects might be partially similar or partially different.

A common argument in modern philosophy is highlighting the fact that “If God is so Holy and so much different than us, how do we ever would be able to get to know anything about Him at all; and if we can’t why do we bother in speaking about Him anyway.” “If we don’t know Him, we have nothing to say about Him”

The Argument would be valid if the Scriptures wouldn’t be clear in those aspects. However, in Genesis there is a clear proof there is a bridge between Creator and creation.

Genesis 1:26 “And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”

The Lord in a deliberate manner, makes us in His image (physical and Spiritual) and in His likeness (physical and Spiritual) SInce this very moment, he made us capable of having a relationship with Him. He infused similar to him characteristics in us, so that we could have a common link.
We are Physical and Spiritual beings, capable of having an eternal relationship even in our mortal condition.

Objections about this law also have arised.
The common one is saying: How can there be any analogy? Is it that God is kind and we are kind? And it could really seem that the same adjective has two very different meanings when applied to both parties. However to better grasp it let us look at it this way:

He is a good man and owns that dog. That dog is a good dog.
Are both good in the same way? No.
The man is good proportionally to His own nature, as well as the dog is good according to his own canine nature.

Happens the same when we talk about Christ’s Kindness.

For with God we have a title Genesis 5:2Male and female created He them, and blessed them and called their name Adamint hte day when they were created”

A Place 1 Corinthians 15:39 “All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.”

And an Analogy 1 Corinthians 11:7 ” For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.”

THere is a similarity and a capacity of knowing y recognizing God; Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, the biggest Barrier there is is YOURSELF.

See you soon.

4 Basic principles of Thought #3


Have you ever thought, What would happen if suddenly your Central Nervous System rebelled itself and blocked you from perceiving your surrounding environment? A total darkness, totally silent, no odors or taste not even being able to perceive cold or hotness or sharp objects or your body’s position.

The Third Principle of Thought not only is assumed in the Scriptures, but we assume it every day as well. Without it, it would be practically impossible to interact with our surroundings.

3- BASIC CONFIDENCE IN THE PERCEPTION OF SENSES
Establishes that: The contact with our environment is accomplished through the human senses, in spite their limitations, we find they are trustworthy.

No one can say our senses have no limitations. Limitations that are linked to their structure and nature. We can’t see as well in the dark as other species, we cannot hear as dogs, etc. Limited, yes. Unreliable, No.
If they were unreliable, any form of research would be useless. Every single discovery since the 17th century has been the result of the use of the scientific method, which heavily relies on Systematical observation, measurement, reproducibility, Hypothesis formulation and modification.

Without our senses, that are responsible for compiling the information of the external environment and bring it to the interior, great reasoning would be rather of no use since observation would never take place.

Every Bible argument of witnesses experiencing diverse events would be false or of no value.

Events like:

John 1:14 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt ammong us, ( and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”

Mark 9:2 “And after six days Jesus takes with Him Peter, and James, and John, and leads them up into a high mountain apart by themselves: and He was trasnfigured before them.”

2 Peter 1:16 “For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty.”

Were the value was in the presential act of the witnesses; in experiencing those events first handedly if this law was not true, all those would be discarded. Or the aseveration of presenting Himslef (Jesus) before many  after being resurrected, it would be foolish of an attempt if the Sensorial confidence werent reliable.

1 Corintians 15:5-7 “And that He was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve; After that, He was seen of above five hundred brethren at once: of whom the greater part remain to this present, but some are fallen asleep.”

If we pick and choose when to accept and when to ignore the reliability of our senses, then our thought will never be able to be centered in the objectivity of scientifical thought.
The machinery behind these complex sensors of our body, that even with our technological advances we are short of emulating them. Just the nervous conections for the synchronization of both our eyes to move accordingly, focus, maintain hydrated, blink, regulate the passage of light and move towards sounds as a reflex takes about a chapter in medical textbooks.

If all this work sounds to you like mere chance or an imperfect undesigned gadget, well….
I just can tell you God exists, and has given us the capability through our senses to know him.

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4 Basic principles of Thought #2


To have the proper Background on how Aristotle viewed this law, we have to refer to his cosmological law which expressed the existence of a supreme being that was the cause of it all. This law in Aristotle’s mind had to have a prime singularity outside of everything created.
Aristotle was not on purpose talking about the only and holy God.

