The Colossian Christians
Paul's letter to the Colossians -
Paul wrote to the Colossian Church for one main reason which is called syncretism. The people in Colossae were doing the same thing which the Christians today are trying to do. They are trying to blend Christianity with other religions, blending white with black.
If you read this letter of Paul, he is very clear in his letter that Jesus is the only Messiah (Savior) and the ONLY WAY to God, there is no other way. Any other way is the way of Satan.
Be very clear that Satan is all out to destroy you and me. He knows that he cannot fool us into directly getting us to worship him. So he tries his usual trick to put the imperfect man in between. THE ONLY PERFECT MAN IS CHRIST and any other humans including Abraham, Moses and even Mary were all imperfect, all were born sinners. Even though Jesus was born in the womb of a sinner Mary yet He was perfect because the Bible says it is the sins of the father which is passed unto the children up to 4 generations and these compound unless the curse is broken. To break the curse a peace sacrifice (sacrifice lifted up - hung) was needed and that's the reason Jesus (the Sacrifice) was hung from the crucifix. The sacrifice of Jesus was not done for Mary's heredity curse to be broken.
Even if one takes the perimeter religions to a true Christian, they too will make a character other than Jesus (even if it is a human character from the Bible) as a way to reach the one they call as God. Believe me, not because I say so but because the Bible says so, that these are leading you nowhere else but to indirectly worship Satan.
Even as human Jesus never glorified Himself nor asked us to glorify Him but only His Father the Holy Spirit and His eternal Father in Heaven. He was very clear that God the Father(s) will glorify Him.
God did not build a bridge across the Red Sea (was called the Reed Sea during the times of Moses - a reed / weed symbolically represents human / earthly understanding), but tore / split the sea to cross it.
God has nothing to do with Satan but only to make man crush Satan's head under his feet.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, your people need your Spirit for they lack discernment of the truth from the false. They lack your knowledge. They do not know You, nor your ways. They are lost and deceived by the deceiver. Lord, pour out your Spirit and increase your grace on them as You have promised in your Word...
We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
8 All that ever came before [ago, ever] me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
19 There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings.
2 Corinthians 11:13-14
13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, fashioning themselves into apostles of Christ.
14 And no marvel; for even Satan fashioneth himself into an angel of light.
3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image, nor any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
5 thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them; for I Jehovah thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and upon the fourth generation of them that hate me,
6 and showing lovingkindness unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.
18 Jehovah is slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression; and that will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and upon the fourth generation.
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