Core Value 2: Logic and Reason

God has created human beings as rational creatures in his own image (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 32:9).

  • Therefore we affirm the necessity of logic and reason as tools for the correct understanding of truth, which is not contradictory (Isaiah 5:20).
  • We deny that faith is illogical or irrational (Isaiah 1:18); we further deny that logic apart from revelation or reason apart from the Holy Spirit’s illumination is sufficient for knowing truth (1 Corinthians 2:6–16).

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. How does the opening statement necessitate the use of logic and reason?
  2. If logic and reason are not used, how can truth be understood?
  3. The affirmation states that truth is not contradictory. Why is this so?
  4. How does the first statement of the denial contradict popular ideas about faith?
  5. According to the second part of the denial, how must logic and reason be used?
  6. Why do you think this is an important Core Value?

THE CORE VALUES OF SOLA 5