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Logical Fallacy of False Appeal to Heaven / Appeal to Heaven / Gott Mit Uns / Manfest Destiny / Special Covenant

 

Logical Fallacy of False Appeal to Heaven / Appeal to Heaven / Gott Mit Uns / Manfest Destiny / Special Covenant

The Logical Fallacy of False Appeal to Heaven / Appeal to Heaven / Gott Mit Uns / Manfest Destiny / Special Covenant occurs when it is falsely asserted that God (or a higher power) has ordered, supports or approves one's own standpoint or actions, so no further justification is required and no serious challenge is possible. This is Jezebel's and Ahab's fallacy. "We need to take away your land, since God [or Destiny, or Fate, or Heaven, or the ecological crisis] has given it to us.") A private individual who seriously asserts this fallacy risks ending up in a psychiatric ward, but groups or nations who do it have the power of the sword.

False appeal to heaven is one of the many smokescreens that are used to cover the fact that the reasoning is based on one of the three fallacies of Agrippa's trilemma. Whenever a logical fallacy is committed, the fallacy has its roots in Agrippa's trilemma. All human thought (without Divine revelation) is based on one of three unhappy possibilities. These three possibilities are infinite regression, circular reasoning, or axiomatic thinking. This problem is known as Agrippa's trilemma. Some have claimed that only logic and math can be known without Divine revelation; however, that is not true. Without Divine revelation, neither logic nor math can be known. Science is also limited to the pragmatic because of the weakness on human reasoning, which is known as Agrippa's trilemma.

The fallacy of appeal to Heaven occurs occurs when it is claimed that a right is given (or an action condoned/commanded) by God, yet God did not give any such right (or condoned/commanded an action).

God has given certain responsibilities to Governments. When they begin to abuse the people whom God put under their care, God will hold them accountable. God has given certain responsibilities to parents and to leaders in the Church, and He holds them accountable. The same goes for employers, supervisors, and managers. With responsibility comes authority. The fallacie of manifest destiny / false appeal to Heaven are sometimes simply misused or misdirected authority. Other time, it is claiming authority that was never given by God.

Note that an Atheist will claim that anyone who believes anything that God says is committing this fallacy. The Agnostic claims to somehow know that no one can know the will of God. However, when Atheists/Agnostics claims this, they are claiming that God does not speak and their claim commits the logical fallacy of unsupported assertion. In fact, anyone can test whether or not God speaks. He will reveal Himself and His will to anyone who keeps on seeking Him with sincerity, respect, humility (knowing their need for God), and a submissive will to do God’s will.

When you hear the confident, and impossible, claims of the skeptics, it is very important to remember Agrippa's Trilemma. In secularist thinking the only three options are to make any conclusions based on infinite regression, circular reasoning, or axiomatic thinking. Axiomatic thinking is a kind way of saying "making assumptions." Making assumptions is a kind way of saying "making things up" or "lying." For a person to put any weight on a hypotheses or a theory that involves assumptions is irrational because a chain of thought is only as strong as its weakest link. Made up stories and assumptions have no strength at all. On the other hand, for those who follow Christ, it is not necessary to have all reason destroyed by Agrippa's Trilemma, since you have another option. That option is Divine revelation. Going beyond what God reveals to you is unnecessary. For many things, it's OK to admit that you don't know. Don't make up stories and deceive yourself into thinking that fabrications are part of reality. Evidence that is brought from a secularist presupposition is always some form of hypotheses because of Agrippa's Trilemma.

This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Do not listen to what the prophets are prophesying to you; they fill you with false hopes. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD. Jeremiah 23:16 God is well aware of the fact that people claim to have revelation. Some use gods as their excuse. Some use the true God as an excuse like the false prophets who gave Ahab false prophecy while the true prophet, Micaiah, spoke the words of God. Many use the human mind and reason (but they mean rationalization) as an excuse. Those who worship rationalized thinking will say insane things such as, "Through reason, you can evaluate the  choices regarding Hell, it's nature, and whether it even exists, and you can make a decision on based on reason." How would you do that without Divine revelation? They are false prophets unless God is speaking to them and they are rightly giving what God has revealed.

