by Harley Howard

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The Epistle the The Colossians, Chapter 2
Part 6 of 6
Our Completeness in Christ (II)
Colossians 2:13-23

Christianity is Christ, salvation is complete and
comprehensive. The moment a person is saved by faith
in Christ, that person is complete. That individual
has everything he or she needs to live the Christian
life in a Godly way. We as believers lack nothing
because Christ lacks nothing and He's the one who
provided the salvation. The completeness of
Christianity rest on the person of Jesus Christ, not
on our works, merit or accomplishments. Any person
who attempts to sway you away from whom Christ is and
from the complete and comprehensive salvation that He
provides, is to be rejected as a heretic, no matter
whom they are nor what they say. In Christ are hid
the storehouse of wisdom and knowledge. In Christ, we
as believers are to live steadfast in Him, rooted and
built up in Him, abounding in thankfulness to Him. We
are not to allow any person, religion, denomination,
angel or demon to rob us from what we have in Christ
Jesus. We are not to allow the philosophies of man,
no matter how intelligent it may sound, no matter how
convincing it may appeal to the mind or the flesh, to
draw us away, to entice us away from Christ Jesus, in
whom is everything. Christ is the fullness of the
Godhead in bodily form. In Christ is the fullness of
deity, because He is God. Because of whom He is, we
are complete. Notice in chapter 2 verse 10, that we
are complete IN HIM, not in our performance, or in our
religion or in our theology, but IN HIM, IN CHRIST, I
AM COMPLETE!! Paul says that because we are in Him,
we are the covenant people of God, the true
circumcision of God. We are those who identify with
His death and resurrection. As Paul said in Romans,
chapter 6, "we are planted together with Him in the
likeness of His death, we will be also in the likeness
of His resurrection". In simple ...

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