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9 Bible Verses about Philosophy

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Acts 17:18

Some Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also debated with him. Some asked, "What is this blabbermouth trying to say?" while others said, "He seems to be preaching about foreign gods." This was because Paul was telling the good news about Jesus and the resurrection.

Ecclesiastes 1:2

"Utterly pointless," says the Teacher. "Absolutely pointless; everything is pointless."

Isaiah 29:14

Therefore, watch out! "As for me, I will once again do amazing things with this people, wonder upon wonder. The wisdom of their wise men will perish, and the insights of their discerning men will stay hidden."

1 Corinthians 1:19-20

For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the intelligence of the intelligent I will reject." Where is the wise person? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? God has turned the wisdom of the world into nonsense, hasn't he?

1 Corinthians 2:6

However, when we are among mature people, we do speak a message of wisdom, but not the wisdom of this world or of the rulers of this world, who are passing off the scene.

1 Corinthians 3:19-20

For the wisdom of this world is nonsense in God's sight. For it is written, "He catches the wise with their own trickery," and again, "The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are worthless."

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Philosophy » Philosophical inductions and deductions relating to God and his providence

Job 5:8-20

"Now as for me, I would seek God if I were you; I would commit my case to God. He is always doing great things that cannot be explained, countless awesome deeds. He sends rain on the surface of the earth, and waters the surface of the open country. read more.
He sets the lowly on high, and lifts those who mourn to safety. He frustrates the plans of the crafty; so that what they work for never succeeds. He captures the wise in their own craftiness, bringing a quick end to their cunning advice. They meet with darkness in broad daylight; at noonday they grope around as if it were night. So he delivers from the sword of their mouth the poor from the power of the mighty. Therefore there is hope for those who are poor, and iniquity shuts its mouth. "Indeed, how blessed is the person whom God reproves! So never disrespect the discipline of the Almighty, because though he wounds, but then applies bandages; though he strikes, his hands still heal. "He will deliver you through six calamities; and calamity won't touch you throughout the seventh. He will deliver you from death by famine; in war from the power of the sword.

Job 10:2-21

I'll say to God, "Don't condemn me! Let me know why you are fighting me. Does it delight you to oppress or despise what you have made, while you smile at the plans of the wicked? Do you have eyes made of flesh? Can you look at things as humans do? read more.
Can you live only as long as a human being? Or live the years of a mortal man? ""For you seek out my iniquity and search for my sin. Although you know that I'm not guilty, there's no one to deliver me from you! Your hands formed and fashioned me, but then you have destroyed me all at once on all sides. ""Please remember that you've made me like clay and you'll return me to dust. Didn't you pour me out like milk and let me congeal like cheese? You covered me with skin and flesh, weaving me together with bones and sinews. You gave life and gracious love to me; your providential care has preserved my spirit. But you've hidden these things in your heart I know this was your purpose: If I sin, you watch me and won't acquit me for my iniquity. ""Woe to me if I'm guilty! If I'm innocent, I cannot lift my head, because I am filled with disgrace. Look at my affliction! But if I do lift up my head, you will hunt me like a lion! You will perform miracles in order to fight against me. ""You have brought new witnesses against me, you're even more angry with me you've brought fresh troops to attack me! So why did you bring me out from the womb? I wish I had died, before anyone had seen me, as if I had never existed; carried from the womb to the grave. My days are so few, aren't they? So leave me alone, then, so I can smile a little before I go, never to return, leaving for the land of deep darkness and shadow.

Job 12:6-24

The tents of robbers are at rest, and those who provoke God are secure, that is, those who carry their god in their pocket. "Ask the wild animals, and they'll teach you; the birds of the sky will tell you. Or ask the green plants of the earth and they'll teach you; let the fish in the sea tell you. read more.
Who among all of these doesn't know that the LORD's hand made them, and that the life of every living thing rests in his control, along with the breath of every living human being? The ear scrutinizes speech just as the palate tastes food." "Wisdom may be found in the company of the aged. Understanding comes with longevity. With God is wisdom and strength; counsel and understanding belongs to him. When he tears down, nobody rebuilds; when he incarcerates, nobody escapes. When he withholds water, rivers dry up; when he lets them loose, they'll flood the land. "With God are strength and sound wisdom; both the deceived and those who deceive are responsible to him. He leads counselors away naked; he turns judges into fools. He strips away the authority of kings to punish and puts them in prison clothes instead. He leads away the priests naked and overthrows the ruling class. He keeps reliable advisors from speaking, and removes discernment from elders. He pours contempt on nobles and embarrasses the mighty. He uncovers the hidden dimensions from darkness, bringing what is in deep shadow to light. He makes nations great, and then destroys them; he enlarges nations, but then sends them away to captivity. He withdraws understanding from national leaders of the world, causing them to wander through uncharted wilderness.

