The Battle for Our Minds Part II

 

The Battle for Our Minds Part II

Chart by Daniel  Woodhead

Chart by Daniel Woodhead

Spiritual Protective Principles

Godly Provided Armor

In the Battle for our Minds it is important to realize that God has given us the tools to help us in the battle. This is the Christian’s armor. It is described in Ephesians chapter six. In Ephesians 6:17 we see the helmet of salvation. It is important to see why God named the helmet of the head, which is a covering of the mind, salvation. When we are resting in the safety of our salvation we have the Holy Spirit’s protection and can make the proper response to Satan’s attacks. We are easily able to say you can’t touch me! When we have received God’s salvation Satan or his demons can tell us anything them want to lead us astray into danger. But now with the Holy Spirit living in us and influencing us we know better and can fight back by saying NO; I won’t think like that or let those ugly polluted thoughts into my mind.

Spirit Filling

Ephesians 5:18 tells us And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit” The fundamental principle that the apostle is trying to convey to us is that we must allow the Spirit to control our thoughts and therefore our lives. The comparison made here is that of an alcoholic who is under the complete control of that mind controlling substance. Christ revealed one characteristic of the Holy Spirit when He said in John 16:13a “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth.” When we properly relate to the Spirit, Satan cannot have any influence on our minds. Satan will attack us at our weakest moments and issues. The Holy Spirit will protect us at all times so Satan will not be successful. So therefore we must be constantly feeding the Spirit with God’s Word and beautiful thought categories given in Philippians 4:8.

Know God’s Word

This principle is of the upmost importance. We must learn and know the Bible well. We must know the “Whole Counsel of God” not just a few verses here and there taken out of context. Out brains function similarly to a computer. In fact computers were designed with our minds as the basis for the engineering design of a central processing unit of a computer. One factor of computer technology is its ability to process information regardless of its quality. Our minds will do the same thing. If we bring garbage in it will put garbage out but affect our soul while it is residing in our mind and being processed by it.  We may bring information into our minds and it will be stored away for future use unbeknownst to us. While we may not be conscious to the “hidden” data it will surface at a later time reminding us of what we took in. This is like a Trojan horse virus in a computer. If it contains pure information we can use for proper purposes. If it is bad it will harm us when it resurfaces and has probably been infecting through its influence on our thoughts all along. This is one more reason to prevent the evil from entering. The only way to do that is to first be fortified with a complete knowledge of Gods Word and secondly to avoid the pollution Satan wants to instill within us. Knowing and feeding God’s Word will make us pure.

Psalm 119:9 tells us this in the form of a question and answer:

[Beth] How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word (ESV).

Consider what the apostle is telling us in Romans 12:2:

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God (KJV).

We must constantly feed on the Word of God through memorization, Bible study and fellowship with other believers that are growing in the Word of God. Satan wants to take us away from serious Bible study and from other believers who are growing daily in the Word. Genuine Bible study is not an emotional centered mindless experience. It is a logical practical and rational understanding of what God has for us. When experience is elevated above the rational doctrine expressed in the infallible Word of God we are setting ourselves up for any wind of false doctrine that will come our way. God’s Word is the sword of the Spirit that will send Satan and his demons away from us. If we rely on the subjective imprecise emotionalism that accompanies experience we are ignoring logic and objective truth for the subjective.

Completely Surrender to Christ

We must be completely sold out to Him and then put what He says into practice. Are we different people when we are away from the Bible or are we captivated by Christ? Sometimes it is easy to listen or read the Bible but we don’t put it into practice. James 1:22 says:

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves (KJV).

James says that we are deceiving ourselves if we don’t follow God’s Word. We may think that we are but examine ourselves and ask your spouse the question, Do I live out God’s Word or not? If not then start adhering to what it says and be ye doers! Otherwise Satan has a grip on you and will not let go until you decide to let Christ completely control you. When we are completely sold out to God’s Word anything that comes into our minds will be tested against its purity and accepted or rejected on the basis of what Christ says, not on vain philosophies and worldly practices. Obedience to God’s Word is essential to positive emotional feelings and positive family relationships. When we are outside God’s will because we are not completely surrendered to Him it will have an effect on our well-being and that of our families. It is of primary importance for the spiritual leader of the family, the man, to adhere to this principle because they are the leaders of the family. Their attitudes will radiate to others in the family unit and cause others to follow their attitudes. Whether the man likes it or not God has made him the spiritual leader of the family. It is called the doctrine of “headship” and it was bestowed upon Adam the first person. When the man exercises Godly headship he demonstrates appropriate godly patterns of obedience and his family will respond in a positive manner.

