We should simply start with a working definition of philosophy as it applies to this discussion. Philosophy literally is simply a “love for wisdom” according to Noah Webster. Webster continues, “ When applied to any particular department of knowledge, it denotes the collection of general laws, or principles under which all the subordinate phenomena or facts relating to that subject, are comprehended.” The purpose of this discussion is to simply get us to realize that there are some principles of truth given by God to all men of reason, and necessarily so if God is going to hold men accountable as moral beings. We are told in Romans that the heathen which have not the law do the things in the law therefore becoming a law unto themselves. Even the heathen have some natural God given abilities to understand certain principles of the law without having the Scriptures. I maintain that God gives to every moral being or those with the capacity to become moral being, certain instilled principles innate within their nature that are denoted as ‘first truths of reason.’ Apart from these first truths of reason, man could have no certain idea or comprehension of morality or the law of God. One such first truth of reason would be the following: In order to do anything praiseworthy or blameworthy, man must have a choice. To deny this truth is to deny the very bedrock of God given intuitive wisdom again granted to all men of reason. It si a universal truth that should not require the least supporting evidence, for it is intuitively known. It is even a bit absurd to even try to ‘prove’ such a clear an indisputable fact, and it does the truth injustice to search for supporting evidence. It is a God given principle granted to us to guide us in the search for truth and cannot be avoided or simply set aside if we are to embark upon a wise plan of action in searching for moral truth anywhere, including Scripture. To conclude any differently in the study of Scriptures or any matter of morality, would be paramount to caviling at any semblance of wisdom. In summary of this first post, God grants to man intuitive wisdom in the form of first truths of reason that man must employ when seeking truth that concerns morals no matter where that search leads one, Scripture included. This is not putting philosophy above Scripture, but rather is simply taking the most basic notions of God given wisdom and using those solid universal principles to uncover deeper truths. God inspired truth always compliments and agrees with truth wherever truth is to be found. We should always start with looking clearly at the most basis God inspired truths if in fact we expect our conclusions in far more difficult to discern matters to be trustworthy and in accordance to wisdom.