Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Empty Deception ... (Colossians 2:8-15)

Today's scripture: Colossians 2:8-15

We are bombarded these days with "philosophy and empty deception" that strive to take our focus off of Christ. Some of it sounds viable. Or interesting. Or compelling. However, their only purpose is to make us question biblical truth.

Anything that isn't of Christ, anything that proclaims Him as being anything less than what He is needs to be discarded.

Someone says He was just a good man or teacher? That can't be because He Himself claimed to be one with God (John 10:30).

Someone says He was just another human being and sinned just as we do? No. The writer of Hebrews, whose words were God-breathe, wrote, "
For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin" (4:15). That "high priest" is Christ Himself. 

Someone says Christianity is just one of many ways to get to heaven? Not if you believe the Bible. Jesus made it very clear that He is the only way to get to the Father (John 14:6).

If you're a true Christian, a Bible-believing Christ follower, than you cannot believe anything that contradicts what Christ Himself said or what God breathed through the pens of men. Jesus Christ, God the Son, our Savior, is the foundation of our faith. Read His words. Meditate on His truths.

Follow Him and Him alone.

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