"Having forgiven us all our trespasses." Both are somewhat wrong. A. From the time that Jesus paid the price of redemption until now we still see Satan ruling over this world. Or are they the teaching of "the world rulers of this present darkness?" Circumcision symbolizes the death of Jesus and our death with him, our dying to sin, as Romans 5 and 6 argues. J. Vernon McGee . 4. In baptism, he declares, you were: "...buried with him and raised with him through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead, and when you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive in Christ." 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Law died with Christ on the cross that it might rise and reign in our inmost hearts. The old adage, "To the victor belong the spoils. The blotting out of the handwriting. That sounds rather harmless. Colossians 2:15. 2. 1. Had Jesus bowed down to Satan that would have made Him subservient to Satan, and the world would have remained in Satan's control. The long schism between duty and inclination is at an end. You merely need to understand more of what you have received. All of this is a representation of what the apostle is describing: it is childish behavior. The Gospels C. Satan knew that the cross would spell the end of his reign over the world. Then Paul moves to the next step, which is baptism. John Piper Jan 17, 1982 52 Shares Article. Hardly anyone dares question them because everybody believes them. II. To bring this up to date, we would say they were in danger of being taken hostage! But "the fullness of God," the whole Godhead, comes into your life when you receive Jesus. 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A young man came to my office carrying a thick Bible under his arm, which he had been reading. and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority; and in Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ; having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. But no sooner had Christ died and extinguished the guilt lying on us, than the ground of their successful agency was undermined, and, instead of being at liberty to ravage and destroy, their weapons of warfare perished. The word for "principles" here or, as it is sometimes translated, "elements," literally means "things in a row," a series of things. In every generation theological error takes this form. Please see Blue Letter Bible's Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. Law is against us because —(a) It comes like a taskmaster bidding us do, but neither putting the inclination into our hearts nor the power into our hands. When someone is immersed in the waters of baptism he is not left there, he is brought out again to a new life. 2. 3. (This is the teaching of the New Age movement that we are being exposed to today.) That is the teaching of this passage. Actually the word is "kidnapped." That is too bad, since God ordained both the operation and the organ upon which it would be performed. I. Historical Books Having spoiled —The verse relates to that feature in “the philosophy” which pertains to the worship of the holy angels. The first grounds is given in vs. 9, signaled by the conjunction hoti, that “the fullness of God’s nature dwells in Christ in bodily form.” The second grounds is given in vs. 10, connected to vs. 9 with the conjunction kai, that “you have come to completeness in Him who is the head over every ruler and authority.”. General Epistles CONSIDER THE RELATION OF THE ATONEMENT TO THE VICTORY OVER SATAN. And this is a compilation of an international symposium. E. If Jesus redeemed the world back to God, why has God not taken it back from Satan? All rights reserved. Cookie Notice: Historical Books Let us begin our study with the eighth verse: "See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ." The theory of evolution rests upon human tradition and derives its longevity from widespread popular support. It is also "contrary to us." From its contrariety. WHAT DOES PAUL TELL US ABOUT THE CROSS OF JESUS IN THESE VERSES? That is what baptism means. But, and here is their second characteristic, they can "deceive" many. 1. One learns a language by first learning the ABC's. Our text today deals with the terrible danger of being spiritually deceived. But then we hear His words, "Not My will, but Thy will be done." Johannine Writings It is taken out of the way; not that the law and moral obligation are abolished, but the verdict is removed so that it cannot be adduced for our condemnation. The New Testament Subscribe | RSS | Privacy Disclaimer, Because You are Spiritually Complete in Him (2:10), You are made spiritually complete by a spiritual circumcision (2:11-12), You are made spiritually complete when He makes you spiritually alive (2:13-15), This happens because of the forgiveness the cross brings (2:13-14), This happens because of the victory the cross brings (2:15). We laugh at that kind of simple-minded deceit, but what is happening to many people today is not funny at all. This death is viewed in two aspects. Observe how the ladies behave at a special sale, where real bargains are being offered. (2) It is the whole Law, moral and ceremonial - "the Law of commandments contained in ordinances" - which fastens upon us the charge of guilt, and is the great barrier against forgiveness. Of course you have. It was a most remarkable encounter. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided. in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. This philosophy is not of Christ but is according to the “elements (stoicheion) of the world.” Stoicheion is an obscure word best understood as “principles” or “propositions.”, Vs. 9 gives the first grounds for the exhortation: “For the entire fullness of God’s nature dwells bodily in Christ.” Once again, Paul polemically addresses the common Greek concept of the pleroma (“the fullness of deity”), a system of thirty aeons (see note on 1:19).

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