 Having the Mind of Christ

I Corinthians 2:14-16

14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ (KJV).

When the Holy Spirit came, He was given the mind of Christ to show to the apostles, who in turn were to share directly with the early Church by their actions and through their writings. The result of all of this was the New Testament. The apostle Paul says that Spiritual believers have the mind of Christ (I Corinthians 2:16). This does not mean that we can understand every thought Jesus had, in fact Paul said we would only understand in part the mind of Christ until we are on the other side with Him (I Corinthians 13:12).

 John 15:15

 15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you (KJV).

The Lord Jesus shared with the apostles all the things He heard the Father give Him.  Therefore His human mind was implanted with the mind of God. This is the mind of Christ.

John 16:13-15

13 (However) when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. 14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. 15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you (KJV).

What this means for the Christian is that we must have a different perspective than the world for the events we encounter. Jesus had a divine outlook. One who has become born again is on the path of unlearning the ways of the world and learning the viewpoint of God on the various issues we experience in life. One prime example of this was expressed in Philippians 2:5: “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.” This verse introduced a Christ who voluntarily held an attitude, which manifested itself in humility and harmony.

A Mind That is Harmonious

Satan easily creates disunity, dissension and discord among Christians who are living according to the flesh. Paul clearly identified this in I Corinthians 3:3: “For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men (KJV)?” In other words, he said in the flesh we will have contention with each other but with the mind of Christ we are led to harmony and unity. This is being of one Spirit and one truth, not agreeing to disagree on different interpretations of Scripture  (Philippians 1:27). Paul was very clear that the harmony among believers must be a unity in the Spirit of truth. Our minds must be fixed on the same goals and understanding of the Scripture.

Some think that they need to try out every instance of doctrine that gets introduced in the Church in an open and vocal manner. Others choose a challenging manner to examine these same concepts compared to the revealed truth of the Bible. What neither group understands is that both of these approaches divide and do not unify the Church around the truth. In fact because the dissenters do not understand the whole counsel of God, they sow seeds of discord because of their ignorance. If we challenge them in the same way, we exacerbate the situation instead of improving it. By examining the characteristics of the early Church we can see that they were unified in one accord (Acts 1:4; 2:46; 4:24; 5:12). Paul exhorted the Corinthians to unify:

I Corinthians 1:10

10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment (KJV).

The unity expressed here must be having the same mind, which is that of Christ. We don’t need to know every side of a Biblical issue, only God’s side. If we all know God’s mind on this issues expressed in the Scriptures we will be in unity. Agreement might not come at first, when the enemy is attempting to divide us, but through prayer and the study of God’s Word we will come to understand the will of God on every issue. We have the example of the first world wide Church council before whom Paul brought the issue of Gentiles entering the Church without becoming Jews first. Some Pharisees thought it necessary but the members of the Church council searched the Scriptures and the issue was solved (Acts 15:4-18). The result was the Spirit of God brought them to one accord.

The problem is the enemy will try to keep us divided by causing us to not come together to pray, study, and share in order to seek the mind of God. Pastors and elders must be of one mind. It is understandable that members of the local congregation might be at different levels of growth in Christ and therefore not always unified. Family members might fall into this situation too. Then we must appeal to Scripture to settle misunderstandings of what God expects of us. We are not speaking of majority rule, just the rule of one person, the Lord Jesus Christ as expressed in His Word.

 The Humble Mind

The major stumbling blocks to unity are pride and selfishness. Some have a passion to be always correct, but not necessarily correct according to God’s Word. Our prideful attitudes can convince us we are right so we can have our own way and control others. One sure way to achieve this is found in Philippians chapter two. Consider the following:

Philippians 2:3-5

3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. 4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. 5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus (KJV).

If we start our interactions with a mind of humility as the Bible tells us we will be in the mind of Christ. We must develop an attitude of viewing other believers as being better then ourselves. Then it will be easy to express humility, which will usually be received in the same spirit it was offered, which is a return of humility. True humility is laying aside our rights and interest and submitting to others. This does not at all mean that we accept poor doctrine, ignorance of the Scriptures, or non-biblical positions on issues. It means we listen and consider the position of others, and respond in a humble manner in order to have a mutual understanding of the Holy Spirit’s truth. It could be that we might divide over important doctrinal issues, but even in those cases we must do it peaceably with humility.