Job 33:12-30

"You aren't right about this; My response is that God is greater than human beings. Why are you arguing with him? He doesn't have to give explanations for what he does to you! "God speaks time and time again but nobody notices read more.
in a dream or night vision, when a deep sleep falls on mankind while they sleep on their beds. That's when he opens the ear of mankind, authenticating his messages to them, turning a person from his actions, keeping him from pride, sparing his soul from the Pit and his life from violent death. "He is being reproved by painful bed rest, with continual aching in his bones. He cannot stand his food, and he has no desire for appetizing food. His flesh wastes away; his bones, which once couldn't be seen, are visible. His soul is getting close to the Pit; his life is approaching its executioner." "If there's a messenger appointed to mediate for Job one out of a thousand to represent the man's integrity on his behalf, to show favor to him and to plead, "Deliver him from having to go down to the Pit I know where his ransom is!' Let his flesh be rejuvenated as he was in his youth! Let him recover the strength of his youth. Let him pray to God and he will accept him; he will appear before him with joyful shouts!" "He'll sing to mankind with these words: "I've sinned. I have twisted what is right. Yet he has not repaid me like I deserve. He has redeemed my soul from going down to the Pit; my life will see the light.' Indeed God does all these things again and again with a person to bring back his soul from the Pit; to light him with the light of life."

Philosophy » Employment of, was not paul's method of preaching the gospel

1 Corinthians 1:19

For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the intelligence of the intelligent I will reject."

1 Corinthians 2:1-5

When I came to you, brothers, I didn't come and tell you about God's secret with rhetorical language or wisdom. For while I was with you I resolved to know nothing except Jesus the Messiah, and him crucified. It was in weakness, fear, and great trembling that I came to you. read more.
My message and my preaching were not accompanied by clever, wise words, but by a display of the Spirit's power, so that your faith would not be based on human wisdom but on God's power.

Philosophy » Rabbinical

Colossians 2:16-19

Therefore, let no one judge you in matters of food and drink or with respect to a festival, a New Moon, or Sabbath days. These are a shadow of the things to come, but the reality belongs to the Messiah. Let no one who delights in humility and the worship of angels cheat you out of the prize by rejoicing about what he has seen. Such a person is puffed up for no reason by his carnal mind. read more.
He does not hold on to the head, from whom the whole body, which is nourished and held together by its joints and ligaments, grows as God enables it.

Philosophy » The nature of things

Philosophy » Reveals the mysteries of providence

Romans 1:19-20

For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God himself has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible attributes his eternal power and divine nature have been understood and observed by what he made, so that people are without excuse.

Philosophy » Is not sufficient for an adequate knowledge of God

1 Corinthians 1:21-22

For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom did not know God, God was pleased to save those who believe through the nonsense of our preaching. Jews ask for signs, and Greeks look for wisdom,

Philosophy » Is not enough for salvation through the atonement of jesus Christ

1 Corinthians 2:6-10

However, when we are among mature people, we do speak a message of wisdom, but not the wisdom of this world or of the rulers of this world, who are passing off the scene. Instead, we speak about God's wisdom in a hidden secret, which God destined before the world began for our glory. None of the rulers of this world understood it, because if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. read more.
But as it is written, "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him." But God has revealed those things to us by his Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the deep things of God.

Philosophy » Greek schools of

Acts 17:18

Some Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also debated with him. Some asked, "What is this blabbermouth trying to say?" while others said, "He seems to be preaching about foreign gods." This was because Paul was telling the good news about Jesus and the resurrection.

Philosophy » A philosophical discussion about wisdom

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