Logic Incarnate

Beware lest anyone captivate you through philosophy and vain deceit, in the tradition of men and the elementary principles of the world, and not after Christ.

— Colossians 2:8

Jesus is the Eternal Word of God: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). Logos is the Greek word translated “Word.” The Logos, the wisdom of God, or it can aptly be translated “logic” from logos —the logic of God. In the beginning, there was Logic and the Logic was with God and Logic was God and Logic became flesh.

Many people think that Christianity is not ra­tional—not reasonable. However, it is the very essence of reason. Well did the demon Wormwood warn his understudy Screwtape in C.S. Lewis’ fictional work, The Screwtape Letters , not to employ argument to bring his charge safely home to his father below. “The trouble about argument,” Screwtape explained, “is that it moves the whole struggle on to the Enemy’s own ground.” Indeed it does, for Christ is Logic incarnated.

Paul said that through the preaching of the “foolishness of the cross” we are saved. Men may think the message to be foolish. But it is the power of God unto salvation.

Question to ponder:
God who made the mind and the intellect is all-wise. Is there logic and wisdom with the devil?