Logic and reason

Because words have multiple meanings and imprecise meanings we cannot reach the truth by reasoning alone. But words are what we use most often to express ideas. When we speak of truth, we are speaking of the truth of a group of words. We come up with words for things which may or may not exist, such as eternity, infinity, finite, supernatural, divine. Logic and reasoning break down when we get to the extremes of human imagination. Logic and reasoning serve us well in the here and now, but can it apply to eternity, infinity, the supernatural, or the divine?

I personally prefer logical explanations for the things I experience rather than spiritual explanations, but even logic has it’s limits.

Is the Bible true?

II Timothy 3:16 says “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” The question I ask is what is “scripture?” Why is it that the Synod of Carthage in the year 397 listed which books of the New Testament could be read in church? Was there some dispute over what should be considered scripture?