Philosophy and Vain Deceit
A Sermon on Ephesians 6:10-13
The Whole Armor of God
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. (ESV)
He attacks of the devil on mind and intellect; philosophy the greatest danger to the Christian truth; final trust in man; governed by modern knowledge and thought; the Greek period; the desire to understand and explain; the state of the Church today due to philosophy; the Gospel starts with God; the dangers of mysticism; the Church's desire to be intellectually acceptable.