The Phutility of Philosophy

“See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.” — Colossians 2:8

What is interesting to me about what Paul says here, is the fact that philosophy has the capability to take one captive.  It can make us a slave.  How can this be, if philosophy is sometimes touted as the thing that can free the mind?  It’s possible because no matter what culture a philosophy comes from, it still originates from the mind of man, and from the ABC’s of the world.  If it were based on Christ it would set us free, for the Lord Himself stated that if He set one free, one would be free indeed (Jn 8:36).

“Professing to be wise, they became fools…” — Romans 1:22


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