Christ emptied Himself of any attitude regarding His deity so that he could identify with humankind. The Scriptures say he took the form of a bondservant. He gave up all his rights and submitted Himself to the status of a slave. He washed the apostle’s feet in complete submission to them to demonstrate humility and they didn’t understand it at first. It is almost impossible for us to consider His most humble action, becoming a man. God left Heaven and entered a human body for the express purpose of giving His life up for us. He did this in submission to the Law of God that required a sacrifice for the sins of humanity for permanent atonement.

Consider the crucifixion he suffered. It was reserved for the criminals who had committed the worse crimes that society had ever experienced. Christ did nothing to deserve this but He willingly submitted himself to it, which was a curse. The Bible affirmed that this was shameful and a curse upon anyone who died in this manner (Galatians 3:13; Deuteronomy 21:23). Our Lord Jesus voluntarily submitted Himself to this so we could have eternal salvation. He placed our interests above His so He could give us something we could never obtain on our own, our salvation.  He demonstrated the humble mind.

So as Philippians 2:5 says, to have the mind of Christ means to have a mind that is full of humility. The King James Version calls this “lowliness of mind.”  This is humility; it is not a poor self-image or a “woe is me” attitude. It is power under control. We don’t lose the focus of the truth or the facts of the Scriptures, and we don’t use a forceful attitude when attempting to become like-minded with others in the Christian community. We must understand that we are totally dependent upon God and not on our own self worth and image. When we have the mind of Christ, we can’t be self-exulted, self-willed, self-sufficient, arrogant, righteous, or glorious.

Daniel E Woodhead

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The Battle for Our Minds Part I

The Battle for Our Minds

Macbeth and Banquo Meeting the witches on the heath  By Theodore Chasseriau 1856

Macbeth and Banquo Meeting the witches on the heath By Theodore Chasseriau 1856

 

Philippians 4:8-9

8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things 9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you (KJV).

 Virtue

Watch how Paul concludes this section of the book of Phillipians. He does it with a summary of six items that are objects of a wholesome thought life. As we know Paul frequently had debates with the Greeks (Acts 17:22 etc.). The Greeks were quick to debate the foundations of virtue. They believing that God was unknowable frequently argued that one should simply be the best that one could be.  The Greek word Paul used here for virtue is arête (Strongs G703), which to the Greek simply means excellence. The word is also linked with human knowledge and is used interchangeably by them with knowledge. Hellenistic thought concluded, “Virtue is knowledge.” Therefore they reasoned that the study of human knowledge is the highest form of human happiness and ability.

Paul in his debates with them asserted that God has revealed Himself to us, is knowable and all truth and knowledge emanates from Him, not from the human being He created. The Bible is revealed truth. God in Christ says that He is truth (John 14:6). The problem with the Greeks approach was, it was arbitrary or subjective. Consider the following quote of Aristotle from his Nicomachean Ethics:

“Virtue (arete) then is a settled disposition of the mind determining the choice of actions and emotions, consisting essentially in the observance of the mean relative to us, this being determined by principle, that is, as the prudent man would determine it.”[1]

It is therefore important for us to see the struggle Paul had to bring Christ and revealed truth to the Philippians. The Greek scholars were debating him frequently and had several hundred years of scholarly thought to draw from in their arguments with him. We should realize that this Greek thought has influenced our western societies. They did not know from whence knowledge came or virtue either. It is clear from Aristotle’s comment that the so-called principle came about through a “prudent man”. Our present day legal system draws on this reasoning when determining what a normal response of a human should be in various situations. They refer to the so called prudent man by saying the normal response of any situation should be judged by what the “ordinary man of reasonable prudence” would do. So in any humanistic explanation for life and knowledge and especially virtue we are left with no specific definition. This is why Paul and us today must advance God’s Word as the only revealed truth. We can rely on it as it has been proved repeatedly to come directly from God and contain the highest standard for all thought and behavior.

 Our minds are the battleground

The long war is actually between God and His archenemy Lucifer who became Satan when he defiled Heaven and God cast him out of exclusively serving Him in His presence. Paul made this quite clear in the sixth chapter of Ephesians.

Ephesians 6:10-12

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (KJV).

We must rely on the truth of God’s Word for our direction and walk through this life. It is only found in His Word.

Psalm 119:105

Thy word [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path (KJV)

In fact we have an example of Jesus telling Peter that Satan wanted to put him through very difficult times similar to what he did to Job, Jesus prayed that it not be allowed.

