Monday, July 12, 2021

WHAT does the BIBLE say about philosophy?

 

Ecclesiastes 1:14

King James Version

14 I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; 

and, 

behold, 

all is vanity and vexation of spirit.


What does the Bible say, about philosophy?

I learned, it's actually a warning:

Colossians 2:8-10

King James Version

8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, 

after the tradition of men, 

after the rudiments of the world, 

and not after Christ.


It's very clear.

We are to FOCUS on CHRIST alone.

As born again, I totally comprehend the following sacred reasons:

Colossians 2:9

King James Version

9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.


Colossians 2:10

King James Version

10 And ye are complete in him, 

which is the head of all principality and power:


I could stop right here, for it testifies of the Lord's completeness.

But the HOLY SPIRIT has more to say, in support of JESUS.

Psalm 119:37

King James Version

37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; 

and quicken thou me in thy way.


Psalm 4:2

King James Version

2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? 

how long will ye love vanity, 

and seek after leasing

Selah.


Psalm 24:1-6

King James Version

24 The earth is the Lord's, 

and the fulness thereof

the world, 

and they that dwell therein.

2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, 

and established it upon the floods.

3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? 

or who shall stand in his holy place?

4 He that hath clean hands, 

and a pure heart; 

who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, 

nor sworn deceitfully.

5 He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, 

and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

6 This is the generation of them that seek him, 

that seek thy face

O Jacob. 

Selah.


Psalm 26:4

King James Version

4 I have not sat with vain persons, 

neither will I go in with dissemblers.


Psalm 62:9

King James Version

9 Surely men of low degree are vanity, 

and men of high degree are a lie: 

to be laid in the balance, 

they are altogether lighter than vanity.


Psalm 94:11

King James Version

11 The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man, 

that they are vanity.


Proverbs 16:18

King James Version

18 Pride goeth before destruction, 

and an haughty spirit before a fall.


Proverbs 21:4

King James Version

4 An high look, 

and a proud heart, 

and the plowing of the wicked, 

is sin.


Isaiah 41:29

King James Version

29 Behold, 

they are all vanity; 

their works are nothing: 

their molten images are wind and confusion.


Jeremiah 2:5

King James Version

5 Thus saith the Lord, 

What iniquity have your fathers found in me, 

that they are gone far from me, 

and have walked after vanity, 

and are become vain?


Jeremiah 16:19

King James Version

19 O Lord, my strength, 

and my fortress, 

and my refuge in the day of affliction, 

the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, 

and shall say, 

Surely our fathers have inherited lies, 

vanity, 

and things wherein there is no profit.


Jeremiah 18:15

King James Version

15 Because my people hath forgotten me, 

they have burned incense to vanity, 

and they have caused them to stumble in their ways from the ancient paths, 

to walk in paths, 

in a way not cast up;


Matthew 16:26

King James Version

26 For what is a man profited, 

if he shall gain the whole world, 

and lose his own soul? 

or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?


Ecclesiastes 1:1-3

King James Version

1 The words of the Preacher, 

the son of David, 

king in Jerusalem.

2 Vanity of vanities, 

saith the Preacher, 

vanity of vanities; 

all is vanity.

3 What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?


Ecclesiastes 1:17

King James Version

17 And I gave my heart to know wisdom, 

and to know madness and folly: 

I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.


Ecclesiastes 2:15

King James Version

15 Then said I in my heart, 

As it happeneth to the fool, 

so it happeneth even to me; 

and why was I then more wise? 

Then I said in my heart, 

that this also is vanity.


Ecclesiastes 3:19

King James Version

19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts

even one thing befalleth them: 

as the one dieth, 

so dieth the other

yea, they have all one breath; 

so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: 

for all is vanity.


Ecclesiastes 6:12

King James Version

12 For who knoweth what is good for man in this life, 

all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? 

for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?


Ecclesiastes 11:8

King James Version

8 But if a man live many years, 

and rejoice in them all; 

yet let him remember the days of darkness; 

for they shall be many

All that cometh is vanity.


Romans 1:21

King James Version

21 Because that, 

when they knew God, 

they glorified him not as God, 

neither were thankful; 

but became vain in their imaginations, 

and their foolish heart was darkened.


Romans 12:2

King James Version

2 And be not conformed to this world: 

but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, 

that ye may prove what is that good, 

and acceptable, 

and perfect, 

will of God.


1 Corinthians 3:20

King James Version

20 And again, 

The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, 

that they are vain.


1 Corinthians 13:1-2

King James Version

13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, 

and have not charity, 

I am become as sounding brass, 

or a tinkling cymbal.

2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, 

and understand all mysteries, 

and all knowledge; 

and though I have all faith, 

so that I could remove mountains, 

and have not charity, 

I am nothing.


2 Corinthians 10:4-5

King James Version

4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, 

but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

5 Casting down imaginations, 

and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, 

and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;


Ephesians 4:17

King James Version

17 This I say therefore, 

and testify in the Lord, 

that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, 

in the vanity of their mind,


1 Timothy 6:20

King James Version

20 O Timothy, 

keep that which is committed to thy trust, 

avoiding profane and vain babblings, 

and oppositions of science falsely so called:


2 Timothy 2:14

King James Version

14 Of these things put them in remembrance, 

charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, 

but to the subverting of the hearers.


2 Timothy 2:16

King James Version

16 But shun profane and vain babblings: 

for they will increase unto more ungodliness.


Titus 3:9

King James Version

9 But avoid foolish questions, 

and genealogies, 

and contentions, 

and strivings about the law; 

for they are unprofitable and vain.


Hebrews 13:9

King James Version

9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. 

For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace

not with meats, 

which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.


James 4:14

King James Version

14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. 

For what is your life? 

It is even a vapour, 

that appeareth for a little time, 

and then vanisheth away.


For myself?

I don't need to read any other book.

The WORD of GOD suffices.

Psalm 19:8

King James Version

8 The statutes of the Lord are right, 

rejoicing the heart: 

the commandment of the Lord is pure, 

enlightening the eyes.


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