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February 10, 2002

Spoiled Philosophy. When the Apostle Paul visited Athens, the book of Acts tells of his encounter with Philosophers in Acts 17:18-21(KJV) ”Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection. And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is? For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean. (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)” Today, Christians are faced with the same issues when dealing with modern thinking. Whether at school or in the work place, there are plenty of “new things” that modern philosophers propogate to advance their “wisdom”. There are two types of wisdom we can attain: 1) Earthly or Worldly Wisdom, and 2) Heavenly Wisdom. The lesson on 02-10-2002 teaches how to identify the difference between worldly or heavenly wisdom in order to avoid philosophy and vain deceit, the tradition of men, and the rudiments of the world. The real pursuit of wisdom is to center on Christ and the Word of God. Click here to listen. The lesson also includes a handout, click here to download.



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