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Summary: PHILOSOPHY IS NOT CHRISTIAN

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"SEE TO IT THAT NO ONE CARRIES YOU OFF AS SPOIL OR MAKES YOU YOURSELVES CAPTIVES BY HIS SO CALLED PHILOSOPHY...." (COLOSSIANS 2:8 AMPLIFIED BIBLE).

THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE IN THE BIBLE WHERE THE WORD PHILOSOPHY IS USED. WHAT IS PHILOSOPHY? PHILO MEANS LOVE AND SOPHY MEANS KNOWLEDGE. THUS, PHILOSOPHY IS THE LOVE OF KNOWLEDGE. PHILOSOPHY IS JUST ENDLESS SPECULATIONS OF WHAT REALITY IS. YOU ARE NOT SURE IF WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN PHILOSOPHY IS REAL. IT IS JUST IDEAS OF THE MIND, BUT IT IS REALLY REAL? IT IS MAN'S INVENTIONS. REMEMBER ADAM AND EVE? THEY FELL BECAUE THEY PURSUE A KNOWLEDGE INDEPENDENT FROM GOD. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A "CHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHER". THIS TWO CAN NOT MIX. ONE IS SPIRITUAL, THE OTHER IS NATURAL AND CARNAL. ONE IS DIVINE IN THE HUMAN, THE OTHER IS SATANIC. THERE IS LIKE ONLY 1 PERCENT OF TRUTH IN PHILOSOPHY, THE 99 PERCENT IS JUST SPECUALATIONS. YOU ARE NOT SURE IF WHAT PHILOSOPHY TEACHES IS TRUE. THE COLOSSIAN BELIEVERS DURING THE TIMES OF PAUL WHERE HEAVILY BOMBARDED BY THE PHILOSOPHY OF ROME. THE INORDINATE PURSUE OF KNOWLEDGE IS EVIL. THIS IS TO EAT OF THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE. TRUE CHRISTIANITY IS NOT A PHILOSOPHY, BUT A DIVINE REVELATION, AN INWARD REALITY. THE GRECO-ROMAN PHILOSOPHY OF THE DAYS OF THE APOSTLES RULED THE MINDS OF MOST ROMANS. THIS IS A SATANIC SPIRIT, AN EVIL MINDSET. YET, CHRISTIANITY TODAY HAS BECOME VERY PHILOSOPHICAL. BELOVED, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A CHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHER. THIS TWO CAN NOT MIX. WE ARE CHILDREN OF GOD, NOT PHILOSOPHERS. THE CHRISTIAN TRUTH REDUCES PHILOSOPHY TO NOTHING. YOU MAY ARGUE THAT THAT IS AN ARROGANT STATEMENT, BUT THE TRUE IS CHRIST-IANITY IS SUPERNATURAL, PHILOSOPHY IS NATURAL OF THE MIND OF FALLEN MAN. YES, PHILOSPHY CAN OFFER US SOME TRUTHS, BUT IT CAN NOT SATISFY THE DEEPEST SPIRITUAL NEEDS OF HUMANITY! NEVER! THE CHRISTIANS OF THE COLOSSIAN COMMUNITY WHERE BEING ATTACKED BY THE GNOSTIC PHILOSOPHY OF THOSE DAYS. EVEN TODAY'S CHRISTIANITY HAS BEEN POLLUTED BY THE PHILOSOPHICAL SPIRIT OF THE GRECO-ROMAN WORLD. YES, MANY "CHURCH FATHERS" WERE HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY THE MINDSET SPIRIT OF THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE GREEKS AND ROMANS. THEY TRIED TO COMBINE PHILSOPHY WITH THE MYSTERIES OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD! BIG MISTAKE! THOSE TWO ARE LIKE OIL AND WATER! YES THE CHURCH FATHER MADE MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CHURCH, BUT THEY ALSO INYECTED PHILOSOPHY IN THE CHURCH! BELOVED, THERE IS NO CHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHY, THERE IS ONLY CHRISTIAN REALITY. LET US MENTION