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Is there such a thing as â€śChristian logicâ€ť? Of course, says Vern Sheridan Poythress. A professor at Westminster Theological Seminary and the holder of six earned degrees, Poythress is a fair candidate for the title â€śgenius.â€ť His Logic: A God-Centered Approach to the Foundation of Western Thought (Crossway, 2013) is really two books. The first is a straightforward analysis of how the Christian view of logic differs from the non-Christian view. The second is a highly technical essay in symbolic logic that few logic professors and even fewer laymen can expect to understand. But the first part is so good that the entire book is worth buying....
As far as reasoning goes, a Christian should be able to do it, now this fellow might be Catholic which means he believes in a lot of illogical theology, but then again he might be a thinking Independent Fundamentalist Baptist It's not that long of read, The Logic Behind Christianity.
Anyway, I would suggest that you pick up the book, Come, Let Us Reason from you favorite Christian bookstore.
Mark 4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: 12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.
Does mans power of "logic" help the Christian - Or is it all down to the indwelling Holy Spirit?
Does mans power of "logic" help the reprobate = Or won't they ever have the power to discern spiritually anyway?
Ronald Brooks and Norman Geisler wrote: To learn the rules of clear and correct thinking,...is more than an academic exercise.Â For the Christian, it is also a means of spiritual service [since] the principles of good reason flow from God's very nature.