Luke 22:31-34

31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: 32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. 33 And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison, and to death. 34 And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me (KJV).

Simon Peter would not experience the conversion Jesus spoke of until the Holy Spirit came to them (John 20:22; Acts 2:4) through Jesus and they were baptized by the Spirit and regenerated. Jesus intervened so Satan would not abuse Peter and Peter thinking he did not need to be “born again” said he would be true to Jesus no matter what. Christ knowing this was folly prophesied, “thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.”

Until one is actually born again of the Spirit we cannot understand how wonderful it is.

So a child of God must be born again and then will desire the Scriptures and want to live a life conformed to God’s Word. The battleground in the spiritual realm is our minds. Satan wants to sift them as wheat. The believer in Christ has protection that must be appropriated on a daily basis to be effective.

Paul knowing the issue well assembles the entire list of the components to guard our minds for a virtuous outcome.

  1. Truth: refers to facts that are in accordance with the reality around us. It does not refer to lies or deceptions. Truth is a characteristic of God.
  2. Honest: refers to what is dignified and worthy of respect.
  3. Just: refers to conformity to God’s standards of rightness.
  4. Pure: refers to what is wholesome, not mixed with moral impurity.
  5. Lovely: speaks of thoughts of moral and spiritual beauty.
  6. Good Report: (commendable or admirable) relates to what is positive and constructive rather than negative and destructive.

He then says,  “if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Paul is not saying that there might not be any virtue he is simply saying that because there is virtue it is praiseworthy!

Paul is simply not saying that we should just do things like this. He says that we must “think on these things.” This is the essence of success in the Christian life. We must prevail in the battle for our mind as Satan and his minions want to derail us from achieving peace in living for Christ. Solomon said several thousand years ago that a man’s behavior emanates from his mind, when he said “For as he thinketh in his heart, so [is] he” (Proverbs 23:7). Every action a human can and will do comes from the thoughts he has first and Satan is right in there influencing those thoughts.

The unsaved person has a darkened mind (Ephesians 4:17-18) and is incapable of resting on Spiritual matters. He may be able to discern highly complex concepts like advanced physics but is unable (darkened) about the matters about God. Paul explains it this way.

II Corinthians 4:3-4

3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them (KJV).

 Man can only choose what is available to him to grasp.

If Satan can keep one’s mind blocked from the truth of the Gospel he has been effective in keeping that mind in Spiritual darkness and therefore away from truth. For some reason Satan has been given the leeway to influence and if he can get to a person before he is a believer he can keep him from getting to know God. This subverts God’s plan that we should glorify Him.

The natural mind is also naturally defiled since the Fall.

To the unregenerate unbelievers nothing is pure. Both their minds and their consciences are defiled. They might profess to know God but their actions make it apparent that they do not know Him. Titus 1:15-16 says that they are detestable and disobedient and worth less for any good deed. They are phonies who say one thing and do another. They are defiled. This defilement gets acted out in various immoral acts and licentiousness behavior. Some of these include sexual adultery, incest, bestiality and other perversions forbidden by God. Our television sets and the movies we see are primary sources of this corrupt material. If society were as concerned with the purity of what enters our mind as we supposedly are about the quality of our water, air and general environment it would demand that we would stop watching most of the television programming. We would also stop spending our money on unwholesome music and movies at the theaters. This is simply mind pollution. Much of it is obscene, blasphemes God, and pushes these things into our minds and the minds of our children. We must be careful to guard against this from entering our minds. What we allow to enter our mind will have an effect on us even if we do not think it will. It will alter our way of thinking and give us more tolerance for the impure things that are contrary to God’s way. When we let these things in God distances Himself from us and we lose some of the blessings He has for us. He cannot live with sin. This in no way means a loss of your salvation; just the full blessing potential you have available from God.

 The natural mind is depraved.

Depraved means that it is corrupted, destroyed, ruined, spoiled or debased. The religious authorities of Jesus time used religion to raise one social status and increase one’s net worth. Paul recognized this and gave us this realization.

I Timothy 6:5

And constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain (ESV).

Even if the unbeliever makes a contribution to the world in the areas of nice literature, poetry, music and other areas, their minds are sill depraved in God’s economy. They can’t please Him.

 The natural mind is dead.

Romans 8:6-8

6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God (KJV).

