Principle I

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October 21

God Can’t Lie and the Bible is True

in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began

(Titus 1:2) ESV

At the beginning of October we were challenged regarding the statement we make which is the beginning of our deductive process:

God can’t lie and the Bible is true.

Principia Mattymatica – Principle I
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Permian

August 12

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

(John 15:13) KJV

The Permian is an induction dumpster fire. Inconvenient sedimentary deposits and evidence of phenomenon which are difficult to rationalize found their way into the Permian.

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Every Scribe

Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.

(Matthew 13:52) KJV

Are we called to be a scribe? We used to think that this was important but not so much now. Anyway, our calling as a scribe is the result of a deductive process which goes like this:

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March 15

Jeremiah’s Logic

Thus says the LORD: “If the heavens above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth below can be explored, then I will cast off all the offspring of Israel for all that they have done, declares the LORD.”

(Jeremiah 31:37) ESV

Today we begin to look at how the Bible handles references to features of the mantle. From this we’ll piece together a picture of the interior of the Earth. It’s important to know how little we really know about it.

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Occam’s Razor

Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

(Matthew 7:13-14) NKJV

Occam’s Razor is a problem-solving principle attributed to William of Ockham (c. 1287–1347), who was an English Franciscan friar and scholastic philosopher and theologian. The principle can be interpreted as stating:

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LEGO – logos

For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

(Hebrews 4:12) NKJV

LEGO is a Greek word from which we get logos, one of the names of God the Son. In our context it describes the sequential laying down of thoughts to establish an argument. It’s the basis of logic and reason.

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A Logical Antidote to Guilt

But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

(Romans 3:21-23) ESV

Scientific advancement has reached the point where we really can know the answers to some of the questions that people have wondered about for millennia.

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The Essence of Free Will

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

(2 Peter 3:9) KJV

Water is the essence of free will which is why God used it as the raw material for the universe. God’s goal was to create sentient life that had the ability to accept or reject Him as creator based on the testimony of the creation itself.

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