What About the Bible’s Warning Against Philosophy?

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Colossians 2:8
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.

This warning isn’t about philosophy as a whole, it applies only to vain philosophy based on secular thinking. Philosophy enables clear thinking, and if it is based on the world view in the Bible, and not the vain teachings of men it is hard to go wrong. Religious leaders can sometimes lead us astray, so it must be the Bible you fall back on.

Christians need to learn to press people to face the logical conclusion of their own beliefs. Chuck Colson

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Scientist often say Philosophy is Dead, then talk a lot of Philosophy

A quote from Reasonable Faith
“People who simply ride the roller coaster of emotional experience are cheating themselves out of a deeper and richer Christian faith by neglecting the intellectual side of that faith. They know little of the riches of deep understanding of Christian truth, of the confidence inspired by the discovery that one’s faith is logical and fits the facts of experience, and of the stability brought to one’s life by the conviction that one’s faith is objectively true.”
Read more from William Lane Craig

“If Christians …

“If Christians could be trained to to provide solid evidence for what they believe and good answers to unbelievers’ questions and objections, then the perception of Christians would slowly change. Christians would be seen as thoughtful people to be taken seriously rather than as emotional fanatics or buffoons. The gospel would be a real alternative for people to embrace.”

– William Lane Craig