That’s Not Logical

I received a comment about the post Universal Atonement – Don Fortner and the main point was that the post was not logical. Apparently he didn’t listen to the sermon or read the full PDF that explained the post better.

Now just to show how adversely affected I was as a child by watching TV, I cannot ever hear the word “logical” without thinking of Mr. Spock from Star Trek. If you’ve seen Star Trek then there is no need to explain. If you haven’t then just a little background, Mr. Spock was a human looking alien, with pointed ears, who experienced no emotions but was very logical in his thinking, sorta like an engineer. 🙂 His regular expression was “That’s not logical!” So if you say that and someone  checks your ears for points you’ll know why.

But the Christian Faith is NOT LOGICAL.

~ We are called to love our enemies. That’s not logical. Logic says hate your enemies.

~ We are called to do good to those who hurt us. That’s not logical. Logic says hurt them back.

~ The world and everything in it was created in 6 days. That’s not logical. Logic says it took millions of years.

~ Eve was created from a rib of Adam. That’s not logical. Logic says people can’t be made from a bone.

~ The Burning Bush burned but was not consumed. That’s not logical. Logic says a burning bush must soon become ashes.

~ A rock was struck and water gushed forth. That’s not logical. Logic says that can’t happen.

~ The Red Sea parted and the Israelites walked on dry ground. That’s not logical. Logic says that you can’t hold water back like that.

~ A child was born of a virgin. That’s not logical. Logic says all children must have a mother and a father.

~ A child of 12 years was teaching in the Temple and astounding the teachers. That’s not logical. Logic says an unlearned carpenter’s son can’t astound the teachers in the temple.

~ People were raised from the dead even after four days. That’s not logical. Logic says that after four days the decomposing would preclude any possibility of coming to life again.

~ Jesus died for the sins of all His elect. That’s not logical. Logic says that one person cannot be punished for that many sins from that many people.

~ God forgives those who put their faith in Him. That’s not logical. Logic says that we should have to work for our forgiveness.

I could go on.

What are some of the illogical ideas that you can think of in relation to the Bible and the Christian faith?

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