“Empty Deceit and Worthless Philosophy”
Be careful that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit based on human tradition, based on the elemental forces of the world, and not based on Christ. Colossians 2:8
The Apostle Paul was issuing a WARNING to the believers in Colossae, concerning FALSE PHILOSOPHY and EMPTY DECEIT. In other words, STAY AWAY from those who teach idle fancies and plain nonsense. Those who push ideas of a MATERIAL WORLD rather than the SPIRITUAL WORLD. They use CRUDE NOTIONS that are rooted in the ELEMENTAL TEACHINGS of the WORLD and they DISREGARD the TEACHINGS of CHRIST, the TRUE MESSIAH.
This WORLD is NOT the PERMANENT DWELLING PLACE for the TRUE BELIEVER of JESUS CHRIST, it is TEMPORARY and the TRUE BELIEVER NEEDS to be MORE in tune with the PHILOSOPHIES of the SPIRITUAL WORLD, which are ROOTED in the teachings of the LORD JESUS CHRIST, than with the WORTHLESS PHILOSOPHIES of this WORLD, which offers nothing more than EMPTY DECEIT.
Since the ELECTION of 2020, I hear: “They drank the KOOL-AID” meaning that people have “BOUGHT INTO” the WORTHLESS, DANGEROUS PHILOSOPHIES of HUMAN INTELLECTUALISM and EMPTY DECEIT, and BLINDLY FOLLOWING those who are pushing their IDLE FANCIES for their OWN AGENDAS which are nothing more than PLAIN NONSENSE. “The one who speaks for himself seeks his own glory. But He (Jesus) who seeks the glory of the One (God) who sent Him is TRUE, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.” (John 7:18) This is WHY we should LEARN and FOLLOW the TEACHING or PHILOSOPHY of JESUS CHRIST.
Yet the TEACHINGS of JESUS CHRIST, are ROOTED in the HEART and MIND of the ALMIGHTY, OMNISCIENT, OMNIPOTENT, OMNIPRESENT, HOLY, RIGHTEOUS GOD of ALL CREATION. And in the END, it is HIS PHILOSOPHY that will COUNT, not that of a mere HUMAN INTELLECT. So, mankind SHOULD BE SEARCHING and FOLLOWING the TEACHINGS of the ONE, who will DETERMINE their ETERNITY. “For what good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul.” (Mark 8:36) This WORLD and its WORTHLESS PHILOSOPHIES will PASS AWAY, but the WORD of GOD is ETERNAL. Whose teachings or philosophies are you following? In the END there is ONLY ONE PHILOSOPHY that matters, GOD’S.
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to GOD, you are FOLLOWING a WORTHLESS PHILOSOPHY with EMPTY DECEIT, and your DESTINY is an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY to ESCAPE after you are there. You NEED to FOLLOW GOD’S PHILOSOPHY, and TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO HIM, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. And CONFESS your sins to Him and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in HEAVEN, making intercession for you, before God. You MUST ACCEPT His Gift of SALVATION and FOLLOW the TEACHINGS of the LORD JESUS CHRIST, and GAIN HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS, as your ETERNAL HOME. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and COMING SOON!!!