Logic

A New way to Translate Deuteronomy 6:4

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Deuteronomy 6:4 is a well-known verse that is most often translated something like this: “Hear O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord,” or “Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.” However, in this article we will see that these...

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Practical Consequences of Believing in the Trinity

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Introduction God wants his children to come to a knowledge of the truth (1 Tim. 2:4) and also to fight for the faith that was originally delivered to the Church (Jude 1:3). Therefore it is important that we be diligent in discovering the truth,...

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John 1:3

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John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. (KJV) 1. Trinitarians use this verse to show that Christ made the world and its contents. However, that is not the case. What we have learned from the study...

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The Fallacies of Appearance and Manner

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One of the easiest ways to misjudge a person, place or thing is by its appearance. But what we often fail to recognize is that placing too much faith in appearances is fundamentally illogical. A handsome politician is more likely to be elected...

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Textual Corruptions Favoring the Trinitarian Position

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Through the centuries, changes were made to the Greek text that skewed it in favor of the Trinitarian position. Today, Trinitarian scholars recognize these changes, and therefore they are not included in the modern Greek texts produced by the...

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Safety in Numbers

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The Ad Populum Fallacy This fallacy involves appealing “to the people” rather than to reason. Assent to a conclusion is won not by giving valid arguments, but by arousing the feelings and sentiments of the multitude. In modern life, the...

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Degrees and Titles

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Ephesians 4:14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness (panourgia) of men in their deceitful scheming. This verse reveals something...

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Accent

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The fallacy of accent is employed whenever an emphasis is placed on a written or spoken communication in a way that materially alters its original or intended meaning. To interpret any piece of literature logically, one must be sensitive to the...

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Equivocation: The Art of Changing the Rules in the Middle of the Game

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In this article we will begin acquainting our readers with the basics of logic. “Logic,” from the Greek word logos, is the science of correct reasoning, and provides tools for analyzing the form and content of arguments. Logic addresses the...

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Do Analogies Prove the Trinity?

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[Regarding God being like liquid, solid, and gas] Sometimes in discussions with Trinitarians they will use as a proof the fact that water can simultaneously co-exist as a liquid (water), a solid (ice), and a gas (steam). I have heard it argued by...

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Mystery vs. Contradiction

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[This article was taken from “Our Heavenly Father Has No Equals” by Don Snedeker.] In order to escape the contradictoriness of the doctrine of the Trinity, most of its advocates argue that it is a mystery and must simply be “taken on...

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Basic Laws of Thought

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Aristotle, the Greek philosopher credited with the discovery of logic, built his understanding upon three fundamental “laws of thought.” They are so basic that one would think that they do not even need to be said. However, in recent years these...

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Logical Fallacies Employed in Trinitarian Theology

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“Logic,” from the Greek word logos, is the science of correct reasoning, and provides tools for analyzing the form and content of arguments. Logic addresses the relationship of premises (or evidence) to conclusions, and helps us determine...

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The Granville Sharp Rule

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Ephesians 5:5 For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a man is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. (NIV) 1. Using this verse, some Trinitarians try to make Christ into God by what is...

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A Proposition for Theological Debate

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1. Words that are not in the Bible may not be used as the basis for explaining central doctrinal beliefs. 2. Using mathematics to describe concepts that when stated clearly defy the laws of mathematics is not allowed. 3. A belief or doctrine may not...

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Attacking a Straw Man!

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Attacking a straw man is a fallacy of logic that occurs when an opponent’s position is misrepresented in order to make it easier to refute. This is very hard to avoid, and points out the need for dialogue with those with whom we disagree. Even if...

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Believe What I Say or Else! – Argumentum ad Baculum

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In a scenario played out thousands of times daily all over the world, a restless two year old eyes the toy of bigger child and goes to investigate. I want to play with that,” he announces. “No!,” he is told, in no uncertain terms. “It’s my...

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