February 22 – Paul exhorted the Colossians that the way to salvation was not through what they knew but through the Lord Jesus Christ. Col. 2:4, 8; “And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ”.
New philosophies always come and go. The one basic truth that has always stood the test of time is God Himself. There are no other truths out there no matter what religion you may be or how intelligent you may become. Ask the Mormon if he believes what Joseph Smith said about this subject.
“A man is saved no faster than he gets knowledge, for if he does not get knowledge, he will be brought into captivity by some evil power in the other world, as evil spirits will have more knowledge, and consequently more power than many men who are on the earth.” History of the Church 4:588.