WISDOM

Plato born 428 B.C, ancient Greek philosopher Plato was a student of Socrates and a teacher of Aristotle.

1 Corinthians 1:22 .Jews want miracles for proof, and Greeks look for wisdom.
1 Corinthians 1:18 .For the message about Christ’s death on the cross is nonsense to those who are being lost; but for us who are being saved it is God’s power. 19 The scripture says,
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise

    and set aside the understanding of the scholars.”
20 So then, where does that leave the wise? or the scholars? or the skillful debaters of this world? God has shown that this world’s wisdom is foolishness!
What is this worlds wisdom that Paul writes about in verse 20? Paul says this wisdom is FOOLISHNESS. So who of us in this world is learning the foolish worldly wisdom?

In other words who is being a FOOL? People might dispute Pauls definition of wisdom. Paul writes that Greeks look for wisdom. 
Now a lot of western wisdom derives from the Greek philosophers. There were three main Greek philosophers – Plato, Socrates and Aristotle. These three Greek philosophers lived before Jesus came on this earth. Western science in its founding days was birthed from Greek philosophy. Philosophy got people to think. You could say the foundation of western science is Greek wisdom. 
To test this assumption that the West has based its thinking on Greek wisdom is to ask “What are you looking at in what would Jesus be like in thought and deed if he came back to earth now? 
Western people laud wisdom. Wisdom to much of this world is looked up to as the epitome of what Jesus is like. It is as if most of this world has taken its wisdom from the thinking and learning of the Greek philosophers. So if Jesus appeared to us all, the people would be looking for wisdom in Jesus. But this wisdom the world would look for in Jesus would be the wisdom originally coming from the Greek philosophers. Paul definitely writes that there is a human wisdom which is based on man and there is a wisdom based on Jesus Christ. We are seeing two wisdoms that Paul writes about. One wisdom is foolishness and the other wisdom is clever. Paul dismisses Greek wisdom as foolishness. Jesus in Pauls eyes does not preach or teach a wisdom based on Greek wisdom. Greek wisdom is human wisdom, and such is not Christ’s wisdom. 
I think many people in the established church are misled off in to Greek wisdom and its following knowledge. Sciences are mans wisdom. Man is trying to put man in heaven. But heaven is not where we can see it with our physical eyes. God uses metaphors to teach his wisdom. Heaven is a definite place but only Spirit to soul can understand it. Heaven is a metaphor. Heaven is a place for the new immortal bodies we get in the second coming but still heaven is a metaphor. Man is getting to the heaven in the physical sense, man puts astronauts in to outer space. Outer space is mans heaven in mans understanding. Man thinks the answers to life are in the physical and up there in outer space. Man will try and explore the physical heavens. The wise person looks for answers to life in Spirit within. Emmanuel, God within. Man will look for life up there in the physical heaven. Man may think that life originally came from another planet and so it goes on. God is Spirit. Spirit is very small. Big is not necessary powerful. Small can be powerful. The atom is very small but can be very powerful. The atom can be an analogy of the universe. 
Christ’s wisdom is not the Greek philosophers wisdom. 
So man seeks answers to life from human wisdom. Human wisdom was birthed from Greek wisdom. Human wisdom is the sciences taught by man. Science explores the physical from the atom to the universe. Man does not seek answers in spirit from God Spirit. Man is physical and all answers to him are in the physical.
Man has got to the heavens – man as astronauts has got to the physical heavens. Man has proved that there is no God or angels in the physical heavens. Man is looking for answers in the wrong way. You can not find God or His Son with human wisdom. God may laugh at human wisdom. You build your tall towers to the heavens, and reach out to the heavens with man made space ships. God saw man trying to get to the heavens by a tower (tower of Babel) and God got angry. You won’t see God on the moon, nor on planet Mars, nor on any planet up there. I personally do not believe in life up there. I personally believe that water only exists on this earth and water is life. Without water life can not exist. In mans endeavours to reach up there to the heavens God might again get angry and foil all mans heaven attempts. Man already has enough nuclear weapons to blast this earth sky high. Human wisdom may destroy this earth. Human wisdom founded by the Greek philosophers may destroy this earth. 
What is “your” ideal of Jesus if he was now in this world? Jesus would be healthy, not fat, good clear skin, highly intelligent, deeply knowledgable of all the sciences as we know them now. Jesus would get a doctorate degree. The Greeks that Paul writes about are the people of the established church now. How the established church love their human wisdom. 
Sir Doctor Reverend Jesus Christ. 
Yours Sincerely; Lester John Murray.
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