Note that it may seem to be difficult to tell when someone is speaking the words of God or words out of the fallen human mind. You can write off those who claim that God doesn’t speak and those who don’t seek God to stand in His Presence right away. If there is any person who claims to be the one through whom God speaks, run, don't walk, away from that person. We have the Bible that God tells us is without error. If what is being said is in conflict with what the Bible says, then it is not from God. If you stand in God’s Presence and ask Him to guide you in this area, He will. If you will to do God’s will, you will be able to know by the Spirit. Jesus said, “Anyone who chooses to do the will of God will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own.” John 7:17 The same is true today. When we don’t really want to do the will of God, we have trouble discerning the truth from error. (read)

Examples of the Logical Fallacy of Appeal to Heaven / Appeal to Heaven / Gott Mit Uns / Manfest Destiny / Special Covenant

The govenments of the world have claimed power over the property of the people. Sometimes, they claim that God gaven them the right. Sometimes, they claim that reason gave them the right. In any case, abuse happens, and people are hurt. Sometimes, this reasoning is used to make war against countries and people who have done nothing against the warring nation.

al-Baqarah 2:193: “And fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allaah) and (all and every kind of) worship is for Allaah (Alone). But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zaalimoon (the polytheists, and wrong-doers)”

This call to war is given in the Koran.

1 Kings 21:10: "So Ahab went home, sullen and angry because Naboth the Jezreelite had said, 'I will not give you the inheritance of my ancestors.' He lay on his bed sulking and refused to eat. His wife Jezebel came in and asked him, 'Why are you so sullen? Why won't you eat?' He answered her, 'Because I said to Naboth the Jezreelite, 'Sell me your vineyard; or if you prefer, I will give you another vineyard in its place.' But he said, 'I will not give you my vineyard.'' Jezebel his wife said, 'Is this how you act as king over Israel? Get up and eat! Cheer up. I'll get you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.' So she wrote letters in Ahab's name, placed his seal on them, and sent them to the elders and nobles who lived in Naboth's city with him. In those letters she wrote: 'Proclaim a day of fasting and seat Naboth in a prominent place among the people. But seat two scoundrels opposite him and have them bring charges that he has cursed both God and the king. Then take him out and stone him to death.'"

What a great example of manifest destiny. King Ahab wanted to buy a field. Naboth would not sell. Jezebel, Ahab's wife had a plan to get rid of Naboth, which she did. Ahab got the field, but the prophet came and pronounced God's judgment against Ahab. He human mind can rationalize anything, but God is just. In the final analysis, justice is absolute. Self-serving people in positions of authority need to take warning.

Sandra: "God doesn't care if I shack up with Steve. His command is that we should not judge each other."

Roxanne: "What makes you think that God doesn't care?"

Sandra: "He told me personally."

God never contradicts Himself. He plainly speaks through Scripture. Through Scripture, He says not to commit adultery.  Sandra is making things up and blaming God for it. Any time anyone says, "Thus says the Lord . . ." There is great responsibility to make sure that God's words are given purely.

Sandra: "God made some people homosexual. It's wrong to say that this is wrong. We must not judge."

Roxanne: "What makes you think that God made some people homosexual?"

Sandra: "The Bible says so."

The Bible in no way says this. Besides this, the Bible doesn't talk. God speaks through the Bible. And God doesn't condone sin. Sin is the act of either slipping or stepping off of the path that leads to the genuine and absolute fullness of life. God does give personal revelation moment-by-moment for this purpose. However, His personal revelation is always in concert with what He says through the Bible. The Bible must be interpreted by the Holy Spirit. The human mind is not capable of interpreting it. When God speaks through the Bible, He does not twist the language. God speaks plainly.

 

 

 



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