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June 25, 2017 | Pastor John Bayles | Things that Deceive: The Jewish Influence | Colossians 2:16-23

June 25, 2017 | Pastor John Bayles | Things that Deceive: The Jewish Influence | Colossians 2:16-23

Click to play, right-click to download:June 25, 2017 | Pastor John Bayles | Things that Deceive: The Jewish Influence | Colossians 2:16-23Things that Deceive: The Jewish InfluenceCol.2:16-23In the previous verse (2:15), Paul comes to the conclusion and confession that in Christ, all the pagan frauds of authority have been exposed and disarmed. This conclusion was used to silence the influence of the pagan Roman philosophies and practices. In this current text, Paul will address the second, yet equally influential syncretistic influence to the Colossian Church: the Jewish influence. He opens his exhortation with a discussion of Jewish legalistic food laws being imposed upon these new believers by the false (non-eschatological, non-new age) Jewish ideology which he found both in Corinthian and Roman churches. His opening “Therefore,” is there for the repudiation of the Jewish legalistic influence based on the same foundation as the previous Roman pagan discussion: Christ is supreme o

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