Plato's Academy

We need philosophy, but it needs to be God’s philosophy.


“What is it that hath been? the same thing that shall be. What is it that hath been done? the same that shall be done. Nothing under the sun is new, neither is any man able to say: Behold this is new: for it hath already gone before in the ages that were before us. ” ~ Ecclesiastes 1:9-10

Having spent the past five months at the gates of Hades studying the philosophies of the unholy German trinity, Hegel, Nietzsche, and Marx, it is now time to turn to God’s philosophy. The Holy Spirit inspired not only the Gospel message but the correct understanding of philosophy as well.

The books of Ecclesiastes, Canticle of Canticles, Wisdom, and Ecclesiasticus flow in the most compelling order, one that directs our philosophical orientation so as to prepare us to receive, properly, the Gospel message of our salvation in the New Testament. Philosophy is not pagan; though, there are pagan philosophers. On the contrary, philosophy is a gift from God enshrined in the Sacred Scriptures. Reading the books above after reading those of the antichrist philosophers is like rising from the dead to see a magnificent panorama of meadows, lakes, forests, and majestic mountains in the distance.

There is a proper philosophy, enshrined in Sacred Scripture, for understanding the Gospel itself properly, and this philosophical orientation is inspired by the Holy Spirit. Philosophy is good. Well, good philosophy is good.

The quote above from the book of Ecclesiastes is striking. One could not phrase a better refutation of Hegelian philosophy, one that ensnares not only the pagan non-believers in today’s world, but the vast majority of Christians as well. This Hegelian spirit is that which raises hands and voices to Heaven, crying out in unison, “the Church must adapt with the times!” Note that the Hegelian devil counters not only the wisdom above, but also the Holy Spirit’s further point in the New Testament, “Jesus Christ, yesterday, and today; and the same for ever. Be not led away with various and strange doctrines.” ~ Hebrews 13:8-9. A more direct anti-Hegelian statement one will not find.

To the Hegelian Christian heretics, Jesus must conform to the times, not the times conform to Jesus. To cure this spiritual illness, we need to start reading and contemplating on God’s philosophy.


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