Thursday, June 11, 2015

Psychology and Philosophy Are To Be Rejected By Christians

Col 2:8  See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.

John MacArthur notes:

"takes you captive". Here is the term for robbery. False teachers who are successful in getting people to believe lies, rob them of truth, salvation, and blessing. philosophy and empty deceit.

"Philosophy" (lit., "love of wisdom") appears only here in the NT. The word referred to more than merely the academic discipline, but described ANY THEORY ABOUT GOD, THE WORLD or THE MEANING OF LIFE.

Those embracing the Colossian heresy used it to describe the supposed higher knowledge they claimed to have attained. Paul, however, equates the false teachers' philosophy with "empty" or worthless "deceit." Cf. 1 Tim. 6:20; see note on 2 Cor. 10:5. the elemental spirits of the world. See notes on Col. 2:20 and Gal. 4:3. Far from being advanced, profound knowledge, the false teachers' beliefs were simplistic and IMMATURE like all the rest of the SPECULATIONS, IDEOLOGIES, PHILOSOPHIES, and PSYCHOLOGIES the FALLEN SATANIC AND HUMAN SYSTEM invents.

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This is why psychology has NO GOOD IN IT AT ALL. NONE. Nor does evolution. Both were founded on the principle of anti-Christ and anti-Scripture. They are demonic in origin.

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