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Colossians 2:4

Colossians 2:4…”I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments.” Paul has just explained the importance of having the full riches of complete understanding, specifically the gospel. A right understanding of the gospel must include God’s bigness and our smallness. It must also include His holiness and our utter sinfulness, or Christ will not be highly esteemed. A distorted gospel can lead to confusion about what God is like, and what we’re like. This is how fine sounding arguments can replace the true, biblical gospel. For example, we do not choose God, He chooses us (John 15:16, Ephesians 2:1-10). Also, there is no such thing as a Christian who is not sanctified (Hebrews 12:14, 1 Thess 4:3). Finally, health and wealth in this life are not included in Christ’s atonement (Romans 5:12; Luke 18:25).

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