The 12th book of the New Testament

This is a letter written by the Apostle Paul to the church in Colosse(and sent along to the church at Laodicea). He combats the oriental mysticism that has infiltrated the church, emphasizing a relationship with Christ as the source of Salvation (as opposed to rituals).

chapters: 1 2 3 4

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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
Book: Colossians
Chapters: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 ·

This epistle was sent because of some difficulties which
arose among the Colossians, probably from false teachers, in
consequence of which they sent to the Apostle. The scope of the
epistle is to show, that all Hope of Man's Redemption is founded
On Christ, in whom alone are all complete Fulness, perfections,
and sufficiency. The Colossians are cautioned against the
devices of judaizing teachers, and also against the notions of
Carnal Wisdom, and human inventions and traditions, as not
consistent with full reliance On Christ. In the first two
chapters the Apostle tells them what they must believe, and in
the two last what they must do; the doctrine of Faith, and the
precepts of Life for Salvation.