Colossians 2:8 “…lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit…tradition of men…rudiments of the world…not after Christ.”
Colossians 2:9-10 “…in Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily…ye are complete in Him…head of all principality and power:”
Colossians 2:11-12 “…circumcision of Christ:…Buried with Him in baptism…risen with Him through the faith…”
Reason for baptism. Shows our decision of faith in Christ and association with His burial and resurrection.
Colossians 2:13-23 Discourse on legalism. Specifically mentions tenants of Judaism, feasts, foods to avoid, handle, etc. Outward form of religion. We are free from all of it. But there needs to be a balance between freedom and compassion for weakness of others. Where that balance is for each is also a freedom. We must not judge others when they exercise that freedom.
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