Is God logical?
Is God illogical?
Does God transcend logic? Is God beyond logic? — I never get my head around the concepts such as “transcend logic” and “beyond logic”, but people use them. I seriously suspect that they are simply sugar-coated “illogical”s.
Does God have a different logic system than men’s? — I tend to regard the “different logic” basically the same as “beyond logic”.
It’s a bit disturbing to me when people talk about God using these terms casually. Whenever they cannot explain something regarding God that is apparently contradictory in logic, they resort to terms like “God’s version of logic”, “beyond logic”…
Let’s not forget: God is the Word. The Word is Logos. Logos is actually… Logic. This is God’s own revelation of one of His attributes. For this, the entire Bible testimonies with its perfect consistency and precise reasoning.
On this, someone may, however, ask: Does God have to be logic? Does God have to be constrained by whatever limitations that logic imposes?
The answer is in fact very easy to find out because it is the same as that for the following questions: Does God have to be truthful? Does God have to be constrained by whatever limitations that truth imposes? Does God have to be loving? Does God have to be constrained by whatever limitations that love imposes? …
Yes, the answers are: God is love, God is truth, and… God is logic.
It is not because we human are logical that God has to follow certain rules in order to be logical. It is exactly because God is logic that we human have logic!
Have you ever pondered on questions: Why do not animals have logic? Where does our logic originally come from? Why is (correct) logic so precise and reliable? The answers should be obvious.
Whenever we encounter apparent conflicts in the Scripture, try finding flaws within our thoughts, rather than resorting to the concept of “God is illogical” or whatever sugar-coated variants.