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Epicurean Philosophy

 

Introduction

1.    Who were Epicureans?

2.    What was their philosophy?

3.    Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die.

4.    Ecclesiastes 8:15

5.    2 Timothy 3:4

6.    2 Thessalonians 2:12

7.    1 Timothy 5:6

Body

1.    What does the Bible say?

a.    Luke 8:14

b.    2 Timothy 3:1-5

c.    Titus 3:3-5

d.    Worldliness is forbidden Romans 12:2; 1 John 2:15; James 1:27

e.    2 Corinthians 6:17-18

2.    Examples of those who followed this philosophy

a.    Esau sold birthright

b.    Solomon

3.    Evidence of this philosophy today

a.    Social drinking, alcoholism

b.    Immodesty

c.    Gambling / Lottery

d.    Profanity

e.    Excess of the legitimate

4.    Consequences

a.    Break up of marriages / homes / familes

b.    Neglect of Bible study

c.    Neglect of worship attendance

d.    Unrest / never happy / not satisfied

5.    The Folly of it

a.    Pleasures of the world are temporary

                                          i.    Hebrews 11;25

                                        ii.    Trade eternal for a bowl of soup

b.    Not bring real happiness

c.    It is progressively degrading

6.    Moses did not follow this philosophy

a.    Hebrews 11:24-27

b.    Never lost faith                                 by faith

c.    Preferred Godís people                  with the people of God

d.    Sin is short lived                               for a season

e.    Sense of true values                       greater riches than Egypt

f.     Kept eye on reward                         respect unto recompense of reward

g.    Kept his eye on God                        seeing Him who is invisible



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