Christian philosophy must find knowledge of God, like human redemption, in divine grace rather than human earning. In particular, a Christian philosophy must acknowledge that the things of God are taught by God‟s Spirit, the Spirit of Christ, and not by “human wisdom.” Paul states that “we have received the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the gifts bestowed on us by God” (1 Cor. 2:12). In making Christ preeminent in all things, even in wisdom and philosophy, God does not allow the world to know God by its own wisdom. Paul remarks: “in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through [its] wisdom” (1 Cor. 1:21). Instead, according to Paul, “Christ Jesus … became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption” (1 Cor. 1:30; cf. Col. 2:3).
Paul K. Moser, Christ-Shaped Philosophy: Wisdom and Spirit United, page 9