Every person views their life through a filter. For example, an optimist sees opportunity in every situation they face, while a pessimist can only see defeat and failure. Both could be facing the same circumstances, but how they filter things determines how they respond. That filter could also be called their philosophy.
A philosophy is simply a way of thinking. And whether you know it or not, the direction that your life is going has been influenced and controlled by your personal philosophy, or your dominant way of thinking
Proverbs 23:7 says,
“As he thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
If that is true, and it is, then it makes sense to be sure that you are viewing your life through the right filter.
Colossians 2:8 reads,
“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.”
In this scripture, Paul was giving the believers in Colosse a warning. The word beware means to be like a sentry on guard duty. It’s a military term talking about being on guard, being on the look out. And the word spoil is not talking about food; it’s talking about the spoils of war that go to the victor: the gold, silver, and land.
Paul is saying to be on guard so that you won’t be overcome by an Enemy that will strip you of your treasure, which is the truth that God has placed in your heart. That Enemy, the devil, wants to steal what God has given to you, using the world’s philosophies and the religious traditions of man.
I wanted to share this with you all. We just stared watching some very interesting videos of Andrew Wommack talking about Christian Philosophy at church. I found him to be right on. So as we go through the videos ... I will share here with you.
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