Incorrect. That is not what the verse says. Once again you are editing the Bible.
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
If it did say such nonsense as you claimed then it would only recommend that we put the Bible in the garbage can, but it does not…
- A medical doctor who begins with the Bible is a BAD doctor and should be sued for malpractice.
- A computer repair man who begins with begins with the Bible is wasting your time doing things that he is not being paid for and so people will stop going to him for help with their computer. If he is going to begin with the Bible then he should change his business to the religion racket.
- A teacher who begins with the Bible is a a BAD teacher who is abusing their position to evangelize and indoctrinate children instead of doing the job he is paid to do.
So let’s remove your very very very bad editing of the text and see how to follow the Bible properly. We start by putting the verse back in context.
Proverbs 1: 1 The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:
2 That men may know wisdom and instruction,
understand words of insight,
3 receive instruction in wise dealing,
righteousness, justice, and equity;
4 that prudence may be given to the simple,
knowledge and discretion to the youth—
5 the wise man also may hear and increase in learning,
and the man of understanding acquire skill,
6 to understand a proverb and a figure,
the words of the wise and their riddles.
7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Oh yeah… now this makes more sense. Still no mention of your nonsense about “ALWAYS begin with the Bible.” Instead this is explaining the purpose of the proverbs of Solomon, which as this explains he wrote to help people to deal with others in righteousness, justice, and equity… with prudence, discretion and making an effort through listening to others in order increase in learning and acquire skills. And all this is summed up with this idea that the fear of the lord is the beginning of knowledge – why? Because it is all about understanding that you are not the center of the universe and and thus knowledge has to be acquired from others who have understanding you do not have. Thankfully with medical doctors, repair technicians, and teachers, we have a system in place which requires people to study and learn from others before they can offer such services. It all goes to show that much has changed since this was written.
You may call the Bible empty philosophy, but I think it is a vast improvement over your habit of editing the Bible to teach a bunch of nonsense. As for using scripture to back up what I believe, that is something which I do constantly and I do it without editing the text to make it sound like it says something completely different.