Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Discover: Epistle to the Colossians

Discover Paul's Epistle to the Colossians
The basic reason for the study of any Bible-book is given in II Tim. 3:16, 17 - it is the Words of God and is profitable and edifying. 
In addition we may well ask "why should we study Colossians?"Reasons being, Colossians is Paul's defense against the influences of pagan philosophies, like Gnosticism, and other new age religions that were infiltrating the Colossian church. First was the heresy brought this congregations to the point of allowing for "add-on's"to the sufficiency of Christ. Second was the error of "secret knowledge" through "knowledge" that could take people to a 'higher-level' of spirituality than everyone else.  Third was the error of a virtual denial of the all-sufficiency of Christ including his deity/humanity. If Christ is all-sufficient,  do we need other Saviors,  or spiritual supplements?

Do you need to seek a "higher spirituality" by supplementing Christ? Paul's letter to the Colossians answers all these question. The entire epistle is really an answer to many question and challenges in churches today (Col 1:18; 2:9).

Listen to verse by verse exposition of the Epistle to the Colossians.
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