Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The Incompatibility of Greek Reasoning and Hebraic Thought

The Incompatibility of Greek Reasoning and Hebraic Thought.

The topic that gets me in the most trouble is when I try to explain why human reasoning cannot get us in the God’s favor, much less into the Kingdom. My belief is that TRUTH is Jesus Himself, and all Truth comes from Jesus… as it does we reason together as the Body, one with each other, in our relationship with Christ to work out truth… In that we experience through our relationship, Truth revealed by Christ Jesus… which is by shear inspiration, or by reading the Bible… Any doctrine (contrary to my critics who can’t seem to read, I do believe in “sound doctrine”) must come through Christ Jesus… by revelation… and by the teachings of scripture. Without Jesus’ revelation, we cannot understand nor apply neither truth nor “sound doctrines” to our life… if one attempts it is works and legalism and just plain bad doctrines of mere men.

Truth outside of this is not truth. It is a lie.

All that is to say here a much more educated teacher than myself who can explain it much better as to why Greek philosophy became "The friend that stayed too long."

Here is another great article called, “Postmodern Apologetics?” by Myron B. Penner. He touches on the topic a bit also.

Just maybe it is that we lean too much on Greek philosophy, trusting in our own reasoning, and that this clouds us from seeing scripture for it's full value.

Romans 8:6 (Amplified Bible)
6Now the mind of the flesh [which is sense and reason without the Holy Spirit] is death [death that [a]comprises all the miseries arising from sin, both here and hereafter]. But the mind of the [Holy] Spirit is life and [soul] peace [both now and forever].


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