Colossians 3-4

The high Christology of Colossians 1-2 was written to fortify the church against those who propagated a ‘Christ-plus-x’ message.  Their aim was to rob the Colossians of their eternal inheritance—secured by none other than Christ Himself—by enslaving them to a syncretistic system of Judaism and Roman paganism.  In chs 3-4 … Continue reading

Colossians 1-2

While the Epistle to the Colossians resembles the literary structure and themes in Ephesians, if one scrutinizes the two carefully they will notice significant diversity as well.  Paul employed an ‘organic architectural’ metaphor in Ephesians in order to communicate the strength and expansion of the church body (2.19-22; 4.11-16); in … Continue reading