SOME PHILOSOPHERS OF THE ANCIENT GRECO-ROMAN WORLD. HOMER ADVOCATED FOR THE STUDY OF THE MARVELS OF NATURE. THIS IS GOOD, BUT IT CAN LEAD SOMEONE TO WORSHIP NATURE AS THE SO CALLED MOTHER NATURE AS IF NATURE IS OUR ORIGIN, THE ONE WHO GAVE BIRTH TO OUR EXISTENCE! YES, IT IS GOOD TO STUDY NATURE, BUT THAT IS NOT SUFFICIENT TO TAKE AWAY A DEPRESSION FROM MY HEART. SOPHODES SPOKE PHILOSOPHICALLY ABOUT TRAGEDY (HUMAN SUFFERING) AND SUCESS. NOBODY LIKES TO SUFFER (ONLY A FOOL DOES). BUT WHO CAN FULLY UNDERSTAND THE MYSTERIES OF WHY WE SUFFER? SUCESS IS GOOD, BUT I CAN HAVE ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD, AND YET BE THE MOST MISERABLE CREATURE ON EARTH. SOCRATES WAS DEDICATED TO THE PURSUE OF MORALITY. MORALITY IS GOOD, BUT IT CAN NOT DELIVER US FROM THE SINFUL TENDENCIES OF THE NATURAL MIND. HOW CAN YOU SPEAK OF MORALITY TO A DRUG ADDICT? HOW CAN JUST TEACHING MORALITY TO A PIG CHANGE HIS PIG NATURE? MORALITY IS GOOD, BUT NOT ENOUGH! PLATO, THE MASTER PHILOSOPHER, WAS FULL OF IMAGINATIVE SPECULATIONS. THIS PLATO EVEN INFLUENCE MANY "CHURCH FATHER"! WHAT A SHAME! IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE CHRISTIAN TEACHER WHO HAD INFLUENCE THIS MASSIVE MIND OF PHILOSOPHICAL GENIUS. IT IS A TRAGEDY THAT PLATO HAS SO DEEPLY INFLUENCED THE CHRISTIAN MIND! BELOVED, WE DON'T WANT SPECULATIONS! WE WANT REALITY! WE DON'T WANT TO HAVE A MIND JUST FULL OF KNOWLEDGE! WE NEED MORE THAN JUST HEAD KNOWLEGE! WE NEED TO ENJOY GOD! WE NEED TO EXPERIENCE GOD! WE NEED TO LIVE GOD! WE NEED TO EAT HIM! I DON'T WANT JUST WORDS ABOUT GOD, I WANT TO EAT HIM ! I NEED TO TASTE HIM! I'LL DIE IF I DON'T GET TO KNOW THIS REAL GOD BY EXPERIENCE, NOT JUST WORDS. ARISTOTE THE GREAT TEACHER OF LOGICAL SCIENCE. SCIENCE AND FAITH SHOULD NOT HATE EACH OTHER. THEY NEED TO HOLD HANDS AND COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER. THE PROBLEM IS THAT OUR STAINED REASON BLOCKS A RECONCILIATION BETWEEN LOGIC AND DIVINE REVELATION! WHERE LOGIC CAN NOT REACH, REVELATION GLADLY EMBRACES JUST BY A KNOWING WITHOUT HEAD KNOWING. LOGIC IS LIMITED. YOU CAN'T COMPLETELY FIND LOGIC TO GOD, TO THE MYSTERY OF WHO GOD IS. THEN WE HAVE LUCRETIUS, THE GREAT ANTI-RELIGIOUS. IS NOT THAT WHAT WE SEE TODAY? ATHEISM INSULTING GOD. THE SECRET DESIRE OF THIS PHILOSOPHY IS TO DEIFY MAN. YES, CAN WE BECOME GODS? THAT IS THE LIE OF THE DEVIL! I AM NOT AGAINTS WE HAVING ACCURATE KNOWLEDGE, BUT KNOWLEDGE CAN PUFF UP! MERE KNOWLEDGE WITHOUT REVELATION, CAN LEAD TO PRIDE REBELLION. YET, EVEN IF GOD GIVE US REVELATION, BEWARE OF THE SNARE OF PRIDE! THE ULTIMATE END OF PHILOSOPHY IS TO MAKE MAN THINK THAT HE IS GOD. WE SEE IT EVERYWHERE: IN THE MOVIES, THE CARTOONS, THE BOOKS, EVEN SCHOOL CURRICULUMS. BUT WE ARE NOT GOD, WE ARE CREATURES OF GOD! MAY GOD DELIVER US FROM THE LOVE OF KNOWLEDGE TO EXALT OURSELVES! SINCE IT IS NOT ABOUT KNOWING, BUT ABOUT KNOWING GOD PERSONALLY AND INTIMATELLY AND EXPERIENCIALLY!


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