Thursday, August 9, 2012

Comment

A comment via email and my response

     My hope is that this blog will become a place to discuss philosophical things of theological importance. I've decided to share a response I got via email to help promote this hope.
I looked at your blog and read the posts and frankly I am not sure what kind of feedback you would want and the reason is because a blog is the opinion of the person who is writing the blog. Your view on a subject that you want to share and that is good for the person who blogs and those who blog back give their opinions back to you.   I hope you would honor the Lord through it (Colossians 3:17) and as you draw closer in your personal relationship with Jesus Christ your blog will reflect that personal relationship with the Savior Jesus who died on that cross for us to live eternally with Him (John 3:16). I would remind you that scripture is God breathed (2 Timothy 3:16) and that the philosophy of man is fleshly (John 6:63).

    Philosophy of man is fleshly, but what is the philosophy of God. Jesus presented different philosophies to the listeners of his sermon on the mount. They had been taught different things than those in which he was teaching, (“I say to you”). Jesus also taught that when he goes away the Father will send the Holy Spirit (Advocate).
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. John 14:26 The Spirit is teaching us philosophy (how to think and how our world operates). The Spirit will not only help us to recall what we have learned from the Bible, but will teach us all things. To ignore such an important work of God’s Spirit, by only relying on what has been said in the past, is a pitfall and is not reliance upon God, but reliance upon man! No truth will come that will flat out contradict the truth in “scripture,” though further understanding and clarification of purpose may. I agree that the scripture came by revelation from God, through the lives of his followers. To say that the Bible is the only place that God can speak and that he cannot speak through his followers today is again, a reliance upon man and not God. For it is man that coppied the scriptures, man that stored them. Man that has found the ancient texts, and man that has translated them into varrious languages. The Bible is translated into numerous versions and the word parakletos (advocate) has even been translated differently by the NIV in the past 10 years or less. Can someone argue that God in his soverignty has been looking over all of these steps even now, every translation process so that the “true” meaning is not lost? Sure, but to agree to that would be no different than stating that some preacher on Sunday is delivering the very breathed words of God, for they came to his mind from the soverign God. "Fleshly" lives consist of lives with no reflection upon who they are or what they believe, they are simply driven by instinct of emotions in response to the stimulation surrounding them. My words are full of the Spirit for the require someone to consider them and either reject or agree thereby giving God a chance to inspire ideas into their lives.