An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Fancy Death

(Pro 8:36 KJV)  But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

I have been reading a book called The Story of Philosophy by Will Durant.  It is reminding me why I don’t like to read philosophy as a rule.  I am in a chapter on Arthur Schopenhauer.  I have finished summaries of Voltaire, Kant and Hegel.  It reads like much of the science fiction that is being written today.  It is simply human beings trying to find a reason not to believe in the God of the Bible.  

Here is an example.

“The task of religion is to reach and feel that Absolute in which all opposites are resolved into a unity, that great sum of being in which matter and mind, subject and object, good and evil, are one.  God is the system of relationships in which all things move and have their being and their significance.  In man the Absolute rises to self-consciousness, and become the Absolute Idea - that is thought realizing itself as part of the Absolute, transcending individual limitations and purposes, and catching, underneath the universal strife, the hidden harmony of all things.”  pages 322-3  
This is Durant’s summary, not the words of Kant but you get the idea.

The world is like this verse.  They hate God and love the death.

So?  Recognize what you are up against.  They can make it sound very deluxe but it is still the path of death.

Durant, Will.  The Story of Philosophy.  Garden City, New York:  Garden City Publishing Co., Inc.,  1926.

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