The Worship of Logic and Mathematics

Ever since Satan told Even that she and Adam can be like God (Gen. 3:5), people have been believing that lie. They even try to find God through assorted religions and spiritual experiences but reject the God of the Bible. Many even try to replace him with various contrivances including logic and mathematics.

While math and logic are important, they are not to be adored. Math is not the essence of reason that some people think it is. Logic and math are impossible without God.
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Don't be disunderstanding me now, logic and math are extremely important. However, they are not supposed to be objects of adoration.

Way back yonder, Greeks believed in the perfection of numbers and worshiped natural numbers. Since logic is necessary in mathematics, some folks took a notion to believe that pure logic was expressed in mathematics, so they subtracted God from the formula and thought they had found the perfect, self-contained source for logic and reason. This did not work. Other mathematicians demonstrated that math cannot be perfect and self-contained; they were essentially using circular reasoning and inadvertently appealing to a higher power.

Found this on Twitter. Someone pointed out that mathematics utilizes imaginary numbers as well.
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Some even threw in some "maybe" factors including Intuitionism. Our Creator is necessary for all logic, which cannot exist without him. If these owlhoots who thought math was beautiful had appreciated God, they could more fully appreciate and utilize logic. It is interesting that many people who appeal to logic are unable to effectively use it, and they "think" with their emotions.
The effort reached its first pinnacle at the time of the ancient Greeks, but it raised its head again in the last few centuries. At one point, some of the world’s leading minds seemed to be close to reaching their goal. Ironically, another mathematician stepped in to prove that they would never reach it! This mathematician proved that there must be true statements in any given mathematical system that cannot be proved within that system. Thus, math cannot be the ultimate foundation for truth; it must appeal to something beyond itself.
The lesson for Christians is exciting. No matter how hard people try to disprove or sideline God as the foundation for all truth and life, His eternal power and nature shine forth even more brightly. The very effort to destroy Him merely reminds fallible humans, by their own efforts, that God gets the ultimate glory . . . even in the mental world of mathematics and logic.
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