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Summer in Colossae - Colossians 2:6-8

Posted on June 24, 2018

Pastor Mike Hodges

Two prevalent philosophies/religions: Gnosticism and angel worship

 

Hollow and deceptive philosophy today:

Syncretism

Naturalistic worldview

  1. Know Jesus and the truth of God. 
  1. False teaching is usually subtle.

—usually an exaggeration of some kernel of truth

—one element of truth taken out of context

—take a portion of the Bible and misuse it

  1. False teaching is usually attractive.
  1. False teaching will often be “Bible-quoting”.

Romans 16:17-18

2 Corinthians 10:5

  1. Never let tradition become more important than truth. 

Human tradition:

—things that make US comfortable

—things that push sinners away from God

—things the way they used to be

  1. Popular doesn’t mean right.

Matthew 7:13-14