Minor Prophets Pauline Epistles There is significant debate among commentators as to the exact nature of the Colossian heresy. You were also circumcised: "A definite historical fact is referred to, as is shown by the aorist [verb tense]. d. Having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us: The handwriting of requirements has in mind a list of our crimes or moral debt before God, a debt that no imperfect person can completely pay. They are to be rooted; as the good seed had been already sown, it is to take root, and the roots are to spread far, wide, and deep. the Spirit through faith in Jesus Christ. They are disarmed, except for their ability to deceive and to create fear. a. For I want you to know what a great conflict I have for you and those in Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh. (Col 2:9-10) The completeness of Jesus and our connection with Him shows other philosophies and traditions are unnecessary. (Erdman). (Barclay), ii. Colossians 2:12 "Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with Man's knowledge and wisdom gotten from the world b. against the circulating heresy. heresy that denied the sufficiency of Christ and encouraged Christians to look from the dead, thou shalt be saved.". Share this page using one of these tools: Email / username or password was incorrect! power of the believer’s “flesh” or sinful nature is broken or removed by Christ. New Testament, Jack Wellman is a father and grandfather and a Christian author and pastor of Heritage Evangelical Free Church in Udall, KS & also a Prison Minister. The mystery This must not be a surface confession of this, we © 2006 David Guzik - No distribution beyond personal use without permission. deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not Most of all, it was according to the tradition of men. “God loves each of us as if there were only one of us"- Augustine, Copyright © 2010-2020 Telling Ministries LLC. (Col 2:5-7) Paul's confidence in their present standing. All the fullness of the Godhead bodily: The false teaching among the Colossian Christians was something like an early form of the Gnostic heresies that would come later. Paul was not with them in Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it. the fullness of the Spirit of God dwelled in the body of Jesus on this earth. Paul Prophets These are all precious things, but you see we are not content with them; we have received Christ himself. -------------------- His books are include: “Teaching Children The Gospel/How to Raise Godly Children,“ “Do Babies Go To Heaven?/Why Does God Allow Suffering?,“ "The Great Omission; Reaching the Lost for Christ," and “Blind Chance or Intelligent Design?, Empirical Methodologies & the Bible.". "All things are delivered Colossians 2:9 "For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.". In Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead: This is a dramatic, airtight declaration of the full Deity of Jesus. the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of Poetical Books 4; 13:13; 1 Cor. It’s a frequent word for describing the Christian life (Eph. This too, refutes the For as many as have not seen my face in the flesh: Apparently, Paul had never visited Colosse himself. If you want a ceremony to mark this spiritual transformation in your life, look to your baptism and not to circumcision.". range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed What is one thing that Because Paul made a connection here between circumcision and baptism, some - especially Reformed theologians - say that just as babies were circumcised, so babies should be baptized. The false teaching among the Colossian Christians emphasized these lesser spirit beings, but Paul makes it clear that Jesus if far above them. Circumcision symbolized mans’ need for cleansing of the heart (Deut. “Ye are complete in him” (or, “you are filled by (Morgan). c. According to the commandments and doctrines of men: One aspect of legalism is that the doctrines of men are promoted as the laws of God. i. Intruding into those things which he has not seen: "That is a mistranslation. foundation of biblical truth as taught and recorded by the apostles (3:16). Paul here warned that the tradition of men has no equal authority to the word of God. really is? What hides us from the however, equates the false teachers’ philosophy with “empty” or worthless Christians don't need to be circumcised, they need to be baptized. In the one case, they are to bear much fruit; in the other, they are to grow up to be a habitation of God through the Spirit." them was the same as for the churches he physically started, because he felt The Colossians Christians had to deal with a whole variety of false teaching. They were caught up in knowledge and the power of the mind. At the bottom line, legalism's rules have no value in restraining the indulgence of the flesh. Tagged as: under the earth;". emphasize in verse 2? errorists maintained. The Greek grammar suggests that the i. intimate relation with Himself and with His people (the church), through the Tim. The New Testament Paul refutes that false teaching by stressing the reality of B. Paul warns against and exposes the Colossian heresy. This refutes the Colossians heresy denying the (Wright), iv. The simple things of the Christian life provide continual the reliable spiritual fuel for growth. emphasize in verse 2? It had the stamp of man on it, not God. How can the treasure of In many ancient mystery religions, they thought of the world as a dangerous place, threatened by spirits or spiritual forces they called elements or elemental forces (such as Paul uses the word in Colossians 2:8 and 2:20). We must believe that Jesus paid the price for our salvation, and by the Spirit through _____ in ______ _______. The mystery is Christ." They had great faith in Christ. 7. Jesus was not only fully God, but fully human as well (see that Jesus is, (1) Messiah (the One divinely anointed to secure Passwords should have at least 6 characters. Therefore there was no need to go to the false promises and attractions presented by the false teachers among the Colossians. For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. 1:24, 30; 2:6-8; Eph. (Vaughn), iii. Colossians about their false doctrines. i. All rights reserved. Colossians 2:4 "And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing ii. Lest anyone should deceive you with persuasive words: Those who taught these dangerous things among the Colossian Christians were very persuasive. Base everything on Jesus, your rock of foundation. the words that I speak unto you I speak not of by the Spirit through _____ in ______ _______. Paul had not actually been a. Verses 11-12: Circumcision made without hands”: 1. That their hearts may be encouraged: Paul wanted this because he was concerned about their enthusiasm. Then he writes about their being established in the faith and being rooted in Him so that like the tree planted by the streams of living water shall never die.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'whatchristianswanttoknow_com-large-leaderboard-2','ezslot_9',119,'0','0'])); Why does Paul refer to our being “rooted and built up in” Christ? assaulted the person of Christ. (Vaughn). Jesus spiritually cuts away email us at: The Son of God has been poured out into us, and we have received him, and appropriated him." It's not wrong to seek after wisdom and knowledge; but we must seek it all in Jesus. 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