2- THE LAW OF CAUSALITY
Establishes that all effect has a cause

What implication would this Law have in the natural world? quite a lot, actually. This law is the foundation of many physics phenomena, principles, and law that direct daily life. Incredibly this law can be seen and it’s present in every miracle of our Lord Jesus. We live so alienated from the Word of God and so much into our own bubble, that we have lost connection to get how amazing these acts were.

About 70 years ago people still died of infectious diseases, that are now eradicated. Imagine what happened 2017 years ago!

In John 3:2 we see Nicodemus talking with the Lord “The same came to Jesus by night, and said to Him, Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that you do except God be with Him.”

Nicodemus sees the effects y recognizes that the Cause of these acts cannot come from any other than God Himself, because if the effects are of supernatural nature, so the cause.

If we aren’t capable of recognizing this principle as true; there would only be chaos so we wouldn’t be able to know what cause produces what effect. If this weren’t true we wouldn’t be able to identify that a burn comes from fire instead of wind; or maybe that if we give them enough time the wind, sea water and its soil may produce life.
In ancient Greece spontaneous generation theory claimed that if we put some hay, dirty clothes and left it overnight it would produce rats. In modern days Evolution takes from the failed discredited theory but adds just a trillion more years for the rats to appear.

If we are unable to elucidate that the effect comes from the cause, then any miracle done by Jesus would have no meaning as proof of His divinity, magnificence, and power.

Psalms 14:1 Says:
“The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that does good”

Not being able to recognize there is a God, is foolishness it is obtuseness.
In 2 Peter 3:4-5 the Word says they willingly ignore there is a God.
“And saying, Where is the promise of His coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this, they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water”

Sadly in the 18th CenturyMill and Russell decided to just destroy the principle changing it to ” Everything must have a cause” getting them to believe God must have been created as well.
Others as Hume postulated that we are not able to determine causality, as in infection; can we see the cause?
(In His time we could not, now, however, we have the proper tools to see it.)

Human senses limitations exist. But even though stating the cause might be difficult it doesn’t mean there is none, just might be we haven’t yet been able to pinpoint it.

Jesus is the cause of the Saving Grace through His Blood.

See you soon

Next: Law #3

4 Basic principles of Thought #1


As we discussed previously, there are 4 Basic principles of Thought, that were organized by Aristotle and not to be assumed he “invented” them.

The 4 principles are:

  1.  Law of non-contradiction
  2. Law of causality
  3. Basic Confidence in the Perception of Senses
  4. Analogical use of language

It’s pretty obvious that the Bible is not a philosophy or epistemology book, if you are looking those subjects in there, I think you rather go to other books. The Bible has another purpose: to present God’s Truth, the creation’s fall and God’s redemptive Work throughout time culminating in Jesus and His death on the Cross.

In spite of not being in the Bible, these laws are assumed in the Bible as truth, since all thought behind its words y logical and trustworthy.

1- THE LAW OF NON-CONTRADICTION

Establishes that A can’t be “A” and “not A” at the same time in the same sense.

The Bible Assumes that the Truth cannot be contradictory:

1 John 2:22 “Who is a liar but he that denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denies the Father and the Son.”

Whoever be in Favor of Christ, can’t be in favor and against Him.
Since this law is not nearly new, has been attacked and defended uncountable times. In 1987 Alan Bloom in his Book “The closing of the American Mind” said: “Almost every student that enters a University believes or says to believe Truth is relative”

(It is necessary as a clarification, to mention that Albert Einstein had nothing to do with the phrase ” truth is relative”. Einstein Formulated the theory of relativity: E=mc2, that has nothing to do with “truth is relative” which is relativism)

Relativism is necessary for open-mindedness, but this is not a theoretical idea, but a moral postulate. No serious individual can be an absolute relativist if he wants to sound congruent for a long time. Since his core tenet is based on an absolute idea that there are no absolutes.

If Truth is Relative,

John 17:17 “Sanctify them through Your truth: Your word is truth.”  would be a false affirmation, a lie. Pay attention that Jesus says: your word is truth, not “a truth or some truth” This is because the word of God expressed through the Bible is the only absolute Truth.

Galatians 1:8 “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed.” Can you see the pattern? Dwelling in absolute and exclusive Truth again.

Many today, inclusively people who profess to believe in Christ, believe that the Bible might be the Word of God and also contain errors and contradictions.

2 Peter 1:19 “We have a\lso a more sure word of prophecy; whereto yo do well that you take heed, as to a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawn and the day star arise in your hearts.”


The Bible exhorts us to Know the light rather than to give a blind leap of faith. If any leap is to be given is a knowingly an willingly leap to the light of Jesus our King.

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Next: Law# 2