Consistency: Logic and Biblical Interpretation

I’m done with an assignment that was dull, so let’s write some fun stuff.

There are many Christians who recoil at the very word “philosophy,” because they have the sense that it is a bunch of fancy-shmancy, meaningless fluff talk about nothing, which is at best useless and at worst actively deceiving and harmful.  Philosophy, they think, focuses way too much on the logic of man rather than the truth of God.  This is why many people use such arguments in theological debate as, “Oh, you’re just using philosophy!” or “That position is philosophical, while this one is biblical.”  The ironic thing, of course, is that they are using philosophy themselves, although they often do not realize it.  The very act of trying to systematize the Scriptures into a consistent manner is a use of philosophy, for example.

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