The natural mind is totally set upon pleasing the flesh. It can be seen in the natural inclinations of those who are unbelievers. Their pursuits tend toward hedonistic activities feeding fleshly desires. They live for the weekend, sexual pleasures and never consider God because their minds are dead to recognizing Him. They will devise many inventive machinations to explain God in their own image so they then comply with what they want to pursue in their own lives. But according to God they are spiritually dead. Not many so-called experts of the mind in psychology or psychiatry will tell us what God says. Most are telling us that man is inherently good and only needs positive experiences and training to be perfect.

 


[1] Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, II vi 15, translated H. Rackham (1934: Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press)

Daniel E Woodhead

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The Heresy of The New Evangelicalism (AKA The Emerging Church)

DECEPTION

Pastor, “Power, Prestige, and Wealth are all Yours if you just Tell Them  What They Want to Hear”

  Self-portrait with Fiddling Death, by Arnold Böcklin 1872


Self-portrait with Fiddling Death, by Arnold Böcklin 1872

 

 This is perhaps the most insidious of all the heretical deceptions to come upon biblical Christianity.  It is characterized by catering to the desires of the people. Instead of being inculcated with God’s Word and having our personal world view and behavior be patterned after God’s Word, the New Evangelicalism gives the people what they want.  One NT passage clearly predicts this reversal of worship of God to worshipping man.

Romans 1:25

Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

The idea with this new wave of apostasy is to soft-sell the Bible and salvation. It is not attempting to save anybody from the fires of Hell but from an aimless and meaningless life here on earth. Our experiences and quality of life here are more important than the total service to God and the blessed assurance that He will soon come to lift us out of this sinful decaying world. Salvation is given lip service and evangelism with real confrontation is thought to be too divisive. This apostasy does not want to upset anybody. There is never any mention of Hell and the outcome of an unsaved life.  They may say that they believe strongly but, their actions differ sharply from what they say.

Usually their Bible teaching is characterized by an over emphasis on application. This of course is the middle of the road approach. They avoid doctrine as too divisive.

Paul warned us that the end times would be characterized as a departure from sound doctrine and a departure from the truth.

II Timothy 4:3-4 

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

With the divisiveness they believe that they will lose members of their congregation and therefore funds. Or they are concerned with money and man-made approaches to self-help. A total dependence on God for their resources is abandoned for “sound business” practices or “fundamental marketing techniques.”  Total reliance on God by elders through prayer and patience is exchanged for parliamentary procedure and schemes for man made self-advancement and career goals. The pastor is considered as a CEO, not the teacher of God’s Word. Mission statements and strategic plans are formulated to accommodate personal plans. The Bible is subordinated to man’s desires.

The thought of prophecy is anathema to the New Evangelical for they say it causes division. This division of course is between those non-literal Bible expositors and the literal Biblical expositors.  Some have characterized the New Evangelical as being seduced by the world spirit of this present age.

You can see it in the leaders who are popularized. Usually they have a high degree of prominence in the government or sports and their testimonies are sought after for paid speaking engagements and book endorsements.

You will never see a Sunday school teacher or poor inner city pastor held up by them as pillars of the faith. Christ went to the lowest members of society to bring the truth to the world. He did not go to the popular and prominent.

This is a spirit of disobedience and a mood of compromise. It is a rejection of many of the negative aspects of New Testament Christianity. It is an attitude of positivism. They would rather be diplomats not fighters, positive rather than militant, infiltrators rather than separatists. They would not be restricted by a separationist mentality. The New Evangelical would rather pursue dialog, intellectualism, and appeasement than Biblical Militiantism. Psychology is fast becoming their guide.

The use of psychology is rapidly becoming the norm in Christian Schools and churches.

Our culture has become deeply and extensively psychological. The weakness and carnality of the church in recent decades has allowed this psychological mind-set of the world to flow into the church. This process has brought about a redefining of many foundational matters of the Christian faith. We used to correctly understand that man’s problem was sin and God’s remedy was His saving and transforming grace (Romans 5:12, 17). Now, the trouble is the disorder of codependency, and the solution is group therapy. Formerly, we understood that man tended to stray from God to follow his own self-willed path (Isaiah 53:6), and that he needed to deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Christ (Luke 9:23). Now, we think that man must esteem himself, affirm himself, and actualize himself. All of this new thinking is coming from psychological theory, which is primarily a philosophy of life. We are strongly warned in the word of the Lord not to be guided by the philosophy of the world.

Colossians 2:8

“Beware lest anyone take you captive through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ”

 

Beware of the leaven of the new-evangelicals.

 

Daniel E. Woodhead

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