Can be Philosophy Helpful for a Christian? Personally my opinion…
Can be Philosophy Helpful for a Christian?
Personally my opinion is that many Christians today seem to misunderstand the apostle Paul’s warning in Colossians 2:8: “See to it that no one takes you captive by
philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition.” The truth is, the Bible interpreted rightly is no more against philosophy than it is against religion. I say that The Bible is against vain philosophy. Likewise, the Bible is not opposed to religion , but only against vain religion (James 1:26-27). In Colossians 2:8, Paul is not speaking about philosophy in general, but about a particular philosophy that was apparently influencing the church at Colossae, which is usually understood as an early form of Gnosticism. Paul was referring to this particular Gnostic like philosophy that had invaded the church in Colossae a philosophy that involved legalism, mysticism, and asceticism and not to all philosophy.
God is not against philosophy so ,I say that an addresses of the various
philosophical disciplines can equip Christians to argue against anti-Christian philosophies and use philosophical tools in proving the truth of Christianity. More today and tomorrow.
God bless you. (Inspired by Ron Rhodes )