“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.” Col 2:8
The philosophers of this world were enemies of Christ in the days of Paul --and they are still enemies of His church in modern times.
Voltaire is an example of a philosopher who has corrupted many with his deceitful words. He was an enemy of Christianity, the Bible and Jesus Christ. In a letter to Frederick II, King of Prussia, dated 5 January 1767, Voltaire wrote about Christianity. Translated from French into English, this is what he said:
"[Christianity] is assuredly the most ridiculous, the most absurd and the most bloody religion which has ever infected this world. YOUR MAJESTY WILL DO THE HUMAN RACE AN ETERNAL SERVICE BY EXTIRPATING THIS INFAMOUS SUPERSTITION. I do not say among the rabble, who are not worthy of being enlightened and who are apt for every yoke; I say among honest people, among men who think, among those who wish to think. ... My one regret in dying is that I cannot aid you in this noble enterprise, the finest and most respectable which the human mind can point out.."
To anyone who quotes this evil man, I ask: Do you also wish to destroy Christianity with his vain, deceitful philosophies?