Tuesday, January 11, 2011
The Apostle Paul notoriously challenged: "Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?" (I Corinthians 1:20). The Biblical outlook rejects non-Christian claims to knowledge as "knowledge falsely so-called" (I Timothy 6:20) and "vain deceit" (Colossians 2:8), since such claims are allegedly justified autonomously rather than by the standard of God's knowledge (Proverbs 1:7; Romans 1:18-25; Colossians 2:8). In this perspective, then, the chief traits of non-Christian thought are rebellion and its parallel, self rule (epistemological autonomy).