Have you ever seen a chicken that is also a lion? Of course not! A chicken can’t be both a chicken and a lion at the same time. And would it make any sense if, while you were playing hide-and-seek, you said, “Here I am and I’m not here!”? No way. That’s because there’s a special law called the law of noncontradiction, which says that two opposites can’t be true at the same time. A chicken can’t be a lion. You can’t be here and not here. This is one of the many laws of logic that help us understand the world around us and discover what is true.
Were do these laws come from? God cannot lie (Numbers 23:19) and He can’t contradict Himself. Because we are created in His image, we also know these laws and use them every day. We can praise the one true God for He is the source of all reasoning and understanding (Proverbs 9:10)!